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Subject: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:26 pm

May 13th 1950 – The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 4:17 am

May 19th 1950 – A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 4:18 am

May 19th 1950 – Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/15 at 11:35 am

May 29th 1950 – The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:08 am

June 3rd 1950 – The first successful ascent of an Eight-thousander; the summit of Annapurna is reached by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/15 at 6:27 am

June 8th 1950 – Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Australian-born Field Marshal in Australian history.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/15 at 5:15 am

June 11th 1950 - Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the U.S. Open.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 4:56 am

June 20th 1960 – The Mali Federation gained independence from France, but lasted only two months before dividing into Senegal and Mali.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/15 at 6:47 am

June 20th 1960 - Floyd Patterson knocked out Ingemar Johansson to become the first heavyweight fighter to regain his own crown.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/15 at 3:37 am

June 25th 1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/15 at 7:27 am

July 2nd 1950 – The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/15 at 3:01 am

July 4th 1950 – Radio Free Europe first broadcasts.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 5:13 am

July 11th 1950 – Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:22 am

July 16th 1950 – Chaplain–Medic massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:56 am

July 16th 1950 - The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched the Uraguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:13 am

July 24th 1950 – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 3:46 am

July 29th 1950 – Korean War: U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Regiment troops concluded four days of shootings of civilians, sparked by fears that columns of refugees might contain North Korean spies.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 12:52 pm

August 1st 1950 - First Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons).

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/15 at 1:19 pm

August 1st 1950 - American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 7:26 am

August 2nd 1960 - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Shakin' All Over'. Their only UK No.1. Kidd died in car crash in 1966. Many acts have covered the song, including: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and The Guess Who.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 4:04 am

August 17th 1950 – Hill 303 massacre: American POWs are shot to death by the North Korean Army.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/15 at 3:38 am

August 18th 1950 – Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 7:03 am

August 23rd 1950 - Federal Republic of Germany and Japan re-admitted to International Amateur Athletic Federation.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:27 am

September 3rd 1950 – "Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 8:45 am

September 4th 1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 9:28 am

September 10th 1950 - Joe DiMaggio becomes first to hit three home runs in a game at Griffith Stadium.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:01 am

September 11th 1965 – Indo-Pakistani War: Indian infantry captured the town of Burki near Lahore, Pakistan.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 6:55 am

September 23rd 1950 – Korean War, The Battle of Hill 282: the first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II occurs.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 11:35 am

September 23rd 1950 - Philadelphia Athletics' Joe Astroth is fourth to get six RBIs in an inning (6th).

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:56 am

December 31, 1950: The inaugural 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race is held.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:44 am

January 1, 1951: First week as No. 1 single on Billboard and Cashbox charts of Patti Page hit song "Tennessee Waltz".

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 9:42 am

January 15th 1951 – Ilse Koch, "The Witch of Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 4:36 am

January 18th 1951 - The NFL passed a rule that said that a tackle, guard or center was not eligible to catch a forward pass.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 5:53 am

January 22nd 1951 - Fidel Castro was ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter. He later gave up baseball for politics.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/16 at 5:26 am

January 27th 1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with Operation Ranger.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 4:47 am

February 3rd 1951 - Dick Button won the U.S. figure skating title for the sixth time.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 2:30 am

February 7th 1951 – Korean War: Seven hundred five suspected communist sympathizers are butchered by South Korean forces.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 3:59 am

February 13th 1951 – Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:42 am

February 25th 1951 - The first Pan American Games opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 2:24 am

March 7th 1951 - Ezzard Charles won a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott. It was Charles' eighth heavyweight title defense.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 6:28 am

March 7th 1951 – Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgway begin an assault against Chinese forces.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:51 pm

March 20th 1951 – Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 2:29 am

March 29th 1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 7:51 am

March 29th 1951 - "The King and I" opened on Broadway.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 5:42 am

March 30th 1951 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 91 is adopted.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 11:54 am

March 31st 1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 7:46 am

April 11th 1951 – Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 8:33 am

April 11th 1951 – The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:27 am

April 15th 1951 - The first episode of "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" aired.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/16 at 9:17 am

April 17th 1951 – The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 3:14 am

April 19th 1951 – General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 3:04 am

April 20th 1951 – Dan Gavriliu performs the first surgical replacement of a human organ.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:54 am

