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On This Day in Tiki History - 2018 Ready for download November 1
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-05-05 1:14 pm   Permalink

URGENT UPDATE!!!! Mother's Day is May 14th not May 7th as I posted on the calendar. If you show up at Mom's with a bouquet of flowers this Sunday Mom will think you are sweet but you will still need to show up next week with another bouquet!!!

I will correct the file and have AceExplorer update it
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-05-22 4:30 pm   Permalink

Mad Dog,

I researched a few more dates for next year's calendar.

1. Pub Tiki Philadelphia Opens July 10, 1961
2. Kon Tiki Tucson Opens January 30, 1962
3. Polynesian Restaurant Torrance Opens August 25, 1957
4. Samoa Restaurant Cocoa Beach Opens June 23 1960
5. Waikiki Restaurant Minneapolis Opens February 21, 1953
6. Kon Tiki Portland Opens September 26, 1959
7. The Reef Restaurant Long Beach Opens August 8, 1958
8. Trader Vic’s St Louis Opens December 5, 1963
9. Trader Vic’s Detroit Opens December 10, 1969
10. Mainlander Restaurant Clayton Opens July 3, 1962
11. Ports o Call Long Beach Opens February 8, 1961
12. Tahitian Studio City Opens February 20, 1959
13. Tahitian Village Downey Opens July 11, 1961
14. Kon Tiki Cincinnati Opens August 19, 1965
15. South Pacific Hallandale Opens December 24, 1959
16. Monte Prosers’s Beachcomber New York Opens December 26, 1939
17. Hawaiian Room Emerson Hotel Opens October 26, 1962
18. Molokai Bar at the Mai Kai Opens March 4, 1958
19. Pago Pago Tucson Opens May 5, 1949
20. Mauna Loa Hollywood Opens October 5, 1962

DC


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-05-23 1:07 pm   Permalink

WHOOOOHOOOO!!! Thanks DC
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Posted: 2017-07-17 10:07 am   Permalink

Up to 180 entries. Admittedly, some of them are not all that significant in Tiki History. I thought is would be fun to sort them by year, kind of a Tiki Timeline. Sadly, most of the entries I have since the 70s are restaurants closing and people passing away

