Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Deep Purple play their first live show

Deep Purple play their first live show in Jastrup in Denmark on April 20, 1968

Deep Purple, Deep Purple 1968

Retro History for April 20 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Baltimore Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21)
1988 New Jersey Devils 1st playoff hat trick-Eric Broten
1988 U.S. accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians
1988 Yankees home run 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke)
1987 16th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:21
1987 91st Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:11:50
1987 Sri Lanka: Tamils shoot 122 Singalezen dead
1987 U.S. deports Karl Linnas, charged with nazi war crimes, to U.S.S.R.
1986 "Jerry's Girls" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 139 performances
1986 Michael Johnson sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game
1986 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
1985 Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12)
1985 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mark Williams
1985 Karyn Marshall of New York City lifted 303 lbs in a clean and jerk lift
1984 Russian offensive in Panshirvallei, Afghanistan
1983 President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security
1983 Rangers 2-Isles 7-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 3-2 lead
1983 Soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock
1982 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
1981 10th Boston Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe of New Zealand in 2:26:46
1981 85th Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:09:26
1981 Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs
1981 Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession
1980 Cubans begin to arrive in U.S. from Mariel boatlift

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1977 Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on New Hampshire licenses
1977 Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres
1976 George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python
1975 29th Tony Awards: Equus and Wiz win
1975 4th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
1975 Penguins 1-Isles 3-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-1 lead
1974 Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run"
1973 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes 1st commercial satellite in orbit
1972 Apollo 16's Young and Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
1972 Kallicharran scores his 2nd Test century in his 2nd Test Cricket
1971 Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"
1971 U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
1970 74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30
1970 Bruno Kreisky becomes 1st socialist chancellor of Austria
1970 Ron Hill's 2:10:30 at Boston, sets new U.S. marathon record

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope and 1776 win
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1968 Deep Purple play their first live show in Jastrup in Denmark
1968 Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM
1968 South Africa Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed
1967 French author Regis Debray caught in Bolivia
1967 New York Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1
1967 U.S. planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting
1965 People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid
1964 68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
1964 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools
1963 "Sophie" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 8 performances
1963 All Africa Conferences of Churches opens in Kampala Uganda
1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
1962 New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
1962 OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers
1961 American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight
1960 "From A to Z" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 21 performances

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42
1958 Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1958 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
1958 Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
1957 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Connecticut in 2:20:05
1957 Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
1955 "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 92 performances
1954 "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 125 performances
1953 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51
1951 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1951 Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
1950 Baltimore's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League

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