Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kiss Comic Book is published by Marvel Comics

The Kiss Comic Book is published by Marvel Comics tributing the rock group Kiss on June 30, 1977.



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In 1977 Marvel Comics published a magazine-format full-color Kiss Comic Book presenting the band as superheroes.

Blood from each band member was drawn by a registered nurse, witnessed by a notary public, and poured into the vats of red ink used for printing the comic at Marvel's Borden Ink plant in Depew, New York.

Marvel also published a second Kiss Comic Book in 1979 with much less fanfare.

In 1997, Image comics began publishing Todd McFarlane's Kiss: Psycho Circus, a much darker and mystical series than the previous Kiss comics. 31 issues were published.

In 2002, Dark Horse comics published a Kiss comic book authored by X-Men writer Joe Casey, which lasted for thirteen issues. Each issue was released in two versions, one with a drawn cover and one with a photo cover. The first four of these stories were later collected in a graphic novel entitled Rediscovery. On January 30 2007 it was announced that the KISS Comics Group, a joint venture between Platinum Studios and the band, would launch a new comic "KISS 4K" with an oversized $50 Destroyer Edition, at the Wizard World Los Angeles Convention in March and with an ongoing series to follow in May by writer Ricky Sprague and artist Kevin Crossley

Retro History for July 30 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
1989 Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile and Guam
1989 N.Y. State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
1989 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
1988 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV
1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
1988 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla
1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)
1985 "King and I" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 191 performances
1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
1985 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1985 Los Angeles Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 home runs in June
1984 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
1984 Last sixpence minted in Great Britain (in use since 1551)
1984 Longest pro football game, Los Angeles Express beats Michigan Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds
1982 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander New York City after 333 performances
1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
1982 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders and Americans
1981 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Tse-tung's policy
1980 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979, Tubeway Army started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Are 'Friends' Electric'. The song by Gary Numan was the first electronic/synthesizer-based record to become a hit in the post-punk era.
1979 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 8 performances
1979 Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
1978 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
1978, United Artists released The Buzzcocks single 'Love You More', at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1960 hit 'Stay' was the shortest hit at one minute 28 seconds.
1978 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 home runs
1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
1977 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
1977 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
1977 U.S. Railway Post Office final train run, New York to Washington D.C.
1977 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive home runs in Toronto
1976 John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
1975 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
1975 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
1974 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
1974 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester New York)
1974 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
1973 "Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour," TV Variety; debut on ABC
1973 Biggest U.S. tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-minute solar eclipse
1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1971 Biesheuvel government forms
1971 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1970 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1968 E German party leader Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
1968 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 chairs
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 Major Robert H Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
1967 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1966 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
1966 Richath Helms, promoted from deputy director to 8th director of CIA
1966 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, vs. WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
1966 Vice Admiral William F Raborn, Jr., USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
1964 Last United Nations troops leave Congo
1963 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
1962 17th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
1962 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0
1962 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
1962 Rwanda and Burundi become independent
1961 Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1960 U.S. stops sugar import from Cuba
1960 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
1958 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
1958 Dutch Government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
1956 "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 245 performances
1956 "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 21 performances
1956 Lenins politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
1956 United DC-7 and TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1955 "Johnny Carson Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1954 Largest check: Internal U.S. Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
1953 1st Corvette manufactured
1952 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1952 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
1951 "Victor Borge Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation and discrimination
1950 U.S. General MacArthur visits front in South Korea and asks for U.S. troops

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

James Bond film Moonraker premieres

James Bond film "Moonraker" premieres in U.S. on June 29, 1979.



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Moonraker (1979) is the eleventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

The third and final film in the series to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, it co-stars Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Clery, and Richard Kiel. In the film, Bond is sent to investigate the mysterious theft of a space shuttle, leading him to Hugo Drax, the owner of the shuttle-manufacturing firm. Along with the space scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond follows the trail of clues from California to Venice, Italy, Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon rain forest, and finally into outer space in a bid to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and to re-create humanity with a master race.

James Bond Moonraker was intended by its creator Ian Fleming to be turned into a film even before he completed the novel in 1954, since he based the novel on a manuscript he had written even earlier than this.

The producers of the James Bond film series had originally intended to do Moonraker in 1973 with Roger Moore making his debut as Bond, but the making of this movie was put on hold and it was finally released in 1979, coinciding with the rise of the science fiction genre in the wake of the Star Wars phenomenon.

