Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 29 - Retro Events From The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On January 29, 1984 Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman

Lynda Carter, Robert Altman

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)
1989 Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
1989 Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
1989 Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
1989 Episcopal church appoints 1st female bishop
1989 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3
1989 Orlando Arena opens
1989 U.S.S.R.'s Phobos II enters Martian orbit
1989 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use New York Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
1988 Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
1988 Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
1988 Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
1988 United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
1987 Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry
1987 William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA
1986 193.8 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
1985 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
1984 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
1984 Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
1984 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
1984 President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
1984 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
1984 Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
1983 "Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
1983 40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET and Tootsie win
1982 Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
1982 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
1981 AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, and 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
1980 6 Iranian held U.S. hostages escape with help of Canadians
1980 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Los Angeles Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
1979 Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
1979 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.
1979 Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband after 10 years together
1979 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
1979 President Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
1978 Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
1976 Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire
1975 "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater New York City for 5 performances
1975 1st Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King
1975 W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2
1974 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
1972 5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville
1971 Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, vs. England at Adelaide
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Jimi Hendrix and Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
1969 Sheahan and Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia vs. W Indies
1968 Nauru adopts constitution
1967 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 107 performances
1967 Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1967 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
1967 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 608 performances
1966 Lawry and Simpson complete 244 opening stand vs. England, Adelaide
1966 Snow storm in north east U.S. kills 165
1966 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1966 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1964 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
1964 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" and "Sie Leibt Dich"
1964 Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
1964 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
1964 Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove," premieres
1964 Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
1963 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame
1961 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen
1961 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
1958 Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming
1958 Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed
1957 Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in New York City
1956 Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame," premieres in Zurich
1955 John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
1954 Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis," premieres in Cologne
1953 1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres
1951 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 56 performances
1951 Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
1951 Liz Taylor's 1st divorce, Conrad Hilton, Jr.

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