Today In History – February 1, 2012




1969 – Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
1969 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1969 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1969 – WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 – Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
1970 – Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
1970 – WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 – West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
1972 – 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
1972 – Wings release “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” in UK
1972 – Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1973 – Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1974 – “Good Times” (spinoff from “Maude”) premieres on CBS TV
1974 – Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
1975 – “Hoppy, Gene & Me” by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
1975 – “Men on the Moon” closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
1975 – 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
1975 – Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
1975 – Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
1976 – “Rich Man, Poor Man” mini-series premieres on ABC TV
1976 – Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine’s Golf Invitational
1976 – Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
1976 – East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
1977 – Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
1977 – Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
1978 – Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp
1978 – Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl
1979 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 yrs in exile
1979 – Patricia Hearst is released from a SF prison for bank robbery
1979 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 – Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System