Saturday, January 22, 2011

January 22 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 22, 1968 "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC

Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, Laugh In

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1989 Superbowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR
1988 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad and Tobago vs. Leeward Is
1988 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS vs. Transvaal
1988 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend New Jersey Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
1987 Blizzard in New Jersey, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, New Jersey wins 7-5
1986 Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
1985 -30 degrees F (-34 degrees C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
1985 Cold wave damages 90 percent of Florida's citrus crop
1985 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
1985 Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides
1984 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
1984 Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates
1984 Superbowl XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders beat Washington Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Superbowl MVP: Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders, RB
1983 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
1983 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 and win 113-96
1982 75% of North America is covered by snow
1981 40th Islander shut-out opponent-3-0 vs Red Wings-Billy Smith 15th
1981 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
1980 Dissidents Andrei Sacharov and Jelena Bonner banished to Gorki
1980 PGA begins a senior golf tour
1980 West Indies beat England 2-0 to win 1st World Series Cup

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1976 Bank robbery in Beirut nets a record $20-50 million
1975 Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
1973 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1973 Roe vs Wade: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
1973 US, North and South Vietnam and Vietcong sign boundary accord
1972 "Emergency" with Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV
1972 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA
1971 John and Yoko record "Power to the People"
1970 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, New York to London in 6 hours
1970 Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa vs. Australia, Cape Town

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 110 performances
1969 Billy Preston becomes 5th Beatle
1969 Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
1969 Roy Campanella and Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1968 "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
1968 Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
1968 NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee and Phoenix
1967 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10
1965 U.S. launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
1964 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of North-Rhodesia (Zambia)
1964 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin
1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
1960 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
1960 Coal mine of Johnburg caves-in, 417 die
1960 French president De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu
1960 Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 USAF concludes less than 1% of UFO's are unknown objects
1958 KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
1957 Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
1957 Mad Bomber (George P. Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested
1956 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles
1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1956 Canadian Football Council forms
1955 Norwegian government of Einar Gerhardsen forms
1953 Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in New York City
1951 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
1951 Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
1950 Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

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