Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Studio 54 Disco Opens in New York City

Studio 54 disco opens in New York City on April 26, 1977

Studio 54, Disco

Retro History for April 26 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 AT&T announces New Jersey's 201 area code will split into 908 and 201
1989 Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
1988 1st TNN Viewers choice awards - Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
1988 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
1988 New York Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
1987 "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." closes at Ambassador New York City after 13 performances
1986 Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
1986 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Game between Angels and Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
1986 Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl U.S.S.R. explodes, 31 die
1984 Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
1984 President Reagan visits China
1983 Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1983 Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
1983 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
1982 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
1982 Gene Michael becomes New York Yankee manager for 2nd time
1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
1981 "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 13 performances
1981 Largest U.S. bank robbery in Tucson, Arizona, more than $33 million stolen
1980 Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Iran begins scattering U.S. hostages from U.S. Embassy
1980 Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'
1980 Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 France sends troops to Chad
1978 NASA launches space vehicle S-201
1977 Studio 54 disco opens in New York
1976 Pan Am begins non-stop flights New York City - Tokyo
1975 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
1975 Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
1975 Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 home runs ties NL record of 11 home runs in April
1974 Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
1974 Malta adopts constitution
1974 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline and Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow and Upshaw
1973 "2 Gentlemen of Verona," musical opens in London
1973 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hours
1971 Turkey state of siege proclaimed
1970 "Company" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 690 performances

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 110 performances
1969 "George M!" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 435 performances
1969 Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
1968 Students seize administration building at Ohio State
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 U.S. underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device
1967 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 293 performances
1967 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
1966 Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
1965 Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
1964 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat San Francisco Warriors, 4 games to 1
1964 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
1962 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1962 Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
1962 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
1962 U.S. and U.K. launch Ariel; 1st international payload
1961 French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961 Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Cuba invades Panama
1959 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1957 Jamestown, Virginia 350th Anniversary Festival opens
1954 Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
1954 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
1952 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
1952 U.S. minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176
1951 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
1950 University of Miami ends William and Mary straight tennis match victories at 82

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