Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ghostbusters, Trading Places, and Gremlins premieres

"Ghostbusters," "Trading Places," and "Gremlins," premieres on June 8, 1983

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Retro History for June 8 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season broadcaster
1988 Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
1987 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
1987 Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing
1986 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 70 performances
1986 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
1986 56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (63 62 64)
1986 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1985 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
1985 Pirates score 10 in top of 1st, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit home runs in same game
1983 "Ghostbusters," "Trading Places," and "Gremlins," premieres
1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1983 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
1982 36th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
1982 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
1982 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
1982 Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
1981 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 8 performances
1980 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
1980 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win
1980 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
1979 Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
1979 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
1978 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
1978 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
1978 Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
1977 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
1976 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
1975 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
1975 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1975 U.S.S.R. launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
1974 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
1974 U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
1973 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
1972 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
1972 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, vs. Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)
1971 North Vietnam demands U.S. end aid to South Vietnam
1971 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
1970 Players and management end labor dispute up minimum salary to $12,000

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour," last airs on CBS-TV
1969 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams and Susan St. James
1969 Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
1969 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
1969 KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1969 Nixon says 25,000 U.S. troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
1969 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1968 Bermuda adopts its constitution
1968 Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
1968 Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
1968 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., captured
1968 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1967 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 U.S. crewmen
1966 NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
1965 A's draft Rick Monday #1
1965 U.S. troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 6; missed Moon
1963 "Mr. President" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 265 performances
1963 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
1963 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
1962 Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
1961 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
1961 Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, vs. England at Edgbaston, 57
1961 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive home runs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron Joe Adcock and Frank Thomas)
1960 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
1960 Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1st official "missile mail" lands, Jacksonville, Florida
1959 X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
1958 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1956 Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
1956 WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
1953 Cluster of 6 tornadoes touch down in Flint Michigan killing 113
1953 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
1953 Tornadoes kill 110 in Michigan and Ohio
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
1950 Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
1950 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
1950 Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin and Valentine (8-104 1st inn) vs. England

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