Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Retro History From The 50s to 80s - January 11

On January 11, 1974 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"

Love American Style

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
1989 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
1989 Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
1988 Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI vs. India, Madras
1988 U.S.S.R. announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
1986 1st black lt Governor since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
1984 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
1984 STS-41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
1984 Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family
1983 Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time
1982 Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
1982 Honduras adopts constitution
1981 "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 93 performances
1981 Palau adopts constitution
1981 British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
1980 Debut of Pretenders

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 61 performances
1978 Governor Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
1978 Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
1977 Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
1977 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
1977 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
1976 "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 193 performances
1976 Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consec national figure skating champions
1976 Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
1976 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures," premieres in New York City
1976 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
1976 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
1975 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
1974 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
1973 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
1973 Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington D.C.
1972 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
1972 Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president and sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier
1971 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
1971 Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
1970 Superbowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
1969 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
1968 Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
1967 Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
1966 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
1966 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
1964 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 302 performances
1964 1st government report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health
1964 Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in U.S. (Cashbox)
1964 Panama ends diplomatic relations with U.S.
1964 U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
1963 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
1963 Beatles release "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
1962 Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
1961 Racial riot at University of Georgia
1960 Chad declares independence from France
1960 Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
1959 Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then 1st class world record
1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
1959 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
1954 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
1953 J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
1952 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore

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