Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Paul McCartney's Wings Over the World Premieres

Paul McCartney's "Wings Over the World" airs on CBS-TV on March 16, 1979

Paul McCartney, Wings Over the World

Retro History for March 16 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Federal grand jury indicts North and Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
1988 North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
1988 U.S. sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
1986 Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1985 Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
1985 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
1984 Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
1984 South Africa and Mozambique sign non attack treaty
1983 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney
1978 Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
1978 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
1978 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
1978 U.S. Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 U.S. president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
1976 British premier Harold Wilson resigns
1975 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 9 performances
1975 U.S. Mariner 10 makes 3rd and final fly-by of Mercury
1974 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
1972 John and Yoko are served with deportation papers
1971 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, Texas (IND) suspends broadcasting
1970 New English Bible published
1970 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "1776" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 1217 performances
1969 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1969 Peter Stone and Sherman Edward's "1776," premieres in New York City
1969 Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155
1968 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
1968 Robert F. Kennedy announces presidential campaign
1966 Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
1966 Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Paul Hornung and Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
1962 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
1962 U.S. Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Iraq and U.S.S.R. sign economic/technical treaty
1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1957 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young and Loretta Young
1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1957 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating New York Rangers 14-1
1956 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1956 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1955 Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge
1955 President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
1953 AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St. Louis Browns to Baltimore
1952 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
1952 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1950 1st annual National Book Awards

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