Sunday, February 13, 2011

Retro History for February 13 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 13, 1982 Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week.

Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
1989 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
1988 15th Winter Olympic games open at Calgary, Canada
1988 Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)
1988 European Community plans removal of inner boundaries on Jan 1, 1992
1988 Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
1988 Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)
1987 Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
1985 Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
1985 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
1984 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart and liver transplant
1984 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as U.S.S.R. leader
1983 "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 199 performances
1983 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA
1983 Australia beats New Zealand 2-0 to win World Series Cup
1983 E Bernstein, Levinson and Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in New York City
1983 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
1982 Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week
1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
1981 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words
1980 Apollo Computer Inc. incorporated
1980 New Zealand beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation
1979 Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 "Guys and Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 239 performances
1977 "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater New York City after 39 performances
1977 "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 145 performances
1977 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
1977 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
1976 Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria
1976 Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes
1975 Cyprus premier Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
1974 "Rainbow Jones" opens and closes at Music Box Theater New York City
1974 Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from U.S.S.R.
1974 James "Cool Papa" Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame
1973 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola," premieres in New York City
1973 U.S. dollar devalues 10 percent
1972 "1776" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1,217 performances
1972 "Grease" opens on Broadway
1972 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
1971 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
1971 Golfing Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
1970 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
1970 NL offices begins move from Cincinnati to San Francisco (completed February 23)

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
1969 Suriname government of Pengel resigns
1968 U.S. sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1966 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
1965 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1965 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
1961 Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
1960 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 5 performances
1960 "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 80 performances
1960 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Barbie doll goes on sale
1959 Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
1956 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
1955 Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
1955 KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1954 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95
1953 A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
1952 Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

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