Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 1 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 1, 1975 Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham join Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
1989 New York City transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
1989 Year of the Young Reader begins
1988 Czechoslovakian born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
1988 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
1988 Year of the Reader begins
1987 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
1987 China's rudimentary civil code in effect
1987 International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
1986 Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curaeao
1986 Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
1986 International Peace Year begins
1986 New York City transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
1986 Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
1986 Spain and Portugal are 11th and 12th to join European Economic Community
1986 Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game at the Rose Bowl
1985 Actress Judith Licht (Who's the Boss) marries Robert Desiderio (One Life to Live)
1985 International Youth Year begins
1985 U.S.'s 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect in New York
1985 VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
1984 AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
1984 Brunei becomes independent of U.K.
1984 New York City transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
1983 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
1983 Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
1983 World Communications Year begins
1982 30 Something stars Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
1982 Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
1982 Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary-General of UN
1982 Metropolitan Transportation Authority launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the New York City subway system
1982 Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
1982 TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul New York City subway system
1981 Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
1981 Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
1981 International Year for the Disabled begins
1981 Palau, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, becomes self-governing
1981 Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
1980 54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
1980 Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship
1980 Chrysler U.K. renamed Talbot
1980 International Decade of Water and Sanitation begins
1980 Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
1980 Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
1980 Sweden changes order of succession to throne

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 International Year of the Child begins
1979 Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
1979 U.S. and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
1978 "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum New York City after 429 performances
1978 Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
1978 President Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
1977 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
1977 Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
1977 Czechoslovakian intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
1977 Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
1976 "Musical Jubilee" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 92 performances
1976 Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
1976 NBC replaces the peacock logo
1976 Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
1975 Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham join Fleetwood Mac.
1975 Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
1975 International Women's Year begins
1975 Sweden adopts constitution
1974 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
1974 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
1974 World Population Year begins
1973 47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75)
1973 Britain, Ireland and Denmark become 7th - 9th members of Common Market
1973 West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
1972 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 690 performances
1972 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 65 performances
1972 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 1281 performances
1972 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1972 International Book Year begins
1972 KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Cigarette advertisements banned on television
1970 "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
1970 Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
1970 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
1970 Netherlands Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
1970 Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's Los Angeles Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
1968 ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp and FM)
1968 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain
1968 Netherlands gets color TV
1968 WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 CRU becomes the CAFA and turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
1967 Day's play in the Calcutta Test vs. West Indies cancelled by riots
1967 FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
1967 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
1967 Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
1967 St. Helena adopts constitution
1967 Tonga revises constitution
1967 WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City subway
1966 Military coup by Col Jean-Bedel Bokassa in Central African Republic
1966 Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1
1966 All U.S. cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
1965 International Cooperation Year begins
1965 Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
1964 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolved
1964 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1963 G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
1963 WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
1962 Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
1962 Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
1962 Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand, Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
1961 Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
1961 Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
1961 Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
1961 Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
1960 Bank of France issues new franc, worth 20 cents
1960 French Cameroon gains independence from France
1960 Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
1960 Montserrat adopts constitution
1960 U.S. census at 179,245,000

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
1959 Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
1959 Rohan Kanhai completes 256 vs. India at Calcutta
1958 BOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7h57m
1958 European Economic Community, known as the Common Market, starts operation
1958 Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Loray White
1958 WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince and the Pauper," premieres in London
1957 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
1956 Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
1956 KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt and U.K.
1956 WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
1955 WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida (CBS) begins
1954 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Rose and Cotton Bowl are 1st sports colorcasts
1954 WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 Yugoslav parliament chairman/Vice President Milovan Djilas criticize communism
1953 Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
1953 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, Pennsylvania (NBC) 1st broadcast
1952 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 5th string quartet
1951 Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
1950 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

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