April 22nd 1951 – Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 2:54 am

April 23rd 1951 – American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 1:13 am

April 25th 1951 - The Soviet Union officially applied to compete in the Olympics.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:01 am

April 25th 1951 – Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 12:56 am

May 7th 1951 - Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 6:58 am

May 13th 1951 – The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 12:31 pm

May 13th 1951 - AT&T became the first corporation to have one million stockholders.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 1:09 pm

May 13th 1951 – The Polish cultural attaché in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 12:17 pm

May 16th 1951 – The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 3:36 am

May 18th 1951 - The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 5:38 am

May 18th 1951 - Willie Mays hit his first home run. It was also his first major league hit.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:34 am

May 28th 1951 – The British radio comedy program The Goon Show is broadcast on the BBC for the first time.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 10:42 am

June 23rd 1951 - Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 3:01 am

June 25th 1951 - The first commercial color TV program was a show presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The public did not own color TV's at the time.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 6:42 am

June 28th 1951 - "Amos 'n' Andy" moved to CBS-TV from radio.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 2:43 pm

June 29th 1951 - The United States invited the Soviet Union to the Korean peace talks on a ship in Wonson Harbor.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 11:58 am

June 30th 1951 - On orders from Washington, General Matthew Ridgeway broadcasts that the United Nations was willing to discuss an armistice with North Korea.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/16 at 2:23 am

August 11th 1951 - The first major league baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 8-1.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/16 at 1:52 am

August 22nd 1951 - 75,052 people watched the Harlem Globetrotters perform. It was the largest crowd to see a basketball game.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 4:56 am

September 1st 1951 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 95 relating to Arab-Israeli conflict is adopted.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 5:53 am

September 1st 1951 – The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 11:48 pm

September 3rd 1951 – The first long-running American television soap opera, “Search for Tomorrow”, airs its first episode on the CBS network.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 3:50 am

September 10th 1951 - Britain began an economic boycott of Iran.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 3:42 am

September 11th 1951 - Florence Chadwick became the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 5:22 am

September 23rd 1951 - The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:12 am

September 28th 1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 11:52 pm

September 29th 1951 - The first network football game was televised by CBS-TV in color. The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/03/16 at 7:24 pm

October 3rd 1951: Bobby Thomson hit his National League pennant-winning home run for the New York Giants, known as "the shot heard 'round the world"; this came off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds in New York City.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 2:33 am

October 7th 1951 – Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips dies (b. 1874)

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/16 at 4:02 am

October 15th 1951 - "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS-TV.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/16/16 at 6:09 pm


October 7th 1951 – Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips dies (b. 1874)

And American rock singer John Mellencamp was born!

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/16/16 at 6:09 pm


October 15th 1951 - "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS-TV.

Happy (belated) 65th anniversary to one of the greatest television sitcoms ever. O0

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/31/16 at 4:29 pm

October 31st 1951: The film Scrooge, starring Alastair Sim, opens in England.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/16 at 8:36 pm

November 7th 1951, Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner, the couple split up in 1953 and divorced in 1957. Sinatra was married three other times, to his first wife Nancy Barbato, to the actress Mia Farrow and finally to Barbara Marx, to whom he was married at his death.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 1:53 pm

November 8th 1951 - Yogi Berra (New York Yankees) won his first MVP award. He went on to win 2 more in his career.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 1:28 am

November 10th 1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 1:48 am

November 10th 1951 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 96 concerning Jammu and Kashmir is adopted.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 3:22 am

November 14th 1951 - The first telecast of a world lightweight title fight was seen coast to coast. Jimmy Carter beat Art Aragon in Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 3:33 am

November 15th 1951 – Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 10:07 pm

November 18th 1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/25/16 at 11:53 am


November 18th 1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."

Three days later, my mom was born! http://www.inthe00s.com/Smileys/webby/smiley.gif

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/25/16 at 11:58 am

One day late: November 24th 1951 - The Broadway play Gigi opens, starring Audrey Hepburn as the lead character.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 4:51 am

December 9th 1951 - Bob Waterfield (Los Angeles Rams) became the first professional football player to kick five field goals in one game.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 3:50 am

December 31st 1951 – The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than US$13.3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 4:54 am

January 14th 1952 – NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 1:49 am

March 15th 1952 – In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 3:41 am

March 20th 1952 – The United States Senate ratified a peace treaty with Japan.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 7:04 am

May 2nd 1952 – The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 6:57 am

May 3rd 1952 – Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/17 at 9:53 am

May 7th 1952 – The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/17 at 4:00 am

June 21st 1952 – The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/17 at 8:32 am

July 19th 1952 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were opened in Helsinki, Finland.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Redhairkid on 07/19/17 at 12:13 pm

My gorgeous avatar was born in 1952!

