Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash TV special

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash TV special taped at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on May 1, 1969

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash TV special

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

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Disney's MGM Studio theme park officially opens to public
1989 Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days
1989 U.S. Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting
1988 "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 297 performances
1988 IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3
1988 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1987 46 home runs hit in 13 baseball games
1987 Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun
1986 Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph
1986 Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
1986 Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole
1985 "Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels
1985 U.S. president Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua
1985 William Hoffman's "As Is," premieres in New York City
1984 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy
1983 "My One and Only" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 767 performances
1983 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
1983 Nolan Ryan surpasses Walter Johnson for most strikeouts (3,508)
1982 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4
1982 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee opens
1982 Nordiques 4-Isles 5 (OT)-semifinals-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1981 Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
1981 Harrison A. Williams, Senator-D-New Jersey, convicted on FBI Abscam charges
1981 Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3
1981 Harrison A. Williams, Senator-D-New Jersey, convicted on FBI Abscam charges
1980 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden New York City for 588 perf
1980 15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins
1980 Sabres and Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff
1980 Amer Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
1979 Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
1979 Marshall Islands (in Pacific) become self-governing
1978 1st black mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated
1978 MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht
1978 Naomi Uemura became 1st to reach North Pole overland alone
1977 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1977 Empress Lilly dedicated
1976 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero, Jr. on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6
1976 Jos Hermens, runs Dutch record for 20K (57:24.2)
1975 Islander Parise and Potvin score within 14 seconds in playoffs Flyers 5-Isles 4-semifinals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1973 San Francisco Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7
1972 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 24 performances
1972 North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee
1972 Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)
1972 Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres
1971 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2
1971 Amtrak Railroad begins operation
1971 Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash TV special taped at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
1969 43 Unification church couples wed in New York City
1969 Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
1969 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000
1968 "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne New York City after 215 performances
1968 Phillies J Boozer is ejected for throwing spitballs during his warmup
1967 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua
1967 Elvis Presley and Pricilla Beaulieu wed
1967 Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
1967 Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)
1966 Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1966 Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting
1966 U.S. troops shooting targets in Cambodia
1965 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2
1965 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
1964 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
1963 1st American, James Whittaker, conquers Mount Everest
1963 Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands
1962 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara at Ecker Algeria
1962 Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start
1962 John F. Kennedy authorizes Area Redevelopment Act
1961 1st U.S. airplane hijacked to Cuba
1961 Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
1961 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee for To Kill a Mockingbird
1961 Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
1960 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat and Maharashtra states
1960 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
1960 Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers in a U-2 spy plane

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 West Germany introduces 5 day work week
1959 White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own home run
1958 Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai
1958 Arturo Frondizi sworn in as president of Argentina
1957 Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
1957 Larry King's 1st radio broadcast
1957 U.S. gives Poland credit of $95 million
1957 Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km
1955 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
1955 Bob Feller's 15th 1 or less hitter (12 1-hitters, 3 no-hitters)
1954 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03
1954 Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist org forbidden)
1954 HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)
1954 WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting
1952 Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
1952 Mr. Potato Head, introduced
1952 TWA introduces tourist class
1951 600,000 march for peace and freedom in Germany
1951 Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
1951 Mickey Mantle's 1st home run
1951 Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
1950 Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry
1950 Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
1950 New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic China
1950 Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers and Hammerstein (South Pacific)
1950 WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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