Monday, May 23, 2011

The Who movie "The Kids Are All Right" premieres

The Who movie "Kids Are All Right" premieres on May 23, 1979

The Who, The Kida Are Alright, The Who 1979

Retro History for May 23 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
1989 Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
1989 Lincoln Square in Bronx named
1989 Cleveland loses and drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East)
1988 Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990
1986 U.S. and West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa
1984 Anderlecht wins 13th UEFA Cup at London
1984 Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game
1983 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
1982 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina
1982 Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
1982 Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles
1982 Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders divine
1981 Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage
1981 NASA launches Intelsat V
1980 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 The Who movie "Kids Are All Right" premieres
1979 1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly"
1979 Borussia Monchengladbach wins 8th UEFA Cup at Dusseldorf
1979 Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
1979 West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president
1978 AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M
1978 General strike in Peru
1977 Benin adopts its constitution
1977 Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell
1977 Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren and 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Netherlands, children released May 27, siege ends June 11
1976 Amy Alcott wins '76 LPGA Golf Classic
1974 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
1971 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale
1971 Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
1970 Grateful Dead's in England, 1st performance outside of U.S.
1970 San Diego Padres beat San Francisco Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (underground)

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969 Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
1969 Who release rock opera "Tommy"
1968 A. C. Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam
1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
1967 Government bans submarines near South Africa
1966 Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
1965 Franz Jonas elected president of Austria
1965 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1965 Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150
1964 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
1963 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
1962 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 home runs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)
1962 OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life
1962 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in U.S. Aurora 7
1960 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 12 performances
1960 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
1960 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
1960 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st broadcast
1960 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (New York City)

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Party with Comden and Green" closes at John Golden New York City after 44 performances
1959 Presbyterian church accepts women preachers
1958 Mao Tse tung start "Great leap forward" movement in China
1956 World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Francisco
1955 Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers
1953 79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8
1953 Schools 1st use Cliff's Notes
1953 WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1951 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels," premieres in London

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