Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Midnight Cowboy released with an X rating

"Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating on May 25, 1969

Midnight Cowboy, Midnight Cowboy 1969

Retro History for May 25 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
1989 Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson
1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1989 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1989 Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
1988 PSV wins Europe Cup
1986 30,000,000 watch "Live Aid," a massive benefit concert
1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
1986 Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
1986 Hands Across America - 6 million people hold hands from California to New York
1986 Kansas City Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit
1986 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1986 Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia
1985 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
1984 Detroit Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
1984 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
1983 1st National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
1983 Fire in Nassermeer Egypt kills 357
1983 France performs nuclear test
1983 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park home runs
1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
1982 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1982 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
1981 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial and Aaron)
1981 Daniel Goodwin, climbs Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
1981 Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits
1980 "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 15 performances
1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1980 Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275
1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
1979 Raul Gonzales of Mexico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4
1978 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
1977 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
1977 "Brady Bunch Hour," last airs on ABC-TV
1977 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
1977 Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich
1975 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Washington Bullets in 4 games
1975 Cleveland's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
1975 Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
1973 Argentine Peronist Hector Campora installed as president
1973 Borussia Monchengladbach wins 2nd UEFA Cup at Monchengladbach
1973 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in the United Kingdom
1973 U.S. launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
1969 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1969 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
1968 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
1968 BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
1968 Gateway Arch in St. Louis dedicated
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
1968 Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
1967 Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon
1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce
1966 Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
1965 Dave Davies of Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
1965 India and Pakistan border fights
1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar and Rob Faado align in Provo
1964 16th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
1964 Frank Gilroy's "Subject is Roses," premieres in New York City
1964 Ground is broken for a new stadium in St. Louis
1964 Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut
1963 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 43 performances
1963 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
1963 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania and Zambia
1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist and Shout"
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1962 U.S. unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
1961 John F. Kennedy sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 m
1960 George Crowe's record 11th pinch-hit home run

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Khrushchev visits Angola
1959 Supreme court rules La prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
1957 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 49 performances
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall Kansas and most of Blackwell Okla
1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
1953 1st non-commercial educational television station, Houston, Texas
1953 Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row
1951 New York Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
1950 Bkln-Battery Tunnel opens in New York City

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