Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 4, 1968 Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
1989 U.S. F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
1989 Vice President Bush is 1st since Vice President Van Buren to declare himself president
1987 16 die in a train crash in Chase Md
1986 David Boon's second Test century, 131 vs. India at Adelaide
1986 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
1984 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
1984 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
1983 U.S. Football League holds its 1st player draft
1982 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
1982 Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
1982 Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
1982 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) and ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th and 6th ABC radio network
1981 "Frankenstein" opens and closes on Broadway
1981 "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 578 performances
1981 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
1981 British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
1980 President Carter announces U.S. boycott of Moscow Olympics

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1977 Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
1976 "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 740 performances
1976 "Home Sweet Homer" opens and closes at Palace Theater New York City
1975 "Good News" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 16 performances
1975 "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 120 performances
1975 "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 341 performances
1975 Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the U.S. (No 11828)
1975 Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
1975 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
1974 Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
1971 Congressional Black Caucus organizes
1971 Dr. Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
1971 Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated
1970 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
1970 New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
1970 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 4 performances
1969 France begins arms embargo against Israel
1968 Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
1968 Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
1966 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
1966 WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1965 Lyndon Baines Johnson's "Great Society" State of the Union Address
1963 Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
1962 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (New York City)
1961 Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
1960 European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Luna 1, Mechta, becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity
1958 Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere and burns up
1957 "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
1957 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
1954 Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
1954 Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres
1953 KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul

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