Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 13, 1967 The Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
1989 "Ryan's Hope" ends 13 year run on ABC-TV
1989 Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
1989 Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
1989 Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
1989 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
1988 LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
1988 Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays and other expressive activities
1987 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
1987 West German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
1986 NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
1986 South Yemen President Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
1985 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
1985 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
1985 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
1985 Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,1000,000
1985 Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428
1984 TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
1983 AMA urges ban on boxing, sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
1983 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
1982 Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
1982 Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St. Bridge in Washington, D.C., and falls into Potomac River, killing 78
1981 Barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minute for 1/2 hour
1981 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and Howard Nemerov
1981 Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
1980 "King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater New York City after 63 performances
1980 Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
1980 Togo's constitution becomes effective

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
1979 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
1976 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at New York's Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
1974 Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Superbowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
1973 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 8 performances
1973 Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
1972 Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
1971 "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 3 performances

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
1968 "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 293 performances
1968 "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 320 performances
1968 Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
1968 Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
1967 Coup in Togo
1967 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1966 1st black selected for President cabinet (Lyndon Baines Johnson selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
1966 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
1963 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
1963 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
1962 "Do Re Mi" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 400 performances
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
1959 King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
1958 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition United Nations for nuclear test ban
1958 U.S. newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
1957 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
1957 Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
1957 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
1957 Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee
1954 Miltary rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
1954 WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
1953 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, Arizona (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
1951 German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison

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