Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Retro History for February 16 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 16, 1982 Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

Lee Majors, Farrah Facett

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and North Yemen form common market
1989 Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
1989 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract
1989 Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract
1989 William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia
1988 1st documented combat action by U.S. military advisors in El Salvador
1987 John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins
1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 24 performances
1986 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
1986 Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
1986 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)
1986 Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian president
1985 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
1985 Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
1985 New Jersey Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
1984 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
1984 New Jersey Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
1982 Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta
1982 Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
1982 Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
1980 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
1980 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 George Harrison releases "Blow Away"
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward and Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1975 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating Kansas City Scouts 3-0
1973 WI vs. Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers
1972 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)
1972 German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
1972 Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI vs. New Zealand Kingston, 214 and 100
1972 Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns
1970 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 Country's 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
1968 Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
1968 Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon and wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
1966 Bob Cowper makes 307 vs. England at the MCG, 727 minutes, 20 fours
1966 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK
1966 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1965 "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 313 performances
1965 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
1964 "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 72 performances
1964 Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1963 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of U.S.)
1963 Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
1963 C and A Building in Amsterdam burns down
1962 Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony, premieres
1962 U.S. Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win
1961 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va
1961 China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor
1961 U.S. satellite Explorer 9 is launched
1960 U.S. nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Fidel Castro named himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista
1959 Leonard Spigelgass' "Majority of One," premieres in New York City
1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1956 Britain abolishes death penalty
1954 WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33
1952 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
1951 New York City passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
1951 SF City Hall dome fire
1950 Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
1950 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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