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October 15 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 15, 2010

On October 15, 1959 “The Untouchables” premiered on TV.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
1989 South Africa President FW de Klerk frees Sisulu and 4 other political prisoners
1989 South african ANC-founder/leader Walter Sisulu freed
1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL’s all time top scorer
1988 Amnesty International’s Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
1988 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
1988 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run home run to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
1987 “Late Nite Comic” opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 4 performances
1987 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
1987 Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
1987 Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This,” premieres in New York City
1987 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
1986 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 and win NL pennant
1985 Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
1985 Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
1985 Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
1984 Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Act passes
1984 Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
1983 Black Hawks and Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
1983 Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
1983 U.S. Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
1981 New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A’s
1980 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1st Monday night game from New York City, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
1979 Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
1979 Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees
1979 New York Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
1978 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 Arkansas’ Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
1977 Debbie Boone’s “You Light Up My Life,” goes #1 and stays #1 for 10 weeks
1977 Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)
1976 1st debate of major-ticket Vice President nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
1976 Ringo releases “A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
1975 Iceland moves International boundary from 50 to 200 miles
1974 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1974 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing Los Angeles Kings to 1-1 tie
1973 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
1973 Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
1972 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
1972 Omni in Atlanta opens – Hawks beat New York Knicks 109-101
1970 Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt
1970 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
1970 Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
1970 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
1969 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs. North Stars)
1969 New York Met Ron Swoboda’s spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st and 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
1969 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
1968 AL expansion draft, Kansas City pick Roger Nelson and Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
1966 Australia bans Troggs’ “I Can’t Control Myself,” as “terribly obscene”
1966 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
1965 Dodgers and Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
1965 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
1964 Kosygin and Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev
1964 St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
1964 New York Yankees appears in 14 and win 9 of last 16 World Series
1963 Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
1962 Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
1962 WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 “Laughs and Other Events” closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 8 performances

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “Untouchables” premieres
1959 KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for San Francisco Seals-franchises only, not the players
1956 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 William J Brennan, Jr. appointed to Supreme Court
1956 Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1954 Hurricane Hazel strikes U.S. and Canada, 348 die
1954 KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 John Patrick’s “Teahouse of the Red Moon,” premieres in New York City
1953 KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (IND) begins
1952 Arthur Laurent’s “Time of the Cuckoo,” premieres in New York City
1951 “I Love Lucy” debuts on CBS TV
1951 Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty

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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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October 13 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 13, 2010

On October 13, 1970 Angela Davis was arrested in New York City.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee Vice President/General Manager and replaced by Harding Peterson
1989 Dow Jones down 190.58 points
1988 Concert at Masada ends Israel’s 40th-anniversary fest
1988 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
1988 Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ’s burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 1st military use of trained dolphins by the U.S. Navy
1987 Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup vs. Sri Lanka
1986 20th Country Music Association Award:
1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A’s)
1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
1985 “Sunday in the Park with George” closes at Booth New York City after 604 performances
1985 Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
1985 During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium’s automated tarpaulin
1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
1984 STS-41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
1982 IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
1981 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt
1980 14th Country Music Association Award
1980 Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, New York

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu
1978 President Carter answers caller questions on National Public Radio
1978 Swaziland’s new constitution promulgated bans political parties
1978 Tiros N, U.S.’s 1st 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched
1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yankees win next 4
1975 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
1975 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
1973 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
1973 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in “Emily in for Carol”
1972 “Hurry, Harry” closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 2 performances
1972 Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
1972 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
1972 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12 of 23 rescue)
1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
1971 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
1970 Angela Davis arrested in New York City
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 1st time 7 people in space
1969 Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
1969 Soyuz 8 is launched
1968 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
1967 CBS radio cancels “House Party”
1966 173 U.S. airplanes bomb North-Vietnam
1966 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
1964 At Plesman airport, Curaeao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
1964 Voskhod 1 crew returns
1963 “Beatlemania” is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
1963 15th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats 23-9 at East Lake CC Ga
1963 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1962 “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
1960 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in NY
1960 Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
1960 Pirate’s Mazeroski’s bottom of 9th lead off home run beats New York Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 German Dem Rep recalls East Mark and issues new currency
1956 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins
1955 1st edition of L’express publishes in Paris
1954 RP Smith/M Shulman’s “Tender Trap,” premieres in New York City
1953 Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

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October 12 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 12, 2010

