Friday, January 14, 2011

January 14 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 14, 1972 "Sanford and Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 297 performances
1989 1,000 muslims burn Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradfort England
1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
1989 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
1987 Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1986 Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
1986 Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
1985 16 indicted by U.S. for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
1985 M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors and Evert)
1984 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
1981 FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
1980 "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi opens
1980 Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
1978 Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
1976 "Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
1975 U.S.S.R. breaks trade agreement with US
1974 World Football League founded
1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
1973 Superbowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Red Skins, 14-7 in LA
1973 Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minute on BBC TV
1973 Superbowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
1972 "Sanford and Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
1972 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 25 members of U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
1969 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
1968 Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, quarterback
1967 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
1967 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
1967 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
1967 Sonny and Cher release "Beat Goes On"
1966 David Bowie releases his 1st record 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'
1964 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
1964 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 vs. England, 21 maiden overs in a row
1964 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
1963 George C. Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
1962 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
1961 Chicago Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
1960 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
1960 U.S. Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1956 Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
1956 Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
1955 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
1954 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend," premieres in London
1953 Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica," premieres in Manchester
1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Yugoslavia elects it's 1st president (Marshal Tito)
1952 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
1952 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
1952 Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
1951 NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
1950 "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 420 performances
1950 U.S. recalls all consular officials from China

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