Moonraker was the highest grossing film of the series until the Pierce Brosnan Bond film GoldenEye (1995). Moonraker earned a total of $210,300,000 worldwide — surpassing the preceding Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Moonraker was also noted for its high production cost for a Bond film, spending almost twice as much money as The Spy Who Loved Me. Derek Meddings, a long-time contributor to the James Bond series, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for the special effects used in this movie and its space scenes.

Retro History for June 29 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
1989 Susan Lucci loses daytime emmy for 10th straight year
1988 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
1987 Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts
1987 Yankees blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
1986 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
1986 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1986 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues
1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
1985 STS-51-F vehicle moves to launch pad
1984 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990
1984 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
1984 U.S.S.R. offers to start talking about banning SDI
1983 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
1983 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
1981 Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed
1981 Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR
1980 "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 557 performances
1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Moonraker" premieres in U.S.
1979 San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium
1978 Vice President Walter F. Mondale begins trip to Mid-East
1977 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career home run
1976 Seychelles gains independence from Britain
1975 3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
1975 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hour rec)
1972 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel and unusual
1972 U.S.S.R. launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
1971 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
1971 Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
1970 U.S. ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 1st Jewish worship service at White House
1969 24th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1969 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
1968 "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
1967 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
1967 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
1966 In the Vietnam War, U.S. planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for 1st time
1966 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, California begins
1966 U.S. bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities
1965 USAF Captain Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
1964 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
1963 "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 257 performances
1963 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits U.K. charts
1963 SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
1962 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
1962 Frank Howard, hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
1962 John F. Kennedy dines with premier MacMillan in London
1961 Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)
1961 Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more home runs twice in a season
1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1960 KYA-AM in San Francisco changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks)

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, and peace, in charity"
1958 Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm
1957 12th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1957 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave U.S.S.R. Communist Party
1956 Charles Dumas, makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, California
1956 Federal interstate highway system act signed
1956 Prime Minister Drees refuses resignation of queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans)
1955 Argentine state of siege ends
1954 Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J Robert Oppenheimer
1953 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1952 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany
1952 7th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
1950 U.S. beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)
1950 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks Ramadhin and Valentine

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jimi Hendrix announces new bassist Billy Cox

Jimi Hendrix announces new bassist, old army buddy Billy Cox on June 28, 1969



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Billy Cox re-united with Jimi Hendrix in 1969, when Hendrix called on Cox to play bass in the Band of Gypsys.

In addition to the Band of Gypsys release, Cox's bass playing can be heard on such posthumously released Hendrix albums as South Saturn Delta, Live at Woodstock, Live at the Fillmore East, Nine to the Universe, and a reconstructed version of First Rays of the New Rising Sun, in addition to such home-videos as Live at the Isle of Wight 1970, Live at Woodstock, The Dick Cavett Show, Rainbow Bridge, and Jimi Hendrix.

Billy Cox played at Woodstock with Hendrix's Gypsy Sun and Rainbows;

On September 8, 2006, Cox mentioned in an interview on the KQRS-FM morning show that he can be heard playing bass on five of the first notes of Jimi Hendrix's famous Woodstock "Star Spangled Banner". The rendition was completely impromptu according to him. He said he thought to himself at the moment, "I realized we had not rehearsed this, I had better lay off." He toured with Hendrix (with Mitch Mitchell on drums) for most of 1970 on the Cry of Love tour. Cox lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he remains active in music, and acts as an ambassador for Jimi Hendrix, his music and philosophy.

Retro History for June 28 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1987 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 177 performances
1987 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1986 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Alabama Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di name their baby "William"
1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 165 performances
1981 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1980 New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 OPEC raises oil prices 24 percent
1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
1978 Supreme Court orders California medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
1977 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo
1976 Hijacked French Airbus lands in Entebbe, Uganda
1975 David Bowie releases 'Fame'
1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1974 Fall of earth and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK
1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 home runs and no-hits Reds
1971 Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1970 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Jimi Hendrix announces new bassist, old army buddy Billy Cox
1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut vs. WI at Lord's
1969, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Nice, John Mayall, Ten Years After, Taste, Liverpool Scene and Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Taste and Savoy Brown, all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues in England, the DJ was John Peel. Over 12,000 fans attended.
1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1967 George Harrison is fined 6 pounds for speeding
1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
1966 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
1965 1st U.S. ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Johnson
1965 Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
1964 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in New York by Malcolm X
1963 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
1963 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
1962 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
1961 Phils and San Francisco set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1960 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
1958 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
1958 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
1957 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
1957 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to team
1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago, Illinois
1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1954 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
1953 8th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 278 performances

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ on June 27, 1979

Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ on June 27, 1979



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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After turning professional, he went on to become the first and only boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times.

Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Sunni Islam in 1975. In 1967, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges, stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. He was not imprisoned, but did not fight again for nearly four years while his appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was successful.

Nicknamed "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches.

Notable among these are three with rival Joe Frazier and one with George Foreman, whom he beat by knockout to win the world heavyweight title for the second time. He suffered only five losses (four decisions and one TKO by retirement from the bout) with no draws in his career, while amassing 56 wins (37 knockouts and 19 decisions). Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", and employing techniques such as the rope-a-dope. He was also known for his pre-match hype, where he would "trash talk" opponents on television and in person some time before the match, often with rhymes. These personality quips and idioms, along with an unorthodox fighting technique, made him a cultural icon.

Retro History for June 27 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
1988 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
1986 Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
1986 Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
1986 San Francisco Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
1986 U.S. informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack
1986 World Court rules U.S. aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
1985 1st hotel strike in New York
1985 Route 66, Chicago to Santa Monica, is decertified
1984 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
1984 Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"
1984 France wins soccer's European Cup
1984 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
1983 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1982 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 1,774 performances
1982 "Play Me a Country Song" opens and closes at Virginia Theater New York City
1982 STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
1982 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot
1981 Cambodia adopts its constitution
1981 Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
1980 1st female state police graduates, New Jersey
1980 Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits San Francisco Giants 8-0
1980 Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
1980 U.S. revives draft registration

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ
1979 Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
1978 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
1978 U.S. Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
1977 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1977 Djibouti (Afars and Issas) claims Independence from France
1977 Willie McCovey smashes 2 home runs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
1976 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 193 performances
1976 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
1976 Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda
1976 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Invitational
1976 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
1974 "Flip Wilson Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1974 U.S. president Nixon visits U.S.S.R.
1973 "Live and Let Die" premieres in U.S.
1973 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
1973 Uruguay suspends constitution
1971 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden New York City after 31 performances
1971 26th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1969 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
1969 Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, New York, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
1968 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
1967 Race riot in Buffalo New York (200 arrested)
1966 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV
1966 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yankees beat Mets 5-2
1965 Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
1964 "New Phil Silvers Show," last airs on CBS-TV
1964 Jan and Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
1963 Bill J Kramer and Dakotas record Lennon and McCartney "I Call Your Name"
1963 President Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
1963 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
1963 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
1962 Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems, EDS
1960 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
1960 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 734 performances
1959 14th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1959 Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game
1958 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
1958 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) New York to London
1957 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana and Texas
1956 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
1955 "Julius LaRosa Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1954 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
1954 CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
1953 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
1950 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 12 performances
1950 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
1950 U.S. sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
1950 North Koreans troop reach Seoul, United Nations asks members to aid South Korea, Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean conflict


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Friday, June 24, 2011

I Love Lucy last airs on CBS-TV

"I Love Lucy," last airs on CBS-TV on June 24, 1957



I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball

I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.

The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). When the original series ended, the show continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials, running from 1957 to 1960, known first as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

I Love Lucy was the most-watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons

and was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings (an accomplishment later matched by The Andy Griffith Show and Seinfeld). I Love Lucy is still syndicated in dozens of languages across the world.

The show was the first scripted TV program to be shot on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience, won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations. In 2002, it ranked second on TV Guide's list of television's greatest shows, behind Seinfeld and ahead of The Honeymooners. In 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME."

