Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 18, 1980 Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $20,000

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
1989 IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
1989 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1988 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
1987 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
1986 AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
1986 New York Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
1985 U.S. renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
1984 80th Islander and 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll and Bossy) 9-1 win
1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
1981 Iran accepts U.S. offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
1981 Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
1980 Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce
1980 Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
1980 Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $20,000

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
1978 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, vs. Pak Karachi
1978 Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
1978 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
1977 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
1976 Superbowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
1975 "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
1974 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
1974 Israel and Egypt sign weapons accord
1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
1973 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
1973 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
1971 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWF champ
1970 Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
1970 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
1968 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 286 performances
1968 Hester and Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in New York City
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
1967 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
1966 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
1965 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
1964 Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
1964 Plans for World Trade Center announced (New York City)
1963 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations
1962 U.S. begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote and parliament by a single seat
1960 U.S. and Japan sign joint defense treaty

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1958 1st black in NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)
1957 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hours 19 minutes
1956 East Germany forms own army (National People's Army)
1954 Fanfani forms Italian government
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1951 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
1951 Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
1951 NFL rules tackles, guards and centers ineligible for forward pass
1951 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
1950 Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion

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