Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Captain Beefheart appears at the Whisky a Go Go

Captain Beefheart appeared at the Whisky a Go Go. West Hollywood, California. Supported by Buffalo Springfield and The Doors on May 24, 1966

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Retro History for May 24 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Indiana Jones and Last Crusade" premieres
1989 A. C. Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona
1989 French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
1989 NHL's New York Rangers fire General Manager and coach Phil Esposito
1989 Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
1989 New York Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
1988 John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute
1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
1988 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
1987 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes
1987 Al Unser, Sr., 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
1986 Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy
1986 Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister to visit Israel
1986 Reginald Huffstetler trode water for 985 hours
1986 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
1985 "View to a Kill" premieres in US
1984 "Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 13 performances
1984 Detroit Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
1983 Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria
1983 Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students
1981 Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain
1981 Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1980 "Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56
1980 Iran rejects a call to World Court to release U.S. hostages
1980 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
1977 U.S.S.R. President Podgorny resigns
1976 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington D.C.)
1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16
1974 Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1972 Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
1970 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1970 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles' "Get Back," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
1968 Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
1968 Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
1968 President De Gaulle proposes referendum and students set fire to Paris bourse
1967 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
1966, Captain Beefheart appeared at the Whisky a Go Go. West Hollywood, California. Supported by Buffalo Springfield and The Doors.
1966 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 1508 performances
1965 Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional
1964 18th Tony Awards: Luther and Hello Dolly win
1964 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational
1964 Longest home run (471') in Baltimore Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota)
1964 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
1963 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
1962 M. Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania
1959 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England
1958 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 432 performances
1958 President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion
1958 UP and International News Service merge into United Press International
1957 Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
1954 1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, NM
1954 Dr. Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st black to head an AMA unit
1954 German airline Lufthansa forms
1954 IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1953 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus
1951 Racial segregation in Washington D.C. restaurants ruled illegal
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1951 Willie Mays begins playing for New York Giants

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