Retro History for June 24 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th and 40th consecutive bases
1988 Cleveland pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
1988 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
1987 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
1987 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak
1986 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
1986 U.S. Senate approves tax reform
1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-F
1984 Joe Morgan sets career home run mark for 2nd basemen with #265
1984 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
1983 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
1982 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
1982 Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
1982 Soyuz T-6 Launch (U.S.S.R.)
1982 Supreme Court rules President can't be sued for actions in office
1980 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1979 Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base
1977 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
1976 1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
1975 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport New York, kills 113
1975 Moon tremor perceived, hit by Taurid meteors
1974 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 minutes
1974 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
1973 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
1973 Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1972 'Troglodyte' by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
1972 Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of U.S., U.S. Air Force
1972 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention
1970 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
1970 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive home runs
1970 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
1970 Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
1968 Australia all out for 78 vs. England at Lord's
1968 Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
1968 Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleveland 14-3
1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 Resurrection City in Washington D.C. closed permanently
1967 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
1967 Zaire adopts constitution
1966 Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switzerland), 117 die
1966 Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I
1964 FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
1963 Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
1963 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
1962 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
1962 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning home run wins longest New York Yankee game in history
1961 "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 97 performances
1961 Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
1961 Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
1960 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa vs. England Lord's

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1957 "I Love Lucy," last airs on CBS-TV
1956 "Steve Allen Show," returns on NBC-TV
1956 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
1956 WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st home run (off Billy Hoeff)
1954 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial New York City after 229 performances
1953 KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, New Mexico (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
1950 French government-Bidault resigns
1950 New York Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 home runs and a triple


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Alice Cooper falls off the stage in Vancouver

Alice Cooper falls off the stage in Vancouver and breaks 6 ribs during the Welcome To My Nightmare tour on June 23, 1975



Alice Cooper, Alice Cooper 1975, Welcome To My Nightmare

His real name is Vincent Furnier, Alice Cooper was the name of the band, but the name became so associated with the lead singer that he took it.

"Alice Cooper" is the name of a girl who was accused of being a witch in the 1600s, but Furnier didn't know that when he took the name. He tried to choose a sweet, innocent sounding name that would contrast against the shocking stage show. A rumor has persisted that Cooper got the name from a Ouija board.

Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975.

This was Alice Cooper's first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). The cover artwork was created by Drew Struzan for Pacific Eye & Ear. Rolling Stone would later rank it as one of the "Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time".

Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. The songs, heard in sequence, form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.

Welcome to My Nightmare inspired the Alice Cooper: The Nightmare TV special and a worldwide concert tour in 1975, and the Welcome To My Nightmare concert film in 1976.

The song Welcome to my Nightmare is a parody of the 1968 novel "There's a Nightmare in My Closet"

Retro History for June 23 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Movie "Batman" premieres
1988 Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
1988 Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
1986 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
1986 Tip O'Neill, Representative-D-Massachusetts, refuses to let Reagan address House
1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1985 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985 Laffit Pincay, Jr. becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
1983 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
1983 U.S. Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
1982 "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater New York City
1982 -117 degrees F; All time low at South Pole
1982 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
1982 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
1981 "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 28 performances
1981 33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
1981 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
1981 French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
1981 New York City mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1981 Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
1980 "David Letterman Show," debuts on NBC-TV daytime
1980 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
1980 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
1979 Rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"
1979 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
1978 33rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1977 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-4
1976 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure, 555 m, opens
1975 75th U.S. Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
1975 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1974 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1974 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1973 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 49 performances
1973 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 506 performances
1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game home run in which he pitched
1972 Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1972 Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972 President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
1971 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 "Red Skelton Show," last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
1970 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1970 Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 French government of Couve de Murville resigns
1969 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 Warren E. Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
1967 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)
1967 John Entwistle of rock group The Who weds Alison Wise
1967 Lyndon Baines Johnson and Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, New Jersey
1967 U.S. Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1964 General Maxwell Taylor appointed U.S. ambassador in South Vietnam
1963 63rd U.S. Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1963 New York Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th home run, he circles bases backwards
1963 President Kennedy tours West-Europe
1962 "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St. James New York City after 205 performances
1962 Laos Suvanna Phuma forms government
1962 Larry Doby, retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan
1961 Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
1961 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1961 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th and 6 in 9th
1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
1960 "Pat Boone Show," last airs on ABC-TV
1960 Japan signs security treaty with the U.S.

