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Jackson Browne’s wife commits suicide

Jackson Browne’s wife Phyllis Major commits suicide. He is working on his Pretender LP on March 25, 1976.

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Retro History for March 25 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 “Les Miserables,” opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1988 “Les Miserables,” opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya Japan
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-206
1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson’s money
1987 Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified
1986 Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Brian Boitano (USA)
1986 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
1985 57th Academy Awards – “Amadeus,” F Murray Abraham and Sally Field win
1985 Edwin Meese III becomes U.S. Attorney General
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Women’s Kemper Golf Open
1983 Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
1983 Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Major riot at Bourda prevents day’s play in WSC Supertest
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1976 Jackson Browne’s wife Phyllis Major commits suicide. He is working on his Pretender LP
1976 “My Fair Lady” opens at St. James Theater New York City for 384 performances
1976 “Rex” opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater New York City for 48 performances
1976 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties
1975 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arab (1964-75), shot by nephew
1974 Barbra Streisand records the album “Butterfly”
1973 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season and Little Night Music win
1973 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women’s Golf Classic
1973 Majid Khan and Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test vs. Eng
1972 “Selling of the President” closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 5 performances
1972 34th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76
1972 America’s LP “America” goes #1
1972 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals
1972 UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
1971 European council accepts Mansholt plan laying off 5 million farmers
1971 Tom Jones, “She’s a Lady,” goes gold
1970 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Andes Pact signed in Peru
1969 John and Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
1969 Pakistan General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president
1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 29th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
1967 The Turtle’s “Happy Together” goes #1
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Who and Cream make U.S. debut at Murray the K’s Easter Show
1966 U.S. Supreme Court rules the poll tax unconstitutional
1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the “Yesterday and Today” album, It is later pulled
1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
1965 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
1964 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy
1964 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 “Family Affair” closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 65 performances
1962 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
1961 “13 Daughters” closes at 54th St. Theater New York City after 28 performances
1961 “Gypsy” closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 702 performances
1961 23rd NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona
1961 Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)
1961 Sputnik 10 carries a dog into Earth orbit; later recovered
1961 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St. Joseph’s defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
1960 DH Lawrence’ “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” ruled not obscene (New York City)
1960 Ford Frick voids Indians – Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
1960 Italian government Tambroni forms

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Bill White traded to St. Louis for pitchers Sam Jones and Don Choate
1959 French President De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times
1958 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule
1957 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community, known as the Common Market
1955 East Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, U.S.S.R.
1954 26th Academy Awards – “From Here to Eternity,” Holden and A Hepburn win
1954 Pope Pius XII encyclical “Sacra virginitas” (On consecrated virginity)
1954 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set, a 12-inch screen for $1,000
1951 5th Tony Awards: Guys and Dolls and Rose Tattoo win
1951 E Purcell and EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab

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