Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada on February 27, 1977.
Retro History for February 27 The 50s 60s 70s 80s
Retro History For The Decade 1980
1989 German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland
1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1988 Bonnie Blair (U.S.) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
1988 Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36:08:34
1988 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
1987 "Washington Week In Review," 20th anniversary on PBS
1987 Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff
1987 Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
1987 NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption
1985 Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
1985 Mauritania's new constitutional charter published
1984 Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8.675 m)
1984 WRC-AM in Washington D.C. changes call letters to WWRC
1984 Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa
1983 Eamonn Coghlan set indoor mile record of 3:49.78
1983 Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament
1982 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
1982 Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million
1982 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1982 Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
1981 Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
1981 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record "Ebony and Ivory"
1980 22nd Grammy Awards: What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet
1980 Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
1980 Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
Retro History For The Decade 1970
1978 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1977 Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
1976 Final meeting between Mao tse Tung and Richard Nixon
1975 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
1975 House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
1974 "People" magazine begins sales
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
1973 Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox
1973 Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
1973 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
1973 White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3-year $750,000 contract
1972 President Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
1970 New York Times falsely reports U.S. Army has ended domestic surveillance
Retro History For The Decade 1960
1969 General Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via miltary coup
1969 President Nixon visits West-Berlin
1967 Antigua and St. Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
1967 Dominica gains independence from England
1967 Pink Floyd release their 1st single "Arnold Layne"
1967 Rio de la Plata Treaty
1966 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
1966 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova and Protopopov of URS
1966 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of U.S.
1966 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
1965 "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 375 performances
1965 Dutch Marijnen government resigns
1965 France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 "What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 540 performances
1963 Mickey Mantle of New York Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
1962 South-Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st U.S. killed
1960 Oil pipeline from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
1960 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats U.S.S.R. 3-2 en route to gold medal
Retro History For The Decade 1950
1959 Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to Los Angeles Rams for 9 players
1959 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Mao's speech "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People"
1957 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
1956 Elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel"
1956 Female suffrage in Egypt
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1951 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
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