Thursday, February 10, 2011

Retro History for February 10 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 10, 1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV

Miami Vice, Don Johnson

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Celtic Kansas City Jones and Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St. Louis
1989 Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major U.S. party (Democrats)
1989 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak vs. New Zealand age 16 years 189 days
1989 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport, in a New Jersey court
1988 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1988 3-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1986 "John Lennon: Live in New York City" album is released
1985 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-E mission
1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1985 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral U.K. nuclear disarmament
1982 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
1981 8 killed and 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
1980 Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly," premieres in New York City
1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
1979 Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
1977 "Party with Comden and Green" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 92 performances
1977 Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
1977 Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born
1977 Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebee Raid (1976)
1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 103 performances
1974 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1974 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st U.S. women's marathon (2:55:17)
1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81 an ounce in London
1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1973 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
1973 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 vs. New Zealand Dunedin
1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
1972 Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY
1971 Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (New York Yankees)
1971 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in New York City
1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington, New Hampshire a state record
1970 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, and German youths (Val d'Isere, France)

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
1967 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability and Succession) in effect
1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
1964 Australian destroyer "Voyager" sinks in collision, killing 82
1964 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1963 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
1963 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
1962 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
1962 U.S.S.R. swaps spy Francis Gary Power to U.S. for Rudolph Abel
1961 AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 532 performances
1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
1959 Tornado in St. Louis kills 19 and injures 265
1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1956 Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
1954 Eisenhower warns against U.S. intervention in Vietnam
1954 Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
1954 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
1954 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
1954 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood and Demmy GRB
1953 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer and John Nicks of GRB
1953 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
1953 Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA
1951 "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
1951 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari

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