Friday, March 18, 2011

The Clash Release White Riot

The Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot" on March 18, 1977.

The Clash, The Clash White Riot

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

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
1989 California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
1989 Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capitals record of 7 pts in a game
1989 Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
1987 Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica and Matthew)
1987 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Qld
1986 Treasury Department announces plans to alter paper money
1985 Capital Cities Communications Inc. acquires ABC
1985 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle
1984 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
1982 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
1981 Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
1980 Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "On the 20th Century" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 460 performances
1979 Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday Iran
1979 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1978 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario California
1978 Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
1977 Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot"
1977 U.S. restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea and Cambodia
1977 Vietnam hands over MIA to U.S.
1975 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1974 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1973 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 296 performances
1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1972 AIAW 1st basketball champs, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48
1972 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1972 Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston U)
1972 Memphis' Larry Miller sets ABA record of 67 pts in a game
1971 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
1970 Cambodia military coup under General Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
1970 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting
1970 Mail service paralyzed by 1st major postal strike
1970 NFL selects Wilson as official football and scoreboard as official time

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 7 performances
1968 Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
1968 WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Beatles' "Penny Lane," single goes #1
1967 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock and spills oil
1966 "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 3 performances
1966 General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
1966 Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 220 performances
1965 Rolling Stones fined 5 pounds each for public urination
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 minutes)
1963 "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 264 performances
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963 Supreme Court's Miranda Decision; defendants must have lawyers
1963 WGSF TV channel 28 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Algerian War ends after 7 years (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1962 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Supreme Soviet of U.S.S.R.
1961 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1958 Dodgers announces mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
1957 WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
1955 I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
1953 15th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas 69-68
1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
1953 Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
1953 KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
1952 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
1952 Communist offensive in Korea
1951 Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1950 "Touch and Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 176 performances
1950 CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship

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