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
1958 Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2 years in Little Rock
1958 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
1956 "Jimmy Durante Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1956 "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1955 Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" released
1954 122 degrees F (50 degrees C), Overton, Nevada (state record until June 29, 1994)
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament
1952 U.S. airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu, Korea
1951 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee to U.S.S.R.
1951 Most expensive U.S. hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage and $14M property-Kansas)
1950 Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1950 Yankees and Tigers hit record 11 home runs, Tigers win 10-9
1950 Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place

The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place. Held over 5 days to coincide with the summer solstice, (the weather was, for a British 'summer' very good). Acts who appeared included: Melanie, Quintessence, David Bowie, The Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, Terry Reid - with David Lyndley and Linda Lewis, Gong, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Brinsley Schwarz, Fairport Convention, Family and Traffic. Over 7,000 fans attended the event on June 22, 1971



Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury Festival 1971

The Glastonbury festival was heavily influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement in the early 1970s, beginning with the Isle of Wight Festival, which featured performances by The Who, amongst other artists.

Afterward, organiser Michael Eavis stated that he decided to host the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open air Led Zeppelin concert at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970 at the nearby Bath and West Showground in 1970. The festival retains vestiges of this tradition such as the Green Fields area which includes the Green Futures and Healing Field.

The Glastonbury music festival takes place in South West England at Worthy Farm between the small villages of Pilton and Pylle, six miles east of the town of Glastonbury, overlooked by the Glastonbury Tor in the mystical "Vale of Avalon". The area has a number of legends and spiritual traditions, and is a "New Age" site of interest: several ley lines are considered to converge on the Tor. The nearest town to the festival site is Shepton Mallet, three miles (5 km) north east, but there continues to be interaction between the people espousing alternative lifestyles living in Glastonbury and the festival itself. The farm is situated between the A361 and A37 roads.

The first Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm was the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival, mounted by Michael Eavis in September 1970, and attended by 1,500 people.

The first act to perform was the group Stackridge; the headline act was originally Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders but this act was replaced at short notice by Tyrannosaurus Rex, later known as T.Rex.

The larger free festival at the summer solstice in June the next year was the first to attract nationwide interest, and the event became an important precursor of the later Glastonbury Festivals. The Glastonbury Fayre of 1971 was instigated by Andrew Kerr and organised with help from Arabella Churchill, Thomas Crimble, Bill Harkin, Gilberto Gil, Mark Irons, and Jytte Klamer. The 1971 festival featured the first incarnation of the "Pyramid Stage" conceived by Bill Harkin, built from scaffolding and metal sheeting.

Performers included David Bowie, Traffic, Fairport Convention, Quintessence, Hawkwind, Skin Alley, The Worthy Farm Windfuckers and Melanie. It was paid for by its supporters and advocates of its ideal, and embraced a mediaeval tradition of music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights and spontaneous entertainment. The 1971 festival was filmed by Nicolas Roeg and David Puttnam and was released as a film called simply Glastonbury Fayre.

There was a small unplanned event in 1978, when the convoy of vehicles from the Stonehenge festival was directed by police to Worthy Farm; the festival was then revived the following year (1979) by Churchill, Crimble, Kerr and Eavis, in an event for the Year of the Child, which lost money.

Retro History for June 22 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1987 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with New York Mets
1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1986 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
1985 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 79 performances
1985 "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12
1984 Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
1984 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
1984 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
1984 Joseph Luns resigns as Secretary-General of NATO
1983 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
1983 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle
1983 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
1982 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital
1982 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
1981 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1981 Iran president Bani Sadr deposed
1981 John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon
1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1979 Little Richard quits rock and roll for religious pursuit
1979 Pro Football Researchers Association forms, Canton, Ohio
1978 James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
1978 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
1977 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
1977 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
1976 "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 527 performances
1976 San Diego Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
1975 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1973 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
1973 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
1973 Skylab 2's astronauts land
1972 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 140 performances
1971, The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place. Held over 5 days to coincide with the summer solstice, (the weather was, for a British 'summer' very good). Acts who appeared included: Melanie, Quintessence, David Bowie, The Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, Terry Reid - with David Lyndley and Linda Lewis, Gong, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Brinsley Schwarz, Fairport Convention, Family and Traffic. Over 7,000 fans attended the event.
1970 President Nixon signs 26th amendment, voting age lowered to 18
1970 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
1970 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire
1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
1968 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
1966 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens
1965 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, vs. New Zealand at Lord's
1963 "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"
1962 1st test flight of Hoovercraft
1962 French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
1961 Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
1961 Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child and My Bonnie, in Hamburg

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9
1959 "Class" by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
1959 Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games
1959 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
1959 Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to San Francisco voyage
1958 Game in Kansas City between A's and Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1955 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
1955 U.S. air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
1954 Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands
1951 Gene Rayburn and Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Columbia Records announces first mass production of 33-1/3-rpm long-player vinyl records

Columbia Records announces first mass production of 33-1/3-rpm long-player vinyl records. Sceptics fail to see the company's wisdom as the 78 record is at an all-time high on June 21, 1948



Columbia Records, 33rpm, vinyl records

Both the microgroove LP 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record and the 45 rpm single records are made from vinyl plastic that is flexible and unbreakable in normal use. However, the vinyl records are easier to scratch or gouge, and much more prone to warping.



