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Houston Astrodome

Reliant Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome, is the world's first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium, located in Houston, Texas, USA.

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10/27/61 Harris County accepts a deed of 193.7 acres from Roy Hofheinz and Bob Smith to build the Astrodome in sout…
Once upon a time in Houston, the Astrodome, the Astrohall & AstroWorld.
19 year old Steve Wise with the holeshot at Houston Astrodome SX in 1977.
A dark day in Houston sports history, although it didn’t seem like it at the time. Ruined the Astrodome and Bud lef…
10/26/1987: After agreement to renovate Bud Adams announces Oilers will not leave Houston…
If the air conditioning at the in Houston were turned off, it would rain inside the stadium due to the entrance of humid air
my lil Houston shorty gimme that astrodome, it's astronomical
Wish the could be converted into the largest in the world.
Artificial turf was named 'Astroturf' after it was first used in the Houston Astrodome
Houston's Astrodome played host to the final AFL All-Star Game in 1970.
My father-in-law (left) w/Evil Knievel. The year I was born, he jumped 13 cars on a motorcycle at Houston Astrodome.
Solid Bad News Bears reference. If you can somehow tie in the the Houston Astrodome, I will be beyond impressed.
Astrodome built on boldness to match Houston
The Oilers' old home is, of course, the Houston Astrodome. And even though Houston has a new NFL team, they didn't move into the Astrodome.
The groundbreaking ceremony of the Astrodome, where instead of shovels, pistols were used, 1962. http:…
View from our new office space in Houston. That is the Astrodome and…
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Suspicious fire burns cars at Houston dealership: Several vehicles were destroyed in a suspicious fire at a car…
Arson suspected after 7 vehicles burn at car dealership
If they made a just centered on the rise and fall of the Houston Astrodome I would totally watch that.
Embracing the Faded Glory of Houston’s Astrodome via
Once upon a time, in the Houston Astrodome, this happened...
should find a way to make the compliment NRG stadium. How about Worlds largest hotel and connect it?
The Houston Astrodome was one of the first ballparks to have luxury boxes.
How many World Series did play in the Astrodome?
Look at that Astrodome. She's pretty in the sunshine.
Late 1980s - Houston’s Astrodome was the first domed stadium ever built in the U.S.
This Day in Houston History: Nov. 11, 1989 - Houston routes Texas 47-9 in the Astrodome
20th September 1973. Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs at the Houston Astrodome in "The Battle of the Sexes."
*** I'm old. I was at this game in 1981 at the Houston Astrodome. It was my first semester at Lamar. Now I'm...
Aug. 31, 2005. Texas Gov. Rick Perry opens the Houston Astrodome for Katrina evacuees.
Houston Astros great Craig Biggio takes piece of the Astrodome home with him
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Anyone interested in old Astrodome seat, I've got a pair available - pickup Fri. June 12. Msg for details!
On this month in music, played Texas Jam @ Astrodome in Houston, Texas on 6/19/83 on the 1983 tour
Hey Houston, Idea for Astrodome. Turn into a parking garage and turn lot into something useful.
I was there the first season the stadium opened (I was living in Houston at the time). A big change from the old Astrodome!
Tal's Hill is gone...good.Now if only Houston could figure out a way to get rid of the Astrodome.
Hey I can see Hilliary from the Houston Astrodome.
Toys R US is looking for a Manager - 7031 - Astrodome in apply now!
OMG! Yes! Finally a photo of her at the right Houston Astrodome in the right colors! 🌹💕
6/3/89 The Astros and Dodgers used a combined 16 pitchers who tossed 613 pitches during the 22-inning, 5-4 Houston win at the Astrodome.
to explode the Astrodome in houston including food to be served
Harris County Judge discusses hurricanes, indigent health care and (yes) the Astrodome at
I remember meeting you in Houston at the Astrodome! President George Bush was there the same night. U R great!
Artificial grass has come a long way since the Houston Astrodome in 1966 was carpeted with artificial grass. With...
The Astrodome's architects designed this Memorial home - Houston Chronicle via
3 men share photos taken after sneaking into Astrodome - Houston Chronicle via
Happy 50th Birthday to the Houston home to X-7, still the attendance record @ 67,925! http:…
Nice it stopped raining long enough to play baseball in Houston with the roof open. Looks nice on TV. Last game I saw was in the Astrodome.
and fema they wd have got help sooner they evacuate to Houston and tear up the astrodome.rita needs to be remembered to
The man who would save the Astrodome:
Everyone who lives or lived in Houston knows the history of the astrodome it will be missed. Who knows what's next!
