Thursday, March 31, 2011

Doobie Brothers split up

The Doobie Brothers split up on March 31, 1982.

Doobie Brothers

Retro History for March 31 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle
1988 Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium
1988 New York Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night
1988 Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved"
1987 49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73
1986 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
1986 48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69
1986 English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead
1985 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000
1985 4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Georgia 70-65
1985 El Salvador's President Duartes Christian-Democrats win election
1985 Wrestlemania I at MSG NY, Hogan and Mr. T beat Piper and Orndorf
1984 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
1983 Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother," premieres in New York City
1982 Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
1982 Rock group Doobie Brothers split up
1981 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins
1981 53rd Academy Awards - "Ordinary People," R De Niro and Sissy Spacek win
1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 Red Rum wins 3rd consecutive Grand National and retires
1978 U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
1978 Wings release "London Town" album
1977 Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box," premieres in New York City
1976 Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth
1976 New Jersey Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator
1975 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55
1975 John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs
1973 Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs. Islanders, on 60 shots
1973 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision
1972 Official Beatles Fan Club, closes down
1971 South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billion
1971 William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre
1970 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 George Harrison and Patti Boyd are fined 250 pounds each for illegal drugs
1968 Lyndon Baines Johnson announces he will not seek re-election
1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open
1968 Seattle's AL club is named Pilots
1967 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
1966 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in New York City
1966 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1966 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter
1965 U.S. ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
1964 President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military
1963 Los Angeles ends streetcar service after 90 years
1961 Aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of Ethiopia
1960 Gore Vidal's "Best Man," premieres in New York City

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Dalai Lama fled China and was granted political asylum in India
1958 U.S. Navy forms atomic sub division
1958 U.S.S.R. suspends nuclear weapons tests, and urges U.S. and Britain to do same
1955 Collie Smith scores 104 on cricket debut WI vs. Australia, Kingston
1955 U.S. Assay Office in Seattle, Washington closes Chase National (3rd largest bank) and Bank of the Manhattan Company (15th largest bank) merge to form Chase Manhattan
1954 U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, established
1954 U.S.S.R. offers to join NATO
1953 Department of Health, Education and Welfare established
1953 U.N. Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjold secretary-general
1951 U.S. tanks exceed 38 degrees of latitude in Korea

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