In 1931, RCA Victor (which evolved from the Johnson and Berliner's Victor Talking Machine Company) launched the first commercially available vinyl long-playing record, marketed as "Program Transcription" discs. These revolutionary discs were designed for playback at 331/3 rpm and pressed on a 30 cm diameter flexible plastic disc, with a duration of about ten minutes playing time per side. In Roland Gelatt's book The Fabulous Phonograph, the author notes that RCA Victor's early introduction of a long-play disc was a commercial failure for several reasons including the lack of affordable, reliable consumer playback equipment and consumer wariness during the Great Depression. Because of financial hardships that plagued the recording industry during that period (and RCA's own parched revenues), Victor's "long playing" records were quietly discontinued by early 1933.

There was also a small batch of "longer playing" vinyl records issued in the very early 1930s: Columbia introduced 10" 'longer playing' vinyl records (18000-D series), as well as a series of double-grooved or longer playing 10" vinyl records on their Harmony, Clarion & Velvet Tone cheap labels. All of these were phased out in mid-1932.



However, vinyl's lower surface noise level than shellac was not forgotten, nor was its durability. In the late '30s, radio commercials and pre-recorded radio programs being sent to disc jockeys started being stamped in vinyl, so they would not break in the mail. In the mid-1940s, special DJ copies of records started being made of vinyl also, for the same reason. These were all 78 rpm. During and after World War II, when shellac supplies were extremely limited, some 78 rpm records were pressed in vinyl instead of shellac, particularly the six-minute 12-inch (30 cm) 78 rpm records produced by V-Disc for distribution to US troops in World War II. In the '40s, radio transcriptions, which were usually on 16-inch records, but sometimes 12-inch, were always made of vinyl, but cut at 331/3 rpm. Shorter transcriptions were often cut at 78 rpm.

Beginning in 1939, Dr. Peter Goldmark and his staff at Columbia Records undertook efforts to address problems of recording and playing back narrow grooves and developing an inexpensive, reliable consumer playback system. The 12-inch (30 cm) Long Play (LP) 331/3 rpm microgroove vinyl record album was introduced by the Columbia Record Company at a New York press conference on June 21, 1948.

Unwilling to accept and license Columbia's system, in February 1949 RCA Victor released the first 45 rpm single, 7 inches in diameter with a large center hole. The 45 rpm player included a changing mechanism that allowed multiple disks to be stacked, much as a conventional changer handled 78s. The short playing time of a single 45 rpm side meant that long works, such as symphonies, had to be released on multiple 45s (rather than a single LP), but RCA claimed that the new high-speed changer rendered side breaks so brief as to be inaudible or inconsequential. Early 45 rpm records were made from either vinyl or polystyrene. They had a playing time of eight minutes.

Another size and format was that of radio transcription discs beginning in the 1940s. These records were usually vinyl, 33 RPM, and 16 inches in diameter. No home record player could accommodate such large records, and they were used mainly by radio stations. They were on average 15 minutes per side and contained several songs or radio program material. These vinyl records became less common when tape recorders began being used for radio transcriptions around 1949.