New Urban Land Institute plan for Astrodome calls for multi-usage, parking below -
next week in Houston is gonna be one for the books! ravers saucin up the astrodome like
Digital archive dedicated to Houston Astrodome in the works
Houston Astrodome: Try to preserve it or knock it down?
Houston's biggest summer concert festival is moving to Reliant Park with the Astrodome as its backdrop >...
Colt Stadium in Houston as the Astrodome goes up in the background.
So why is the Astrodome still there? It's there because of one man.
[NBC Sports: Pro Football Talk] - Houston Astrodome, home of the Oilers, opened 50 years ago Thursday
20 yrs ago today, legendary Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez performed her last major concert in the Houston Astrodome.
September 20, Saturday- On this day in history: In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Sanlucar de Barrameda with 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe: In 1848, The American Association for the Advancement of Science was created: In 1881, Chester Arthur was inaugurated as the 21st president following the assassination of James Garfield: In 1893, Charles Duryea and his brother ,Frank, road tested the first American made gasoline powered automobile. The Dureay's motor wagon was a used horse drawn buggy that the brothers had purchased for $70. They had installed a 4 hp single cylinder gasoline engine.: In 1973, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas: In 1982, The National Football League players began a 57 day strike: In 1984, A suicide bomber in a car attacked the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty two people: and In 2010, Leonard Skinner, educator (namesake of the band Llynyrd Skynyrd), . ...
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THIS DAY THAT YEAR ( 20 / 9 / 14 ) : Sep 20, 1973: King triumphs in Battle of Sexes : On this day in 1973, in a highly publicized "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, top women's player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1 ranked men's player. Riggs (1918-1995), a self-proclaimed male chauvinist, had boasted that women were inferior, that they couldn't handle the pressure of the game and that even at his age he could beat any female player. The match was a huge media event, witnessed in person by over 30,000 spectators at the Houston Astrodome and by another 50 million TV viewers worldwide. King made a Cleopatra-style entrance on a gold litter carried by men dressed as ancient slaves, while Riggs arrived in a rickshaw pulled by female models. Legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell called the match, in which King beat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. King's achievement not only helped legitimize women's professional tennis and female athletes, but it was seen as a victory for women's rights in gene ...
Ali knocks out Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome
My car rental for the next few days is a van. So I've decided I'm going to spend my weekend driving a ragtag little league baseball team to the Houston Astrodome.
After the original West Baden Hotel burned to the ground in 1901, owner, Colonel Lee Sinclair, hired a young architect, Harrison Albright, to build him a new hotel which would later be labeled "The Eighth Wonder of the World". The new dome erected in 1902 still stands today, and is 100' high, 200' in diameter and was the world's largest free-spanning dome until the Houston Astrodome. The West Baden Hotel went through major renovation in 2007 thanks to Bill and Gayle Cook of Bloomington, IN. An incredible place to visit!
A small video of Selenas legendary performance in the Houston Astrodome.
Friday Night Lights champ game was filmed in the Astrodome in 2003, how has the city of Houston let it go to complete crap in 10 years
In addition, Reliant Astrodome in Houston was the first indoor stadium in the world, built in 1965.
"Maybe we should call in a bomb threat to Houston. I think it's free beer night at the Astrodome. "
My WCW love her so much we miss you so much 20years ago today she was at the Houston astrodome cx
When the Astrodome is saved and renamed, I suggest it be called the Dome, with the field.
In 1965, the Houston Astrodome replaced to their field after the natural grass died due to lack of sun.
21 years ago today, Selena perfomed at the Houston Astrodome for the first time breaking the attendance record 💕
Astrodome's Fate On Hold For Now : Talks continue on the fate of the Houston Astrodome.
In what was deemed the Tennis Battle of the Sexes, Billie Jean King (right) defeated Bobby Riggs (left) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, in a nationally televised match at the Houston Astrodome on September 20, 1973.
"The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training" 1977 William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley The Bears are back and after a long road to the California League Championship, they're invited to play an exhibition game at the Houston Astrodome! Lead by their star player, Kelly Leake, the boys are equipped with enough food and money for the trip. There's only one problem. They don't have a coach!
