Saturday, April 23, 2011

Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut

Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut at the New Frontier Hotel. The two-week run is cancelled after seven days because of poor reception. It is thirteen years before Elvis plays there again on April 23, 1956

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Retro History for April 23 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
1989 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
1989 Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
1988 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
1988 Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hours or less
1988 Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
1987 28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct
1987 New Jersey Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY
1986 Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
1986 Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)
1985 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
1985 Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
1985 Flyers 5-Isles 3-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead
1985 New Coke debuts
1984 AIDS-virus identified, acquired immune deficiency syndrome
1983 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* vs. Sri Lanka
1980 Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
1978 Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 cons errorless games at 2nd
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 ADO The Hague soccer team forms
1977 Dr. Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
1977 Miltitary workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
1977 Czechoslovakian chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously and only loses 10
1975 Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land," premieres in London
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1972 26th Tony Awards: Sticks and Bones and 2 Gentlemen of Verona win
1972 Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
1972 Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic
1971 Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
1971 Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
1969 Los Angeles Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
1969 Over 1000 mi flooded on Shantung Province China
1969 Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
1968 "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 7 performances
1968 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 and 10 pence)
1968 United Methodist Church forms
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1967 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
1965 Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
1964 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr. Charlie," premieres in New York City
1964 New York State Theater opens
1964 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
1963 "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 302 performances
1963 Jerry Bock and S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me," premieres in New York City
1962 1st U.S. satellite to reach the moon launched
1962 New York Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
1962 Ranger 4, 1st U.S. satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
1961 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 216 performances
1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1960 1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite"

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 472 performances
1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th home run and Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
1956 Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut at the New Frontier Hotel. The two-week run is cancelled after seven days because of poor reception. It is thirteen years before Elvis plays there again.
1956 U.S. Supreme Court ends race segregation on buses
1955 "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 583 performances
1955 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open
1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1953 General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
1953 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, Arizona (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, Alabama (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Bob Cain of Browns and Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
1952 New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game and hits his only home run
1952 Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1950 4th NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2
1950 Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
1950 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3

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