September 22 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 27, 1969 “Music Scene” debuts on ABC-TV

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
1989 IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent
1988 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
1988 South Korean coaches attack New Zealand referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
1987 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins
1987 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
1987 Janet Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)
1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
1986 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
1986 India vs. Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
1986 Los Angeles Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
1985 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney and Lacey, Cosby Show and Tyne Daly win
1985 Billy Martin’s right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
1985 Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed
1985 France premier confesses on attack of Rainbow Warrior
1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes to become Heavyweight Boxing Champ
1985 Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Ill
1985 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1985 St. Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
1984 Brussels princess Astrid marries arch duke Lorenz of Austrian-Este
1983 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-B
1983 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7’9 3/4″
1982 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka vs. India
1982 SF’s cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
1980 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
1980 Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins
1980 John and Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffin Records

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Israel performs nuclear test at Indian Ocean
1979 Larry Parrish (Expos) home runs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
1978 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
1977 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
1977 Preston Jones’ “Texas Trilogy,” premieres in New York City
1977 West German RAF terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
1975 Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in San Francisco California
1975 World Football League folds
1973 “Little Night Music” opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
1973 20th Ryder Cup: U.S., 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
1973 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
1973 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as Secretary of State
1972 Dictator Idi Amin throws 8,000 Asians out of Uganda
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 President Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 “Music Scene” debuts on ABC-TV
1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1969 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays, becomes 2nd player to hit home run number 600 off Mike Corkins
1968 Iraq adopts constitution
1968 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open
1968 Twins’ Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning and plays all 9 positions
1968 Zond 5 completes flight
1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 Edward Albee’s “Delicate Balance,” premieres in New York City
1966 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
1966 Orioles beat A’s 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
1966 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
1965 India and Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect
1964 “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 3242 performances
1964 “Man from U.N.C.L.E,” premieres on NBC-TV
1963 Czechoslovakian premier Sikory deposed by Josef Lenart
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies’ Golf Open
1962 Bob Dylan plays New York City Carnegie Hall
1961 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st “double” crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hours 10 min
1961 Jim Gentile’s ties record of 5 grand slams in a year
1960 Mali, formerly French Sudan, declares independence from France

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
1958 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, Arizona (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 U.S. nuclear sub USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
1957 “Maverick” premieres
1957 Duke Snider’s 39th and 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
1955 Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean
1955 Commercial TV begins in England
1955 Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in 9
1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 New York Giants in his 1st game
1953 Islamic uprising in Atjeh at Indonesia
1950 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
1950 Omar N. Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general

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