Friday, January 28, 2011

January 28 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 28, 1973 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 46th Golden Globes: Rainman, Working Girl
1989 63rd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (64 64)
1989 Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 vs. WI at SCG
1988 "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 597 performances
1988 Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
1987 U.S. Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo
1987 Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 24 performances
1986 Space Shuttle Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
1986 Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, D.C.
1985 12th American Music Award
1984 41th Golden Globes: Thornbirds wins
1984 Los Angeles Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
1984 Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
1984 Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany
1982 U.S. General Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 12 performances
1981 William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)
1981 Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
1980 37th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field wins

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 1672 performances
1979 Arthur Kopit's "Wings," premieres in New York City
1978 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
1978 Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders
1978 Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife
1976 Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through New Zealand at Eden Park
1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak
1975 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio
1974 Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, and Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
1973 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
1973 Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
1973 Mickey Welch, George Kelly and Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
1973 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
1972 Oral Roberts' Eddie Woods grabs 30 rebounds for 2nd consecutive game
1970 Lubomir Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
1968 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper
1968 Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1967 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
1965 The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
1963 -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)
1962 Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia and survives
1961 Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
1960 Goon Show's final episode on BBC
1960 NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) and Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
1958 Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1958 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
1957 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie and Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen and Jack Paar)
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)
1953 J. Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show"
1953 WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1951 "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
1950 Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud

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