Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1 - Retro Events From The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 1, 1982 "Late Night With David Letterman," debuts on NBC-TV

David Letterman, Late Night

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion
1989 Princess Diane of Wales visits New York City
1987 163 day strike against Deere and Co ends, workers accept wage freeze
1987 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
1987 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1987 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6
1986 KHJ-AM in Los Angeles, California changes call letters to KRTH
1986 Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland
1985 -61 degrees F (-52 degrees C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
1985 -69 degrees F (-56 degrees C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
1985 Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 vs. Eng)
1985 Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
1985 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
1984 China and Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
1984 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
1984 Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203)
1983 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1982 "Late Night With David Letterman," debuts on NBC-TV
1982 Senegal and Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
1981 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
1981 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Cleveland
1981 Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in New York City
1981 Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
1981 French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
1981 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
1981 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
1981 Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG
1980 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
1980 Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile
1979 Patricia Hearst is released from a San Francisco prison for bank robbery
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a U.S. postage stamp
1978 Director Roman Polanski skips bail and fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl
1977 Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
1977 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
1976 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1976 Sonny and Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
1976 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Michigan State University after he is warned not to
1975 "Hoppy, Gene and Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
1975 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater New York City after 5 performances
1975 1st successful Washington Capitals penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
1975 Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
1975 Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
1974 "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
1973 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1972 1st scientific hand-held calculator, the HP-35, introduced for $395
1972 Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
1970 Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
1970 Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
1970 WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 West-Germany and U.S.S.R. sign gas contract
Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
1969 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1969 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1969 WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 Former Vice President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for presidency
1968 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
1968 World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
1968 Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to head
1967 Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million and 60 lives
1967 WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma, Alabama
1965 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
1965 NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
1964 "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert New York City after 556 perf
1964 Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
1964 Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
1964 Suriname River dammed
1963 Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
1962 "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 28 performances
1962 NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
1961 1st full-scale test of U.S. Minuteman ICBM is successful
1961 British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
1961 Mackay and Kline hang on for 100 minutes for cricket draw vs West Indies
1960 34th Australian Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (75 62)
1960 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro North Carolina Woolworth
1960 48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86)
1960 Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Swiss males vote against voting rights for women
1959 Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
1959 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1959 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1959 WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament
1959 Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1958 1st U.S. satellite, Explorer I, launched
1958 Egypt and Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
1958 WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a U.S. scheduled passenger airline
1957 Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
1956 Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
1956 WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, Georgia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark
1954 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
1954 Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
1954 Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem
1953 "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts
1953 "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
1953 Dr. A de Waal appointed as Netherlands 1st female Assistant Secretary of State
1953 Flooding in Netherlands, kills 1,835
1953 WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
1952 SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in New York City
1951 -50 degrees F (-46 degrees C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
1951 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
1951 1st telecast of atomic explosion
1951 Alfred Krupp and 28 other German war criminals freed
1951 United Nations condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 U.S.S.R. demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
1950 Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland

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