Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bob Marley and The Wailers Begin 1978 North American Tour

Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first night on a 19-date North American tour at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 18, 1978.

Bob Marley, The Wailers, Bob Marley North American Tour

Retro History for May 18 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl
1988 Bayer Leverkusen wins 17th UEFA Cup at Leverkusen
1988 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
1986 "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 367 performances
1986 Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1986 Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 atomic hand-stand push-ups
1986 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
1986 South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia
1986 Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
1985 "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
1985 111th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
1985 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
1983 Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
1982 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive home runs
1982 Unification Church founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
1980 China launch 1st intercontinental rocket
1980 Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru
1980 Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978, Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first night on a 19-date North American tour at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1978 Italy legalizes abortion
1978 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
1977 A nightclub fire in Cincinnati killed 164
1977 Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao
1977 Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister
1977 Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
1974 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
1974 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
1973 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
1973 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill
1972 "Me and The Chimp," last airs on CBS-TV
1972 John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded
1971 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
1971 Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
1971 President Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
1971 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 122 performances
1969 Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St. Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1968 94th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8
1968 AL Kaline hits his 307th home run, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
1968 Frank Howard ties AL record with home run in his 6th consecutive game his 10 home runs in the most in 6 games
1967 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
1967 Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals "Monkey Law," upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
1965 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
1965 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
1964 Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
1963 "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 4 performances
1963 "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1
1963 89th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
1961 "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 68 performances
1960 Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turn (for > 30 yrs)
1960 Jean Genets "Le Balcon," premieres in Paris

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Castin' My Spell" by Johnny Otis Show hits #52
1959 "Judy" by David Seville hits #86
1959 "Russian Band Stand" by Spencer and Spencer hits #91
1958 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1957 83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
1956 Hungarian party leader Matyas Rakosi enforces his own policy
1956 Mickey Mantle hits home run from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
1956 Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam
1955 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
1955 Atkinson and Depeiaza take WI from 6-187 to 6-494 in day vs. Australia
1955 Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
1954 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect
1953 Jacqueline Cochran is 1st woman to break the sound barrier
1952 Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1951 U.N. moves headquarters to New York City
1951 U.S. General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
1950 "Liar" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 12 performances
1950 Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders

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