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A few interesting 1968 TV Events. Did you have a 1968 Event that you would like to share? January 20 – Houston defeats UCLA 71-69 at the Houston Astrodome in what is billed as "The Game of the Century"; the first prime-time national broadcast of men's college basketball January 27 – The Lennon Sisters make their final appearance on The Lawrence Welk Show. February 6 - The Xth Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France are the first Olympics to be fully broadcast in color for the U.S. market by ABC. April 2 – British singer Petula Clark appears on a US television special on NBC with Harry Belafonte as a guest. An innocent, affectionate gesture between the two during a song (Clark touched Belafonte on the arm) prompts concern from the show's sponsor (Chrysler Corporation) due to the difference in their races. Find more here:
Today In Sport's History 1941 - The National Collegiate Football Rules Committee announced a new rule that permitted free substitution of football players. 1943 - For the first time in NHL history a goal with three points all came from the same family. Reg Bentley scored with assists from his brothers Max and Doug. 1962 - Work began on the Houston Astrodome. 1977 - The Kansas City Royals releases pitcher Lindy McDaniel, ending his twenty-one year career. 1983 - Tony Dorsett (Dallas Cowboys) made the longest run from scrimmage in NFL history. Dorsett ran 99 yards in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. 1997 - Rod Brind'Amour (Philadelphia Flyers) scored his 200th career goal. 2005 - Former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor. 2010 - Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) set the NFL single-season record for yards from scrimmage. He finished the season with 2,509 yards. 2010 - Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys) set a team record when he took every snap for the entire regular se ...
This date in Pasadena, Texas history – or nearby: On Sunday, December 8, 2013 they started demolishing the Houston Astrodome. Built in 1965 many of us had personal connections. My father drilled the water wells for the sand & gravel contractors on site to make the concrete. My wife’s grandfather was an electrician who helped wire the place. What is your connection to the “Eighth Wonder of the World?” We experienced baseball games, football games, rodeos and conventions in the first doomed stadium in the world. Texas can-do! We were there in 1992 when George H. W. Bush was selected at the Republican National Convention. Didn’t Elvis perform there? Selena? What about monster trucks? Or the AMA Grand National Championship? A movie set? Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs tennis match. The events were endless. An incredible place that will never be forgotten.
Thirstday: 1851: Herman Melville's novel Moby *** was first published in the U.S. 1922: The BBC made its first radio broadcast 1964: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings set an NHL record by scoring his 627th career goal 1966: Boxing's largest indoor crowd gathered at the Houston Astrodome to see Cassius Clay defeat Cleveland Williams 1968: Yale University announced it was going coed 1971: McDonald's raised the price of a Quarter Pounder from 53 to 55 cents in violation of President Nixon's price controls. 1972: The stock market closed above 1000 for the first time 1972: Blue Ribbon Sports changed its name to Nike. 1973: Britain's Princess Anne married commoner Mark Phillips in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey. 1987: Sonny and Cher reunited on the David Letterman Show and sang I Got You Babe 1996: Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe 1998: Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married in Las Vegas Randy
In honor of Father's Day. My dad in the mid 70's pitching at the Houston Astrodome.
I liked a video Elvis Presley - 1970 Houston Astrodome press conference {FULL}
Outside the ring, in a rare interview, the Undertaker is breaking character as Mark Calaway, who grew up in Houston, was in the Astrodome when Oilers legend Earl Campbell ran for 199 yards against the Dolphins on "Monday Night Football," cheered on the Astros and Nolan Ryan, played basketb...
Lots of plans are circulating to renovate the Astrodome. Willie Loston, executive director of the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp., said the entity received 19 proposals before the Monday ...
buy Houston astrodome it's 8th wonder of world, name it Microsoft dome, convert it to Mecca of Tech.
I think they should make the astrodome 4 high school football n houston sports hall of fame with statues
I started this page because we can never have too many rallying points for preserving the Astrodome in some form. This is not yet an endorsement of one plan over another except that we want it preserved. Also, please note that this is a site for those in favor of keeping it. We're here for positive action, not for debate. Thanks.
Reading the application for nomination of the Houston to the National Register of Historic Places
The Houston Football Tournament Continues: In another upset the 1995 Houston Oilers with a 7-9 record defeat the 1990 Oilers. Chris Chandler tosses three TD passes without an interception. Warren Moon tosses for 100 yards more then Chandler but does not find the end zone once. The 95 Oilers 26-20 win advances them to the next round. Next up the 1978 Oilers and rookie running back Earl Campbell vs the 2008 Houston Texans from the Astrodome which I am sure is sold out chanting the Oilers Fight Song.
