Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 7, 1967 The "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV.

Newlywed Game

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
1989 International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
1989 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
1989 Cleveland Cavaliers block 21 New York Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
1987 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
1987 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
1986 Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
1986 STS-61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
1986 U.S. president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1985 "King and I" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 191 performances
1985 Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
1985 Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1983 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win vs. England
1983 Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala
1982 "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
1980 Minn ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
1978 Angola revises its constitution
1977 Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague
1975 "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 1050 performances
1975 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
1975 Gary Geld and Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in New York City
1975 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
1974 Dutch rations gasoline
1973 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 14 performances
1973 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
1973 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1973 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 vs. Pakistan Never again
1973 U.S. poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
1973 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
1972 Los Angeles Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
1972 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1972 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1971 -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 U.S. Congress doubles president salary
1968 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
1968 1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
1967 "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
1966 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1965 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
1964 Bahamas becomes self-governing
1964 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
1963 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
1962 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
1962 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
1962 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
1961 Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 U.S. recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government
1958 U.S.S.R. shrinks army to 300,000
1956 Vinoo Mankad scores 231 vs. New Zealand, 413 opening stand with Roy
1955 Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (New York City)
1955 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mount Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 President Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
1952 French Plevin government falls
1950 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 3 performances
1950 Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
1950 Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)

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