Retro History for June 21 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher home run hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
1989 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson remarry
1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn U.S. flag as a political expression
1989 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret and Polonia
1988 42nd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
1988 Many killed at demonstration against general Ne Win in Rangoon
1988 Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years
1987 87th U.S. Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
1987 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant
1986 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
1986 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
1986 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, singns with Kansas City Royals
1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
1986 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
1985 American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele
1983 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1983 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
1982 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
1982 Washington D.C. jury finds John Hinckley, Jr. innocent by insanity
1982 John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
1981 81st U.S. Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1981 Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
1981 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
1981 Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
1981 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical "Evita," premiers in London
1977 Former White House chief of staff home run Haldeman enters prison
1977 Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1976 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
1975 "Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens
1975 Elton John, Eagles and Beach Boys play Wembley
1975 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow
1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
1975 West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
1971 71st U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1971 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
1971 International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia
1970 70th U.S. Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
1970 Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup, in Mexico City
1970 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1969 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
1969 Zager and Evans release "In the Year 2525"
1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
1967 Yankees take 5-3 lead in 11th and lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th and Yankees beat them 6-3
1966 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
1965 65th U.S. Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St. Louis
1964 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
1964 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1962 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1960 Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1956 Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
1956 East Germany frees almost 19,000 prisoners
1956 Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters
1954 John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1951 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 180 performances
1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
1950 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
1948 Columbia Records (US) announces first mass production of 33-1/3-rpm long-players. Sceptics fail to see the company's wisdom as the 78 is at an all-time high

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Newport 69 Pop Festival begins and Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear

Newport 69 Pop Festival begins and Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear, 150,000 attend the event on June 20, 1969



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The Newport 69 Pop Festival

held in Costa Mesa, California, August 3-4, 1968, was the first music concert ever to have more than 100,000 paid attendees.

There were two separate events staged in the late 1960s that are commonly referred to as the "Newport Pop Festival." The first was called the Newport Pop Festival, held at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California, the weekend of August 3-4, 1968. The second event was originally billed as "Newport 69," and was held over the three-day weekend of June 20-22, 1969 in Northridge, California at Devonshire Downs. In published writings over the last 40 years, this latter event has been referred to as the "

Newport 69 Pop Festival

" the "Newport Pop Festival 1969" and simply the "Newport Pop Festival." Subsequently, much confusion has been created over the years between the 1968 and 1969 events. Some of this confusion was generated by the participating musicians themselves who, later, in their interviews, kept getting the two events mixed up. The latter event was organized by Mark Robinson (age 25) who was one of the three promoters of the original Newport Pop Festival in 1968. The other two promoters of the 68 event were Gary R. Schmidt (age 26) and his father Al Schmidt. Al was not a rock n roller but an entrepreneural business man that helped with the money and licensing. There was a brief law suit between the two Schmidts and Robinson just prior to the "Newport 69" show which the Schmidts had declined to be involved in because of the cost of the acts, The entire band budget for the 68 show was under 50,000 dollars while Robinson paid Jimi Hendrix alone 50,000 dollars for the 69 event. This was an amount of money unheard of at that time for a rock act. The 68 show made money and the 69 show did not. The law suit was over trade names and the last few days before the 69 show they had to use disclaimers in advertising "not afiliated with the Newport Pop Festival" and they would not have been able to do a "Newport 70". show using that name.

Retro History for June 20 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Curtis Strange wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1988 Haiti's general assembly dissolves
1988 New York City WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of New Jersey Devils
1988 "Price is Right" model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
1988 WABC officially becomes the New Jersey Devils new home radio
1988 Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women and minorities
1987 Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
1987 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass
1986 Doctors at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon
1986 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony LaRussa as White Sox manager
1984 A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam and 14th lifetime
1984 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
1983 83rd U.S. Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA
1983 New York Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
1982 82nd U.S. Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL California
1982 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
1982 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1982 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
1981 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
1981 Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
1981 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection
1980 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 home runs and double to beat Red Sox 20-2
1980 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota and Dayton
1977 Menahem Begin forms Israeli government
1977 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
1976 76th U.S. Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
1976 Carl Fugate, Starkwether accomplice, paroled
1976 Czechoslovakia becomes European soccer champ
1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1973 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
1973 Juan Peron returns to Argentina
1973 San Francisco Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off home runs
1971 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
1970 "Ray Stevens Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1970 British government of Edward Heath forms, with Margaret Thatcher
1970 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run home run

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Newport '69 begins and Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear, 150,000 attend the event
1969 Georges Pompidou sworn in as president of France
1969 White Rhodesia agrees to race separation
1968 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
1967 Phillies Larry Jackson beats New York Mets for 18th straight time
1966 66th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF
1966 Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman
1965 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1964 64th U.S. Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
1963 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-2
1963 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
1963 U.S. and U.S.S.R. agree to set up Hot Line
1960 12nd Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack and Jane Wyatt
1960 Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
1960 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavywgt boxing title
1960 Heavyweight Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johnstown (New York City)

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 New Zealand all out 47 vs. England at Lord's Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
1956 Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in New Jersey, 74 killed
1956 At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)
1955 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 16 performances
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1951 Cleveland Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 home runs, double and single vs Red Sox
1950 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
1950 Joe Dimaggio's 2,000th hit, Yankees beat Indians 8-2

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour

Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour on June 17, 1980



Led Zeppelin Tour Over Europe 1980

Tour Over Europe 1980 was the last concert tour by the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

The tour commenced on June 17 and concluded on July 7, 1980. All of the shows on the tour took place in cities throughout Germany, with the exceptions of one show each at Brussels, Rotterdam, Vienna and Z├╝rich.

