September 23 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 23, 1962 ABC’s 1st color TV series The Jetsons Premiered

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
1988 Fiji’s new constitution is proposed
1988 Jose Canseco is baseball’s 1st to steal 40 bases and hit 40 home runs
1988 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
1986 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
1986 Congress selects the rose as U.S. national flower
1984 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, John Ritter and Tyne Daly
1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
1984 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
1983 Argentina military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
1983 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
1983 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
1983 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
1982 “Doll’s Life” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 5 performances
1982 Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, New York City
1979 Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
1979 Somali constitution approved by president
1979 St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th and final base of his career
1978 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
1977 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1977 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie’s Angels
1976 Ford-Carter TV debate
1976 South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
1976 Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
1974 “Gypsy” opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 120 performances
1974 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
1973 Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
1972 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
1972 President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines
1971 John Vermeers painting “The liefdesbrief” stolen
1970 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
1970 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st New York Marathon

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV
1969 “Clues Hint at Beatle’s Death,” reported in Illinois University newspaper, sparking widespread rumours of Paul McCartney’s death
1968 WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
1967 Radio Malta stops testing
1964 “Fiddler on the Roof” with Zero Mostel premieres in New York City
1963 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
1963 WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 ABC’s 1st color TV series-Jetsons
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
1962 Martin Walser’s “Esche und Angora,” premieres in Berlin
1962 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1962 NY’s Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
1961 1st movie to become a TV series – How to Marry a Millionaire
1961 Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 Stravinsky’s “Thieni,” premieres in Venetie
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 “That’ll Be Day” by Buddy Holly and Crickets reaches #1
1957 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
1957 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
1957 White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
1955 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1955 Yankees clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
1953 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
1952 Dodgers clinch NL pennant
1952 Richard Nixon makes his “Checker’s” speech
1952 Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for hw boxing title
1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
1950 Philadelphia A’s Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1950 U.S. Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed

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