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October 14 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 14, 2010

On October 14, 1980 Bob Marley played his last concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consec World Series openers
1989 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce and annulment
1988 New Jersey Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
1988 Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
1987 In Midland, Texas 1 -year-old Jessica McClure falls 22′ (7m) down a well
1987 St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
1986 Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter and Summer Olympic schedule
1986 Tim Kides of West New York, New Jersey performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15
1985 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
1985 On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath’s #12, beat Miami 23-7
1984 “Quilters” closes at Jack Lawrence Theater New York City after 24 performances
1984 Browns’ Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yards
1984 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
1983 Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
1983 U.S. Marine peacekeeper Sergeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
1982 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1982 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
1982 New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1982 President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
1981 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
1980 Bob Marley’s last concert
1980 Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
1980 President nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1979 Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
1979 NHL’s greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1978 1st TV movie from a TV series – “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”
1978 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1978 New York Yankee Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st and deflects the ball away
1978 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1
1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
1977 Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
1976 Chris Chambliss’ 9th inning lead off homer gives New York Yankees pennant #30
1976 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
1976 Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
1975 President Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
1974 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
1973 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
1973 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A’s in World Series game 2 A’s Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
1971 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
1971 John and Yoko appear on “Dick Cavett Show”
1970 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
1970 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Palme government forms in Sweden
1969 T Agee and Ed Kranepool home run, Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win 5-0
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1968 1st live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft (Apollo 7)
1968 Beatles “White Album” completed
1968 Gruener and Watson (U.S.) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos and Padres choose 30 players each
1968 J R Hines of U.S. runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
1966 175 U.S. airplanes bomb North Vietnam
1966 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize
1964 Martin Walser’s “Der Schwarze Schwan,” premieres in Stuttgart
1964 Philips begins experimenting with color TV
1964 Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit home runs runs on back-to-back pitches
1964 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd
1963 Algeria and Morocco border conflict
1963 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina (ABC) begins
1962 Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs New York Titans 56-17
1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
1962 U.S. U-2 planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 “How to Succeed in Business” opens at 46th St. New York City for 1415 performances
1961 14th Ryder Cup: U.S., 14 -9 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, England
1960 Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen
1960 Peace Corps 1st suggested by John F. Kennedy

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Brendan Behan’s “Hostage,” premieres in London
1958 Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
1958 Paul Osborn’s “World of Suzie Wong,” premieres in New York City
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Everly Brothers’ “Wake Up Little Susie” reaches #1
1956 Charles Ives’ overture “Robert Browning,” premieres in New York City
1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
1954 Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
1953 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
1953 Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
1953 Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
1953 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1953 Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
1953 WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 “Buttrio Square” opens at New Century Theater New York City for 7 performances
1951 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs Los Angeles Rams
1951 Organization of Central American States forms
1950 Reverend Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

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Bob Marley – Jah Soccer Head

June 24, 2010

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Since everyone in the USA has world cup fever I thought I’d do a little post about Bob Marley’s love of soccer aka football.

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Many people are surprised to hear Bob Marley was a fantastic soccer player and fan. Bob Marley simply loved kicking a ball. About every single day when on tour or in the recording studio. He also loved watching soccer on tv. His favorite team was Santos Futebol Clube ( Brazil ). His favourite player was Edson Arantes do Nascimento, world famous as Pele, who began playing for Santos at age 15.

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

On a trip to Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, 197) Bob Marley joined in on a heated street soccer game with some fellow musicians, people from record label Ariola, Brazilian street kids and Paulo Cesar, member of the 1970 Brazilian World Cup team. Before the game the Brazilians had given him a number 10 Santos shirt ( Pele’s number). Bob Marley had smiled, and, while putting it on, was heard saying that, just like Pele, he too could play in all positions.

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Many of his friends claimed that if Marley hadn’t been so dedicated to his music, he could have made it big as a professional soccer player. As a midfielder, Marley was quick and innovative.

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

“I love music before I love football. If I love football first, maybe that a bit dangerous, because the football very violent. If a man tackle you hard, it brings feelings o’ war!”

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Many fans of Marley trace his ultimate death from cancer as a result of an injury he sustained during a soccer game in 1977 at a game in Battersea Park in Great Britain. Danny Baker, a renowned English soccer radio and television announcer at the time, allegedly stepped on Marley’s foot during a game, snapping his big toenail off. Marley later developed a condition akin to gangrene on the injured toe, but refused to have is foot amputated as doctors recommended, saying, “Rasta no abide amputation.”

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Bob Marley was buried with his guitar ( Gibson Les Paul ), a bud of marihuana, a bible, a ring and a soccer ball.

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

Bob Marley Soccer, Bob Marley Football

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