Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On December 9, 1967 The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison arrested in New Haven following backstage fight when security guard mistakes him for a fan.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
1988 New York Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1987 Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
1987 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1985 74th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)
1985 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
1985 Phoenix Arizona, gets 3 inches of snow
1984 59th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)
1984 6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends
1984 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane
1984 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
1984 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1983 Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce
1980 61 degrees F in Boston at 1 AM

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1975 Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
1975 President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for New York City
1974 Dow Jones index hits 570.01
1974 Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
1974 Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail
1973 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 65 performances
1973 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
1971 Lewis F Powell, Jr. appointed to Supreme Court
1970 Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Doors lead singer Jim Morrison arrested in New Haven following backstage fight when security guard mistakes him for a fan
1967 Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in White House
1967 Nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania
1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres
1965 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
1965 Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium
1963 Frank Sinatra, Jr. is kidnapped
1963 Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
1962 Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 87 performances
1961 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 68 performances
1961 SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania
1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1960 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Robert H W Welch, Jr. and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1957 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
1954 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Swed Royal Music Acad
1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1953 Mont Canadiens (106) and Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty minutes
1951 Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg, W Germ

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