Friday, March 11, 2011

Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record

Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for 'Dock of the Bay' on March 11, 1968.

Otis Redding, Dock Of The Bay

Retro History for March 11 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
1987 Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
1986 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
1986 12th People's Choice Awards
1986 187.27 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
1986 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
1986 NFL adopts instant replay rule
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1984 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1983 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill and Dean (GRB)
1983 Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova and Vasiliev (URS)
1983 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
1983 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
1981 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
1981 Johnny Mize and Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs. Pak cricket draw

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1979 Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minutes NHL hockey game
1978 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1978 USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington D.C.
1975 Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
1974 Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1972 "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 97 performances
1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
1968 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 12nd string quartet
1968 Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for 'Dock of the Bay'
1967 Pink Floyd releases their 1st song, 'Arnold Layne'
1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out
1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1961 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks and Maple Leafs (20 each)
1960 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
1959 Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit"
1958 Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1958 Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1954 U.S. Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1953 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1953 American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches

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