Monday, January 10, 2011

Retro History From The 50s to 80s - January 10

On January 10, 1967 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 86 performances
1986 Palau signs Compact of Free Association with U.S.
1986 STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
1985 Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
1984 Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
1984 Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
1984 Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"
1984 Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
1984 U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
1983 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring New York Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
1982 -17 degrees F (27.2 degrees C) in Braemar Grampian (equals U.K. record)
1982 Bengals beat Chargers in -59 degrees F (-51 degrees C) to win AFC championship
1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
1981 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"
1981 John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
1980 Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC
1980 Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 minutes and a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
1979 Entertainer of the Year Awards
1978 Soyuz 27 carring 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
1977 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
1973 Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
1972 Los Angeles Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
1972 Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
1972 Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
1971 "Light, Lively and Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 87 performances
1971 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
1970 Preview Center Opens

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
1969 U.S.S.R.'s Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
1968 "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
1968 U.S. Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
1967 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
1967 Lester Maddox inaugurated as governor of Georgia
1967 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
1967 Princess Margret marries Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven
1966 India and Pakistan sign peace accord
1966 Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
1965 Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
1965 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
1965 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 Battles between moslems and hindus in Calcutta
1964 Panama severs diplomatic relations with U.S.
1964 U.S. version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
1962 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru
1962 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages and kill 3,500
1960 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
1957 Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister Britain
1957 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
1956 Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
1953 "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 89 performances
1953 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
1953 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7
1952 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toreadors," premieres in Paris
1951 1st jet passenger trip made
1951 U.N. headquarters opens in Manhattan NY

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