Thursday, February 17, 2011

Retro History for February 17 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 17, 1958 Comic strip "BC" 1st appears

BC Comics

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"
1989 Former baseball player and manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
1989 Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya form common market
1989 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1989 Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen
1988 Lebanese terrorists kidnap United Nations truce observer Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins
1988 U.S. Lt. Col Wm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists and later killed
1987 Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)
1987 Michelle Renee Royer, 21, Texas, crowned 36th Miss USA
1986 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
1986 Howard Stern radio show returns to New York City morning radio on WXRK 92.3 FM
1986 Johnson and Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
1986 Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
1985 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents
1985 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia vs. England
1985 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)
1985 Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
1985 Laffit Pincay, Jr. is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita
1983 Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot
1983 Netherlands adopts constitution
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, vs. England
1981 Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in U.S. history
1980 Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 MPH/285.8 kph)
1980 Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 China invades Vietnam
1979 Eric Heiden equals skating world record 1000m (1:14.99)
1976 "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 7 performances
1976 Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
1976 New Zealand scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, vs. India
1976 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 vs. India, his 1st match-winning spell
1974 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
1973 Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut vs. Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
1972 British Parliament votes to join European Common Market
1972 President Nixon leaves Washington D.C. for China
1971 England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
1970 Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife and daughter
1970 Joni Mitchell's final concert at Royal Albert Hall
1970 Robert Marasco's "Child's Play," premieres in New York City

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album (never released)
1969 Golda Meir sworn in as Israel's 1st female prime minister
1968 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Massachusetts, opens
1967 Beatles release "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields"
1967 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
1966 French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
1965 U.S. Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
1965 U.S. - Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
1964 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
1964 U.S. House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights
1964 U.S. Supreme Court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry vs. Sanders)
1964 WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon 2:15:15.8
1962 Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"
1962 Storm in Hamburg, kills 265
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St. Louis

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg
1958 Comic strip "BC" 1st appears
1958 WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Fire in Warreton Mo, kills 72
1957 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1957 Suez Canal reopens
1956 Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
1956 Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz and Oppelt of AUT
1956 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA
1956 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA
1955 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
1955 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe and Bowden of CAN
1955 KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright U.S.
1955 Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257
1953 Baseball star/pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea
1953 DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
1950 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center, New York

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