1722 5-Apr Capt Jacob Roggeveen arrives in Easter Island
1733 25-Dec Molasses Act alters rum history
1778 18-Jan Capt James Cook arrives in Hawaii
1779 14-Feb Death of Capt James Cook Hawaii
1835 28-Oct Maori Declaration of Independence
1848 7-Jun Paul Gauguin born
1888 2-Jan Drink straw patented
1890 24-Aug Duke Kahanamoku born
1894 7-Nov Don Blanding born
1902 11-Nov Webley Edwards born
1902 10-Dec Victor Bergeron born
1903 8-May Paul Gauguin dies
1903 31-Oct Eli Hedley born
1904 13-Apr Edgar Leeteg born
1906 18-Jun Milan Guanko born
1907 22-Feb Ernest Gantt (Don the Beachcomber) born
1908 5-Feb Moon Lueg born
1908 15-Apr eden ahbez born
1909 9-Nov Ray Buhen born
1911 10-Apr Martin Denny born
1914 6-Oct Thor Heyerdahl born
1914 10-Oct Louis Armet born
1916 7-Feb Stephen Crane born
1917 2-Feb Eldon Davis born
1919 19-Nov Charles McKirahan born
1920 30-Dec Jack Lord born
1921 12-Aug Wallace Turnbow born
1922 14-Mar Lex Baxter born
1922 13-Sep Yma Sumac born
1924 9-Jan Marvin Chin born
1924 16-Jan Pete Wembery born
1925 6-Jun William Westenhaver born
1927 17-Nov Robert Drasnin born
1928 28-Mar George Nakashima born
1928 23-Jun August Holland born
1930 9-May Leland Henry (Kahiki) born
1930 13-Aug Don Ho born
1931 21-Feb Hangover helper Alka Seltzer introduced
1931 18-Dec Andres Bumatay born
1933 1-Feb Arthur Lyman born
1933 19-Aug Debra Paget born
1933 5-Dec Repeal Day
1933 5-Dec Don's Beachcomber Café opens in Hollywood
1934 17-Nov Hinky Dinks opens
1935 14-Mar Sandy Warner born
1935 3-Jul "Hawaii Calls" radio show first broadcast
1935 8-Nov Mutiny on the Bounty movie released
1935 27-Nov The Tropics Beverly Hills opens
1937 26-May Don the Beachcomber Hollywood opens
1937 5-Jul Spam production begins
1939 26-Dec Monte Proser's Beachcomber NY opens
1940 1-May Don the Beacomber Chicago opens
1940 18-Dec Trader Vic Waikiki opens
1941 7-Dec Attack on Pearl Harbor
1942 13-May Skipper Kent's Zombie Village opens
1944 26-Sep Creation of the Trader Vic Mai Tai
1945 15-Aug VJ Day
1945 18-Sep Tonga Room opens
1947 28-Apr Kon Tiki sails from Peru
1947 7-Aug Kon Tiki arrives Tuamotu Islands
1949 5-May Pago Pago Tucson opena
1949 28-Oct Wayne Coombs born
1950 13-Jan Kon Tiki movie released
1950 22-Aug Kowloon opens Saugus MA
1953 7-Feb Edgar Leeteg dies
1953 21-Feb Waikiki restaurant Minneapolis opens
1953 2-Mar Don the Beachcomber Palm Springs opens
1953 25-Jul Beverly Hills Luau opens
1954 31-Dec Skipper Kent's Polynesian Village opens
1955 28-Jul The Hawaiian resturant Long Beach opens
1955 11-Aug Traders Beverly Hills Hilton opens
1955 27-Aug Sven Kristen born
1956 25-Jun Oceanic Arts opens
1956 28-Dec Mai Kai opens
1957 26-Mar The Traders Chicago opens
1957 9-Jun Don Blanding dies
1957 25-Aug Polynesian Restaurant Torrence opens
1957 23-Nov The Polynesian Torrence opens
1958 2-Mar Molokai Bar at Mai Kai opens
1958 19-Mar South Pacific movie released
1958 13-Apr Trader Vic's NY Savoy opens
