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

On September 11, 1977 The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O’Conner and Bea Arthur were all winners at the 29th Annual Emmy Awards.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
1989 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
1988 1/3 of population argues for Estonia autonomy
1988 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64)
1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
1988 Sports Aid – jogging to feed the world
1988 108th U.S. Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (64 46 63 57 64) in 4 hours 55 minutes – longest men’s final in U.S. Open history
1987 4th MTV Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
1987 Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides’ church in Haiti, 12 die
1986 President Mubarak receives Israeli premier Peres
1986 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
1985 Flyby of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
1985 International Cometary Explorer (ISEE 3) passes Giacobini-Zinner by 7900 km
1985 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs vs. India
1985 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb’s record
1983 103rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 67 75 60)
1983 Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
1983 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
1983 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 96th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)
1982 Debbie Maffett (Calif), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
1982 Chris Evert wins her 6th and final U.S. Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY
1981 2nd government of Agt forms
1980 Chile adopts its constitution
1980 Ron LeFlore (91st) and Rodney Scott (58th), set teammate steal record

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1977 29th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O’Conner and Bea Arthur
1977 97th U.S. Mens Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (26 63 75 60)
1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1976 Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
1976 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
1976 90th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats E Goolagong Cawley (63 60) Evonne Goolagong loses her 4th straight U.S. Open Final (Evert wins)
1974 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Felix Milan and John Milner come to bat 12 times each
1973 Chile’s President, Salvador Allende, deposed in a military coup
1972 BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
1971 “2 by 2” closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 343 performances
1971 Egypt adopts its constitution
1971 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 A’s drop grievance filed with National Labor Relations against C Finley
1967 Beatles’ Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
1967 French president De Gaulle visits Poland
1967 Indian/Chinese border fights
1967 U.S. Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material
1967 WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 80th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey (63 61)
1966 86th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (46 12-10 63 64)
1966 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a home run on his 1st at bat
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies’ Golf Classic
1966 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 Beatles’ “Help!,” album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1965 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
1964 George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company
1964 Gillette’s 20 year contract with MSG and ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleveland Auditorium
1962 Beatles cut “Love Me Do” and “PS I Love You” with Andy White on drums
1962 Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles
1962 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Bob Dylan’s 1st New York performance
1960 17th Olympic games close in Rome, Italy
1960 74th U.S. Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Maria Fraser (64 1012 64)
1960 80th U.S. Mens Tennis: Neale A Fraser beats Rodney G Laver (64 64 97)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “Duke” Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
1959 Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
1959 Elroy Face’s 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
1959 Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1956 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th home run
1956 Vladimir Kuts runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 Yankees Yogi Berra ties career record for home runs (236) by a catcher
1955 69th U.S. Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward (64 62)
1955 75th U.S. Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall beats (97 63 63)
1955 KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 1st Miss America TV broadcast
1954 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)
1954 KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Lee Meriwether (Calif), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV)
1953 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews
1951 Stravinsky’s opera “Rake’s Progress,” premieres in Venice
1951 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours and 19 minutes
1950 “Beetle Bailey” comic strip debuts
1950 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited
1950 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton, Ohio
1950 Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence

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