Thursday, May 26, 2011

Star Wars movie debuts

Star Wars movie debuts on May 26, 1977

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Retro History for May 26 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
1989 Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1987 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
1987 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
1987 Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
1987 William H. Webster replaces Robert M. Gates as 14th director of CIA
1985 Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin
1985 Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
1985 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1984 Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
1984 Tulsa, Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
1983 29th Walker Cup: U.S., 13 -10
1983 Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
1983 Los Angeles Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
1983 NASA launches Exosat
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam
1982 British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1981 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
1980 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
1980 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
1980 Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1977 George Willig climbs New York City World Trade Center
1977 Movie "Star Wars" debuts
1975 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1974 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
1973 Bahrain adopts it's constitution
1973 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1
1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28)
1973 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
1973 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John and Ernest hits #31
1973 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres
1972 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 Nixon and Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 John and Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at U.S. consulate in Hue South-Vietnam
1966 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 199 performances
1963 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1963 Organization of African Unity forms
1963 Wes Stock becomes only Baltimore Oriole to win a doubleheader
1962 "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 80 performances
1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark
1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956 Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman and Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th and lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
1955 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 44 performances
1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London

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