On October 12, 1975 New York Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 George Forest’s musical “Grand Hotel,” premieres in New York City
1988 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 “Teddy and Alice” opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 77 performances
1987 Heavy snow closes schools from Washington D.C. to Maine
1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously
1985 R. Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match vs. Australia at Brisbane
1985 STS-61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life’s Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct
1984 Paul McCartney releases “We All Stand Together”
1984 Space shuttle astronauts retreive a satellite – 1st space salvage
1983 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
1983 New Jersey Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 U.S.S.R. KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as U.S.S.R. leader
1982 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket vs. India, goes to 215
1981 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed, Double Eagle V
1981 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
1981 Bill C. Davis’ “Mass Appeal,” premieres in New York City
1981 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year for the Oakland A’s
1981 Great Britain performs nuclear test
1981 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
1980 Baltimore’s Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
1980 U.S. space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 President Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil
1979 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
1979 U.S. halts Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets
1978 “Platinum” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 33 performances
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1977 Ernest N. Morial elected mayor of New Orleans
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest “Dutch” Morial
1975 New York Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
1975 Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired after 36 years
1974 South Africa suspended from United Nations General Assembly over racial policies
1973 Dmitri Shostakovich’ 14th String Quartet premieres
1970 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
1970 Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
1969 Minnesota’s Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
1969 U.S. Army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
1969 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
1968 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional
1967 Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1967 Packers’ Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7
1966 Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1966 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
1966 High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame
1965 Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines
1965 General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka
1965 Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ
1965 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
1964 Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
1964 Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH
1963 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
1960 Coup against South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem fails

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL’s MVP
1958 Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
1956 Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
1955 1st West German officers sworn in
1955 E. Arcaro, E. Sande and G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame
1954 Ellis Island, immigration station in New York Harbor, closed
1953 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as premier of Israel
1953 U.S. district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
1952 Philadelphia A’s pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
1951 “Paint Your Wagon” opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 289 performances
1951 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala
1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL New York Giant rushing record (218 yards) vs Chicago Cards

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October 11 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 11, 2010

On October 11, 1975 Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1987 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
1986 Reagan and Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Iceland
1985 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1985 President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands
1985 U.S. intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
1984 1st space walk by U.S. woman, Kathryn D. Sullivan
1984 August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” premieres in New York City
1984 NASA launches space vehicle S-208
1984 Vice President candidate debate-Graldine Ferraro (D) and George Bush (R)
1983 Last hand-cranked telephones U.S. went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
1982 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson and Ricky Skagg
1982 English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
1982 Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
1981 Expos beat Phillies, 3 games to 2, in NLCS
1981 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1981 LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yards)
1981 Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
1981 Yankees beat Brewers 7-3 and win only Eastern Championship Series
1980 Cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
1980 Dallas Mavericks 1st game at Reunion Arena beat San Antonio 103-92
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 “Most Happy Fella” opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 53 performances
1979 East Germany frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro and Nico Hubner
1979 Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
1978 Aristides Royo elected president of Panama
1978 Belgium government of Tindemans resigns
1978 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th
1977 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
1976 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
1976 Mao Tse-Tung’s widow Jiang Qing and “Gang of Four,” arrested and charged with plotting a coup
1975 Bill Clinton weds Hillary Rodham
1975 Islander’s Bryan Trottier’s 1st career hat trick
1975 Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host
1974 A’s Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
1973 Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
1972 Panama adopts constitution
1972 Prison uprising at Washington D.C. jail
1972 Reads beat Pirates in NLCS
1971 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
1971 Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
1971 Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
1971 Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Rome: 2nd bishop synod
1969 Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
1969 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next 2 days
1968 Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
1968 Billy Martin named manager of Twins
1968 Panama revolts
1967 World Series record 3 consecutive home runs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, and Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
1967 Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies’ Golf Open
1962 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
1962 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1960 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
1960 Radio – TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 “Goldilocks” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 161 performances
1958 2nd U.S. Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
1956 1st Pakistan vs. Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 AL President Will Harridge bars Washington Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners
1955 All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
1955 Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
1954 “On Your Toes” opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 64 performances
1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam

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October 10 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 11, 2010

On October 10, 1975 Liz Taylor gets married for the 6th time (re-marries Richard Burton).

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
1988 Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989
1987 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album “Tunnel of Love”
1987 Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks
1987 Giant’s Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record home run in his 4th cons game
1986 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador
1986 Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns
1985 Sudan adopts interim constitution
1985 U.S. fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
1983 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1983 Israel’s Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM
1983 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
1982 Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
1982 Pope John Paul II canonizes Reverend M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
1982 U.S. imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
1981 Anwar Sadat’s funeral service is held in Cairo
1980 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
1980 Very Large Array radio telescope network dedicated
1980 Yankees lose 4-2 and are swept by Royals in AL Championship series

