Friday, April 1, 2011

The Who sell out 80,000 seats

The Who sell out 80,000 seats in 60 hours for Madison Square Garden - a record on April 1, 1974

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Retro History for April 1 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 1st New York Mets - New York Yankee game in New York City since 1983, Yankees win 4-3
1989 A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
1986 Delhi beat Haryana by innings and 141 to win Ranji Trophy
1986 U.S. submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
1986 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
1985 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
1984 14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000
1984 3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern California beats Tennessee 72-61
1984 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours
1983 Anti-nuke demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
1983 New York Islander Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons
1982 Anguilla, dependent territory of U.K., adopts constitution
1982 U.S. formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
1981 CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
1980 Baseball Players Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games
1980 Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
1980 France performs nuclear test
1980 Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
1979 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1977 Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails
1977 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
1976 Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
1975 Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
1974 The Who sell out 80,000 seats in 60 hours for Madison Square Garden - a record
1974 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
1974 Pioneer Hall opens
1973 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
1973 Japan allows its citizens to own gold
1973 John and Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
1972 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
1972 Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
1971 U.S. and Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
1971 United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
1970 Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
1970 John and Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
1970 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases the Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000 Although negotiations were conducted over a period of months, it was not until March 13 when a federal bankruptcy referee declared the Pilots bank
1970 President Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on January 1, 1971

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corp
1969 Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
1968 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
1967 1st British ombudsman sir Edward Compton begins work
1966 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)
1966 China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution"
1965 South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
1965 Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
1964 10 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno," premieres in New York City
1963 New York Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
1963 New York City's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1963 Soap operas "General Hospital" and "Doctors" premier on TV
1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
1960 2nd French atom bomb explodes in the Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria
1960 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
1960 RCA TIROS (TV and Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched
1960 U Nu elected premier of Burma

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, California (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Marshal Boelganin becomes director of Russian Staatsbank
1957 Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
1957 WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 World's biggest glass oven used
1956 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank and Damn Yankees win
1956 KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380
1955 Armed military action taken against bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam
1955 EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus
1955 WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
1954 1st army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 Earthquake and tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
1954 U.S. Air Force Academy forms
1954 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea
1953 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Walcott Worrell and Weekes all make centuries in innings vs. India
1952 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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