Monday, May 9, 2011

The Doors played at the Whisky A Go Go

The Doors played at the Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California auditioning for the position of the venues house band on May 9. 1966

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Retro History for May 9 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 597 performances
1989 Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
1989 New York Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
1989 New York Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
1988 Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
1988 Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
1987 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
1987 Actor Tom Cruise (27) and actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
1987 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit home runs in 2 consecutive games
1984 Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
1984 White Sox and Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game, 25 innings
1983 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson
1982 "9" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 739 performances
1982 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in New York City
1982 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1981 Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
1980 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
1978 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 1604 performances
1978 Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
1978 Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
1978 Musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," premieres in New York City
1978 PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven, Netherlands
1977 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
1977 Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
1977 Patty Hearst let out of jail
1976 "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater New York City after 16 performances
1976 Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
1975 Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
1974 House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1973 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 home runs in a game
1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
1971 Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
1971 Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history
1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
1970 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
1967 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
1967 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
1966 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
1966 The Doors played at the Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California auditioning for the position of the venues house band.
1966 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1965 Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
1965 Luna 5 launched (U.S.S.R.) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt
1964 Peter and Gordon release "World Without Love"
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
1962 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1961 Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
1961 FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
1961 Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
1960 Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1960 U.S. is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
1960 U.S. send U-2 over U.S.S.R.

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
1958 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
1955 German Federal Republic joins NATO
1951 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
1950 French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
1950 Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville

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