Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 31, 1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
1988 Superbowl XXII: Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Superbowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, quarterback
1987 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win
1987 United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp
1986 Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
1985 "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 5 performances
1985 South Africa President PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence
1984 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at New Jersey
1984 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
1984 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 10 Arabian oryx, extinct except in zoos, released in Oman
1982 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
1982 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey
1982 Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
1982 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
1982 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
1982 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1
1981 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter
1981 Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)
1980 Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 101 performances
1978 Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements
1977 Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
1977 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, and Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1976 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
1976 Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
1975 Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
1975 John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
1975 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
1974 McDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres
1972 Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
1972 Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal
1972 Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
1972 U.S. launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)
1971 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on United Kingdom pop chart
1971 Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
1971 Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
1971 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1971 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
1971 & Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles perform last live gig (42-minute concert on roof of Apple HQs)
1969 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1968 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs. India in his last Test for ten years
1968 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
1968 Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, U.S.S.R.
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins
1966 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
1966 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 9 towards Moon
1965 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1964 U.S. report "Smoking and Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
1963 Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" and "Ruby Baby"
1962 General Charles P. Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1962 Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"
1961 David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel
1961 Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
1961 Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
1961 Kanhai completes twin tons (117 and 115) vs. Australia at Adelaide
1961 NATO Secretary-General Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
1961 USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
1960 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress and singer Phyllis Newman in New York City

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
1958 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt
1958 U.S. launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
1957 Liz Taylor's 2nd divorce (Michael Wilding)
1957 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
1956 French government of Mollet forms
1956 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
1955 RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer
1953 "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
1953 Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835
1953 New York, Cleveland, and Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues
1952 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1 centuries
1952 Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1950 President Truman approves building of hydrogen bomb

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