Monday, February 14, 2011

Retro History for February 14 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 14, 1967 Aretha Franklin records "Respect"

Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin Respect, 1967

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
1989 Boxer Mike Tyson divorces actress Robin Givens
1989 Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie
1989 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in Dom Rep
1989 Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
1989 World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
1988 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
1988 Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay
1988 Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
1988 General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
1988 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1987 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
1985 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
1984 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia
1982 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at New York's Radio City Music Hall
1982 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1980 "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 341 performances
1980 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
1980 U.S. launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 204 performances
1978 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
1978 In girls' High School basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St. George
1976 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
1972 John and Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
1972 Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit and soft landing on Moon
1971 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
1971 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1970 "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater New York City after 1 performance

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 Pennsylvania Railroad/New York City Central merge into Penn Central
1968 WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, North Carolina (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
1967 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
1966 Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
1966 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
1966 Writers Andrei Sinjavski and Joeij Daniel found guilty
1963 U.S. launches communications satellite Syncom 1
1962 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
1961 Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley California
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational
1960 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1960 Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 $3.6 million heroin seizure in New York City
1958 Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan forms
1957 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
1956 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
1956 Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union
1956 Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
1955 WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (NBC) begins
1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1954 Senator John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
1954 WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
1952 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta and takes middleweight title
1950 Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
1950 U.S.S.R. and China sign peace treaty

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