Monday, January 31, 2011

January 30 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 30, 1973 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens New York)

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 16th American Music Award: Randy Travis and George Michael wins
1989 5 pharoah sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
1989 Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter
1989 Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
1988 Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs. N Tvl)
1983 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
1983 Superbowl XVII: Washington Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
1982 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
1981 8th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers wins
1980 Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque," premieres in New York City

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Rhodesia agrees to new constitution
1978 Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1978 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
1977 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched entertainment show ever
1977 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW vs. Qld)
1977 Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
1976 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg
1976 George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
1976 William E. Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 1st Kiss concert (Queens New York)
1973 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at New York Rangers
1973 Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy and McCord guilty on all counts
1973 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens New York)
1972 Bloody Sunday: British soldiers shoot on catholics in Londonderry, 13 die
1972 Pakistan withdraws from the British Commonwealth
1971 "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 19 performances
1971 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, vs. England
1971 UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles perform their last gig together, a free concert
1969 U.S. / Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
1968 Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
1968 Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on U.S. embassy in Saigon
1966 -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
1966 -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
1966 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
1966 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 11th string quartet
1965 "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3
1965 State funeral of Winston Churchill
1964 Military coup of General Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
1964 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
1962 U.N. General Assembly censures Portugal (because of Angola)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit
1961 Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
1961 John F. Kennedy asks for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corp
1961 KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, Arizona (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide
1960 CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft
1960 Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
1960 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI vs. England
1960 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1960 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test vs. England, Adelaide Oval
1959 Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh," premieres
1958 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx
1958 Baseball announces players and coaches rather than fans pick all stars
1958 Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello," premieres in New York City
1958 House of Lords passes bill allowing women in
1957 U.S. Congress accepts the Eisenhower-doctrine
1956 Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"
1956 KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Martin Luther King, Jr's home bombed
1954 Belgium ends trade agreement with U.S.S.R.
1954 Italy's Fanfani government resigns
1952 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres
1951 Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
1950 "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV

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