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On This Day in Tiki History - 2018 Ready for download November 1
mikehooker
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Posted: 2017-01-18 08:03 am   Permalink

Loosely related:

July 21 1899 Ernest Hemingway born.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-18 08:05 am   Permalink

Thanks guys!!!! I added those to the list above

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-01-18 08:11 am   Permalink

Hangover helper "Alka-Seltzer" born: Feb. 21, 1931

 
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howlinowl
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Posted: 2017-01-18 08:13 am   Permalink

I had tried something similar a while back, thread died before it even really got started.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=48393&forum=1&hilite=party

There may be a couple of dates in there that you may be able to use...

2-5 (1908): Birthday of Moon Lueg. Founder of the tiki restaurant "Moon Islander" in Titusville, Florida and the chinese restaurant "Moon Garden" in Fort Pierce, Florida. (although he didn't open the Moon Islander until 1967 so I don't know if he really qualifies for a 1962 calendar.)

August 12 (1921) - Birthday of Wallace E. Turnbow. Manager of "The Islands" in Phoenix, AZ. Co-authored the book "Introducing original Polynesian tropical bar recipes" with Dick Moano. Creator of the cocktail "Wally's Kanaka Punch", recipe listed in book above. (Wally might work... book was published in 1963 so I think it'd be safe to assume that he was working somewhere tiki in '62 or earlier.)

Good luck with your project.

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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-01-18 08:23 am   Permalink

Adding to what howlinowl stated. Compile as much as you can, don't worry about "empty" dates, and get something published for downloading. Then continue to compile dates and information and photos for a more detailed calendar release at the end of this year -- for 2018.

Good luck!
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-01-18 09:02 am   Permalink

Here is the one I did years ago for just the Kahiki.

Kahiki Timeline
1961 |(Feb 20th 1961 First day open) Bill Sapp and Lee Henry open the Kahiki after their Tiki bar, (the Grass Shack, burns down.(On Bill Sapp's birthday June 14th 1959 a Sunday) Mr Sapps year of birth?
Kahiki means "a joyous voyage to Tahiti" Citizens Journal Thursday March 23 1961, "Splendor of the tropics is setting at Kahiki"(artical name)

1970's | Moai out front are not lit from an order from the City of Columbus because of the 70's energy crisis.

1988 | After a slew of owners (Mitch Boyce), Michael Tsao buys out his partner and takes over the restaurant.

1995 | Tsao starts a frozen-food company next door to the restaurant.

1997 | The Kahiki is put on the National Register of Historic Places, And is the only tiki type place
on this list.

April 17, 2000 | Walgreens confirms that it wants to build a store where the Kahiki sits.

June 30, 2000 | Tsao says that he will sell the Kahiki to Walgreens but never reveals how much money it took.

July 2000 | Tikiskip hears on radio Kahiki is closing, calls Skip davis at Kahiki, no employees know of this news. Michael Tsao is in Hawaii at this time.

Aug. 25, 2000 | The Kahiki closes its doors before a private farewell party put on by Otto von Stroheim And Tiki news, Tickets are $100.00 each, the event sells out.

July 22, 2005 | Michael Tsao unexpectedly dies 10 weeks after the realization of his dream of moving the company into a bigger factory. The company is in debt and in mourning.

Nov. 15, 2005 | The Kahiki outlet store starts selling off the rest of their stuff. Mostly lights. 11/15/05

Sept 28, 2006 | Kahiki items in a warehouse go on sale, One moai and fireplace go to Vermont. The other Moai is in norwitch township in Ohio. The rest and last of Kahiki items go to Vermont as well.

2006 | A group of former Kahiki employees (Theang&seong), With Francis Llacuna a hawaiian born guitarist as entertainment ) opens a restaurant called Tropical Bistro,It closes on January 27 2008.

May 2007 | A Pittsburgh company buys Kahiki for $11.7 million, although the factory stays in Gahanna.

2010 | The company makes almost $50 million in sales a year and sells 70 products in groceries across the country. President Alan Hoover said it still makes many of the dishes from the Kahiki menu.

2010 Nov,27 | Vermont Moai is sold on ebay, Now the Moai will be living on the beach in Hampton, Mass.

2012 Sept, | The DVD of Tiki - Vol. 1 // Finally for sale, DIRECTED BY JOCHEN HIRSCHFELD & SCHLANGO With scenes taken by Tikiskip of the destruction of the Kahiki.

2013 Oct, The authors David Myers, Elise Myers, Jeff Chenault and Doug Motz release a book on the history of the Kahiki Supper Club being published by History Press.

2015 Sept 22, Henry, Jr. Leland W. Henry, Jr., 85, passed away.
Source: Dispatch archives And other.



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-01-18 09:04 am   Permalink

What was the goings on Feb 22 (a Wednesday) 1961 first day of the Kahiki?

February 20, 1961 (Monday)[edit]
Jerry Garcia, an 18-year old drifter who had been discharged from the U.S. Army, survived a car accident in Palo Alto, California. He would later describe the event as "the slingshot for the rest of my life". "Before then I was always living at less than capacity," he would write later. "Then I got serious." Garcia would go on to found the Grateful Dead.