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Houston astrodom= homeless shelter what's the big deal
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I'm actually amazed at how I can actually drive in Pasadena without getting lost. Well with help from my gps lol :P
Tearing down the Houston Astrodome would be like tearing down a piece of me. 😪 Ah well, so wat bout rock climbing 👀
Earl Campbell, the Tyler Rose, shares his favorite dome memories with me.
Astrodome proposal deadline TODAY. What do u think they should do with it? Are u submitting a plan?
Houston Astrodome."The Grand Daddy" of them all...Houstonians are not good at preserving our landmarks for some reason...
Gettin' ready for next week's show at Roscoe's Tavern! What's your favorite concert venue that you've been to??
55,000 people in the Houston Astrodome folks and every seat is empty because everyone is on their feet.
QUESTION ??? What is in your town? When people come to visit you from out of town what is the one thing that you really want them to see? Please also put your town in the answer. Thanks!
Discovery Green should have been where Astroworld was. . The current location is waay too small for the type of functions it holds. There should be more room to fly kites, ice skate, parking, doggy days and numerous concerts but that would be too much like right huh. I love going there but cant help but look up at the office building penthouse windows and wonder which rich self centered republican c.e.o decided to build a pretty view while he comes up with the next ponzi scheme. . . The Astrodome has the perfect amount of room to hold epic events at a larger scale generating millions for H-Town rather than some rich group whos sick of seeing the crackheads and fresh out the county jail inmates from his office. Yeaa Houston niggaz, its a reason we dont get out of jail until 3 or 4am. ..they dont want you walking thru their PARK at certain hours homeboy. One hour wait just to *** at something called a park? This is another episode where someone so high in the clouds are out of touch with the people whos ...
I will not sink to the level of the media and call the NSA and IRS incidents "scandals." I will however reiterate my campaign to end all media references to such incidents with the suffix "-gate." The effort is to end the use of suffixes altogether when referencing government misconduct, but barring that, I would like to see "-gate" replaced with "-dome," as anyone with a high school education should know that Teapot Dome was a far more heinous abuse of power than Watergate.
Deadline for private parties to submit proposals to the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. Sports Corporation's board meeting, where staff will reveal a public plan for the stadium and the board will vote on what proposals to bring to Harris County Commissioners Court for consideration.
The Astrodome, once known as "The Eighth Wonder of the World," has become a dormant and stagnant shadow of the magnificent structure it once was. On Tuesday,...
This day in 3-Dog History, June 6, 1975, Willie Davis 1st game as a St. Louis Cardinal, went 2 for 5 with a double, 1 run scored and 1 RBI, as the Cardinals beat the Astros 6-0 at the Houston Astrodome...In Willie's 1st at bat as a Cardinal he hit a double off of Larry Dierker...shades of his 1st at bat as a Dodger 15 years before...WAY TO GO 3-DOG!!!
This Day in 3-Dog History, June 4, 1974, Willie Davis as an Expo, went 2 for 4, with a run scored as Montreal, behind Ernie McAnally, shutout the Houston Astros 5-0 @ The Astrodome...Boots Day added 2 hits for the Expos also...WAY TO GO 3-DOG!!!
I may not be able to mention this again this season, but who has the longest current winning streak in the major leagues?
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Remember the Alamo and the Astrodome: Insanity to tear it down - CultureMap Houston
Every show ended with a standing ovation...The evening show on Saturday attracted the biggest audience of the 6 shows and a large light screen in the hall confirmed that Elvis had set a new record for "The Dome" with an audience of 43,614. This wasn't only a record for "The Dome", but for a single performance of all the rodeo shows in hiistory. The average record in the 38 year history of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was also beaten by these concerts. Houston Astrodome, Feb/March 1970. The Concert Years, Stein Erik Skar
Born of Water begins with four main characters: the Water Priestess Nirine, Lavinia and her brother Ty, and their friend Ria. I knew Lavinia had an important role in the story, but it took m...
Culture Map just posted an article I wrote in favor of saving the Astrodome. You may read it here:
So... Atlantans... if, over the next few weeks, you begin to hear (on radio) or see (on TV), some ads for Brenau University and think to yourself. "hm, I know that voice..."
Really good pic of the King at his Houston Astrodome press conference on February 25th, 1970
Know your MLB history: What team was once called the Colt .45s?
Jere Longman, from the New York Times, joins MaD Radio to discuss if the Astrodome should be torn down.
Selena Quintanilla Perez, 1995: Performed before a Record Crowd of 61,000 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Proclaimed SELENA DAY by Governor George Bush of Texas... And it is Selena's Birthday. Her last concert was at the Houston Astrodome in 1995. March 31st was the 18th year anniversary of her death. RIP Selena 'La Reina'.
