Saturday, May 14, 2011

Family Ties Final TV episode airs

"Family Ties" Final TV episode airs on May 14, 1989

Family Ties, The Keatons

Retro History for May 14 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
1989 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
1989 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1989 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
1989 Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs
1989 Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC
1988 "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 36 performances
1988 1st non-pitcher, Jose Oquendo, in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he and St. Louis Cardinals lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
1987 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
1987 Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
1986 Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary
1986 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th home run passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
1984 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama
1983 "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
1983 Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1983 Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
1982 Guinea adopts constitution
1981 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
1981 NASA launches space vehicle S-192
1980 "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 15 performances
1980 Department of Health and Human Services begins operation
1980 Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II
1980 Bucky Dent hits an inside park home run, Royals walk 14 Yankees including 5 with bases loaded, Yankees win 16-3

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 "Working" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 25 performances
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1977 English football international Bobby Moore retires
1977 Kansas City Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
1977 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
1977 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1976 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
1976 Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
1975 Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II
1975 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
1975 U.S. forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1975 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
1973 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
1973 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV
1973 Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
1973 U.S. Supreme Court approves equal rights to females in military
1972 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner and Jean Stapleton
1972 In Willie Mays 1st game as a New York Met his homer beats San Francisco Giants, 5-4
1970 Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
1970 Harry A Blackmun appointed to Supreme Court
1970 New York City local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
1970 RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Abortion and contraception legalized in Canada
1969 Last Chevrolet Corsair built
1968 Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
1968 Czechoslovakian government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek
1968 RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin
1967 Mickey Mantle's 500th home run off Oriole's Stu Miller
1966 A Lover's Concerto by Mrs. Miller hits #95
1965 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
1965 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Underground America Day is 1st observed
1963 Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations
1962 Ex-president Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
1962 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1961 Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed and burned in Alabama
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
1960 "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden New York City after 216 performances
1960 U.S.S.R. launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
1960 Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis," premieres in Pottstown NY

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1957 "New Girt in Town" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 432 performances
1957 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town," premieres in New York City
1955 U.S. performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1955 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania
1954 Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
1951 "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 40 performances
1951 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
1951 Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley," premieres in New York City
1950 Pittsburgh Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 home runs

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