Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 15 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 15, 1974 "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 176 performances
1989 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 35 awards
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1989 Big John Studd wins WWF's 1st Royal Rumble
1989 Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $22,600,000
1988 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
1988 Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record
1988 Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 and 8-75) vs. WI on Test debut
1986 Living Seas opens at Epcot
1985 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery and Fred Chapell
1985 Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
1985 Mike Gatting and Graeme Fowler both scores 200's vs. India
1985 Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
1984 Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak
1984 Schonbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)
1983 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
1983 Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
1983 Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand vs. India
1983 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
1982 "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in New York City
1981 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
1981 Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1980 Pam Gems' "Piaf!," premieres in London

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Theodore Bundy kills Florida State University coeds Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman
1978 Superbowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Superbowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE and Randy White, Dallas, DT
1977 Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
1976 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot President Ford
1976 US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
1975 Space Mountain opens at Disneyland
1974 "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
1974 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
1974 Expert panel reports 18 -m gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures
1973 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
1973 Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
1973 Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
1973 President Nixon suspends all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam
1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels
1971 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 19 performances
1971 Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
1971 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
1970 Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)
1970 Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1969 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
1968 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 Superbowl I: Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, quarterback
1966 AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
1966 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
1965 Rock group Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain"
1965 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan forms
1964 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in New York City
1964 Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
1962 50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)
1962 Dutch and Indonesian Navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
1961 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31
1961 Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open
1961 Supremes signed with Motown Records

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 New York Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
1956 Bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
1956 D Shostakovich appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
1956 KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 31-30
1955 1st official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum
1955 D Shostakovich' "From Jewish Folk Poetry," premieres in Leningrad
1955 U.S.S.R. ends state of war with German Federal Republic
1953 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes and crashes in Washington D.C. station
1953 GDR Minister of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
1951 "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
1951 Supreme Court rule "clear and present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech and can be a cause for arrest
1950 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington D.C.

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