1958 4-Jul Islands Phoenix opens
1958 8-Aug The Reef restaurant Long Beach opens
1959 20-Feb The Tahitian Studio City opens
1959 20-May Lanai San Mateo opens
1959 23-Jul Tiki Jo restaurant Santa Monica opens
1959 21-Aug Hawaiian statehood
1959 26-Sep Kon Tiki Portland opens
1959 7-Oct First episode of "Hawaiian Eye"
1959 24-Dec South Pacific Hallandale opens
1960 20-Jun Ren Clark's Polynesian Village opens
1960 23-Jun Samoa restaurant Cocoa Beach opens
1960 29-Jul Ports O'Call Dallas opens
1961 8-Feb Ports O'Call Long Beach opens
1961 20-Feb Kahiki opens
1961 28-Apr Tiki Ti opens
1961 24-Jun Royal Tahitian Onterio opens
1961 10-Jul Pub Tiki Philadelphia opens
1961 11-Jul Tahitian Villiage Downey opens
1961 13-Jul Kona Kai Philadelphia opens
1961 17-Nov Aloha Jhoe's Palm Springs opens
1961 21-Nov Tahitian Pasadena opens
1962 1-Jan Samoan Independence Day
1962 30-Jan Kon Tiki Tucson opens
1962 21-Apr Seattle Worlds Fair opens
1962 3-Jul Mainlander restaurant St Louis opens
1962 6-Aug Kon Tiki Ports Chicago opens
1962 5-Oct Mauna Loa Hollywood opens
1962 26-Oct Hawaiian Room Emerson Hotel opens
1962 1-Dec Don the Beachcomber Las Vegas opens
1963 2-Apr Last episode of "Hawaiian Eye" airs
1963 23-Jun Enchanted Tiki Room opens
1963 16-Aug Benny Chang's Polynesian Salt Lake City open
1963 12-Oct Polynesian Cultural Center opens
1963 5-Dec Trader Vic's St Louis opens
1964 4-Mar Trade Winds Oxnard opens
1965 4-Aug Cook Islands become self governing
1965 19-Aug Kon Tiki Cincinnati opens
1965 22-Aug Trader Vic's NY Plaza opens
1965 23-Aug Kon Tiki Ports Cincinnati opens
1965 11-Oct Explorer East Syracuse opens
1966 15-Jul Hop Louie's Latitude 20 Torrence opens
1966 27-Sep Trader Vic's St Paul opens
1967 8-Jan Mauna Loa Detroit opens
1968 22-Jan Duke Kahanamoku dies
1969 27-Jun Tur Maikai Kalamazoo opens
1969 29-Jun The Hawaiian resturant Long Beach closes
1969 10-Dec Trader Vic's Detroit opens
1970 31-Jul Black Tot Day
1975 16-Sep Papua New Guinea Independence Day
1977 5-Oct Webley Edwards dies
1981 12-Sep Eli Hedley dies
1981 11-Oct Louis Armet dies
1984 1-Jun Moon Lueg dies
1984 11-Oct Trader Vic dies
1985 6-Feb Stephen Crane dies
1989 7-Jun Don the Beachcomber dies
1990 15-Jun George Nakashima dies
1994 16-May Milan Guanko dies
1995 4-Mar eden ahbez dies
1995 30-Dec Pete Wembery dies
1998 21-Jan Jack Lord dies
1999 30-Sep Ray Buhen dies
2000 25-Aug Kahiki closes
2001 18-Aug First Tiki Oasis Palm Springs
2002 24-Feb Arthur Lyman dies
2002 18-Apr Thor Heyerdahl dies
2002 19-Jul First Hukilau Atlanta
2005 2-Mar Martin Denny dies
2007 14-Mar Don ho dies
2008 9-May First Tiki Caliente Palm Springs
2008 1-Nov Yma Sumac dies
2008 4-Dec Frankie's Las Vegas opens
2009 18-Sep First Luau at the Lake, Lake George NY
2009 8-Dec Smuggler's Cove San Francisco opens
2011 22-Apr Eldon Davis dies
2012 4-Sep Wayne Coombs dies
2015 13-May Robert Drasnin dies
2016 14-Dec William Westenhaver dies
2017 4-Mar Reef Palm Springs opens


