Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Johnny Cash Show debuts on ABC-TV

Johnny Cash Show, debuts on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969

Johnny Cash Show, Johnny Cash 1969

Retro History for June 7 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
1989 Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons
1989 For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89
1989 Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173
1989 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, and beat Brewers 4-2
1988 Aluminum contaminates Cornish England's water supply
1987 41st Tony Awards: Fences and Les Miserables win
1987 57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)
1987 Andy Van Slyke home runs off R. McDowell in both ends of double header
1987 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
1986 56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)
1986 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
1986 Madonna's "Live to Tell," single goes #1
1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
1983 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
1982 Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
1982 Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
1982 New York Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell and Randy Myers
1982 President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth
1982 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game and goes 0-for-4
1981 35th Tony Awards: Amadeus and 42nd Street win
1981 51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)
1981 Israeli F-15's and F-16's destroys Iraqi plutonium production facility
1981 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco New York City after 12 performances
1980 "Cars," by Gary Numan hits #9
1980 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
1980 50th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)
1980 Jeff Norman runs world record 50k (2:48:06)
1980 John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg for U.S. Open
1980 Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
1979 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
1979 Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
1979 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
1978 32nd NBA Championship: Washington Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
1976 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premieres
1975 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," by John Denver hits #1
1975 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 vs. Pakistan World Cup
1975 Spain's Manuel Orantes wins U.S. Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets
1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, vs. WI Cricket World Cup
1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
1973 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
1972 "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 3,388 performances
1972 German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
1972 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
1972 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut
1970 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young and Susan Hampshire
1970 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at New York's Lincoln Center

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 "Johnny Cash Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts and Letters wins in 2:28.8
1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
1969 Tommy James and Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
1969 Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
1967 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
1967 New York Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
1966 New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
1965 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
1965 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
1965 Supreme Court rules 1879 Connecticut law ban of contraceptives unconstitutional
1964 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1959 KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
1958 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
1958 Battles between Turkish and Greeks Cypriots break out
1957 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey vs. Northants
1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
1955 "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV
1955 1st President to appear on color TV, Eisenhower
1955 India premier Nehru visit U.S.S.R.
1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color, Boston, Massachusetts
1953 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington D.C. restaurants
1953 WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins
1952 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 94 performances
1952 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
1952 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2

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