Sunday, April 10, 2011

Katharine Hepburn wins Academy Award

40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night," Rod Steiger and Katharine Hepburn win on April 10, 1968

Katharine Hepburn, Academy Awards 1968

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

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 10th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1989 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama
1989 Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
1989 H. J. Heinz, Van Camp Seafood and Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
1988 52nd Golf Masters Championship: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
1988 8th Golden Raspberry Awards: Leonard Part 6 wins
1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
1988 Herschel Walker performs Fort Worth Ballet
1988 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
1986 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 70 performances
1986 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan
1986 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 At 80 Leo Sites becomes oldest bowler to score a 300 game
1985 Caps 4-Isles 3 (OT)-Patrick Division Semifinals-Caps hold 1-0 lead
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-B mission
1984 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
1984 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1984 U.S. Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
1983 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit
1983 Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2
1983 Hennie Kuiper (Netherlands) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
1983 Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO
1983 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1982 Los Angeles Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
1982 Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead
1981 "Caveman" with Ringo premieres
1981 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 J. R. Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
1979 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian and a Bulgarian
1978 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
1977 41st Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276
1977 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
1976 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed - Yankees win 9-7
1976 Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
1974 American Boccaccio Association forms
1974 Magicians Penn and Teller 1st meet
1974 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir1968
1973 BEA flight to Basel, Switzerland, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143
1973 Kansas City opens its new park, Royals Stadium, with 12-1 rout of Rangers
1973 Pakistan suspends constitution
1972 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
1972 U.S., U.S.S.R. and 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
1971 1st baseball game at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
1971 U.S. table tennis team arrives in China PR

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 "George M!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 435 performances
1968 40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night," Rod Steiger and K Hepburn win
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 39th Academy Awards - "Man For All Seasons," E Taylor and P Scofield win
1964 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
1964 Iranian motor launch catches fire and sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
1963 Thresher, U.S. atomic-powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
1962 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
1962 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th home run
1961 25th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280
1961 Adolf Eichmann tried as a war criminal in Israel
1961 Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to John F. Kennedy about New Guinea
1961 New Washington Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox
1960 24th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282
1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1960 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda
1958 Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco
1957 John Osborne's "Entertainer," premieres in London
1957 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
1957 Suez canal reopens for all traffic
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs
1956 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
1955 19th Golf Masters Championship: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
1955 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft. Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3
1955 Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine
1955 Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely
1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 "House of Wax," 1st 3-D movie, released (New York City)
1953 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1

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