Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 2, 1979 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
1989 UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
1988 Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
1988 Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-U.S. free trade agreement
1987 Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
1987 Troops of Chad President Habre conquer Fada oasis
1986 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 New York Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
1985 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
1985 Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
1985 Egyptian President Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
1985 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
1985 Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
1984 Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
1984 Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
1984 Riot in Tunis kills over 100
1984 Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia's 1st black mayor
1983 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 2,377 performances
1983 "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 767 performances
1983 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1983 Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
1983 Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
1982 "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 48 performances
1982 70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
1982 Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
1982 San Diego Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
1981 Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI vs. Pakistan
1980 68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
1979 Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
1979 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins
1978 Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
1978 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
1977 Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
1975 U.S. Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
1974 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
1974 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
1972 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 505 performances
1972 Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco '49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game
1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
1972 Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
1971 A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
1970 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
1970 U.S. population is 203,302,031

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 4 performances
1969 "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
1969 Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted and Black," premieres in New York City
1968 "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 49 performances
1968 Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant
1968 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
1966 Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. begins a drive to register black voters
1965 New York Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
1965 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
1964 Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
1964 Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
1962 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
1961 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
1961 Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14 degrees F recorded atop Haleakale
1960 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
1960 John F. Kennedy announces run for U.S. Presidency
1960 John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
1960 Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
1959 U.S.S.R. launches Mechta, Luna 1, for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
1958 Dmitri Shostakovich' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY
1957 San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge
1956 Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
1955 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
1954 Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in New York City
1953 NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
1952 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 542 performances
1951 Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in New York City

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