Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beatles and Rolling Stones meet for the first time

Beatles and Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Rolling Stones performance at Crawdaddy Club. 'We got all nervous', says Bill Wyman, 'but then we had a chat with them afterwards and stayed up all night rapping and became really good mates on April 21, 1963.

Beatles, Rolling Stones, 1963

Retro History for April 21 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 George W. Bush and Edward W. Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
1989 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1988 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
1988 Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
1987 Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
1987 Dow Jones Avg soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
1987 Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season
1987 Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
1987 Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
1986 15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55
1986 90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51
1986 Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV and finds nothing
1985 Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
1985 Flyers 5-Isles 2-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1985 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1984 After 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"
1984 Centers for Disease Control says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
1984 Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
1984 Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game
1983 Soyuz T-8 is launched
1983 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom
1982 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
1982 Dr. Michael E. Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
1982 Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses U.S. Congress
1981 U.S. furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1980 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11
1980 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan
1980 9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Canada in 2:34:28, Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Carmelina" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 17 performances
1977 "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 2377 performances
1977 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
1977 Broadway play "Annie" opens, 1st of 2,377 performances
1977 C Strouse and M Charnins musical "Annie," premieres in New York City
1977 Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh
1976 Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24
1975 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55
1975 Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
1975 Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
1974 28th Tony Awards: River Niger and Raisin win
1974 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
1972 John Young and Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
1972 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
1971 Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
1970 Reds clout 7 home runs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 home runs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
1968 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz and Guilderstern and Hallelujah Baby! win
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
1967 EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in Netherlands
1967 Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to U.S.
1967 Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
1967 Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in New York City
1966 Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
1965 New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd and final season
1964 Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 home runs, Pirates win 8-5
1963 Beatles and Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Rolling Stones performance at Crawdaddy Club. 'We got all nervous', says Bill Wyman, 'but then we had a chat with them afterwards and stayed up all night rapping and became really good mates.
1963 Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
1963 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
1962 Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
1961 Dirk U. Suffocated chosen as Secretary-General of NATO
1961 French army revolts in Algeria
1961 USAF Major Robert M. White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1960 Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
1959 Alf Dean using a rod and reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
1957 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1957 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
1955 J Lawrence and R E Lee's "Inherit the Wind," premieres in New York City
1955 Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die
1954 Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of U.S.S.R.
1954 USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
1951 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
1951 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1

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