Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 17, 1969 The debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
1989 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
1989 Murden and Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
1989 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
1988 "Teddy and Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 77 performances
1988 Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
1987 President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
1983 10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
1983 Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
1983 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
1981 Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
1980 NASA launches Fltsatcom-3

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 New York Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against New York Rangers
1979 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
1979 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1977 KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
1977 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
1977 Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
1976 "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
1976 Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
1974 Styne, Comdem and Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in New York City
1973 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
1973 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
1972 Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
1971 Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
1970 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
1970 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
1970 John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
1970 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
1969 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
1969 Soyuz 5 lands
1968 Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
1966 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
1966 Martin Luther King, Jr. opens campaign in Chicago
1963 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 67 points vs Los Angeles
1962 A NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
1962 Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
1961 Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1960 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 332 performances
1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
1957 Cavern Club opens (home of Beatles' 1st appearance)
1955 Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage
1954 Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
1954 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
1954 Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
1951 China refuses cease-fire in Korea
1950 "Alive and Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 46 performances
1950 11 men rob Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash and $1.5M securities

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