Top #5 songs in the USA

Chubby Checker - Pony Time
Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
The Miracles - Shop Around

On February 20th, 1961, the closest available weather station to Columbus, OH (COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL ARPT, OH), reported the following conditions:
High Temp: 37.9°F *
Low Temp: 21.9°F *
Average Temp: 30.2°F ( 24 )
Dewpoint: 23.4°F ( 24 )
Sea Level Pressure: 1030.8 mb ( 24 )
Station Pressure: 999.1 mb ( 24 )
Visibility: 9 miles ( 24 )
Wind Speed: 2.7 knots ( 24 )
Max Wind Speed: 8.9 knots
Max Wind Gust: n/a
Precipitation Amount: 0 inches I
Snow Depth: n/a
Observations: n/a

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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2017-01-18 09:13 am   Permalink

June 23, 1963 Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room opens at Disneyland
October 1, 1971 Tropical Serenade opens at Walt Disney World

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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2017-01-18 09:27 am   Permalink

xx xx 1956 Bob & Leroy open Oceanic Arts

 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Posted: 2017-01-18 10:17 am   Permalink

Looks like a few people have tried to tackle this
Mine's a little goofier

365 days of tiki
1/2 Drinking straw patented 1888
1/8 Elvis Presley’s birthday 1935
1/11 First discotheque opens in US 1963, death of tiki
1/14 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite 1973 Elvis Concert
1/16 18th Amendment starts prohibition 1919
1/17 National Hot Buttered Rum Day
1/20 International Hat Day
1/22 death of Duke Kahanamoku 1968
1/26 Anniversary of the Australian Rum Rebellion 1808
1/27 Water Conservation Day

2/2 birthday of Arthur Lyman 1932
2/7 National Pisco Sour Day
2/11 birthday of Tina Louise, “Ginger” on Gilligan’s Island 1934
2/14 Death of Captain James Cook 1779 Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii
2/20 Kahiki opened 1961
2/22 Birthday of Donn Beach 1907
2/24 death of Arthur Lyman 2002

3/2 death of Martin Denny 2005
3/5 National Absinthe Day

4/2 last episode of Hawaiian Eye airs 1963
4/5 Last episode of Hawaii Five-O airs 1980
& Easter Island encountered by Jacob Roggeveen 1722
4/10 birthday of Martin Denny 1911
4/14 death of Don Ho 2007
4/17 last episode of Gilligan’s Island airs 1967
4/18 Thor Heyerdahl died 2002
4/28 Kon Tiki expedition leaves Peru 1947

5/1 May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
5/13 World Cocktail Day

6/7 death of Donn Beach 1989
6/11 Kamehameha Day in Hawaii, United Kingdom of Hawai’i
6/11 Grease 2 with the Rock-a-hula Luau is released 1982
6/23 opening day Enchanted Tiki Room Disneyland 1963
6/27 Pineapple Day
6/30 Mai Tai Day

7/10 National Pina Colada Day
7/11 National Mojito Day
7/19 National Daiquiri Day
7/30 Kon Tiki spots land, Puka-Puka 1947

8/7 Kon Tiki expedition reaches Raroia atoll 1947
8/13 birthday of Don Ho 1930
8/16 National Rum Day
8/21 Hawaiian Statehood 1959
8/24 birthday of Duke Kahanamoku 1890
8/25 Kahiki closes 2000

9/13 Yma Sumac’s birthday 1922
9/20 First episode of Hawaii Five-O airs 1968
& first episode of Hawaii Five-O 2010, National Rum Punch Day
9/22 first Hawaii Brady Bunch episode airs 1972 Hawaii Bound

9/26 First episode of Gilligan’s Island airs 1964
9/29 second Hawaii Brady Bunch episode airs 1972 Pass the Tabu

10/1 opening day Tropical Serenade WDW (Enchanted Tiki Room) & opening day Polynesian Village 1971
10/4 National Vodka Day/National Taco Day
10/6 Thor Heyerdahl birthday 1914 & 3rd Hawaii Brady Bunch episode airs 1972, The Tiki Caves
10/7 First episode of Hawaiian Eye airs 1959
10/11 death of Trader Vic 1984
10/12 Polynesian Cultural Center dedicated 1963
10/18 birthday of Dawn Wells, “Mary Ann” on Gilligan’s Island, 1938

11/2 “The Kon Tiki Expedition” book released Norway 1948
11/7 birthday of Captain James Cook 1728
11/12 National Happy Hour Day
11/17 Hinky Dink’s opens 1934

12/5 21st amendment repeals prohibition 1933
12/7 Pearl Harbor 1941
12/10 birthday of Trader Vic 1902
12/28 opening of Mai Kai Restaurant 1956
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2017-01-18 10:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-01-18 10:17, Pittsburgh pauly wrote:
Looks like a few people have tried to tackle this
Mine's a little goofier

365 days of tiki



Bravo, Pauly! Those are FUN things!


 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2017-01-18 10:56 am   Permalink

Hey MDM, not to put a fly in your ointment, but 2017 is actually the same as 1961, not 1962. 1962 started on a Monday. 1961 started on a Sunday, as did 2017.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-18 11:07 am   Permalink

WHATCHU TALKING ABOUT JENTIKI!!!???
You had me scared for a minute but my calendar is 1961, I posted it wrong here I will edit my initial post so as not to cause any more confusion

Great dates people, keep them coming. Great list Pauly, I will definitely use some of those


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-01-18 11:07 am   Permalink

(duplicate post)

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-01-18 11:39 am   Permalink

So to be clear on the intent here, are we including dates past 1961/1962? If so what kind of cut off are you looking at MDM?

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