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In 1981, Country movie music scores big at the Grammys, as “Urban Cowboy” tracks net four nominations, “Roadie” songs get three, and “Honeysuckle Rose” picks up two. Sissy Spacek gets a nomination for her performance of “Coal Minerʹs Daughter”

In 1981, TV Listiing: 8:30 p.m./ET “Laverne and Shirley” (ABC); A representative from a sleazy hotel in Nevada shows up claiming damages against Lenny, Squiggy and the girls for wrecking the room they checked into as married couples. Laverne: Penny Marshall. Shirley: Cindy Williams. Lenny: Michael McKean. Squiggy: David L. Lander. Chuck Malone: Larry Gelman. Rosita: Becky Gonzalez. Frank: Phil Foster.

In 1982, on General Hospital, Janine Turner made her debut as Laura Templeton.

In 1983, Citing Muhammad Aliʹs deteriorating physical condition, the AMA called for the banning of prizefighting, because new evidence suggested that chronic brain damage is prevalent in boxers.

In 1984, Wayne Gretzky extended his consecutive scoring streak to 45 games, but the Edmonton Oilers winning streak ended at an unlucky 13 when Gretzky and company lost to the Buffalo Sabres 3-1.

In 1985, Carol Wayne dies. Wayne was the original matinee lady during “The Art Fern Tea Time Movie” on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

In 1985, The Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000.

In 1986, On Santa Barbara, C.C. Capwell (Jed Allan) stopped Gina DeMott (Robin Mattson) from injecting him.

In 1986, “Addicted To Love” single by Robert Palmer was released

In 1986, “What Have You Done For Me Lately” single by Janet Jackson was released

In 1987, The Young and the Restless star Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) was one of the celebrity guests on the CBS game show The $100,000 Pyramid.

In 1988, On The Young and the Restless, Cricket (Lauralee Bell) introduced Phillip Chancellor (Thom Bierdz) to her mother, Jessica Blair (Rebecca Street).

In 1989, Rosie OʹDonnell temporarily has to get a life, when her all-time favorite soap opera “Ryanʹs Hope” ends after 13½ years on ABC. Matron Maeve Ryan (Helen Gallagher) sings one last sentimental song at the tavern, the sentimental “Danny Boy.” Judging from the low ratings it suffered, the outlook was…hopeless.

In 1989, The “Friday the 13th” virus struck hundreds of IBM computers in Britain.

In 1984, "Angel" was released by New World Pictures; Robert Vincent O'Neill (director/screenplay); Joseph Michael Cala (screenplay); Cliff Gorman, Susan Tyrrell, Dick Shawn, Rory Calhoun, Donna Wilkes, John Diehl, Elaine Giftos, Mel Carter, David Underwood, Ken Olfson, Peter Jason, Ross Hagen, Dick Valentine, Marc Hayashi, Bob Gorman, Todd Hoffman, Donna McDaniel, Graem McGavin, Steven M. Porter, David Anthony, Josh Cadman, Greg Lewis, Karyn Parker, Dennis Kort, Gene Ross, Jackie De Rouen, Laura Sorrenson, Joseph Michael Cala, Donna Fuller, Robert Acey, Christian Dante; Action, Thriller; Live Action

In 1984, "Hot Dog…The Movie" was released by MGM/UA; Peter Markle (director); Mike Marvin (screenplay); David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy N. Smith, John Patrick Neger, Frank Koppola, Shannon Tweed, James Saito, George Theobald, Mark Vance, Eric Watson, Lynn Wieland, Peter Vogt, Robert Fuhrmann, David Chilton, Sandy Hackett, Crystal Smith; Teen, Comedy, Ski; Live Action

In 1989, "Cameron's Closet" was released by SVS Films / Smart Egg Pictures; Armand Mastroianni (director); Gary Brandner (screenplay); Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Tab Hunter, Kim Lankford, Leigh McCloskey, Chuck McCann, Gary Hudson, William Lustig, Frank Pesce; Horror; Live Action

In 1989, "DeepStar Six" was released by TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures; Sean S. Cunningham (director); Lewis Abernathy, Geof Miller (screenplay); Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Matt McCoy, Nia Peeples, Cindy Pickett, Marius Weyers, Elya Baskin, Thom Bray, Ronn Carroll; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1989, "The Experts" was released by Paramount Pictures; Dave Thomas (director); Nick Thiel, Steven Greene, Eric Alter (screenplay); John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston, Deborah Foreman, James Keach, Jan Rubeš, Brian Doyle-Murray, Charles Martin Smith, Mimi Maynard, Eve Brent, Rick Ducommun, Steve Levitt, Tony Edwards; Comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Gleaming the Cube" was released by 20th Century Fox / Gladden Entertainment; Graeme Clifford (director); Michael Tolkin (screenplay); Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan, Min Luong, Art Chudabala, Ed Lauter, Micole Mercurio, Peter Kwong, Max Perlich, Tony Hawk, Christian Jacobs, Buddy Joe Hooker; Drama; Live Action

In 1989, "The January Man" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists; Pat O'Connor (director); John Patrick Shanley (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Harvey Keitel, Danny Aiello, Rod Steiger, Alan Rickman, Faye Grant; Comedy, Thriller; Live Action

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