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
1979 Nordiques’ Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
1979 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)
1979 Recorded trace of snow in Central Park New York City
1978 Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler and Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
1978 British pop magazine “Smash Hits,” 1st published
1978 Congress approves Susan B. Anthony Dollar
1978 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
1978 Steve Perry joins Journey
1978 Yankees and Dodgers play in World Series # 75
1977 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
1976 Beijing reports arrest of Mao Tse Tung’s widow
1976 New Jersey Meadowlands’ Giant’s Stadium opens
1976 Greece’s 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
1975 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
1975 Liz Taylor’s 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton)
1974 A’s Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
1974 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
1974 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1974 U.S. General George Brown’s speech deplores Jewish influence in U.S. over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
1973 New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
1973 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion and resigns
1972 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1971 1st game played at Philadelphia’s Veteran Stadium, Phils win 4-1
1971 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
1971 Fenholt and Webber’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” premieres in New York City
1971 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
1970 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Detroit Tigers beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd.
1968 Lee Evans of U.S. sets 400 meter record at 43.86
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Brendan Behans “Norstal Boy,” premieres in Dublin
1965 “Drat! – The Cat!” opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 8 performances
1965 Supreme appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 “Vinland Map” is introduced by Yale University as being the 1st known map of America, drawn between 1423 and 1445
1964 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
1963 Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
1963 Netherland population hits 12,000,000
1963 Treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests signed by U.S., UK, U.S.S.R.
1962 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
1961 “Milk and Honey” opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 543 performances
1961 Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros and New York Mets
1961 Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 “Laughs and Other Events” opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 8 performances
1960 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo
1960 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die
1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
1960 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “Happy Town” closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 5 performances
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
1959 Pan Am begins regular flights around World
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale
1957 Braves’ Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
1957 Milwaukee Braves beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
1957 President Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1956 Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match vs. Aus, Karachi
1956 On Skowron’s grand slammer New York Yankees beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after French troops pulled out
1951 Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio’s final game

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October 9 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 9, 2010

On October 9, 1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut.

Retro Evejavascript:void(0)nts For The Decade 1980

1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his Los Angeles Raiders beat New York Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1988 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1987 Japanese bank buys “Lady McGill” stamp for $1,100,000
1986 “Phantom of the Opera” premeires in London
1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1985 “Tango Argentino” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 198 performances
1985 Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st U.S. woman to walk in space
1983 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1982 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer
1980 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
1978 12th Country Music Association Award
1978 John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical “Ballroom,” premieres in New York City
1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 Yankees rally for 3 in 9th and beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1976 “Robber Bridegroom” opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 145 performances
1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut New Zealand vs. Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 TCricket est debut of Javed Miandad, scores 163 on 1st day
1976 Yankees 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco
1975 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1974 Race riot in Boston due to “busing”
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at MSG Washington Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1973 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1973 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1972 “Dude” opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 16 performances
1971 Japans emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Supremes release “Someday We’ll Be Together”
1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Baltimore Orioles sweep Los Angeles Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded “Got Live if you Want It”
1965 16th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 19 -12 at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 Beatles’ “Yesterday,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1963 British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
1963 Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks’ about 2,000 die
1963 French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
1963 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba and Haiti, kills 6,000
1963 Uganda becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1962 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1961 New York Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 U.S. members of Communist Party obliged to report themselves to Police
1961 Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yankees beat Reds 4 games to 1
1960 Cowboy quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2″)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 1st phone call between auto and plane
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton
1958 Israeli Navy inaugrates it’s 1st submarine
1958 New York Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 New York Yankees appear in 9 and win 7 of last 10 World Series
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 Gil McDougald’s World Series grand slam helps Yankees beat Giants 13-1

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October 8 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 8, 2010

On October 8, 1986 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
1988 Fire in Seattle’s Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
1988 Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
1986 Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0
1986 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
1985 “Rembrandt and Hitler or Me” premieres in Amsterdam
1985 Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner’s “Les Miserables,” premieres in London
1985 Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
1984 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1983 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
1983 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to New York Islanders 8-7
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st victory, beating New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
1982 Poland bans Solidarity and all labor unions
1981 1st broadcast of “Cagney and Lacey” on ABC-TV
1981 President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat’s funeral
1980 Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
1980 British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
1980 U.S.S.R. and Syria sign peace treaty
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 “Sugar Babies” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 1208 performances
1979 J McHugh and A Malvin’s musical “Sugar Babies,” premieres in New York City
1978 Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)
1978 Yankees win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
1977 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
1976 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
1973 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cincinnatis’ Pete Rose and New York Met Bud Harrelson
1973 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
1972 “From Israel with Love” closes at Palace Theater New York City after 8 performances
1972 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
1972 In Game 2 of ALCS, A’s Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
1972 Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined and suspended
1971 John Lennon releases his megahit “Imagine”
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Aircraft carrier Charles Doorman sold to Argentina
1966 Wyoming’s Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yards (54, 54, 52)
1965 Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter
1965 London’s Post Office Tower opens, tallest building in England
1965 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1964 Gilroy Roberts becomes 1st U.S. chief engraver to retire (than die)
1963 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
1962 Algeria admitted as 109th member of U.N.
1962 North Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers’ Party
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin’s Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1961 U.S. Constellation crashes at Richmond, Virginia, 74 die
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth’s World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32
1960 Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “At the Drop of a Hat” opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 216 performances
1959 Conservatives win British election
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
1958 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
1958 Dr. Ake Senning installs 1st pacemaker in Stockholm
1958 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
1957 Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes U.S. Minister of Defense
1957 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (New York City)
1957 Turkish and Syrian border guards exchange fire
1956 Don Larsen, New York, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn
1955 Worlds most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga launched
1953 Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson’s Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in and drops white players from his group
1953 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
1952 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)
1952 Chinese offensive in Korea
1951 “Music in the Air” opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 56 performances
1951 Ford Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball’s National League
1950 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
1950 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

