Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman

Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, New York on February 20, 1986

Mike Tyson

Retro History for February 20 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players
1988 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
1988 Andre Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
1988 Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1988 Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
1988 Kelly Hrudy’s 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0
1988 Peter Kalikow purchases New York Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million
1988 Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2)
1988 Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
1987 Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City
1987 David Hartman quits ABC’s “Good Morning America,” after 11 years
1986 Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration
1986 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, New York
1985 After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada’s check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
1983 Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
1983 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
1982 New York Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
1981 Flight readiness firing of Columbia’s main engines; 20 seconds
1981 James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)
1980 Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 “Comin’ Uptown” opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 45 performances
1978 4th People’s Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett and Bob Hope
1978 Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
1978 Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1977 “My Fair Lady” closes at St. James Theater New York City after 384 performances
1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1976 Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, vs. Pakistan Lahore
1975 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
1974 Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
1973 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
1972 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat New York Knicks (111-109)
1972 Ard Schenk becomes world champ skater
1972 Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee
1971 Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL’s quickest to score 50 goals in a season
1971 General Idi Amin Dada appointed president of Uganda
1971 National Emergency Center erroneously orders U.S. radio and TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn’t resolved for 30 minutes

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1968 John Cleese (Monty Python) marries Connie Booth
1968 State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A and M
1966 Author Valery Tarsis banished in U.S.S.R.
1965 Beatles record “That Means a Lot”
1965 Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
1965 Turkish government of Uerguplu forms
1963 End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey and Alan Davidson
1963 Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants signs a record $100,000 per year contract
1962 John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth in Friendship 7

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 Jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
1958 Los Angeles Coliseum Commission approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
1957 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 vs. England, 13 wkts for match
1956 WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1954 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1954 General Zahedi wins election in Persia
1953 August A. Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million
1953 U.S. Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport and not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
1952 “African Queen” opens at Capitol Theater in New York City
1952 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
1950 Dylan Thomas arrives in New York City for his 1st U.S. poetry reading tour
1950 WOL-AM in Washington D.C. swaps calls with WWDC

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