August 26 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Trumbull Conn, is 1st U.S. team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1987 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
1986 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
1985 Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels
1985 French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
1984 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women’s world record)
1982 NASA launches Telesat-F
1981 Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
1981 Voyager 2 takes photo’s of Saturn’s moon Titan
1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
1978 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
1977 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1974 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
1974 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1973 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1973 University of Texas (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
1973 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, California, beating a field of 1,500 runners
1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich, West Germany
1972 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
1972 N.Y. Cosmos beat St. Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
1971 New York Giant football team announces they’re leaving Bronx for New Jersey in 1975
1971 Orioles’ Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1967 Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, and Twins sweep Cleveland
1967 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands U.S. stop bombing North Vietnam
1966 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
1966 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson nominated at Democratic convention
1963 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City
Golf Open
1962 Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits Kansas City A’s, 1-0
1961 Official International Hockey Hall of Fame
opens in Toronto

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 U.S.S.R. announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
1956 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
1956 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1952 Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins
1951 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)

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