Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 27, 1976 The "Laverne and Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV

Laverne and Shirley

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 German war criminals Fischer and Aus der Funten freed
1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
1989 Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
1988 Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to U.S. Supreme Court
1987 Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose and Doug Somers for AWA World Tag Team
1986 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis and C Gayle
1985 "Doug Henning and His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York after 60 performances
1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
1985 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1985 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
1985 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
1984 John and Yoko release "Milk and Honey" album
1984 Los Angeles Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
1983 World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
1982 "Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale New York City for 747 performances
1982 Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
1982 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
1982 Roberto S. Cordova installed as president of Honduras
1982 West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup
1980 "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 45 performances
1980 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 37-27

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda
1979 Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
1977 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
1977 President Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
1976 "Laverne and Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
1976 9th ABA All-Star Game: Denver 144 beats ABA 138 at Denver
1976 Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara
1976 Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
1974 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 320 performances
1973 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
1973 U.S. and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest U.S. war and military draft
1973 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1973 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1973 William Rogers and Nguyen Duy Trinh sign U.S. - North Vietnam treaty
1971 Montgomery St. Station, last link in BART, 'holed thru'
1970 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 14 spies hung in Baghdad
1969 9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria
1969 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack and she dies Feb 5th
1969 Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
1968 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater New York City for 31 performances
1967 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee
1967 Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
1967 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
1967 Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed
1966 Wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
1965 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
1965 Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
1964 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
1964 Barlow and Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
1964 Margaret Chase Smith, Senator-R-Maine, tries for Republican President bid
1963 Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
1963 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City for 65 performances
1961 "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Ferenc Munnich follows Kadar as premier of Hungary
1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1956 NFL's New York Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
1955 "Plain and Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 476 performances
1953 Netherlands end Marshall aid
1951 "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 320 performances
1951 U.S. begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
1950 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show and Texaco Star Theater win

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