Friday, February 11, 2011

Retro History for February 11 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 11, 1979 43 million watch Kurt Russell play "Elvis!" on ABC.

Kurt Russell, Elvis, 1979 movie

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)
1989 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1988 Anthony M. Kennedy appointed to Supreme Court
1987 British Airways begins trading stocks
1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1987 Philippines constitution goes into effect
1987 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by U.S.S.R., leaves country
1986 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1986 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
1985 Jordan king Hussein and PLO leader Arafat sign accord
1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
1985 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, New Zealand still wins
1984 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
1984 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" and "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
1983 4th largest snowfall in New York City history (18"(46 cm))
1982 Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
1981 Australia all out 83 vs. India at MCG chasing 143 to win
1981 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial New York City for 1082 performances
1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
1979 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1979 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
1979 Musical "They're Playing Our Song," premieres in New York City
1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York City
1978 25th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin
1978 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Dickens
1978 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
1976 Clifford Alexander, Jr. confirmed as 1st black secretary of Army
1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership
1974 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
1974 Titan-Centaur Test launch fails
1974 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
1973 1st one-day international for Pakistan and New Zealand
1973 1st sub 17-minute 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
1973 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
1971 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
1971 U.S., U.K., U.S.S.R., others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
1970 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mount Washington, New Hampshire (state 24-hour rec)
1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite, Osumi, in orbit
1970 John Lennon pays 1,344 pounds fine for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Diana Crump becomes 1st U.S. woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
1969 Dorey Funk, Jr. beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ
1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight
1968 Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River New York
1968 Madison Square Garden III closes MSG IV opens (New York City)
1966 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
1965 Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
1965 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in U.S.; Washington D.C. Coliseum
1964 Greek and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
1964 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
1963 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
1963 CIA Domestic Operations Division created
1962 Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
1961 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)
1958 1st flight with black stewardess, Ruth Carol Taylor, Ithaca New York
1958 Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Minister of Foreign affairs
1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 NHL Players Association forms (New York City), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
1954 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor and Eve Arden wins
1953 "Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 190 performances
1953 J. Styne/B. Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg," premieres in New York City
1953 President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
1953 Russia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
1951 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
1950 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1

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