September 17 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 17, 1978 The 30th Emmy Awards were presented. All in the Family, Ed Asner and Sada Thompson win

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston, South Carolina
1989 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win
1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1989 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1989 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
1989 New York City court of appeals overturns lower court decision and returns America’s Cup back to U.S. (from New Zealand)
1988 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
1988 Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL and NL
1988 Military coup in Haiti: Lieutenant General Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees
1987 Philadelphia celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution
1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
1986 Marina Stepanova of U.S.S.R. sets 400m hurdle woman’s record (52.94)
1986 Mets clinch NL East Championship
1986 U.S. Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
1985 Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada’s 18th Prime Minister succeeding John Turner
1984 Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
1984 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 home runs
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship,
1983 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
1981 Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
1980 “Divine Madness” starring Bette Midler, premieres
1980 Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria
1980 Solidarity labor union in Poland forms
1980 South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death
1980 Oak A’s Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72″)
1979 Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/home runs in a season
1978 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner and Sada Thompson win
1978 Begin, Sadat and Carter sign Camp David accord
1978 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 Red Sox finally beat Yankees in Sept 1978, 7-3
1977 22nd Ryder Cup: U.S., 12 -13 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes England
1977 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1977 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
1977 Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” is #1 for 19th straight week
1976 Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize
1976 NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California
1976 Ringo releases “Ringo’s Rotogravure” album
1975 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
1974 Courageous (U.S.) beats Southern Cross (Australia) in 23rd America’s Cup
1972 “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
1972 Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
1970 Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas
1970 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 1-0
1968 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
1967 “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV
1967 Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 in New Hampshire
1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to Los Angeles Rams 27-13
1967 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1966 Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
1965 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 “Bewitched” premieres on ABC TV
1964 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)
1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 and 2001 and his 450th home run
1964 Supremes release “Baby Love”
1963 “Fugitive” premieres on ABC TV
1963 Train struck makeshift bus full of migrant workers, killing 32
1962 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
1962 U.S. space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
1961 Minnesota Vikings’ 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
1961 Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days,” premieres in New York City
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 “Vintage ’60” closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 8 performances
1960 Cuba nationalizes U.S. banks

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 59th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
1959 Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit
1959 Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight
1957 Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
1957 2 male attorneys “stand in” as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
1956 Black students enter Clay Kentucky elementary school
1956 Yankees clinch pennant #22 on Mantle’s 50th homer of year
1955 “Ankles Aweigh” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 176 performances
1955 Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game
1954 Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1953 1st successful separation of Siamese twins
1953 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
1952 “I am an American Day” and “Constitution Day” renamed “Citizenship Day”
1951 “Borscht Capades” opens at Royale Theater New York City for 90 performances
1951 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
1950 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17

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