Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd

Syd Barrett officially leaves Pink Floyd on April 6, 1968

Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd

Retro History for April 6 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
1988 Black pole explorer M Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington
1988 New Jersey Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
1987 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis and Hank Williams Jr
1987 Sugar Ray Leonard upsets Marvelous Marvin Hagler
1987 Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
1986 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
1986 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hours
1985 Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale
1985 Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
1985 Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched
1984 1st time 11 people in space
1983 Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead
1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
1982 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
1981 Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo
1980 9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1980 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season
1980 Post It Notes, introduced

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Rod Stewart and Alana Collins wed
1978 Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn and 193 to win Ranji Trophy
1977 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
1977 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
1976 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
1975 "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore New York City after 75 performances
1975 "Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 45 performances
1975 Fastest hat trick by a Washington Capitals 3 minutes 26 seconds (Stan Gilbertson)
1974 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam"
1974 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
1974 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
1973 Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium
1973 Indies troops invade Sikkim
1973 Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter and Saturn
1973 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his number
1973 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
1972 Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 Syd Barrett officially leaves Pink Floyd
1968 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
1968 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis
1968 Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)
1968 HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
1967 Premier Pompidou forms new French government
1966 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India
1965 Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st coml geosynchronous communication satellite
1964 Egypt and Belgium restore diplomatic relations

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 31st Academy Awards - "Gigi," Susan Hayward and David Niven win
1958 Arnold Palmer wins 1st major golf tournament-Masters
1957 New York City ends trolley car service
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
1956 Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison
1955 "3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 85 performances
1955 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam
1954 Montreal Canadians score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Detroit
1954 TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson and Sons
1954 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1952 16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286
1950 John F. Dulles becomes advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Acheson

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