Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20 - Retro Events From The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On January 20, 1964 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US

Beatles, Meet The Beatles

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Bush inaugurated as 41st president and Quayle becomes 44th vice pres
1989 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
1989 Reagan becomes 1st President elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive
1988 Andre Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
1988 Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Governor Evan Mecham
1987 Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
1987 Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera and Beaters' "At This Moment"
1986 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
1986 Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
1986 Military coup in Lesotho under general-major Lekhanya and premier Leabua Jonathan
1985 Cold front strikes U.S., at least 40 die (-27 degrees F (-33 degrees C) in Chicago)
1985 Superbowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Superbowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, quarterback
1984 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
1982 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor, Kentucky
1982 Honduras constitution goes into effect
1982 Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
1981 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days are freed
1981 Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
1981 Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1981 Islander Glenn Resch's 25th and last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0
1981 Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president
1980 President Jimmy Carter announces U.S. boycott of Olympics in Moscow
1980 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1980 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
1980 Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, quarterback
1980 Superbowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Los Angeles Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
1977 George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA
1977 Mr. Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA
1976 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia
1975 5th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
1975 Terrence McNally's "Ritz," premieres in New York City
1974 4th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
1974 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
1974 A college basketball game ends 210-67
1974 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
1971 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
1970 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
1970 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St. Louis
1970 Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali and Marciano

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as president
1969 University of Arizona reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
1968 Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69
1968 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1968 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1965 Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
1965 Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
1965 JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars and return
1965 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
1964 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
1962 "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 92 performances
1961 Arthur M Ramsay becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1961 Francis Poulenc's "Gloria," premieres in Boston
1961 Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at John F. Kennedy's inauguration
1961 Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
1960 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki, premieres in Moscow
1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1957 Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
1957 Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, D.C.
1956 Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
1955 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn
1954 -70 degrees F (-57 degrees C), Rogers Pass, Montana (U.S. 48 state record)
1954 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' "Concertino opus 94," premieres
1953 1st U.S. telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
1953 1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
1952 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1950 "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 35 performances
1950 Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands

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