Malcolm McLaren fires Adam Ant from the group which goes on to become Bow Wow Wow on February 22, 1980.
Retro History for February 22 The 50s 60s 70s 80s
Retro History For The Decade 1980
1989 Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
1989 New York Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)
1989 U.K. physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
1989 U.S. authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals"
1989 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
1989 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
1988 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500m (39.10 sec)
1987 Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec)
1984 Brothers Anton and Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
1983 Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
1983 Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
1983 Vladimir Salnikov (U.S.S.R.) sets 1500m free style swimming record
1982 New York City Mayor Koch announces he will run for New York governor (unsuccessful)
1981 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
1980 Afghanistan declares martial law
1980 USA beats U.S.S.R. in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
Retro History For The Decade 1970
1979 Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's
1979 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate and Cat Building is dedicated
1979 St. Lucia gains independence from Britain
1978 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tennessee
1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1974 Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
1973 U.S. and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Washington D.C.
1972 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir and Prime Minister of Qatar
1972 President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing
1971 Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
1970 "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 23 performances
Retro History For The Decade 1960
1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major U.S. track
1968 Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
1967 Barbara Garson's "MacBird," premieres in New York City
1967 Sling-shot goal post and 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
1967 25,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border
1966 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok and Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st U.S. visit
1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
Retro History For The Decade 1950
1959 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)
1958 "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 3 performances
1958 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
1958 Egypt and Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
1958 Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes
1957 Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
1957 Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
1956 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
1955 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
1950 Brockway and Weinstock publish "Men of Music"
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