October 5 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 5, 1970 Papa John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Brazil adopts its Constitution
1988 Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
1988 Israel bans Meir Kahane’s Kach Party on grounds of racism
1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
1985 Grambling’s Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
1983 Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
1982 1st New Jersey Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
1982 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, New Mexico
1981 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
1981 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
1980 Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx
1980 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1980 Yankees set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
1978 Sweden’s Falldin government falls
1977 “Hair” opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 43 performances
1976 Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
1970 PBS becomes a network
1970 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1969 Monty Python’s Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
1969 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
1968 Battles between Catholic demonstrators and police in Londonderry
1968 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, California (ABC) begins
1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 San Francisco Fire Department Museum is dedicated
1963 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
1963 Hyde St. Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
1963 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
1962 Beatles release their 1st record “Love Me Do”
1961 China and Nepal sign treaty
1960 British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
1960 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
1957 12th Ryder Cup: Britain – Ireland, 7 – 4 at Lindrick GC, England
1957 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
1956 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1954 Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern U.S.
1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of U.S.
1953 50th World Series sees New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as New York Billy Martin’s 12 hits set record; Yankees win record 5th consec WS
1952 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
1952 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
1950 “Pardon Our French” opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 100 performances

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