Friday, February 25, 2011

Music For Amplified Toy Pianos

John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos," premieres on February 25, 1960.

John Cage, Music For Amplified Toy Pianos

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

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
1989 Dallas Cowboys' new owner fires 29-year coach Tom Landry
1989 Javed Miandad scores 271 vs. New Zealand at Eden Park
1989 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1988 Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour," begins in Worcester Mass
1988 South Korea adopts constitution
1987 LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse
1987 Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bulls record 58 points in a game
1987 U.S. Supreme Court upholds affirmative action, 5-4
1986 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
1986 Corazon Aquino becomes president of Philippines, Marcos flees
1986 Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
1986 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
1984 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
1982 Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs
1982 Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)
1981 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins
1981 Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders
1981 L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
1981 NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 minutes)
1981 New York Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
1981 Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
1981 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 Executive Board of Baseball Players Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
1980 Coup ousts Prime Minister Henck Arron of Suriname

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1979 Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
1978 Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 vs. New Zealand Christchurch
1977 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts
1977 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
1977 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
1975 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever and seriously injured
1974 Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
1973 "Little Night Music" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 601 performances
1973 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
1973 Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music," premieres in New York City
1972 Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise
1972 Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single
1971 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 1,316 performances
1971 P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," premieres in New York City

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
1969 Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
1969 Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
1968 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
1968 Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
1966 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
1964 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
1964 Cassius Clay TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1963 Beatles release their 1st single in U.S. "Please Please Me"
1962 India Congress Party wins elections
1962 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon
1962 Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands
1961 Niagara ends St. Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
1961 Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10
1960 John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos," premieres
1960 Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic," premieres in New York City

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1957 Buddy Holly and Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"
1957 Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
1956 Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference
1954 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
1953 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 559 performances
1952 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 278 perf
1951 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
1950 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen

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