Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in U.S. and goes gold on June 1, 1967

Beatles, Sgt Peppers Album Cover, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles 1967

Retro History for June 1 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house
1989 Robin Givens and Mike Tyson granted final divorce in New Jersey
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles
1988 "Morton Downey, Jr. Show," debuts in TV syndication
1988 Train crash in Zeeland, Netherlands, kills 2
1987 Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
1986 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley
1986 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport and Mystery of Edwin Drood win
1985 "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12
1985 Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 vs. Warwicks cricket
1985 Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP
1984 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
1984 KWK-AM in St. Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
1984 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
1984 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of U.S.S.R. snatches a record 211 kg
1982 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
1980 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
1980 ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa
1980 Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in California
1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
1980 Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Dodger home run
1980 Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 4 games to 1
1979 Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
1979 Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to New York City
1979 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
1978 Cricket Test debut of David Gower, vs. Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
1978 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten
1977 British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
1977 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
1977 South Carolina Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen
1975 "Chicago" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 947 performances
1975 21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1975 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Baltimore Orioles, 1-0
1975 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
1975 Ron Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
1974 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
1974 Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 29 in UK
1973 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold
1973 Greek President Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
1973 Paul McCartney and Wings release "Live and Let Die"
1972 Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin
1972 Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
1972 West German police arrest RAF-leader Andreas Baader
1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden New York City for 31 performances
1971 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
1970 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
1970 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
1970 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
1970 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player and swallows his tongue

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio and TV
1968 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
1968 Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
1967 Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in U.S. and goes gold
1967 Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, D.C.
1966 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
1966 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London
1966 Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
1966 Shortwave station Radio New York Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW
1965 A Penzias and R Wilson detect 3 degrees K primordial background radiation
1965 coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
1963 "El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
1963 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st premier of Kenya
1963 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, becomes Emperor of Ethiopia
1962 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
1962 Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
1962 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m
1961 FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
1960 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 12 performances
1960 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
1959 Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
1958 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election
1958 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Gatlinburg Golf Open
1957 1st U.S. runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden)
1955 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
1954 Emile Zatopek runs record 6 mile: (27:59.2)/10,000m (28:54.2)
1953 KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
1952 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index
1951 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
1951 International Cheese treaty signed
1950 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast

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