Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On February 7, 1979 Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 40th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton
1989 Tennis superstar Bjorn Borg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan
1988 38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago
1988 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
1988 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-6
1988 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
1987 "Ronnies Rap" by Ron and DC Crew peaks at #93
1987 Dennis Conner and Stars and Stripes bring America's Cup back to US
1987 Madonna's "Open Your Heart," single goes #1
1987 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
1986 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
1986 Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti
1986 Philippine Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos
1985 "New York, New York" became the official anthem of New York City
1985 Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"
1985 New York Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
1984 Bruce McCandless, U.S., makes 1st untethered space walk
1984 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS
1983 Elizabeth Dole, 1st female secretary of transportation, is sworn-in
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1982 Luis A Monge elected President of Costa Rica

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC
1979 Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds President Boumedienne in Algeria
1979 Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI vs. India at Kanpur
1979 Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles
1978 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert
1977 Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
1976 Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9
1976 World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (U.S.S.R.)
1975 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak
1974 Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1974 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters
1973 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1973 Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
1971 Swiss men accept female suffrage
1970 "Hollywood Palace," last airs on ABC TV
1970 "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies
1970 LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 pts in losing cause
1970 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1970 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV
1969 Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
1969 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major U.S. racetrack (Hialeah)
1968 Arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in New York City
1968 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls
1968 WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 George Harrison has his tonsils removed
1965 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
1965 U.S. begins regular bombing and strafing of North Vietnam
1965 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
1964 Beatles land at New York's JFK airport, for 1st U.S. tour
1964 Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres
1962 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
1962 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
1962 Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational
1961 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
1960 Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Whoop-Up" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 56 performances
1959 Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution
1959 Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
1959 Dorothy Rigney sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M
1958 1st showing of DAF 600 auto
1958 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
1958 Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced
1956 Autherine Lucy, 1st black admitted to University of Alabama, is expelled
1950 Georges Bidault forms French government
1950 Senator Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in U.S. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1950 U.S. and Great Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime

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