Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bob Dylan arrives in Britain

Bob Dylan arrived in Britain for his first major UK tour on May 10, 1964.

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Retro History for May 10 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Avalanche at Klosters, a Swiss Ski resort, nearly kills Prince Charles
1988 New York Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night
1987 Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization and embryo transfer
1986 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, and Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
1985 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
1985 French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
1985 Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova and O Vasiliev (URS)
1985 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
1985 Mens Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)
1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
1982 President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1982 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
1982 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
1982 Travis Jackson and Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
1980 Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
1977 Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
1975 "Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 45 performances
1975 Dog spectacles patented in England
1974 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 9 performances
1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
1974 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 vs. England Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
1973 BPAA U.S. Open by Mike McGrath
1973 Morocco adopts constitution
1972 1st black U.S. political convention opens in Gary, Indiana
1972 General Lon Nol becomes President and prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1970 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" and "I Can Do It"
1970 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1966 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
1966 Dutch crown princess Beatrix marries Claus von Amsberg
1966 North Vietnamese capture U.S. Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
1965 Dutch Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
1964 Bob Dylan arrived in Britain for his first major UK tour including a show at London's Royal Festival Hall on the 17th of this month
1964 U.S. reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 70 points vs. Syracuse
1962 Due to it's no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel and move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
1960 U.S.S.R. agrees to stop nuclear testing

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," premieres in New York City
1959 Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
1956 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
1952 Military coup by general Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
1951 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 56 performances
1951 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

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