Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 26, 1979 "Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS.

Dukes Of Hazzard, 1979 cast

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "Black and Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 829 performances
1989 AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988
1989 Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
1989 Madison Square Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan
1989 Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia vs. West Indies, Sydney
1989 U.S. computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus
1988 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 4,000+ performances
1988 Australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor
1987 14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie and Alabama
1987 Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title
1986 Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
1986 Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1986 Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
1986 Superbowl XX: Chicago Bears beat New England Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
1985 42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins
1985 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
1984 Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 U.S. Navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters and a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, New Jersey
1983 Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
1982 Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
1982 Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland
1981 Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs. Australia at Adelaide Oval
1980 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro
1980 Islanders and Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
1980 Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS
1979 Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht, Netherlands
1978 Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
1978 International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit
1978 Mario Soares forms Portuguese government
1978 Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
1977 Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai and Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki
1976 6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
1976 Belgium catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals
1976 David Mamet's "American Buffalo," premieres in New York City
1976 Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
1976 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20
1975 Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in New York City
1973 Belgium government of Leburton forms
1972 Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute
1971 Charles Manson convicted of murder
1971 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept law against limitation of war crimes
1970 Pendleton, Ford and Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in New York City

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Red, White, and Maddox" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 41 performances
1968 Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1966 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
1965 South Vietnam military coup under general Nguyen Khanh
1963 "Milk and Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 543 performances
1963 Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
1962 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's
1962 Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
1962 David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
1962 U.S. launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
1962 "Twist" is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
1961 "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1
1961 1st woman "personal physician to president"-JG Travell
1960 Danny Heater scores 135 pts in basketball game (Boys' HS)
1960 High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
1960 Oakland enters AFL
1960 Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Italy government of Fanfani resigns
1959 KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND/PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense
1958 Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"
1958 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational
1957 Bernanos and Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites," premieres
1957 Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms
1957 India annexes Kashmir
1957 Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as President of Milwaukee Braves
1956 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1956 Buddy Holly's 1st formal recording session
1956 Hank Greenberg and Joe Cronin are elected to Hall of Fame
1956 Porkkala military base returned to Finland by U.S.S.R.
1954 Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
1951 Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1950 India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion

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