Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Retro History for February 8 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 8, 1974 "Good Times," debuts on CBS TV

Good Times, Jimmy Walker,1974 tv

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
1989 Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
1989 U.S. Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die
1988 NASA launches DOD-2
1987 37th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 154-149 (OT) at Seattle
1987 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1986 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
1986 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
1985 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica vs. Barbados
1985 Bruce Morris, Marshall University, makes a 92' 5" basketball shot
1985 Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
1985 Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea
1984 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984 1st time 8 people in space
1984 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
1984 Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7
1983 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at New York Islander
1983 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
1983 Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
1983 Tina Howe's "Painting Churches," premieres in New York City
1983 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
1983 Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
1982 Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
1981 "5 O'Clock Girl" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 12 performances
1981 "Brigadoon" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 133 performances
1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1981 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak
1981 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes Prime Minister of Kuwait
1977 Earthquake in San Francisco, at 5.0, strongest since 1966
1976 Hua Guofeng becomes premier of China PR
1976 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic
1976 Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)
1975 1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea
1975 Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
1974 "Good Times," debuts on CBS TV
1974 Ringo releases "You're 16"
1974 Skylab 4's astronauts land
1974 Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run
1973 Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches," premieres in New York City
1973 Mushtaq and Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket vs. New Zealand
1973 Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
1972 Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard selected to Hall of Fame
1971 Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
1971 South Vietnamese troops invade Laos

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
1969 Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
1968 Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in South Carolina State (Orangeburg)
1967 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
1967 Peter (Asher) and Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach, New Jersey, kills 84
1965 Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"
1964 Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun," premieres in London
1964 Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
1963 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
1963 AFL's Dallas Texans become Kansas City Chiefs
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 Edgar Whitehead succeeds Garfield Todd as premier of South Rhodesia
1958 French planes bomb Sakiet Tunisia, 75 die
1958 KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 San Francisco Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall
1956 Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die
1955 Malenkov resigns as U.S.S.R. premier, Bulganin replaces him
1953 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1953 WLVirginia (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, Virginia (ABC) begins
1952 "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day," debuts on NBC TV

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