Bob Dylan makes his recording debut, playing harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's LP Midnight Special. He is paid $50. on April 25, 1961
Retro History for April 25 The 50s 60s 70s 80s
Retro History For The Decade 1980
1989 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
1989 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
1988 "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
1988 John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-211
1986 ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
1985 "Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 1005 performances
1985 Flyers 2-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
1985 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Cup game
1985 Roger Miller's musical "Big River," premieres in New York City
1985 West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
1984 Rock group Wings disbands
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 "Nightline" expands from 1/2 hour to a full hour
1983 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 Portugal's Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election
1983 Yuri Andropov invites U.S. schoolgirl Samantha Smith to U.S.S.R.
1982 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 Yankees fire manager Bob Lemon and replaces him with Gene Michael
1981 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
1981 Mariners manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Seattle's grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
1980 A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umps from attacking a fan
1980 Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran
1980 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Wayne Webb
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
Retro History For The Decade 1970
1979 "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premieres
1979 Peace treaty between Israel and Egypt goes into effect
1978 Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
1978 Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more
1977 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1976 Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
1976 India all out for 97 vs. West Indies
1976 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1976 Portugal adopts constitution
1976 Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues U.S. flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire
1975 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
1975 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election
1975 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1975 West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden
1974 Chancellor Willy Brandt sect Gunther Guillaume found to be a spy
1974 Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
1974 Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
1974 NFL moves goal posts and adopts sudden-death playoff
1973 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12
1971 About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington
1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1971 U.S. canal rights in Nicaragua and rights to Corn Islands expire
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 "Park" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 5 performances
1970 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
1970 Melanie releases "Lay Down"
Retro History For The Decade 1960
1969 BBC Radio serial "Dales" 5,400th and last episode
1969 Last radio broadcast of "Mrs Dale's Diary" on BBS
1968 "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 512 performances
1967 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
1967 Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders," premieres in New York City
1966 Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse Belgium
1965 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
1964 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
1962 Cleveland sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on
1962 Lion and Tiger Veldt at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
1962 U.S. Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon
1962 U.S. resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
1962 June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
1961 Bob Dylan makes his recording debut, playing harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's LP Midnight Special. He is paid $50.
1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 27 performances
1961 France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
1961 Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
1961 Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
1961 Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
1960 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed by Triton
Retro History For The Decade 1950
1959 St. Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
1957 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
1957 Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
1957 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1
1956 Noel Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble," premieres in London
1954 Bell labs announces 1st solar battery
1954 British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
1954 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher
1954 WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
1952 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
1952 German "Country" Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
1950 Ambon (proclaims RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan)
1950 Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
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