Sunday, March 6, 2011

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti wins Gold

Led Zeppelin win gold record for Physical Graffiti on March 6, 1975.

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Retro History for March 6 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Yankees beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
1988 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000
1988 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1988 Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
1988 Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
1987 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
1987 Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die
1986 Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor," premieres in London
1986 U.S.S.R.'s Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km
1985 Enos Slaughter and Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1985 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
1985 Mexican authorities find body of U.S. drug agent Enrique C. Salaazar
1985 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "King and I"
1983 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 505 performances
1983 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1983 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
1983 U.S. Football League begins its 1st season
1982 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
1982 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
1981 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
1981 Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of CBS Evening News
1981 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
1980 Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
1980 Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th New York City
1980 French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1976 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
1976 Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (URS)
1976 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB)
1976 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
1975 Led Zeppelin win gold record for Physical Graffiti
1974 "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 341 performances
1974 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
1974 Ian and Greg Chappell score cricket
1973 In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 home runs and knocks in 7 RBIs)
1972 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
1972 Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes
1971 Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, vs. West Indies at Port-of-Spain
1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1967 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
1967 Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
1967 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
1967 WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
1965 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St. New York City after 1415 performances
1965 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
1965 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for New Zealand vs. India in 1st Test Cricket innings
1964 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
1964 Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
1964 Liz Taylor's 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)
1964 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
1962 St. Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 U.S. promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
1961 1st London minicabs introduced
1961 Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12 year government jubilee
1961 Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
1960 President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr
1959 Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
1957 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from U.K.
1955 Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"
1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 Malenkov becomes chairman of the U.S.S.R.
1951 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months

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