Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Clash Rude Boy Film Premieres

The Clash star in the film Rude Boy, premieres in London on March 15, 1980

The Clash, The Clash Rude Boy

Retro History for March 15 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
1989 Department of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position
1989 New York Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform
1988 Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop
1988 NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK
1988 NFL's St. Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
1987 "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 761 performances
1987 "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 368 performances
1987 13th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby
1987 Last day in Test cricket for Larry Gomes and Joel Garner
1987 New Zealand beat WI by 5 wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test Cricket
1987 U.S. Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay
1986 Funeral services held for Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme
1985 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 10th People's Choice Awards: Brooke Shields
1984 Tanzania adopts constitution
1983 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
1982 Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
1982 KGB-AM in San Diego, California changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)
1982 Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days
1981 "Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater New York City
1981 Suriname failed coup under Sergeant-Major Wilfred Hawker
1980 Rude Boy film, starring the Clash, premieres in London.

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Apparat releases Newdos + 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80
1979 Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick
1979 Sarfraz takes 9-86 at MCG as Australia lose 7-5 to lose the Test
1978 Operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon
1978 A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players and $390,000
1978 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977 "Eight is Enough" premiers on ABC-TV
1977 U.S. House of Representatives begin 90 day test of televising its sessions
1976 Failed coup in Niger
1975 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
1974 Brazilian president Garastazu Medici resigns
1972 Danish airliner hit mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112
1972 NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle
1971 CBS TV announces it is dropping "Ed Sullivan Show"
1971 Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet
1970 "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 689 performances
1970 Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
1970 Gary Geld and Peter Udell's "Purlie," premieres in New York City

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns
1969 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute
1968 Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27' 2.75")
1968 British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns
1968 LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
1968 U.S. Mint stops buying and selling gold
1968 Uprising in South Yemen
1968 Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept," but wouldn't prohibit rock and roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
1967 AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum
1967 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
1967 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, Tennessee (PBS) 1st broadcast
1966 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra and Striesand
1966 Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
1965 Lyndon Baines Johnson asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote
1965 T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in New York City
1965 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Lyndon Baines Johnson asks for a War on Poverty
1964 Liz Taylor's 5th marriage (Richard Burton)
1964 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1963 WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 "No Strings" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 580 performances
1962 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
1962 Donald Jackson of Canada, is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
1962 KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings," premieres in New York City
1962 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
1961 South Africa withdraws from British Commonwealth
1960 Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established, 1st underwater park
1960 National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1959 Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway
1959 Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s
1959 WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 "Body Beautiful" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 60 performances
1958 KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, Montana (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati scores a NCAA midwest region-record 56 pts
1958 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma and is permanently disabled
1958 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 Britain becomes the 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb
1956 "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 2,715 performances
1956 Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champ
1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses
1955 U.S. Air Force unveils self-guided missile
1955 WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar
1954 WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1953 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1
1952 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 276 performances
1952 Greatest 24-hour rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
1951 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
1950 "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 269 performances
1950 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul," premieres in New York City
1950 New York City hires Dr. Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"

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