Houston Astrodome marks 48th anniversary: The Astrodome opened to the public 48 years ago, and as county...
Same place (it was called the Houston Astrodome, actually) Selena Quintanilla performed almost (
Pixel Art of Selena Quintanilla. Done by me, Nilah xo. This is my version of Selena fro '94 Houston Astrodome. RIP
I cannot understand at a rodeo being held in the Houston Astrodome arena that they would set up a 14 second pattern in the barrel race. I guess they have a good reason.
18th anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's record breaking concert at the Houston Astrodome. We miss you Sel. February 26, 1995
So today it's one more year since Selena Quintanilla rocked the night on the Houston Astrodome concert, it has been 18 years today. :,(
Turn the Page Posted by Joel Osteen on 7/13/2012 A while back, I met a sharp young couple with three small children from New Orleans. They had lost everything during Hurricane Katrina. The house that they had worked so hard for was swept away along with their furniture, possessions and car. They made it out of the city with just the clothes on their backs. A rescue bus had dropped them off at the Houston Astrodome. One of the couples from Lakewood Church, who was volunteering, reached out to them and helped them find an apartment and get back on their feet. The man told how he was the first one in his family to ever own a home, and the first one to ever graduate from college. Their future was bright. Everything was going well. But when Hurricane Katrina hit, it just took the wind out of their sails. Since they didn't have a car at the time, another couple from Lakewood would pick them up every Sunday and bring them to church. They would hear about how God created us to be victors and not victims, and how ...
On Monday Night Football.That Finger's Not Made Of Foam.. As the powerful Oakland Raiders destroyed the then Houston Oilers 34-0 in the Houston Astrodome in a 1974 Monday Night Football game, the ABC cameras caught a rotund Oiler fan alone in his section sleeping late in the contest. The man awoke to discover he was being watched, and flipped the camera the bird. "There's an Oiler fan who still thinks his team is Meredith quipped.Dandy Don Meridith and Howard Cosell were quite fun too listen too!
This Ali story has a message to us all about getting & recieving RESPECT ! this Ernie Terrell the brother of the late Motown Records singer Tammii Terrell, he was a victim of his own mouth ! This Ali fight took place in 67" at what was then the largest dome covered stadium in the world the Houston Astrodome in Houston Tx. befoe the fight Terrell constantly disrespected Ali & Muslims, by refusing to call him by his name Ali, he constantly called him Cassius Clay his former name so Ali told the sports world that he was gonna punish Terrell ! after the 2nd round Ali could"ve knocked him out but he wouldn"t ! & it was obvious what Ali was doing he wanted to teach Terrell a hard lesson it was painful to watch Ali beat this man down ! then in the12th round they had to stop the fight just like he had Liston in their 2nd fight he shut Terrell"s eyes he could"t see, Ali"s critics said that what Ali did was cruel and heartless !! but... Ali had remembered what our Muslim brother the late Malcolm X tried tell us ge ...
MY response to someone who asked: "do u remmeber when Rennie Davis sucummed to GMJ in Houston Astrodome??"
Home Early Years Novice Year 1972 Junior Year 1973 Rookie Year 1974 Expert Book Expert Daytona Beach, Florida In 1975, Randy mounted national plate and at the age of 19 was moving quickly to gain credits in the racing world. The first national of the year at Houston Astrodome, Randy finished 3rd in the short track. That spring, he traveled to Great Britain, where he was a reserve rider on the American Team competing in the Trans-Atlantic Match Races. During the race at Mallory Park, Steve Baker fell. Steve was not hurt, but the bike was damaged so Randy was in. He helped contribute points and the American Team won the Trophy for the first time in 5 years. After England it was off to Imola, Italy where Randy couldn’t finish due to engine failure two laps from the final flag. He was in 10th place at the time. Back in the states, Randy finished 2nd in the Dallas National short track behind Kenny Roberts. He was one of 5 riders that spring to receive that special frame for the infamous Yamaha TZ750. L-R Phi ...
The Rawlett School – House Games Autumn Term 2012 Chosen Sports: lusum pilae (game of ball) – Boys; Women’s basketball – Girls To bring an end to the Michaelmas term and celebrate the new Academy House system the Sports Captains in all year groups and Houses were tasked with creating a battalion of athletic individuals from within their kingdom’s to bring battle of the highest order in the winter sports arena’s at times and dates during the last week of term agreed and published via the weekly bulletin. As the girls prepared themselves to play a version of the traditional sport of Women’s basketball which was introduced to schools by Madame Osterburg in 1893 after a misunderstanding based on a drawing of a basketball court, which split the court into three non-crossable zones, the boys made their way to the artificial playing surface invented by Monsanto and first utilised in the Houston Astrodome. The game in which they met for common recreation is called by some the foot-ball-game. It is . ...
