Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Retro History for February 15 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

February 15, 1967 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted

Anti-bootlegging Law, 1967

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
1989 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
1987 Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92)
1987 Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater
1986 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date - Philadelphia at Detroit
1986 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
1985 STS-51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23
1984 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
1982 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
1982 Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
1981 Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1981 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, New York
1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
1980 Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins
1979 Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hours 40 minutes
1979 Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show
1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 England all out 64 for 1st loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott captain)
1978 Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Florida
1978 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 Zaire revises constitution
1977 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
1976 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1973 Friendsville Academy (Tennessee) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
1973 U.S.S.R. launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
1972 Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager
1972 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos
1972 President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
1971 After 1,200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal
1970 Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
1970 Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1970 Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
1970 KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Nationalists disrupt United Nations session on Congo

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
1968 WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted
1967 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber
1967 Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23)
1966 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
1965 John Lennon passes his driving test
1964 Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 11 weeks
1964 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
1963 1st U.S. female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
1963 Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Australia beat WI 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
1961 Entire U.S. figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Antonio Segni forms Italian government
1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Tournament
1958 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
1958 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN
1958 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA
1958 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA
1958 Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra
1957 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
1956 Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland
1956 Pirates and Kansas City A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
1955 1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced
1954 1st bevatron in operation-Berkeley, California
1954 WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," premieres in New York City
1950 WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released

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