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October 7 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 7, 2010

On October 7, 1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)
1988 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as New York Yankee manager
1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
1988 Latvian flag raised in Riga for 1st time since annexation by U.S.S.R.
1988 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
1988 Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
1988 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 and WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (New York City radio)
1986 1st edition British newspaper “Independent” begins publishing
1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane Washington’s final transmission
1985 Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters
1985 PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant
1984 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader
1982 “Cats” opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 5000+ performances
1982 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
1981 Hosni Mubarak became acting-president of Egypt
1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yankees beat Brewers 5-3
1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 “1940′s Radio Hour” opens at St. James Theater New York City for 105 performances
1979 “Eubie!” closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 439 performances
1979 Cleveland Browns’ Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
1979 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1979 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers win the pennant
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis
1977 U.S.S.R. adopts constitution
1975 Players’ Association, files a suit on behalf of Dodgers Andy Messersmith
1975 U.S. decides John Lennon won’t be deported due to U.K. pot conviction
1974 East Germany amends constitution
1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1972 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
1971 T McNally’s “Where has Tommy Flowers gone?,” premieres in New York City

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
1967 Beatles turn down $1 million New York concert offer by Sid Berstein
1967 Rolf Hochhuths “Soldaten,” premieres in West Berlin
1965 50 mph gust carries 165 lb Robert Mitera’s tee shot 447
1965 Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Robert Mitera aces 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world’s longest straight hole-in-one
1964 New York Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 and 29th in 61 World Series
1963 Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
1963 Hurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
1963 John F. Kennedy signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1962 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 “Bye Bye Birdie” closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 607 performances
1961 15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago
1960 “Route 66″ premieres
1960 2nd John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon debate

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “Happy Town” opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 5 performances
1959 Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of U.S.S.R.’s Luna 3
1958 Potter Stewart appointed to U.S. Supreme Court
1958 U.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
1957 “American Bandstand” premieres
1957 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational
1956 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open
1955 Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched
1954 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of Moslem brothership, arrested in Egypt
1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem
1953 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
1952 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
1952 1st “Bandstand” broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
1952 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
1951 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1950 New York Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
1950 U.S. forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel
1950 Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head
1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game, 5-2
1950 William H. Jackson, becomes deputy director of CIA
1950 Yankees win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies

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October 6 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

October 6, 2010

On October 6, 1967 Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funeral to mark end of hippies

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Oakland A’s sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
1987 Military coup leader Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
1986 Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1985 Marita Koch of Germany sets 400m woman’s record (47.6) in Australia
1985 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games and also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
1984 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
1983 Buffalo Bill quarterback Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1983 Islander’s Mike Bossy’s 25th career hat trick
1983 New York Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 Auburn’s Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
1982 Fokker’s Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk, Netherlands, 17-22 die
1980 Guyana adopts constitution
1980 John Lydon sentenced to 3 months on assault charges

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yards 1’9″
1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House
1978 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of U.S. university (Chic)
1978 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1978 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in “Some Girls”
1978 Royals’ George Brett hits 3 home runs, Yankees win championship game 3, 6-5
1977 DL Coburns “Gin Game,” premieres in New York City
1977 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat Kansas City Royals 5-3 in 5th and deciding playoff game
1976 “Gang of Four” arrested in Beijing
1976 Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack
1976 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
1976 President Ford says there is “no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe”
1974 “Mack and Mabel,” opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 66 performances
1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
1973 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria and Egypt attack Israel
1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
1966 Partial meltdown at Detroits’s Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
1965 Supremes release “I Hear a Symphony”
1965 William Goodhart’s “Generation,” premieres in New York City
1964 “Cambridge Circus” opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 23 performances
1963 Barbra Streisand appears on “Judy Garland Show”
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers sweep New York Yankees, in 60th World Series
1962 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 John F. Kennedy advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar and Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
1958 U.S. nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
1956 Dmitri Shostakovich’s 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
1956 Dr. Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
1956 South African politician “Kobie” Coetsee marries Helena E Malan
1955 LSD made illegal in U.S.
1953 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1951 Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb

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