October 10 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 10, 1975 Liz Taylor gets married for the 6th time (re-marries Richard Burton).

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 22nd Country Music Association Award: Highway 101, K T Oslin win
1988 Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989
1987 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album “Tunnel of Love”
1987 Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks
1987 Giant’s Jeffrey Leonard hits playoff record home run in his 4th cons game
1986 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador
1986 Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns
1985 Sudan adopts interim constitution
1985 U.S. fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody
1983 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1983 Israel’s Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM
1983 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
1982 Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
1982 Pope John Paul II canonizes Reverend M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
1982 U.S. imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
1981 Anwar Sadat’s funeral service is held in Cairo
1980 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
1980 Very Large Array radio telescope network dedicated
1980 Yankees lose 4-2 and are swept by Royals in AL Championship series

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
1979 Nordiques’ Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
1979 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)
1979 Recorded trace of snow in Central Park New York City
1978 Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler and Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
1978 British pop magazine “Smash Hits,” 1st published
1978 Congress approves Susan B. Anthony Dollar
1978 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
1978 Steve Perry joins Journey
1978 Yankees and Dodgers play in World Series # 75
1977 11th Country Music Association Award: Ronnie Milsap wins
1976 Beijing reports arrest of Mao Tse Tung’s widow
1976 New Jersey Meadowlands’ Giant’s Stadium opens
1976 Greece’s 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
1975 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
1975 Liz Taylor’s 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton)
1974 A’s Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
1974 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
1974 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1974 U.S. General George Brown’s speech deplores Jewish influence in U.S. over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
1973 New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
1973 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion and resigns
1972 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1971 1st game played at Philadelphia’s Veteran Stadium, Phils win 4-1
1971 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
1971 Fenholt and Webber’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” premieres in New York City
1971 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
1970 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Detroit Tigers beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd.
1968 Lee Evans of U.S. sets 400 meter record at 43.86
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Brendan Behans “Norstal Boy,” premieres in Dublin
1965 “Drat! – The Cat!” opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 8 performances
1965 Supreme appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 “Vinland Map” is introduced by Yale University as being the 1st known map of America, drawn between 1423 and 1445
1964 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
1963 Dam bursts in Italy, 3,000+ die
1963 Netherland population hits 12,000,000
1963 Treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests signed by U.S., UK, U.S.S.R.
1962 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
1961 “Milk and Honey” opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 543 performances
1961 Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros and New York Mets
1961 Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 “Laughs and Other Events” opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 8 performances
1960 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo
1960 Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die
1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
1960 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 “Happy Town” closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 5 performances
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
1959 Pan Am begins regular flights around World
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 Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale
1957 Braves’ Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
1957 Milwaukee Braves beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
1957 President Eisenhower apologizes to finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Del, restaurant
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1956 Fazal Mahmood takes 13-114 for match vs. Aus, Karachi
1956 On Skowron’s grand slammer New York Yankees beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after French troops pulled out
1951 Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio’s final game

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