Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 3, 1969 John and Yoko's Two Virgins album is declared pornographic in New Jersey, US. 30,000 copies are seized by police.

John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Two Virgins

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
1989 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
1988 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
1988 Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister this century
1987 "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 56 performances
1987 "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 48 performances
1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
1987 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City
1985 Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
1985 Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
1984 Syria frees captured U.S. pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
1981 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
1981 Greg Chappell scores 204 vs. India at the SCG
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 and 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
1977 Apple Computers incorporated
1977 Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
1974 Burma accepts its constitution
1974 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
1974 Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in New York City
1974 New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
1973 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
1971 "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 72 performances
1971 Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
1971 Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
1970 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 84 performances
1970 "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 1508 performances
1970 Marxist government takes over in Congo
1970 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 John and Yoko's Two Virgins album is declared pornographic in New Jersey, US. 30,000 copies are seized by police.
1969 Rep Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. seated by Congress
1967 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
1967 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
1967 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1966 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
1961 Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education and Labor
1961 U.S. breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Alaska admitted as 49th U.S. state
1958 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
1958 Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick vs. South Africa at Cape Town
1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
1955 Jose Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
1952 Australia beat West Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
1951 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/U.S. agents
1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (U.S. athlete of 1950)

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