Friday, May 20, 2011

Blondie plays its first UK concert

Blondie plays its first UK concert at the Roundhouse on May 20, 1975.

Blondie, Debbie Harry, Blondie 1975

Retro History for May 20 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
1989 Richard J. Kerr replaces Robert M. Gates as deputy director of CIA
1988 David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," premieres in New York City
1988 Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open
1988 Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment)
1987 NASA launches Palapa B2P
1987 Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
1987 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit
1987 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.36)
1986 228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (U.K. record)
1986 Jacques Chirac forms French government
1985 Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
1984 Andy Kaufman and Fred Blassie's "My Breakfast With Blassie" premieres
1984 Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools
1983 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1982 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is vs. Barbados
1982 France performs nuclear test
1982 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 wks
1982 Reverend A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
1981 Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron sentenced to 8 years
1981 Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Dr
1980 U.S. appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center
1978 Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders
1977 Communists/socialists win French municipal elections
1977 Parisians elect former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century
1977 Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India
1976 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000m (1:15.70)
1976 Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
1975 Blondie plays its first UK concert at the Roundhouse
1973 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death
1972 19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
1972 S Mansholt succeeds Malfatti as chairman of European Committee
1971 Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Abebe Bikila's auto-accident, near Addis Ababa
1969 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
1969 U.S. president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
1968 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from U.S. paper money
1968 Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)
1967 Supremes release "The Happening"
1967 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1965 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80
1965 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 vs. New Zealand at Delhi
1964 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
1963 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (New York City)
1963 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke
1962 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 50" snow across the Mason-Dixon line
1958 Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist) begins transmitting
1958 Greek Clandestine Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission
1957 Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
1956 156-day strike against Westinghouse ends
1956 E Ochab succeeds Beirut as 1st secretary of Polish CP
1956 Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (U.S.S.R.) explodes
1956 Tunisia gains independence from France
1956 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1956 Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
1955 KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 "King and I" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 1246 performances
1954 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
1954 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
1952 24th Academy Awards - "American in Paris," H Bogart and Vivian Leigh win
1952 Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan
1952 U.S. senate ratifies peace treaty with Japan
1951 Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java

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