Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grand Funk Railroad hold their first press conference

Grand Funk Railroad hold their first press conference. Only six journalists attend on May 3, 1971

Grand Funk Railroad, Grand Funk Railroad 1971

Retro History for May 3 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida
1988 Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000
1987 "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 46 performances
1987 Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1987 Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday and Saturday with Gary Hart
1986 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
1986 Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
1986 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th and 301st home run
1986 NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
1986 New York Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
1983 Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead
1983 Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
1983 U.S. bishops condemn nuclear weapons
1982 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
1982 New York Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget
1982 President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts
1981 "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 5 performances
1981 "Moony, Shapiro Songbook" opens and closes at Morosco Theater New York City
1981 Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
1980 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
1980 Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st and final home run
1980 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL and NL

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain
1979 Bobby Bonds hits his 300th home run (2nd to have 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases)
1979 Martin Sherman's "Bent," premieres in London
1978 "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
1978 Anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II
1978 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
1978 WI all set to lose cricket test vs. Australia at Kingston till riots end game
1976 Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)
1976 Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)
1975 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
1975 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
1973 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building finished
1973 Kansas City Royals' George Brett gets his 1st major league hit
1971 Grand Funk Railroad hold their first press conference. Only six journalists attend.
1971 All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
1971 Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1971 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
1971 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)
1970 24th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 7 performances
1969 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
1967 Black students seize finance building at Northwestern University
1966 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1965 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
1965 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 2-1 in 10
1965 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the U.S.
1965 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
1965 Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
1963 Leslie Narum is only Baltimore Oriole to homer on his 1st at bat
1962 Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train and a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)
1961 Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter
1960 Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks," premieres in New York City

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament
1959 Tiger's Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive home runs in a doubleheader
1958 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
1958 WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits
1956 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 678 performances
1956 A new range of mountains discovered in Antarctica (2 over 13,000')
1956 Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella," premieres in New York City
1954 KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A. Lindbergh and John Patrick
1954 WHA TV channel 21 in Madison, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 644 performances
1952 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
1952 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6
1951 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
1951 New York Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)

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