Thursday, June 16, 2011

Monterey Pop Festival begins in California

Monterey Pop Festival begins in California. 50,000 see first major US appearances of the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar and Hugh Masakela to rock audiences --plus Byrds, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and more on June 16, 1967

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Retro History for June 16 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
1989 Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
1989 Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since U.S. open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate and Price)
1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
1988 In Santa Barbara, California, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 miles in 75 hours 20 minutes
1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted after shooting 4 youths who tried to rob him
1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
1985 85th U.S. Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1985 T. C. Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of U.S. Open
1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11 ") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole and never recovers
1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1983 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
1983 U.S.S.R. party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
1982 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
1980 "Blues Brothers," premieres in Chicago
1980 Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patented

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
1979 Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo, Syria
1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1978 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
1977 Leonid Brezhnev named president of U.S.S.R.
1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over Kansas City Royals
1976 Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa, Soweto Day
1975 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
1975 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
1975 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
1974 74th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
1974 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
1973 Leonid I Brezhnev visit U.S.
1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
1970 Kenneth A. Gibson elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey
1970 Race riots in Miami, Florida

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from House
1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
1968 68th U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's U.S. open under par
1967 Monterey Pop Festival begins in California. 50,000 see first major US appearances of the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar and Hugh Masakela to rock audiences --plus Byrds, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and more
1966 "Rowan and Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1966 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade and Man of La Mancha win
1964 Quake strikes Niigata Japan
1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
1963 Valentina Tereshkova (U.S.S.R.) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1962 2 U.S. Army officers killed in Saigon
1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
1961 Discoverer 25 launched
1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1960 "Psycho," opens in New York

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo and The Don'ts hits #46
1958 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
1957 French offensive in Algeria
1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 home runs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
1956 56th U.S. Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine President Juan Peron
1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
1954 Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yankees lose ending 18 game win streak and also ending St. Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1952 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
1951 51st U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29

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