October 13 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On October 13, 1970 Angela Davis was arrested in New York City.

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee Vice President/General Manager and replaced by Harding Peterson
1989 Dow Jones down 190.58 points
1988 Concert at Masada ends Israel’s 40th-anniversary fest
1988 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
1988 Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ’s burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 1st military use of trained dolphins by the U.S. Navy
1987 Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup vs. Sri Lanka
1986 20th Country Music Association Award:
1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A’s)
1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
1985 “Sunday in the Park with George” closes at Booth New York City after 604 performances
1985 Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
1985 During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium’s automated tarpaulin
1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
1984 STS-41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
1982 IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
1982 New Jersey Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
1981 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt
1980 14th Country Music Association Award
1980 Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, New York

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1978 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu
1978 President Carter answers caller questions on National Public Radio
1978 Swaziland’s new constitution promulgated bans political parties
1978 Tiros N, U.S.’s 1st 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched
1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yankees win next 4
1975 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
1975 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
1973 Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
1973 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in “Emily in for Carol”
1972 “Hurry, Harry” closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 2 performances
1972 Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
1972 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
1972 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12 of 23 rescue)
1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
1971 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
1970 Angela Davis arrested in New York City
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 1st time 7 people in space
1969 Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
1969 Soyuz 8 is launched
1968 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
1967 CBS radio cancels “House Party”
1966 173 U.S. airplanes bomb North-Vietnam
1966 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
1964 At Plesman airport, Curaeao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
1964 Voskhod 1 crew returns
1963 “Beatlemania” is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
1963 15th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats 23-9 at East Lake CC Ga
1963 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1962 “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
1960 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in NY
1960 Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
1960 Pirate’s Mazeroski’s bottom of 9th lead off home run beats New York Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 German Dem Rep recalls East Mark and issues new currency
1956 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins
1955 1st edition of L’express publishes in Paris
1954 RP Smith/M Shulman’s “Tender Trap,” premieres in New York City
1953 Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

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