Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 16 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 16, 1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
1989 U.S.S.R. announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
1988 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
1988 NFL St. Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
1986 Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
1985 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
1984 Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados for possession of cannabis
1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in the United Kingdom
1981 Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and husband
1981 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg
1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1978 5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac and C Twitty
1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1977 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
1976 "Donny and Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1976 Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
1974 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
1973 NBC presents 440th and final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 U.S.S.R.'s Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
1972 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
1972 Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
1970 Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
1970 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
1970 AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3 " from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1968 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
1968 Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in New York City
1967 1st black government installed in Bahamas
1967 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
1966 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
1965 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 125 performances
1965 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
1965 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
1965 Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1964 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 2,844 performances
1964 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving Kansas City A's to Louisville
1963 Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
1963 Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
1962 Shooting begins on "Dr. No"
1962 Suit accuses New York City Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
1961 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 8 performances
1961 Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw," premieres in New York City
1957 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
1957 Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England
1956 Egyptian President Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
1955 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
1954 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 1928 performances
1953 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
1953 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
1953 Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties
1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 New Dutch bible translation finished
1952 U.S. Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
1951 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
1951 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, New York City)
1950 Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel

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