Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19 - Retro Events From The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On January 12, 1955 "Scrabble" debuts on the board game market.

Scrabble, Scrabble Pieces

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1988 "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 Spain recognizes Israel
1985 "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1985 4 die in a car and train crash in Buda Ill
1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1984 California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1982 Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids and teacher
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 U.S. and Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls
1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, and Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1971 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 861 performances
1971 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1971 Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1971 NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
1970 Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966 Neil Simons, Coleman and Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966 Tippetts cantate "Vision of St. Augustine," premieres in London
1964 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1960 Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1955 "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1955 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1952 NFL takes control of New York Yankees
1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
1950 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

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