Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Byrds play farewell concert

The Byrds play farewell concert at Capital Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on February 24, 1974

Byrds, Byrds Live 1973

Retro History for February 24 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 150-million-year-old fossil egg found
1989 Harold E. Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
1989 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife
1989 U.S. Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"
1988 Matti Nykanen becomes winter olympics 1st triple gold medalist
1988 South African apartheid regime bans the UDF
1987 29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins
1987 Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point
1987 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
1986 Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
1986 Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby
1985 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson
1985 Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
1985 Jim Kelly (Houston USFL) passes for pro football record 574 yards
1985 Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King and I"
1984 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
1983 Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time
1983 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1982 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins
1982 Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92
1981 Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
1981 Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
1981 Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower
1980 "Canterbury Tales" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 16 performances
1980 Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1980 Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders
1980 USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas
1979 War between North and South Yemen begins
1978 Kevin Porter, New Jersey, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game
1977 President Carter announces U.S. foreign aid will consider human rights
1976 Cuba adopts its constitution
1976 Jules Feiffer's "Knock Knock," premieres in New York City
1976 Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU
1974 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
1974 Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
1973 Byrds play farewell concert at Capital Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
1971 Algeria nationalizes French oil companies
1970 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
1970 Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
1970 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby
1968 "Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott New York City after 31 performances
1968 1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
1968 Discovery of 1st pulsar announced
1968 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
1968 Jocelyn Bell discovers 1st pulsar
1968 U.S. troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
1966 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
1966 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
1965 East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
1964 Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing title
1962 "New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 28 performances
1962 "Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 167 performances
1962 General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Explorer 10 fails to reach Earth orbit
1960 Italian government of Segni falls
1960 U.S. beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1955 "Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 461 performances
1955 Pact of Baghdad between Iraq and Turkey signed
1952 Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
1951 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 84 performances
1951 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran and Paul Falk of GER
1951 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of GRB
1951 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
1950 Labour wins British parliamentary election

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