Lantana is a rocking country female group based in Dallas Texas. Their performances all over the U.S. have earned them accolades such as "the Top 10 Concerts of '06" as well as "Top 10 CDs of '06" by the Dallas Morning News. Performing in venues including the Cowboy Stadium, Houston Astrodome, Louisiana Superdome, State Fair of Texas and Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon has led to a dynamic show including the soaring harmonies they are known for. Their first two singles landed them in the top 10 on the Texas Music Chart twice, a feat only superseded by one female trio prior to them: the Dixie Chicks. With an unbridled passion for country music it is their sole purpose to bring to the world stage a quality of music that is both traditional in its roots but progressive in its sound. Shock full of content that is relevant to fans that are well past their teens, the group delivers high energy signed with a sense of humor, of course. "One thing for certain is that Lantana is truly a force of its own;" says Biz Had ...
Where are all those damned celebrities that helped through Katrina...haven't heard a peep out of any of them since Sandy??? WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE!!! STILL IN HAITI??? When Hurricane Katrina hit back in August 2005, celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney came out in droves to offer up any help that they could. In the days following the storm, nearly 2,000 people lost their lives. According to AP reports, 18,500 survivors were housed in the Houston Astrodome and over 120,000 refugees were in shelters across Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Another 100,000 people found safety in local hotels, motels, churches, and private homes. With that many people in need, a few charitable celebrities decided that it was time to lend a helping hand. •Celebrities who donated $1 million to help the cause include The Rolling Stones, actor George Clooney, singer Celine Dion, actor Nicolas Cage, comedian Jerry Lewis, and Beyonce's man rapper Jay-Z. •Angelina Jolie sent letters to members of Congress and the ...
Jose Feliciano just sang the national anthem before the first game of the NLDS. I remember him doing what was then the very controversial singing of the anthem before the first major nationally televised college basketball game in 1968, Lew Alcindor's (now Kareem Abdul Jabbar's) UCLA Bruins vs the Houston Cougars of Elvin Hayes. In front a sold out crowd at the old Houston Astrodome, Hayes put on a show and ended the 47 game win streak of UCLA. This marked the rebirth of college basketball.
Reliant Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome, is the world's first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium, located in Houston, Texas, USA. The stadium is part of the Reliant Park complex. It opened in 1965 as Harris County Domed Stadium and was nicknamed the "Eighth Wonder of the World"
It's the anniversary of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs' epic Battle of the Sexes match! Did you watch it in 1973? Hard to believe over 30,000 people saw the match live at the Houston Astrodome.
today in history...its 1973, Houston Astrodome, the one and only Howard Cosell calling each swing of the racquet. 6-4, 6-3, 6-3... Do you remember?
Muhammad Ali vs Cleveland Williams 1966 Houston Astrodome. He got knocked the . out! (LOL)
Said today while visiting relief efforts at the Houston Astrodome: 'Almost everyone I've talked to said we're going to move to Houston. What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. (Said with concern.) Everybody is so overwhelmed by all the hospitality. And so many of...
Ann Romney's "you people" term reminiscent of Barbara Bush saying Katrina "underprivileged...better off" in Houston Astrodome
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so far I have 5: Veterans Stadium, Three Rivers Stadium, Sun Life, Houston Astrodome and Fulton Co. Stadium.
A three-time Grammy nominee, Pat Green has become a cultural force across the country selling out venues from Nokia Theater in Time Square to the Houston Astrodome in Texas. Green’s explosive live shows have made him a fan favorite and a hot ticket landing tours with the likes of Willie Nelson and D...
Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the st...
Houston, TX, September 5, 2005- President Bill Clinton greets a wheel chair bound evacuee in the Reliant Center at the Houston Astrodome. He and President George Walker Bush were at the Astrodome to announce a new relief fund. In the background holding his jacket is Senator Barack Obama. Photo by [.
Bootsy Collins in the Houston Astrodome - Be With You: via
Last year, the Houston Astrodome finished number twelve on a list of one hundred sites nominated for recognition in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s This Place Matters Community Ch
On April 15, 1968, the Houston Astros defeated the Mets 1-0 in a 24-inning game at the Houston Astrodome.
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