Sunday, May 1, 2011

Elvis The Legend Lives! closes

Elvis: The Legend Lives! closes at Palace New York City after 101 performances on April 30, 1978

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Retro History for April 30 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Critics Siskel and Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
1989 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1989 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
1989 U.S. beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season
1988 New Jersey Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
1988 New York Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in Los Angeles)
1988 New York Yankees Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April - Sets AL and ties ML Record
1988 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane, Australia
1987 Lou Lamoriello is named New Jersey Devils President
1987 New York Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game
1986 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
1986 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
1985 Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th and 29th runs of April
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa
1984 1700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are Sweden
1984 Strong winds cause a 30 minnutes delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
1983 Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead
1982 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
1982 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
1982 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
1981 "Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 5 performances
1981 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones
1980 "Barnum" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 854 performances
1980 Ronald Harwood's "Dresser," premieres in London
1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
1980 Beatrix, Wilhelmina Armgard, crowned queen of Netherlands
1980 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Mary Therese Friel, New York, crowned 28th Miss USA
1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace New York City after 101 performances
1978 Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic
1977 "Party with Comden and Green" closes at Morosco New York City after 92 performances
1977 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
1977 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
1976 Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg Manitoba
1976 Wings release "Silly Love Songs"
1975 Last U.S. helicopter leaves U.S. embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
1974 President Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings
1973 Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman
1973 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
1973 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments
1972 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open
1971 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Baltimore Bullets in 4 games
1970 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
1969 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 New York Yankees in a 9 inning game
1967 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (U.S.S.R.)
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1967 New York Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
1967 Orioles' Stu Miller and Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1962 Willie Mays hits 4 home runs
1961 1st shuttle flights between Washington D.C., Boston and New York City begin (Eastern)
1961 Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk U.S.S.R.
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1961 Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize
1961 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays hits 4 home runs in a game

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
1955 Element 101, Mendelevium, announced
1955 Imperial Bank of India nationalized
1955 Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks
1955 West German unions protest for 40-hour work week and more wages
1954 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Haifa
1953 Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League
1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
1952 Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane

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