Saturday, April 9, 2011

Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their first concert

Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their first concert at the Speakeasy, London on April 9, 1969

Emerson Lake and Palmer, ELP, ELP 1969

Retro History for April 9 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 53rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283
1989 Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
1989 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1989 Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in New York's 4-3 loss to Clev
1989 Scott Hoch chokes on 18 inch putt and loses Masters golf tournament
1989 Washington D.C. march supporting 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
1988 Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
1988 U.S. imposes economic sanctions on Panama
1987 For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
1986 "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
1985 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
1984 56th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment," R Duvall and S Maclaine win
1983 6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
1983 Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot
1982 Los Angeles Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
1981 U.S. submarine George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
1980 Belgium's Marten's government resigns
1980 Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles
1980 Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 51st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter," Jon Voight and Jane Fonda win
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match of 101 hours, begins
1978 42nd Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277
1978 Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, and 13-5 (each with a grand slam)
1978 David Thompson scores ties 3rd highest total in the NBA - 73
1978 Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points and San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)
1977 Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
1976 U.S. and Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
1974 Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies and gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
1973 37th Golf Masters Championship: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
1973 Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
1973 Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
1972 "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 506 performances
1972 36th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
1972 Glenn Turner (259) and Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand vs. WI
1972 U.S.S.R. and Iraq sign friendship treaty
1971 Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
1970 Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their first concert at the Speakeasy, London
1969 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
1969 Chicago Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
1968 East Germany adopts constitution
1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., buried in Atlanta
1968 Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
1968 Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
1967 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth New York City after 105 performances
1967 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
1967 31st Golf Masters Championship: Gay Brewer, Jr. wins, shooting a 280
1967 Shortwave broadcaster Radio New York Worldwide's transmitter burns down
1966 Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
1966 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
1965 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in U.K.
1965 India and Pakistan engage in border fight
1965 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun
1963 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary U.S. citizen, posthumously
1962 26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280
1962 34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story," Sophia Loren and Max Schell win
1962 John F. Kennedy throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
1960 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St. Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1960 South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Baltimore Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Washington Senators)
1959 Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot
1959 NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
1959 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minnesota Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
1957 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy," premieres in Washington D.C.
1957 Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
1955 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue
1953 Jomo Kenyatta sentenced to 7 years in Kenya
1952 Popular uprising in Bolivia
1950 14th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
1950 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party and South Pacific win
1950 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

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