Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Retro History for February 9 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

On February 9, 1989 the "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS

Pat Sajak Show, CBS

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
1989 Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1988 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson," premieres in Boston
1988 English earl of St. Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
1988 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
1987 Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
1987 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
1987 Sir Rudolph Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
1986 New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1985 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
1984 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
1984 EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
1984 John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"
1983 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
1982 5.9 earthquake in New England and Canada; 1st since 1855
1982 Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
1981 Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal
1980 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
1979 High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
1979 Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) Pennsylvania law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
1977 "Porgy and Bess" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 122 performances
1977 Superbowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
1976 Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
1976 CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts
1976 Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK
1975 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
1975 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
1973 Luna 21 launched, to Moon
1972 Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
1972 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1972 Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
1971 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic New York City after 19 perf
1970 Constitution of Singapore enacted

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight from Bristol England
1968 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
1968 Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon
1967 Georgia legislature seats Rep. Julian Bond
1967 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
1966 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
1965 "Beatles' '65" album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1964 Anti-U.S. rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
1963 Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
1962 Mister M (Dr. X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St. Paul territory
1960 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
1959 Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
1959 Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1958 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
1957 British premier Anthony Eden resigns
1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
1957 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
1957 Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
1957 Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
1956 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
1956 Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan
1954 -87 degrees F (-66 degrees C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
1954 Bert Olmstead, Mont Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan and Leonie Adams
1953 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
1953 Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
1952 Belgian Pholien government resigns
1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
1951 Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds

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