Friday, February 18, 2011

Retro History for February 18 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 5, 1968 David Gilmour joins the rock group Pink Floyd

David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, 1968

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am
1989 Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women
1988 Anthony M. Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1986 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals against Phoenix
1984 Revised concordat between Italy and Vatican signed
1983 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
1980 Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983
1980 Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 -52 degrees F (-47 degrees C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1979 Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-202
1979 President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
1979 Snow falls in Sahara Desert
1978 1st Iron Man Triathlon held, Kona, Hawaii
1977 George Harrison releases "True Love"
1977 Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight
1977 Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft and Joel Garner vs. Pakistan Bridgetown
1975 2nd American Music Awards
1975 Italy broadens abortion law
1974 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
1974 U.S. ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
1973 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
1973 Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3000m indoor record 7:39.2
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic
1972 California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
1972 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1972 John and Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
1970 Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
1970 U.S. president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
1969 PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
1968 10,000 demonstrators against U.S. in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
1968 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
1968 British adopts year-round daylight savings time
1968 David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
1967 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
1967 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
1965 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 72 performances
1965 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, British Columbia
1965 Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
1965 Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1964 Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in New York City
1964 Papandreou Government takes power in Greece
1962 France and Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
1962 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
1960 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, California
1960 Walter O'Malley, Los Angeles Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1955 Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey and Iraq a defense alliance
1953 "Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
1953 "Maggie" opens at National Theater New York City for 5 performances
1953 KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film-"Bwana Devil" (New York City)
1952 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca wins
1951 3 City College of New York basketball players admit to accepting bribes
1951 Nep l becomes a constitutional monarchy
1951 Netherlands Radio School forms
1950 "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 35 performances

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