Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pete Townshend plays solo for the first time

Pete Townshend plays solo for the first time at Roundhouse, London on April 14, 1974

Pete Townshend, The Who

Retro History for April 14 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
1989 In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury
1988 "Mail" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 36 performances
1988 Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
1988 U.S.S.R., U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty
1987 Turkey asks to join European market
1986 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: G Strait, Alabama, R McEntire
1986 Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown
1986 Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200
1986 U.S. aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
1985 "Take Me Along!" opens/closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1985 49th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282
1985 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)
1985 Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru
1985 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1985 Bob Carpenter is unsuccessful on Washington Caps 1st playoff penalty shot
1985 Caps 4-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Series tied at 2-2
1985 Jack C Burcham is 5th to receive "Jarvik 7" permanent artificial heart
1984 Farewell concert of "Doe Maar" in Den Bosch, Netherlands
1983 Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Ranger
1983 President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue
1983 Rangers 1-Isles 4-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1981 1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
1980 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida
1980 52nd Academy Awards - "Kramer vs Kramer," D Hoffman and Sally Field win
1980 Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Susan Horvath, of Penn, crowned America's Young Woman of the Year
1978 David Hare's "Plenty," premieres in London
1978 Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
1978 WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM
1977 Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license
1974 Pete Townshend plays solo for the first time at Roundhouse, London
1974 38th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278
1973 Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
1972 "That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 4 performances
1971 Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site
1971 President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
1971 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies," premieres in New York City
1971 Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation
1970 "Boy Friend" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 119 performances

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 1st major league baseball game outside U.S. played (Montreal Canada)
1969 41st Academy Awards - "Oliver," C Robertson and K Hepburn/Striesand win
1969 KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
1969 Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
1968 1st NBA game at Madison Square Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers
1968 32nd Golf Masters Championship: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277
1968 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA O'Sullivan Golf Open
1968 Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card
1967 General Gnassingbe Eyadema becomes president of Togo
1967 In the Vietnam War, U.S. planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time
1967 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
1967 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
1965 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
1963 George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"
1962 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam
1962 Georges Pompidou becomes president of France
1961 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
1961 Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
1961 U.S. element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered
1960 "Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 607 performances
1960 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile
1960 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
1957 Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
1956 "Plain and Fancy" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 476 performances
1956 Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
1955 Elston Howard becomes the 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform
1955 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3
1955 WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
1953 Viet-Minh offensive in Laos
1953 WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins
1950 1st edition of British strip "Eagle"
1950 Doorne's Auto factory opens in Netherlands

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