 
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Hamo
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Posted: 2017-10-03 07:45 am   Permalink

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On 2017-07-17 10:07, MadDogMike wrote:
Sadly, most of the entries I have since the 70s are restaurants closing and people passing away




That is depressing, but since you have the openings of Smuggler’s Cove and the Reef, why not add the openings for some of the other great new tiki bars? Links substantiate the dates.

22-Apr 2006 Forbidden Island opens
24-Feb 2016 Pagan Idol opens
3-Sep 2016 False Idol opens
13-Apr 2017 TikiCat opens

As for historic places, I’d love to find an exact opening date for Disneyland’s Tahitian Terrance in time for 2018/1962’s tiki calendar. The best anyone seems to know is that it opened in June 1962, but I’d still like to hope that maybe somebody out there with Disney connections, or access to old Orange County newspapers, or something, can find the specifics.


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-10-03 09:27 am   Permalink

Thank you very much Hamo. Things I was going to look up and never did. I need to add the re-opening of Clifton's too.
I would be glad to add the date for the Tahitian Terrace if someone finds it.
I have actually chosen 1973 for next year's calendar instead of 1962. In an effort to maintain the "vintage calendar" illusion, I don't put entries for dates after the chosen year - a 2002 entry would look funny on 1973 calendar Choosing 1973 instead of 1962 lets me add more calendar events and still seem vintage. ALL of the events (including the ones that won't make the calendar) are listed on the first page of this thread. I have the new calendar ready to go, just going to hold it until the beginning of November in case more dates show up.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-10-03 7:33 pm   Permalink

Kon Tiki Palm Springs opens November 6th, 1956

Later re-opened as Hilo Hut April 29, 1959
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tikicoma
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Posted: 2017-10-03 9:21 pm   Permalink

The Kalua Room opened Dec. 2nd 1953 in the Windsor Hotel, Seattle WA.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-10-03 9:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tikicoma

 
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Hamo
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Posted: 2017-10-03 10:30 pm   Permalink

1-Oct 2015 Clifton’s Cafeteria Brookdale reopens
12-Nov 2016 Pacific Seas inside Clifton’s Cafeteria Brookdale opens

Haven’t found the exact date yet for when the original Clifton’s was remodeled and reopened as Pacific Seas in 1939.

And a few more suggestions:

15-Jul 1958 “Cinerama South Seas Adventure” premieres
1-Oct 1971 Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort opens

Choosing 1973 for next year’s calendar is genius; it gives us another decade’s worth of dates to celebrate.

If it’s not too late (or too labor intensive), may I make some formatting suggestions? You may have already thought of them. For birthdays, openings, etc., could you put the year at the beginning of the entry instead of the end (for example, “1914 Thor Heyerdahl born”)? And maybe you could color code entries of the same type (for example, treat days like National Rum Day as holidays like Columbus Day and highlight in red text; entries about people in green text; entries about places in blue text; etc.)? I think doing both could make reading the information a bit easier.


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-10-04 1:46 pm   Permalink

Thank you Hamo!!! I dug around a little and couldn't find an opening date for the original Clifton's Pacific Seas either

I added 3 of those dates but was Brookside ever "Tiki"? (With the exception of the new Pacific Seas)

It would be time consuming to move the year to the front of the entries on the calendar but I like the color coding idea, that would be easy enough
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Hamo
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Posted: 2017-10-04 8:18 pm   Permalink

The first Clifton’s opened in 1931 on South Olive; the second Clifton’s opened in 1935 on South Broadway. In 1939 both were remodeled and decorated with a theme. The first Clifton’s on Olive was given Polynesian decor and renamed Clifton’s Pacific Seas; the second Clifton’s on Broadway was patterned after Brookdale Lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains and renamed Clifton’s Brookdale. Clifton’s Pacific Seas closed in 1960 and the building has since been razed. Clifton’s Brookdale and the current Clifton’s Cafeteria are one and the same, and never had any Polynesian decor, only a wooded forest/lodge theme.

So that’s the long-winded answer to say, no, the current Clifton’s first incarnation was never tiki (and outside of the new bar, it still isn’t tiki), and you’re correct in not including its 2015 reopen date on the list. I wasn’t sure if you were wanting it, so I provided it just in case.

Perhaps for accuracy, thought, the entry on the first post should read something like “12-Nov 2016 New Clifton's Pacific Seas opens” or “Pacific Seas in Clifton’s opens.”


 
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Hamo
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Posted: 2017-10-04 9:12 pm   Permalink

Still don’t know when it opened, but...

17-Jun 1960 Clifton’s Pacific Seas closes

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-10-04 9:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-10-04 20:18, Hamo wrote:
Perhaps for accuracy, thought, the entry on the first post should read something like “12-Nov 2016 New Clifton's Pacific Seas opens” or “Pacific Seas in Clifton’s opens.”



Good point, Thanks Ham!


 
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Hamo
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Posted: 30 days ago; 10:45 pm   Permalink

Hey Mike, I just discovered that the calendar has the opening of Mauna Loa Detroit listed on two different dates: January 8, 1967, and August 15, 1967. As far as I can tell, I think the August is the correct one.

 
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