Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 23 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 23, 1983 The "A-Team" with Mr. T premieres on NBC

A Team, Mr. T

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
1989 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
1988 45th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas
1988 62nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76)
1988 Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
1988 Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
1987 Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
1987 Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 13 performances
1986 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1986 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis and Elvis Presley)
1985 Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
1984 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
1984 Greatest unpaced 1-hour bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
1984 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
1983 "A-Team" with Mr. T premieres on NBC
1983 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
1983 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
1983 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
1983 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
1983 Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
1982 Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
1982 World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
1981 1st Richard Nixon museum opens in San Clemente, California
1981 Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin
1981 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
1981 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana and Joe Rudi

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1978 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
1978 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
1977 $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
1977 Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
1976 Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, vs. WI Adelaide
1976 Washington Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat New York Rangers 7-5
1975 "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
1975 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1974 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
1973 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
1973 Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
1973 Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims
1973 President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
1972 2nd AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 26-13
1972 Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champ
1972 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
1972 Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
1972 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
1971 -80 degrees F (-62 degrees C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (U.S. record)
1971 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
1971 UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
1970 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (Calif)
1970 Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
1970 U.S. launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
1968 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1968 Spy ship USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
1967 Stan Musial is named General Manager of Cards
1965 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
1965 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
1965 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
1964 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
1964 Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in New York City
1962 Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 British spy Kim Philby defects to U.S.S.R.
1962 Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
1961 Supreme Court rules cities and states have right to censor films
1961 Venezuela adopts constitution
1960 Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 60 performances
1958 Dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez flees Venezuela, Larrazabal takes power
1958 Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes vs. West Indies
1955 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1955 KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1954 Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
1954 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1953 Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 years 357 days
1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
1953 NFL's National and American conference become Eastern and Western conf
1951 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg
1950 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
1950 Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
1950 NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense and defense)
1950 Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung

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