This was the first series of concerts performed by the band since their shows at Knebworth almost a year before. Singer Robert Plant was reluctant to tour the United States, and the band wanted to avoid some of the negative press attention which had dogged them in the United Kingdom, so as a compromise Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant decided to schedule a short European tour. He hoped that being on the road again would rejuvenate Plant's enthusiasm for touring, which would eventually lead to the band's return to the U.S.

Led Zeppelin performed rehearsals for the tour at the Rainbow Theatre and Victoria Theatre in London, and then at Shepperton Studios, Middlesex.



During this tour the band played small venues with a scaled down PA and a modest stage and lighting setup. As such, it had a much more low-key feel than had been witnessed on recent tours. The set list was also shorter at approximately two hours in duration, with some of the band's lengthier songs such as "No Quarter" and "Moby Dick" being discarded. A limited amount of material from the band's most recent album In Through the Out Door, was also performed. The set for these concerts opened with "Train Kept A-Rollin'" which had not been a regular feature of their live sets since 1969. Press coverage of this concert tour was minimal.

Generally speaking, there was a playful and generous spirit about the tour, with guitarist Jimmy Page even handling some of the stage introductions himself for the first time in the band's twelve year career. However, some on-stage problems were also experienced. The June 26th show at Vienna was interrupted during "White Summer", as Page was hit in the face by a firecracker. The organizer stepped up and talked to the audience, and asked the person responsible to come to the stage to have a word with him. After a delay, the band returned to play "Kashmir" and finish the show. The June 27th show at Nuremberg came to an abrupt end after the third song when John Bonham collapsed on stage and was rushed to a hospital. Press speculation arose that Bonham's problem was caused by an excess of alcohol and drugs, but the band claimed that he had simply overeaten.

The poster of the tour announced a second concert at Berlin, on July 8, but this show was never performed. The final full-length concert Led Zeppelin played until 2007 was on July 7, with "Whole Lotta Love" being the final song performed at this gig.

Retro History for June 17 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 U.S. beats Guatemala 2-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 Bruce Springsteen separates from Juliette Phillips
1988 Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens
1988 Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0
1988 Soyuz TM-5 launches
1988 Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case
1986 Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated
1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched
1984 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1984 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada
1982 President Reagan 1st United Nations General Assembly address, "evil empire" speech
1982 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat
1981 Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
1980 Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 140 performances
1979 79th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
1978 Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
1976 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets and Spurs) merges into NBA
1976 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
1975 Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with U.S.
1973 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
1973 73rd U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA
1973 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits U.S.
1972 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
1972 5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate
1972 Chile president Allende forms new government
1972 Looking Glass releases "Brandy"
1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic National headquarters at the Watergate Hotel
1970 Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
1968 KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
1967 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
1967 1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes
1967 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed
1967 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers and Athletics)
1966 Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers
1965 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
1965 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
1965 Kinks arrive in New York City beginning their 1st U.S. tour
1963 British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
1963 Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
1962 62nd U.S. Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA
1962 Brazil Beats Czechoslovakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago
1962 Lou Brock is 2nd to home run into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961 "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 8 performances
1961 61st U.S. Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Michigan
1961 Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt
1960 Ted Williams hit his 500th home runs

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland
1958 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
1957 "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
1957 Tuskegee boycott begins, Blacks boycotted city stores
1956 Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister
1954 CIA exile army lands in Guatemala, JF Dulles and United Fruit Co
1954 Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1954 Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends
1953 Riots in East Germany for reunification
1953 Supreme Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
1952 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
1951 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 40 performances
1950 1st kidney transplant, Chicago
1950 Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria sign security pact

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Led Zeppelin Tour Over Europe concluded on July 7, 1980.

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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