October 9 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 9, 1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut.

Retro Evejavascript:void(0)nts For The Decade 1980

1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his Los Angeles Raiders beat New York Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1988 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1987 Japanese bank buys “Lady McGill” stamp for $1,100,000
1986 “Phantom of the Opera” premeires in London
1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1985 “Tango Argentino” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 198 performances
1985 Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st U.S. woman to walk in space
1983 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1982 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer
1980 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
1978 12th Country Music Association Award
1978 John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical “Ballroom,” premieres in New York City
1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 Yankees rally for 3 in 9th and beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1976 “Robber Bridegroom” opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 145 performances
1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut New Zealand vs. Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 TCricket est debut of Javed Miandad, scores 163 on 1st day
1976 Yankees 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco
1975 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1974 Race riot in Boston due to “busing”
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at MSG Washington Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1973 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1973 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1972 “Dude” opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 16 performances
1971 Japans emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Supremes release “Someday We’ll Be Together”
1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Baltimore Orioles sweep Los Angeles Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded “Got Live if you Want It”
1965 16th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 19 -12 at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 Beatles’ “Yesterday,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1963 British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
1963 Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks’ about 2,000 die
1963 French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
1963 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba and Haiti, kills 6,000
1963 Uganda becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1962 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1961 New York Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 U.S. members of Communist Party obliged to report themselves to Police
1961 Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yankees beat Reds 4 games to 1
1960 Cowboy quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2″)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 1st phone call between auto and plane
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton
1958 Israeli Navy inaugrates it’s 1st submarine
1958 New York Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 New York Yankees appear in 9 and win 7 of last 10 World Series
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 Gil McDougald’s World Series grand slam helps Yankees beat Giants 13-1

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