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September 4 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

September 5, 2010

On September 4, 1980 Yes performs its last concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1989 Jerry Lewis’ 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219
1988 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills, New York
1988 Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game
1986 189.42 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Claude Brochu becomes CEO of Montreal Expos
1985 Igor Paklin of U.S.S.R. set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
1985 New York Mets Gary Carter’s 2 home runs ties record of 5 home runs in 2 games
1984 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
1983 “Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat” closes at Royale New York City after 747 performances
1983 83rd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
1983 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling’s Road Championship
1983 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
1982 Arson fire engulfs apt-hotel in LA, 25 die
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Mariners-8, Red Sox-7
1981 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
1981 Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in 20 inn (started 9/3)
1981 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Yes performs its last concert (MSG)

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 India need 438 to win vs. England, game ends at 8-429
1979 Iran army conquerors Baneh
1978 Jerry Lewis’ 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405
1978 New York Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)
1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1977 “Godspell” closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 527 performances
1977 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
1976 Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus
1974 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1973 William E. Colby, becomes 10th director of CIA
1972 U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)
1970 George Harrison releases “My Sweet Lord” single
1970 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
1970 Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
1967 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
1967 Jerry Lewis’ 2nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1967 Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5
1966 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
1966 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)
1965 Beatles’ “Help!,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1965 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 Rock group Who’s wan is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
1964 Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile
1964 Longest bridge in Europe opens (Scottish 4th Road Bridge)
1964 NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
1962 Beatles record “How Do You Do It” at EMI
1962 French president De Gaulle visits West Germany
1961 Carol Burnette-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio
1961 U.S. authorizes Agency for International Development
1960 Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean and US

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel
1957 Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school
1954 1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed
1954 Peter B Cortese of U.S. achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
1953 WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
1953 WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Yankees become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
1951 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by President Truman
1951 71st U.S. Mens Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas, Jr. (64 61 61)
1951 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
1951 President Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
1950 1st helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
1950 D McI Hodgson of St. Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
1950 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250

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