Thursday, June 9, 2011

Brian Jones quits The Rolling Stones

Brian Jones quits The Rolling Stones because of his drug problems on June 9, 1969

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Retro History for June 9 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," premieres in USA
1989 Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football
1989 Michael Changs French Open win makes him youngest male to go to finals
1989 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
1988 Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to U.K.
1986 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
1986 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
1986 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
1986 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
1985 39th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
1985 55th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (36 64 62 62)
1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1985 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon
1985 Bernard Hinault wins Tour de France
1985 U.S.S.R.'s Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
1984 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
1984 54th French Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats C Evert (63 61)
1984 Cyndi Lauper's 1st #1 "Time After Times"
1984 Donald Ducks 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
1984 Jurgen Hingsen of W Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
1984 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater
1983 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim
1983 Margaret Thatchers Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election
1983 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, vs. Australia
1982 General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
1982 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
1980 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn
1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine
1980 Phillies and San Francisco Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
1980 Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
1979 49th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)
1979 Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
1979 Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st and last time
1979 Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome
1978 Gutenberg Bible, 1 of 21, sells for $2.4 million, London
1978 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
1977 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist
1977 George and Patti Harrison divorce
1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks
1975 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
1975 Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners and 1 guard (Sanford Fla)
1975 House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for 1st time
1975 Tony Orlando and Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic
1974 Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert
1973 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24
1972 14" of rain in 6 hours burst Rapid City, South Dakota dam, drowns 237
1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
1971 Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
1971 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold
1970 Argentine military junta under Lieutenant-general Lanusse drives out President Ongania
1970 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton
1970 Harry A. Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
1969 Warren Burger confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice
1968 38th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62)
1968 38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
1967 Boycott scores 246* vs. India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
1967 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
1967 Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
1966 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, and Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
1965 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
1964 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
1963 1st Sunday night game in baseball San Francisco Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
1963 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1963 Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
1963 Equal Pay Act enacted
1963 John F. Kennedy names Winston Churchill U.S. honorary citizen
1963 Movie "Cleopatra" opens in New York
1962 "Bill of Hare," premieres in U.S.
1962 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
1962 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City
1961 Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
1960 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract
1960 Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1st ballistic missile sub launched, George Washington
1958 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1
1957 Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
1956 Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
1955 100 degrees F - Hottest day in Seattle Washington
1955 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, vs. South Africa, Trent Bridge
1954 Joseph Welch asks Senator Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" during Senate-Army hearings
1953 "Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater," last airs on NBC-TV
1953 South African premier Malan visits Netherlands
1953 Worcester County tornado, 94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless
1951 "Doodles Weaver Show," debuts on NBC-TV

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