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September 27 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

September 27, 2010

On September 27, 1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Oakland wins AL West and San Francisco wins NL West title
1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1988 Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ’s burial cloth
1988 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
1987 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Ohio
1987 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987 NFL players’ strike
1987 Phil Niekro final appearance and is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
1986 Senate joins House of Representatives voting for sweeping tax reforms
1985 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel’s supermarket
1985 Hurricane Gloria’s 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1983 South Africa worker’s union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs
1982 Cards clinching NL East title
1982 Filming begins on “Never Say Never Again”
1982 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
1982 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
1981 “Day in Hollywood, A Night..,” closes at John Golden New York after 588 perf

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Congress’ final approval to create Department of Education
1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
1975 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
1974 Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning’s “Woman V” for $850,000
1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
1973 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 “Hair” opens in London
1968 Cardinal’s super pitcher Bob Gibson’s 13th shutout of year
1968 France refuses U.K. entry into common market
1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Despite 3 home runs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies’ Golf Open
1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
1964 Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1963 At 10:59 AM census clock, records U.S. population at 190,000,000
1962 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
1962 U.S. sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
1961 Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of U.N.
1960 Europe’s 1st “moving pavement,” (travelator), opens at Bank station

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1959 Braves and Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his U.S. visit
1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
1954 School integration begins in Washington D.C. and Baltimore Md public schools
1954 Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” premieres
1953 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
1953 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, Missouri (CBS) begins
1953 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 St. Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman’s Park, losing 100th game
1953 Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan
1953 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, Georgia (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
1950 Dr. Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1950 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in New York City for heavyweight boxing title

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March 25 – Today In Rock Music History

March 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Elton!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 25

1934 Johnny Burnette (Dreaming)
1938 Hoyt Axton
1940 Anita Bryan (Paper Roses)
1942 Aretha Franklin
1947 Elton John
1949 Nick Lowe (I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass)
1951 Maizie Williams (Boney M)
1960 Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
1966 Jeff Healey

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 25

1967 Turtles: Happy Together US 45
1972 Lindisfarne: Fog on the Tyne UK LP
1972 America: Horse with No Name US 45
1978 Buddy Holly: 20 Golden Greats UK LP
1989 Madonna: Like a Prayer UK 45
1989 Gloria Estefan: Anything for You UK LP
1995 Cher/ Chrissie Hynde/ Neneh Cherry/ Eric Clapton : Love Can Build A Bridge : UK single
1995 Elastica : Elastica : UK LP
1996 Prodigy : Firestarter :UK single

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Various Music Events On March 25

1958 Eddie Cochran joins Tommy Facenda and Paul Peeks (Gene Vincent’s backing singers) for The Capitol Session

1961 Elvis Presley performs his last live show for eight years at Block Arena in Pearl Harbor

1965 Donovan debuts on UK chart with Catch the Wind

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1965 Bob Dylan debuts on UK chart with Times They Are a’Changing

1967 The debut LP from Doors (featuring Light My Fire) enters the American LP charts

1967 The Who perform their first US shows in New York (at Murray The K’s Easter rock-and-roll extravaganza)

1976 Jackson Browne’s wife Phyllis Major commits suicide. He is working on his Pretender LP

1989 Texas debut on UK LP chart with Southside

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1990 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is arrested for allegedly exposing his buttocks during a concert in Augusta, Georgia.

1995 Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is rescued after being swept 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.

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