Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 6, 1973 "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock.

School House Rock, ABC-TV

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1987 100th U.S. Congress convenes
1987 Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
1986 British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
1986 Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
1986 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
1986 STS-61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41 B mission
1984 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh and Lillee
1981 50th hat trick in Islander history - John Tonelli scored 5 goals
1980 "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 105 performances
1980 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
1980 Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 1st postage stamp copyrighted by U.S. (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1978 U.S. hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
1977 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
1975 "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
1975 "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-TV
1974 "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
1974 England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
1973 "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
1972 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1972 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
1972 Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from U.S.S.R.
1971 Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
1971 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 8 weeks
1968 Dr. N E Shumway performs 1st U.S. adult cardiac transplant operation
1968 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by U.S. for soft-landing on Moon
1967 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1967 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
1965 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
1964 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City A's to Louisville
1964 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
1963 "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
1963 "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 774 performances

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
1958 Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
1958 WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1957 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow, Russia
1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 100 performances
1951 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
1950 "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 3 performances
1950 Britain recognizes Communist government of China

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