Friday, January 21, 2011

January 21 - Retro Events From The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On January 21, 1956 Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock LP becomes first rock-and-roll album to enter US charts.

Bill Haley, Rock Around The Clock

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
1988 U.S. accept immigration of 30,000 U.S. - Vietnamese children
1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi
1986 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38 degrees F (3 degrees C), Indiana
1986 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
1986 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
1985 -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
1985 -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
1985 Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
1984 U.S. male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1983 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
1983 Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for U.S. military aid
1982 "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 36 performances
1982 New York Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 54 performances
1981 Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a New York subway train
1980 Gold hits record $850 an ounce
1980 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
1979 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
1979 Superbowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, quarterback
1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
1977 Italy legalizes abortion
1977 President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1976 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain and France
1975 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
1973 3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
1973 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
1972 Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
1972 Belgium government of Eyskens-Cools forms
1972 Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of Indian union
1972 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
1971 "Alias Smith and Jones" premieres on ABC TV
1970 World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight
1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
1968 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
1968 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
1968 U.S. B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
1967 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
1967 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1967 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
1965 Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
1964 Carl T. Rowan named director of U.S. Information Agency
1962 John F. Kennedy arrives in Uruguay
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1962 Snow falls in San Francisco
1961 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 8 performances
1961 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting
1961 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
1960 Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
1960 Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook South Africa, 417 die of methane poisoning

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into New York City (doesn't happen)
1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock LP becomes first rock-and-roll album to enter US charts.
1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden New York City after 849 performances
1956 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
1954 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (New York City)
1953 John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
1952 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
1950 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater New York City after 460 performances
1950 NY jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
1950 T. S. Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in New York City

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