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/17 at 1:39 pm


My gorgeous avatar was born in 1952!
Not his birthday today, it's in February?

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Redhairkid on 07/20/17 at 11:53 am

Yeah, I know but he was still born 65 years ago, our Philip! And he still has it!

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 2:21 am

August 11th 1952 - Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry and told not to return until he was sober.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 2:18 pm

August 11th 1952 – Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 7:45 am

August 12th 1952 – The Night of the Murdered Poets: Thirteen prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 4:45 pm

August 15th 1952 – A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 5:04 pm

September 1st 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 6:24 am

September 6th 1952 - In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 4:14 am

September 11th 1952, Ahmet Ertegun began recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles at Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York City. Ertegun had purchased the singers contract from the Swingtime label for $2,500.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 12:53 pm

September 11th 1952 - New York Yankees clinch pennant #19.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 10:51 am

October 4th 1952 - First video recording on magnetic tape, Los Angeles, California.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/04/17 at 10:52 am


October 6th 1952 - First video recording on magnetic tape, Los Angeles, California.

Still two days away!

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 10:53 am

October 4th 1952 - First video recording on magnetic tape, Los Angeles, California.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 10:54 am


Still two days away!
Typo time!

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/04/17 at 10:55 am


Typo time!

Not to worry, sometimes I am late posting something historical, when I realize I forgot to do it on the actual day.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 2:25 pm

October 8th 1952 – The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 1:40 pm

October 11th 1952 - First ever hockey telecast in Canada, as CBFT Television in Montreal carries the Montreal Canadiens versus Detroit Red Wings game, in French.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 11:40 am

November 3rd 1952 - Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in a supermarket in Chester, NY.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/04/17 at 12:16 pm

November 4th 1952: Dwight Eisenhower was elected to become the 34th President of the United States.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 2:53 pm

November 8th 1952, The first ever UK pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. ‘Here In My Heart’ by Al Martino was the first No.1. The song stayed at No.1 for nine weeks.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:50 pm

November 9th 1952 - Maurice "The Rocket" Richard became the NHL's leading goal scorer with his 325th career goal. He later sent the puck to Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 4:04 am

November 11th 1952 - The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 2:10 am

November 14th 1952 – The first regular UK Singles Chart published by the New Musical Express.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 5:06 pm

April 25th 1953 – Francis Crick and James Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helix structure of DNA.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 2:34 pm

April 30th 1953 - Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 1:10 pm

May 4th 1953 – Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/04/18 at 3:56 pm


May 4th 1953 – Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

O0

I read that book in high school and wrote a report on it, as well as a report on the author himself. It was part of a project for my American Lit class.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 3:57 pm


O0

I read that book in high school and wrote a report on it, as well as a report on the author himself. It was part of a project for my American Lit class.
Never read it myself, but I have seen the film.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 3:12 pm

May 6th 1953 - Cleveland Browns' pitcher Bobo Holloman makes his first major league start, no-hits Philadelphia Athletics, 6-0.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 4:02 pm

May 13th 1953 - New York Giants' Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each hit two homeruns and a triple.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 4:51 pm

June 2nd 1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 4:22 pm

September 16th 1953 - "The Robe" premiered at the Roxy Theater in New York. It was the first movie filmed in the wide screen CinemaScope process.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 6:39 am

October 31st 1953 - "Carmen," by Bizet, became the first "major" opera to be televised in "color."

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 6:11 pm

November 21st 1953 – The Natural History Museum, London announces that the "Piltdown Man" skull, initially believed to be one of the most important fossilized hominid skulls ever found, is a hoax.

Subject: Re: 65 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/21/18 at 6:13 pm


November 21st 1953 – The Natural History Museum, London announces that the "Piltdown Man" skull, initially believed to be one of the most important fossilized hominid skulls ever found, is a hoax.

And my mom was turning two years old!

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