Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pink Floyd perform two-and-a-half-hour set at Crystal Palace

Pink Floyd perform two-and-a-half-hour set at Crystal Palace, complete with fireworks and fifty-foot inflatable octopus. The concert is so loud that fish die in the lake on May 15, 1970.

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Retro History for May 15 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 44 performances
1989 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with Cito Gaston
1989 Soviet President Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs
1989 U.S. Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
1989 Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers
1988 "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 5 performances
1988 "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 61 performances
1988 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman
1988 Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan
1988 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1987 1st Energiya Launch (U.S.S.R.)
1987 Record archery score for a pair over 24 hours, is set
1986 Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years
1985 Everton wins 25th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1983 Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1983 Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion
1982 108th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
1981 "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs
1981 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)
1981 George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in the United Kingdom
1981 Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
1981 SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC
1981 Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6
1980 1st trans-U.S. balloon crossing
1980 Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
1980 Shawn Weatherly, (South Carolina (will win Miss Universe), crowned 29th Miss USA

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1976 102nd Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55
1976 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1976 Fonz Song by Heyettes hits #91
1976 Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85
1975 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4
1975 Emmy 2nd Daytime Award and Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1974 Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
1974 Walter Scheel succeeds Heinemann as president
1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats Kansas City Royals, 3-0
1972 Assassination attempt on governor George Wallace of Alabama
1972 "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 6 performances
1972 Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)
1972 George Wallace shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland
1972 Ryukyu Is and Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 years of U.S. control
1971 "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 35 performances
1971 97th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54
1971 Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed
1970 Pink Floyd perform two-and-a-half-hour set at Crystal Palace, complete with fireworks and fifty-foot inflatable octopus. The concert is so loud that fish die in the lake
1970 Beatles' last LP, "Let It Be," is released in US
1970 Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named 1st female U.S. generals
1970 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1970 Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
1970 South Africa excluded from Olympic play

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court
1968 "Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
1968 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago
1968 A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36
1968 Paul McCartney and John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host
1967 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1967 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman
1966 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex vs. Somerset
1966 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational
1966 South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die
1965 91st Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
1965 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
1965 Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1964 Sporting Portugal wins 4th Europe Cup II at Antwerp
1964 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
1963 Peter, Paul and Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer)
1963 Tottenham Hotspur wins 3rd Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1962 U.S. Marines arrive in Laos
1961 "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
1961 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1961 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra
1960 Chicago Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1960 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1960 KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst and Williams Teams reenact the original contest
1958 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik III
1957 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade
1957 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
1955 Austrian state treaty signed making Austria independent again
1955 Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins
1955 KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 Vienna Treaty: Brit, France, U.S. and U.S.S.R. restores Austria's independence
1954 KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Joe Walcott in Chicago
1953 Osip Zadkines monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam
1953 Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 1 for heavywgt boxing title
1952 Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0
1952 Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners

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