Monday, May 16, 2011

Pete Townshend spends a night in jail for assault

Pete Townshend spends a night in jail for assault when he mistakenly kicks a policeman offstage at Fillmore East, thinking he is a fan on May 16, 1969

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Retro History for May 16 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing
1988 Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin
1988 U.S. Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant
1987 "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial New York City after 608 performances
1987 113th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8
1987 Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in Los Angeles
1987 Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show
1987 "Bobro 400," a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from NY, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site
1986 "Top Gun," premieres
1986 Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas
1986 Joaquin Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election
1986 South African President P W Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela
1985 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
1985 Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium
1984 Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
1984 Juventus wins 24th Europe Cup II in Basel
1984 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
1984 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minnesota Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game
1983 Lebanese parliament accept peace accord with Israel
1982 "Barnum" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 854 performances
1982 "Is There Life after High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 performances
1982 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4
1982 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1982 Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep
1982 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
1981 107th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6
1981 Houston Astro Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples beating Cubs 6-1
1981 Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson
1980 34th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
1980 Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis
1980 Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album
1980 Former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in Yes

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 FC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel
1979 NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M
1977 5 die as New York Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am building in New York City
1977 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavywgt boxing title
1976 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Philadelphia Flyers in 4 games
1976 Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
1975 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
1975 Japanese Junko Tabei became 1st woman to reach Mount Everest's summit
1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 Wings release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK
1974 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German chancellor
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar
1973 AC Milan wins 13th Europe Cup II in Saloniki
1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 164 performances
1972 Greg Luzinski's 500' home run hits Liberty Bell monument in Philadelphia Vet
1972 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationale
1971 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
1971 Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave," premieres in Aldwych
1971 Bulgaria adopts it's constitution
1970 96th Preakness: Eddie Belmonte aboard Personality wins in 1:56.2
1970 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Pete Townshend spends a night in jail for assault when he mistakenly kicks a policeman offstage at Fillmore East, thinking he is a fan
1969 Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute
1969 Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
1969 U.S. nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off San Francisco
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1969 Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere
1968 Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
1967 Philadelphia voters approve a $13 million bond issue to build a new stadium
1966 Beach Boys' "Pets Sounds" is released
1966 National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
1966 Stokely Carmichael named chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
1965 "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 232 performances
1965 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 and homers
1965 Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa South Vietnam
1965 Spaghetti-O's 1st sold
1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
1965 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, New York (TEL) begins broadcasting
1964 90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
1964 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1964 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1963 "Beast in Me" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 4 performances
1963 Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends U.S. Proj Mercury
1961 13rd Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr and Barbara Stanwyck
1960 Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as U.S.S.R. levels spy charges against US

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 85th Preakness: William Harmatz aboard Royal Orbit wins in 1:57
1959 WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, Michigan (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico
1958 Walter Irwin flies 2,259 KPH in F-104A Starfighter
1957 Major Irwin, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to a record 1,404.18 MPH
1957 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
1957 U.S. launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton, Connecticut
1957 Yankees involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade
1956 Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1956 Kraft Theater presents an act from "Profiles in Courage"
1956 Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey vs. Australians at the Oval
1955 Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in San Francisco
1955 King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo
1955 Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown
1955 Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1954 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA National Capital Golf Open
1954 Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone
1954 WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a single, then retires next 27 in a row
1952 "New Faces (of 1952)" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 365 performances

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