Monday, April 4, 2011

Jerry Garcia's Ashes Scattered In India

Jerry Garcia's widow, Deborah, and guitarist Bob Weir scatter part of Jerry's ashes in the Ganges River in India on April 4, 1996

Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Grateful Dead

Retro History for April 4 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle
1989 New York Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yankees beat Twins on opening day 4-2
1988 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79
1988 Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds vs. Cards)
1988 Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV
1988 Mets set Opening Day record with 6 home runs
1987 Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
1986 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
1985 Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
1984 Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London
1984 Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary
1983 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston 54-52
1983 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched
1982 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
1981 Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1976 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin
1976 Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
1975 Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
1975 USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155
1974 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
1972 1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating
1971 "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 524 performances
1971 Marine clay under houses liquefies, 31 die (St-Jean-Vianney Quebec)
1970 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Denton Cooley implanted 1st temporary artificial heart
1968 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 28 performances
1968 Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned
1967 Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station
1967 Dutch De Young government forms
1967 Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station
1966 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational
1964 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 9 performances
1964 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
1960 32nd Academy Awards - "Ben-Hur," Charlton Heston and Simone Signoret win
1960 Oscar awarded to Netherlands director Bert Haanstra
1960 Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
1960 Senegal declares independence from France

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Federation of Mali, consisting of Senegal and French Sudan, dissolved 1960
1958 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston England)
1958 Eugene Ionesco's "Tueur sans Gages" premieres in Darmstadt
1957 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris
1956 Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden," premieres in London
1955 British government signs military treaty with Iraq
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
1953 KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan and Eva Peron in Buenos Aires
1950 Dirk Stikker becomes chairman of OES

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