Saturday, February 26, 2011

Michael Jackson's Thriller album goes to #1

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks on February 26, 1983.

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Retro History for February 25 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 634 performances
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1989 Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
1989 New York Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
1989 California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
1988 Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65)
1987 1st release of Beatles compact discs
1987 NASA launches GEOS-H
1987 NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points is a Chicago Bull record
1987 Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
1987 U.S.S.R. resumes nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 Washington blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
1986 Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
1985 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
1984 Last U.S. Marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
1984 Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse
1984 Reverend Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called New York City, "Hymietown"
1984 Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st U.S. poet laureate
1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks
1982 Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, vs. Australia Wellington, run out 9
1981 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
1981 84 penalties (406 minutes) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minnesota and Boston
1981 French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
1980 Egypt and Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
1980 Miltary coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
1980 R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century vs. Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US
1978 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York City
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1977 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore New York City for 75 performances
1975 1st televised kidney transplant on the Today Show
1974 Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
1973 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
1972 Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, kills 125
1970 "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 4 performances
1970 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, New Mexico (CBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Dutch Government of Marijnen falls
1965 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
1962 Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad..." premieres in New York City
1962 U.S. Supreme Court disallows race separation on public transportation
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs. New York
1960 Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
1960 USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
1960 Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956 Writers Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
1955 "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 149 performances
1955 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
1954 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Massachusetts
1954 Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock and roll) records
1953 Allen W. Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA
1952 Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference
1952 Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
1951 22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified
1951 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
1950 Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in New York City

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