Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 8 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On January 8, 1974 The Loch Ness Monster was photographed.

Loch Ness Monster

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 3,486 performances
1989 "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 761 performances
1989 Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
1989 Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
1988 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
1988 Dow Jones down 140.58 points
1988 Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
1988 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
1987 Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1986 Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
1985 Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
1984 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
1984 Washington Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1
1982 AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
1982 Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
1982 Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM
1981 "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 772 performances
1981 India all out 63 in one-day international vs. Australia
1981 Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
1980 Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
1980 NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
1979 Argentina and Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
1979 Today Show gets a new theme song
1979 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge and occupy Phnom Penh
1978 Israeli government votes to 'strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai
1976 Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
1975 Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
1974 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come," premieres in New York City
1974 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
1974 Loch Ness Monster photographed
1974 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
1973 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 8 performances
1973 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 vs. Pakistan at SCG
1973 Secret peace talks between U.S. and North Vietnam resumed near Paris
1973 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
1972 Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
1971 29 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California
1971 Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on U.S. network TV
1966 Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
1966 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1966 Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
1966 Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
1965 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the national flower
1965 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
1964 European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
1964 President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
1963 "Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
1963 Dmitri Shostakovich' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga
1962 Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Netherlands)
1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
1961 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as President of France's 5th Republic
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1956 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
1955 Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open
1955 WUNorth Carolina TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio and records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"
1953 Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
1953 Rene Mayer forms French government
1952 Jordan adopts constitution
1951 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda

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