Monday, April 18, 2011

Aretha Franklin becomes the artist with the longest gap between No. 1 US singles

Aretha Franklin becomes the artist with the longest gap between No. 1 US singles from Respect (June 1967) to I Knew You Were Waiting for Me (With George Michael) - nineteen years ten months on April 18. 1987

Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin 1987, George Michael

Retro History for April 18 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Zimbabwe gains independence
1988 17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30
1988 92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43
1988 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"
1987 Aretha Franklin becomes artist with the longest gap between No. 1 US singles from Respect (June 1967) to I Knew You Were Waiting for Me (With George Michael) - nineteen years ten months.
1987 An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
1987 Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
1987 Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run vs Robinson-Pirates
1987 Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
1987 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1986 Robert M. Gates, becomes deputy director of CIA
1986 Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB
1985 Flyers 3-Isles 0-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
1984 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984 Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
1983 12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43
1983 87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00
1983 Suicide bomber kills 63, at U.S. Embassy in Lebanon
1983 Alice Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple"
1983 KMO-AM in Tacoma Washington changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
1983 Pulitzer prize awarded to Alice Walker for "Color Purple"
1983 Rangers 3-Isles 1-Patrick Div Finals-Series tied at 2-2
1982 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
1982 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
1982 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
1982 Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare
1981 Pawtucket and Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game
1980 Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV
1979 Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent
1978 Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
1977 "Side by Side by Sondheim" opens at Music Box New York City for 390 performances
1977 6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:48:33
1977 81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46
1977 Alex Haley, author of "Roots," awarded Pulitzer Prize
1977 Eddie Murray hits his 1st home run
1977 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
1977 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Side by Side" premieres in New York City
1976 30th Tony Awards: Travesties and Chorus Line win
1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
1975 John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
1974 Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
1972 "Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 39 performances
1971 Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd inning vs. WI after 124 in 1st
1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
1968 178,000 employees of U.S. Bell Telephone System go on strike
1968 1st ABA basketball championship began
1968 Dutch Department of Amnesty International forms
1968 London Bridge is sold to U.S. oil company to be erected in Arizona
1968 Mart Crowley's "Boys in the Band," premieres in New York City
1968 Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII," premieres in London
1968 San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
1964 "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 3 performances
1964 "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 72 performances
1964 Artisans strike in Belgium ends
1964 Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches
1964 Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane"
1963 "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 8 performances
1963 Dr. James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
1963 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
1962 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
1958 Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia
1958 NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in Los Angeles
1956 Egypt and Israel agree to a cease fire
1956 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
1955 "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 176 performances
1955 1st "Walk"/"Don't Walk" lighted street signals installed
1955 1st Bandoeng Conference - Afro-Asian conference opens
1954 Colonel Nasser seizes power and becomes Prime Minister of Egypt
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1953 "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 542 performances
1951 "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 102 performances
1951 Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
1951 France, West Germany and Benelux form European Steel and Coal Community
1951 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle goes 1-for-4 in his 1st game
1950 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
1950 1st transatlantic jet passenger trip
1950 Polish Catholic church and government sign accord over relations
1950 Sam Jethroe is 1st black to play for Boston Braves
1950 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th

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