October 8 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 8, 1986 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
1988 Fire in Seattle’s Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
1988 Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
1986 Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0
1986 RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
1985 “Rembrandt and Hitler or Me” premieres in Amsterdam
1985 Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner’s “Les Miserables,” premieres in London
1985 Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
1984 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1983 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
1983 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to New York Islanders 8-7
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st victory, beating New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
1982 Poland bans Solidarity and all labor unions
1981 1st broadcast of “Cagney and Lacey” on ABC-TV
1981 President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat’s funeral
1980 Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
1980 British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
1980 U.S.S.R. and Syria sign peace treaty
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 “Sugar Babies” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 1208 performances
1979 J McHugh and A Malvin’s musical “Sugar Babies,” premieres in New York City
1978 Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)
1978 Yankees win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
1977 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
1976 Sex Pistols sign with EMI
1973 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cincinnatis’ Pete Rose and New York Met Bud Harrelson
1973 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
1972 “From Israel with Love” closes at Palace Theater New York City after 8 performances
1972 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
1972 In Game 2 of ALCS, A’s Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
1972 Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined and suspended
1971 John Lennon releases his megahit “Imagine”
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Aircraft carrier Charles Doorman sold to Argentina
1966 Wyoming’s Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yards (54, 54, 52)
1965 Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter
1965 London’s Post Office Tower opens, tallest building in England
1965 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1964 Gilroy Roberts becomes 1st U.S. chief engraver to retire (than die)
1963 Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
1962 Algeria admitted as 109th member of U.N.
1962 North Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers’ Party
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin’s Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1961 U.S. Constellation crashes at Richmond, Virginia, 74 die
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth’s World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32
1960 Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “At the Drop of a Hat” opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 216 performances
1959 Conservatives win British election
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
1958 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
1958 Dr. Ake Senning installs 1st pacemaker in Stockholm
1958 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
1957 Procter and Gamble-director N McElroy becomes U.S. Minister of Defense
1957 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (New York City)
1957 Turkish and Syrian border guards exchange fire
1956 Don Larsen, New York, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn
1955 Worlds most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga launched
1953 Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson’s Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in and drops white players from his group
1953 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
1952 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)
1952 Chinese offensive in Korea
1951 “Music in the Air” opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 56 performances
1951 Ford Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball’s National League
1950 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
1950 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

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