Monday, May 2, 2011

Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall banned

Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall banned in South Africa when black schoolchildren adopt it as a protest against their second-rate education system on May 2, 1980

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Retro History for May 2 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park
1988 David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," premieres in New York City
1988 Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000
1988 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump
1987 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
1986 Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II
1986 Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth New York City for 604 performances
1984 Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
1984 Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
1984 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga, California
1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
1981 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
1981 Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
1980 Joseph Doherty and 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
1980 Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall banned in South Africa when black schoolchildren adopt it as a protest against their second-rate education system.
1980 Pope John Paul II begins African tour
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
1979 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell
1978 NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
1977 "King and I" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 719 performances
1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 Apple records closes down
1974 Former Vice President Spiro Agnew disbarred
1972 Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)
1972 Lt. General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1970 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1970 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
1970 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, Arizona (NBC) 1st broadcast

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York
1968 1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony
1968 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
1968 Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
1968 Israeli television begins transmitting
1967 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1966 Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr. (Thousand Days)
1965 "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 52 performances
1965 Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1965 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1964 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
1964 Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 and stays #1 for for 5 weeks
1964 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1962 Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I
1962 OAS strikes in Algeria
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, New York (PBS) 1st broadcast
1960 Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
1960 Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice and Consent)
1960 House investigating committee, looking into payola questions

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
1958 Yankees threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into New York City
1956 U.S. Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1956 U.S. Methodist church disallows race separation
1955 India poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable
1955 Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
1955 WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Stan Musial hits 5 home runs in a doubleheader
1953 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02
1953 Feisal II installed as king of Iraq
1953 Hussein I installed as king of Jordan
1952 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
1952 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
1952 Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
1950 Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan
1950 Dutch 1st Chamber accept Laws on immigration
1950 Dutch Prime Minister Malan recognizes South Africa but not China PR

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