Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Casino Royale Premieres

Casino Royale starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres on April 19, 1966

Casino Royale, Casino Royale 1966, Peter Sellers, David Niven

Retro History for April 19 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
1989 Kevin Elster (New York Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73
1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
1987 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand )
1987 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 and record 12th straight AL win
1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
1987 Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed record, 124.9 mph
1987 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
1987 Los Angeles Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
1987 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
1987 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth
1985 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in Nature magazine
1983 France performs nuclear test
1982 11th Boston Women's Marathon won by Charlotte Teske of Germany in 2:29:33
1982 86th Boston Marathon won by Alberto Salazar of Oreg in 2:08:51
1982 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut
1982 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
1982 Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut
1982 U.S.S.R. Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
1981 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
1981 Oakland A's runs record to 11-0
1981 William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos," premieres in New York City
1981 Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox play to 2-2 tie in 32 innings, game suspended at 4:07 AM (Pawtucket later wins in 33rd)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yankees Goose Gossage and Cliff
1979 Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
1978 Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel
1976 5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wis in 2:47:10
1976 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Wash, DC in 2:20:19
1975 India launches 1st satellite with help of U.S.S.R.
1974 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park home run against New York Yankees
1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow"
1973 Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1972 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse New York City for 1,065 performances
1972 Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1972 Hungary revises constitution
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 75th Boston Marathon won by Alvaro Mejia of Colombia in 2:18:45
1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic (National Day)
1971 U.S.S.R. Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
1970 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 25 performances
1970 24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy and Applause win
1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Connecticut in 2:22:17
1968 Belgian construction workers strike
1968 NL owners approve expansion for 2 new teams
1967 "Casino Royale" premieres
1967 71st Boston Marathon won by Dave McKenzie of New Zealand in 2:15:45
1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years
1967 U.S. Surveyor III lands on Moon
1967 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4 years
1966 In 1st regular season game at Anaheim Stadium, Angels lose 3-1 to Chic
1966 70th Boston Marathon won by Kenji Kimihara of Japan in 2:17:11
1966 Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
1965 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in New York City) begins operating
1965 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
1965 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
1965 At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
1964 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
1964 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma," premieres in West-Berlin
1963 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 43 performances
1963 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
1962 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
1961 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39
1960 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
1960 Baseball uniforms begin displaying player's names on their backs
1960 Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1959 Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
1958 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
1956 1st ML baseball game in New Jersey, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
1956 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
1956 U.S. actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III
1955 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
1954 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
1954 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
1951 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 267 performances
1951 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
1951 General Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
1950 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39

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