Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 25 - Retro Events From The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On January 25, 1985 "We are the World" is recorded by Pop stars in Los Angeles

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1989 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
1989 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
1988 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon and Whitney Houston
1988 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
1988 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
1988 Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname
1988 Vice President Bush and Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
1987 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
1987 Superbowl XXI: New York Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Phil Simms, New York Giants, quarterback
1986 General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
1985 "Black and Blue," premieres in Paris
1985 "We are the World" is recorded by Pop stars in Los Angeles
1985 Test debut of Wasim Akram, vs. New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
1983 China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
1983 Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
1983 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
1982 9th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers win
1981 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1981 Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, quarterback
1980 Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
1980 Dutch Government demands boycott of Olympics
1980 Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
1980 Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail and deported

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1978 Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
1978 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin and $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
1976 Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind vs. New Zealand Auckland
1975 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
1975 Parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
1974 Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
1974 Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
1974 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's, buys San Diego Padres for $12 million
1972 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota
1972 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
1971 Charles Manson and 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 Military coup in Uganda under General Idi Amin Dada
1971 Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
1968 Risse St. in Bronx named
1968 Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in New York City
1966 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, New Jersey (NBC) 1st broadcast
1964 Beatles 1st U.S. #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
1964 Echo 2, U.S. communications satellite launched
1961 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (John F. Kennedy)
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1961 Military coup in El Salvador
1961 Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to New York for $301)
1959 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
1957 FBI arrests Jack and Myra Sobel, charged with spying for U.S.S.R.
1956 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
1955 Jill Kinmont hits a tree and breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race
1955 Russia ends state of war with Germany
1955 United States and Panama sign canal treaty
1955 Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
1953 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
1952 Test debut of Richie Benaud, vs. West Indies at the SCG
1951 U.N. begins counter offensive in Korea
1950 73 degrees F (23 degrees C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January

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