David Bowie delayed for several hours when his special train is stopped on the Russian-Polish border. Customs confiscate Nazi books, memorabilia, etc. Bowie states Britain would benefit from a fascist leader and says he would eventually like the job himself. April 27, 1976.
Retro History for April 27 The 50s 60s 70s 80s
Retro History For The Decade 1980
1989 "Starmites" opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater New York City for 60 performances
1989 Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
1989 Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500
1989 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
1987 U.S. Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering U.S., due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II
1986 "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 368 performances
1986 Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupts HBO
1986 Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1984 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
1984 Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana
1983 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
1982 Nordiques 1-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1982 Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. attempted assassin of Reagan, begins
1981 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
1981 Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
Retro History For The Decade 1970
1979 George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"
1978 14th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 4-3 in 11
1978 Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
1977 Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa
1977 HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
1976 David Bowie delayed for several hours when his special train is stopped on the Russian-Polish border. Customs confiscate Nazi books, memorabilia, etc. Bowie states Britain would benefit from a fascist leader and says he would eventually like the job himself.
1976 "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater New York City for 16 performances
1976 Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
1973 Kansas City Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
1972 Apollo 16 returns to Earth
1972 New York City Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
1971 Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games and departs for Denmark
Retro History For The Decade 1960
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin New York City after 28 performances
1968 Baltimore Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0
1968 Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands
1967 Expo '67 opens in Montreal
1967 Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated boxing champ
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd cello concert
1965 "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 7 performances
1965 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
1964 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in U.S.
1963 "Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname
1963 Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow
1962 Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything," premieres in London
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1961 NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
1961 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
1961 Sierra Leone declares independence from U.K.
1960 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched, the Tullibee
1960 South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns
1960 Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French Admiral
Retro History For The Decade 1950
1959 "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
1959 Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China PR
1956 Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election
1956 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
1953 1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP
1953 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"
1952 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 15 performances
1951 Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia
1950 "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 245 performances
1950 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
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