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In 1980, Wunza wisecracking con artist and the other is a straight-laced detective — Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte have…nothing to do with Stephen J. Cannellʹs “Tenspeed And Brown Shoe,” which instead stars Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum in his only television series. In the debut, E.L. “Tenspeed” Turner steals a million dollars from the mob in a light-hearted caper also featuring Nazis and stolen diamonds.

In 1980, “Galactica 1980” began airing on ABC

In 1981, Out of money and broke, David Tanny drops out of Grossmont College due to lack of a job, a loan, and a stable parental unit.

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran, telling them during a visit to the White House: “Welcome home.”

In 1982, “Give The People What They Want” album by The Kinks was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1984, Jack Wagner debuted as Frisco Jones on General Hospital. Steffi (Elissa Leeds) introduced Blackie (John Stamos) to Frisco, the new lead singer of his band, Blackie and the Riff Raff. Blackie had reservations about Fisco but the rest of the band took to Frisco immediately.

In 1984, John Lennonʹs “Milk and Honey” album was released.

In 1984, Singer Michael Jackson suffered serious burns to his scalp when pyrotechnics set his hair on fire during the filming of a Pepsi-Cola TV commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

In 1986, Frank Zappaʹs album [42] DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC? was released.

In 1986, Grammy Award winners included Bruce Springsteen (Best Male Vocalist, Best Album: “Born in the USA,” and Best Male Video Star.) Other winners were Tina Turner, Huey Lewis and the News, Pat Benatar, Wham! and Chicago.

In 1986, On Santa Barbara, as Gina DeMott Capwell (Robin Mattson) defiantly left the Capwell mansion, she told the entire family she didn't want anything that reminded her of that house. When Mason (Lane Davies) reminded Gina that she purchased her dress with Capwell money, Gina stripped off all her clothes, threw it at the family standing across from her and walked out. "You can take it,. As a matter of fact you can take all of it," Gina said. "You happy now? Now you've got it all. But you haven't got me, and you have not got my son. And you'll wish you given me what I wanted and offered me more because I'm going to make you pay."

In 1986, Sam Kinison makes his second appearance on “Late Night with David Letterman.” May the lord have mercy on us all.

In 1986, “Control” album by Janet Jackson was released

In 1986, “Dare To Be Stupid” album by “Weird Al” Yankovic was certified Gold (on the 27th even!) by the RIAA

In 1986, “Falco 3” album by Falco was released

In 1984, "Broadway Danny Rose" was released by Orion Pictures Corporation; Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron, Corbett Monica, Jackie Gayle, Morty Gunty, Will Jordan, Howard Storm, Gloria Parker, Jack Rollins, Milton Berle, Howard Cosell, Joe Franklin, Gerald Schoenfeld, Paul Greco, Frank Renzulli, Craig Vandenburgh, Herb Reynolds, Edwin Bordo, Gina DeAngelis; Comedy; Live Action

In 1984, "The Lonely Guy" was released by Universal Pictures / Aspen Film Society; Arthur Hiller (director); Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, Neil Simon (screenplay); Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass, Merv Griffin, Joyce Brothers, Julie K. Payne, Roger Robinson, Nicholas Mele, Loni Anderson; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1984, "El Norte" was released by PBS / American Playhouse / Channel Four Films / Independent Productions / Island Alive / Cinecom International /; Gregory Nava (director/screenplay); Anna Thomas (screenplay); Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Lupe Ontiveros, Trinidad Silva, Enrique Castillo, Tony Plana, Diane Cary, Mike Gomez; Drama; Live Action

In 1985, "The Falcon and the Snowman" was released by Orion Pictures; John Schlesinger (director); Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten, Richard Dysart, Priscilla Pointer, Chris Makepeace, Dorian Harewood, Macon McCalman, Nicholas Pryor, Jerry Hardin, Lori Singer, David Suchet, Boris Leskin; Spy, Drama; Live Action

In 1985, "Fandango" was released by Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment; Kevin Reynolds (director/screenplay); Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush, Brian Cesak, Suzy Amis, E.G. Daily, Glenne Headly, Marvin J. McIntyre, Stanley Grover, Jane A. Johnston; Comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Cohen and Tate" was released by Hemdale Film Corporation / Nelson Entertainment; Eric Red (director/screenplay); Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross, Cooper Huckabee, Suzanne Savoy, Marco Perella, Tom Campitelli, Andy Gill, Frank Bates; Thriller; Live Action

In 1989, "Parents" was released by Vestron Pictures; Bob Balaban (director); Christopher Hawthorne (screenplay); Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky, Juno Mills-Cockell, Kathryn Grody, Deborah Rush, Graham Jarvis, Wayne Robson, Helen Carscallen, Warren Van Evera; Black Comedy, Horror; Live Action

In 1989, "Physical Evidence" was released by Columbia Pictures; Michael Crichton (director); Bill Phillips, Steve Ransohoff (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz, Ted McGinley, Tom O'Brien, Kenneth Welsh; Crime, Thriller; Live Action

In 1989, "Three Fugitives" was released by Touchstone Pictures; Francis Veber (director/screenplay); Nick Nolte, Martin Short, James Earl Jones, Alan Ruck, Sarah Doroff, Kenneth McMillan, David Arnott, Lee Garlington, Bruce McGill, Sy Richardson, Rocky Giordani, Stanley Brock, Rick Hall, Brian Thompson, Jack McGee, Kathy Kinney, Larry Miller, Jeff Perry, Dinah Lenney, John Aylward, Tim De Zarn, Rhoda Gemignani, Charles Noland, Albert Henderson, Gary Armagnac, Dean Smith, Mike MacDonald; Comedy, Crime; Live Action

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