Friday, June 10, 2011

Taxi last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall

"Taxi," last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall on June 10, 1982

Taxi, Taxi TV series, Danny Devito

Retro History for June 10 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Tales From The Crypt," TV Anthology, debuts on HBO
1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
1989 59th French Womens Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (76 36 75) favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title
1988 Greatest number of participants, 31,678, on a bicycle tour, London
1987 Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
1986 A. Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
1985 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, B Mandrell
1985 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
1985 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
1985 French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior near New Zealand
1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
1984 54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (36 26 64 75 75)
1984 Ivan Lendl wins French Open, his 1st grand slam title
1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1984 U.S. missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time
1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
1982 "Taxi," last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
1982 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
1982 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
1981 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1979 49th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (63 61 67 64)
1979 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play, 5-4-3 vs. Cleveland
1979 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:26.8
1978 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
1977 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1976 49th National Spelling Bee: Tim Kneale wins spelling narcolepsy
1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1975 Yankees sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, and another part is set afire
1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
1974 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
1973 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1973 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at New York's Madison Square Garden
1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges and moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 home run hitter (649)
1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 "Danny Thomas Hour," last airs on NBC-TV
1968 AL games at Baltimore and Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy
1968 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival, California
1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end "6-Day War" with United Nations help
1967 U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with Israel
1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in U.K.
1966 Beatles record "Rain," 1st to use reverse tapes
1966 Cleveland Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Washington Senator, 2-0
1966 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert, Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco
1966 Mamas and Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1964 Southern Democrats filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
1963 John F. Kennedy signs law for equal pay for equal work for men and women
1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 3"
1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive home runs in 1 game
1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
1957 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1957 John Diefenbacker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada
1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 KQED TV channel 9 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1952 St. Louis Browns fire manager Rogers Hornsby
1950 50th U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
1950 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens

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