Wednesday, May 11, 2011

John Lennon says his phone is tapped by the FBI

John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on Dick Cavett Show on May 11, 1972

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Retro History for May 11 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 217th and final episode of "Dynasty" is aired
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds
1989 President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 KV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II
1988 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)
1987 1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)
1987 Corazon Aquino is elected president in the Philippines
1986 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1985 40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground
1985 Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
1985 Madonna's "Crazy For You," single goes #1
1985 Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands
1985 Soccer stadium in Bradford England catches fire; 53 die
1985 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez and Cesar Cedeno
1984 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
1984 Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
1984 Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
1983 "Dance a Little Closer" opens and closes at Minskoff Theater New York City
1983 Aberdeen wins 23rd Europe Cup II
1983 Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
1982 Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot's musical "Cats", premieres in London
1981 Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks
1980 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1980 Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, and home in one inning for Phillies

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 Margaret A. Brewer is 1st female general in the U.S. Marine Corps
1977 Hamburger SV wins 17th soccer Europe Cup II
1977 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
1976 Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
1976 Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV
1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 Flyers 1-Isles 2-Semifinals-Series tied at 3 games
1975 Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market
1974 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83
1974 "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7
1974 Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
1973 Dutch government of Uyl forms
1972 Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash
1972 John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on Dick Cavett Show
1972 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 2
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Cleveland's Steve Dunning becomes last AL pitcher to hit grand slam
1970 Sammy Davis, Jr. weds Altovise

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969 Monty Python comedy troupe forms
1968 Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"
1968 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St. Louis Blues in 4 games
1968 Students and police battle in Paris, 100s injured
1967 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 14 performances
1967 100,000,000th U.S. phone connected
1967 Great Britain, Ireland and Denmark apply for Common Market membership
1966 Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I
1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 87 performances
1965 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
1965 Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000
1965 Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
1963 "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul and Mary hits #2
1963 Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats New York Giants, 8-0
1963 Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
1962 Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 U.S. sends troops to Thailand
1960 French liner "France" launched
1960 Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes and Connie Stevens hits #4
1959 Elvis Presley's 1st entry on U.K. charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"
1959 Rodgers and Barer's musical "Once upon a mattress," premieres in New York City
1959 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1958 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1957 Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia
1956 Pinky Lee Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1955 Israel attacks Gaza
1953 Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas and causes $39M damage
1953 Winston Churchill criticizes John Foster Dulles domino theory
1951 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
1950 Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
1950 Eugene Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve," premieres in Paris

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