Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On February 2, 1977 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 0 degrees F (-18 degrees C) or below in 15 U.S. states
1989 FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader
1989 NL announces Yankees' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president
1988 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* vs. England at Sydney
1987 Kansas City Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires
1987 Philippines adopts constitution
1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz New York City after 13 performances
1986 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1986 Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
1986 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
1986 Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
1985 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
1984 8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards
1984 Lebanese army fight in Beirut
1983 Chicago Absp Joseph L. Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
1983 Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals
1982 Government troops and Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria
1982 San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead
1980 FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected and public officials for bribes for political favors

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1977 Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (U.S.S.R.)
1977 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
1977 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
1976 "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV
1976 "Rich Little Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1976 Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom and ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame
1975 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea Ethiopia
1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1975 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
1975 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1974 Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"
1974 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
1974 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
1973 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
1973 James R. Schlesinger, becomes 9th director of CIA
1973 Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA
1973 Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, New Zealand vs. Pakistan, Wellington
1972 Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs and William Harridge selected for Hall of Fame
1972 Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," premieres in London
1971 Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
1970 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
1968 Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
1967 Bolivia adopts its constitution
1967 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
1965 Joe Ortons "Loot," premieres in Brighton
1964 GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
1964 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Netherlands) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
1964 Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
1963 Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
1962 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
1962 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
1960 Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Buddy Holly's last performance
1959 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
1958 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open
1958 Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
1958 WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, Puerto Rico (PTC) begins broadcasting
1957 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 73 performances
1957 United Nations adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
1956 Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
1955 1st presidential news conference on network TV, Eisenhower on ABC
1954 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
1954 President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb, done in 1952
1954 Snow falls on Gibraltar
1951 -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 "Arms and the Girl" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 134 performances
1950 1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV

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