Thursday, April 7, 2011

Columbia Records Releases 45 rpm records

Columbia Records announce that all future pop releases will be on 45 rpm on April 7, 1956.

Columbia Records, 45 rpm

Retro History for April 7 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths
1989 New York Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from San Diego Yacht Club for using a catamaran against New Zealand. Appeals court eventually overrules
1988 Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1
1988 Gerrit John Heijns murderer, arrested
1988 Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 National Museum of Female Physician opens in Washington D.C.
1987 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
1986 Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy
1985 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
1985 1st live telecast of Easter Parade
1985 New Jersey General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards
1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
1983 Caps 4-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-series tied 1-1
1983 Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
1983 STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
1983 WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event
1982 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
1982 Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1981 Belgium Eyskens government forms
1981 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0
1979 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers
1978 Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in New York City
1978 President Carter defers production of neutron bomb
1978 U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976
1977 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
1977 Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
1976 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping
1974 Herb Gardner's "Thieves," premieres in New York City
1973 Cleveland sets day-game and opening-game attendance records of 74,420
1973 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 vs. WI Georgetown
1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
1971 President Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
1971 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
1970 "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in New York City
1970 42nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy," John Wayne and Maggie Smith win
1970 Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
1969 Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
1969 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yankees 8-4
1967 Israeli/Syrian border fights
1967 Tom Donahue, San Francisco dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
1966 U.S. recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor
1965 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man New Zealand vs. Pakistan
1963 27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
1963 Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
1963 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
1962 Umrigar slams 172* vs. WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
1962 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
1959 Radar 1st bounced off Sun from Stanford, California
1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
1957 21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
1956 Columbia Records announce that all future pop releases will be on 45 rpm
1956 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft. Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
1956 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
1954 German government refuses to recognize DDR
1954 President Eisenhower fears "domino-effect" in Indo-China
1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, Georgia (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight
1953 Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden elected 2nd United Nations general-secretary
1951 15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
1951 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
1951 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

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