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In 1980, Larry Bird hits the first three-point shot in the history of the NBA All-Star Game. Birdʹs three came in overtime as the East team outscores the West 16-8 in the overtime for a 144-136 win.

In 1980, Larry Holmes KOs Lorenzo Zanon in six for heavyweight boxing title.

In 1980, On February 3 and 10, NBC devotes six prime-time hours to “Bob Hopeʹs Overseas Christmas Tours”, honoring his more than 30 years of entertaining at military bases and hospitals in the United States and abroad.

In 1980, On “Archie Bunkerʹs Place,” Archie hears “good friend” Sammy Davis, Jr., on a local call-in TV show, and invites him over to the bar, where Sammy chokes on some of Veronicaʹs cooking and Archie almost breaks Sammyʹs ribs performing the Heimlich Maneuver. Sammy notes that Archie has changed since their famed kiss, eight years ago, which sounds like a great story on race relations for a freelance reporter following Sammy around. This time, Archie kisses Sammy.

In 1982, John Sharples of England finishes disco dancing 371 hours. Could somebody have told him that disco was dead?

In 1982, Ms. Pac-Man premiered in arcades. It's a popular arcade video game that features Pac-Man’s wife as the protagonist and introduces new mazes, bonus fruits, and ghosts to the original gameplay.

In 1983, “The Greatest American Hero”, TV Scifi Adventure, last aired on ABC. The series never really…got off the ground.

In 1984, A hospital in Long Beach, California, announced the birth of the worldʹs first baby conceived by embryo transplant.

In 1987, Members of the San Diego Yacht Club celebrated the victory of skipper Dennis Connor and the Stars and Stripes over Australiaʹs Kookaburra III, sweeping them 4-0 at the Americaʹs Cup series in Fremantle, Australia. (Because of the time difference, it was already February 4 in Australia, where the victory took place.)

In 1987, On Days of Our Lives, Wally Kurth began his run as Justin.

In 1987, On Santa Barbara, a bomb inside the briefcase Richard Matthews (J.A. Preston) left with Cruz Castillo (A Martinez) exploded.

In 1989, Who says TV doesnʹt keep recycling the same ideas? NBC debuts “Unsub,” in which David Soul stars as a psychological “profiler” of serial killers. Unfortunately, NBC does the Hannibal Lecter thing and offs the show after two months.

In 1984, "Reckless" was released by MGM/UA; James Foley (director); Chris Columbus (screenplay); Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young, Lois Smith, Adam Baldwin, Dan Hedaya, Billy Jayne, Toni Kalem, Jennifer Grey, Haviland Morris, Pamela Springsteen; Romance, Drama; Live Action

In 1989, "Gone with the Wind (re-release)" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Victor Fleming (director); Sidney Howard (screenplay); Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Fred Crane, Hattie McDaniel, Oscar Polk, Butterfly McQueen, Victor Jory, Everett Brown, Thomas Mitchell, Howard Hickman, Alicia Rhett, Rand Brooks, Carroll Nye, Laura Hope Crews, Eddie Anderson, Harry Davenport, Leona Roberts, Jane Darwell, Ona Munson, Paul Hurst, Cammie King, J.M. Kerrigan, Jackie Moran, Lillian Kemble-Cooper, Marcella Martin, Mickey Kuhn, Irving Bacon, William Bakewell, Isabel Jewell, Eric Linden, Ward Bond, Cliff Edwards, Yakima Canutt, Louis Jean Heydt, Olin Howland, Robert Elliott, Mary Anderson; Romance, Historical; Live Action

In 1989, "Her Alibi" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Bruce Beresford (director); Charlie Peters (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino, Hurd Hatfield, Victor Argo, Patrick Wayne, Tess Harper; Romantic comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects" was released by Cannon Films; J. Lee Thompson (director); Harold Nebenzal (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Perry Lopez, James Pax, Peggy Lipton, Sy Richardson, Juan Fernández de Alarcon, Bill McKinney, Nicole Eggert, Amy Hathaway, Sam Chew Jr., Danny Trejo; Action, Drama; Live Action

In 1989, "Who's Harry Crumb?" was released by TriStar Pictures; Paul Flaherty (director); Robert Conte, Peter Martin Wortmann (screenplay); John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson, Barry Corbin, Shawnee Smith, Valri Bromfield, Renée Coleman, Wesley Mann, Joe Flaherty, Beverley Elliott, Garwin Sanford, