On February 5, 1971 The Harlem Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak.
Retro History For The Decade 1980
1989 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
1987 Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey
1985 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
1985 Discovery moves to launch pad for STS-51-C mission
1984 Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
1984 Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
1982 Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
1981 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes
1981 British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women
Retro History For The Decade 1970
1977 Kenya president Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
1976 MacNeil-Lehrer Report premieres on PBS
1976 Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
1976 Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
1975 "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1672 performances
1975 Charlie Smalls' "Wiz," premieres in New York City
1975 Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
1975 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks
1974 Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
1973 Mali and Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
1973 Netherlands recognizes East Germany
1972 Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
1972 NASA announces development of space shuttle
1972 New York City transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
1972 President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle
1972 West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
1971 1st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
1971 Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
1971 U.S. heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found
1970 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
1970 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC
Retro History For The Decade 1960
1969 "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 82 performances
1969 Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman and Karl Shapiro
1969 Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
1969 U.S.S.R. Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
1968 Dr. Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
1968 Dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia
1967 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, California (IND) begins
1964 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan and Israel
1964 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
1963 "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 873 performances
1963 "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 719 performances
1963 San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
1962 Tony Sheridan and Beatles produce "My Bonnie" and "The Saints"
1961 U.S. breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1960 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating
Retro History For The Decade 1950
1959 "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV
1959 Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to New York Giants
1957 Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
1956 Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1955 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
1953 Passenger ships Willem Ruys and Orange collide in the Red Sea
1953 Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot," premieres in Paris
1952 Flying Enterprise sinks
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
1950 Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding," premieres in New York City
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