Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Retro History From The 50s to 80s - January 12

On January 12, 1981 Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC

Dynasty, TV Show Cast

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
1989 Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
1988 Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1987 Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training
1986 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
1986 Chicago Blackhawks Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
1983 Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
1983 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
1981 -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)
1981 Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC
1980 Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 6th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
1979 LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
1979 Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
1977 "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater New York City for 39 performances
1977 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
1976 U.N. Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org
1975 Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
1975 Superbowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
1974 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
1974 Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
1972 Tigers sign a lease to build a $126M domed stadium (doesn't happen)
1971 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
1971 "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 3 performances
1971 Congressional Black Caucus organizes
1971 Federal grand jury indicts Reverend Philip Berrigan and 5 others, including a nun and 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
1970 Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
1970 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 355 performances
1969 Superbowl III: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Joe Namath, New York Jets, quarterback
1968 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
1968 Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
1967 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
1966 "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
1966 12 day New York City transit strike ends
1966 Lyndon Baines Johnson says U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends
1966 Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
1965 "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
1965 At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
1964 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
1964 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
1963 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
1963 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs. England
1961 "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 100 performances
1961 U.N. genocide pact goes into effect
1960 Sobers and Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt vs. England
1960 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
1958 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
1958 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7
1958 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded
1954 Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hrs later 2nd one-kills 115
1954 Queen Elizabeth II opens New Zealand parliament
1953 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
1952 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13
1952 University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
1951 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
1950 U.S.S.R. re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage

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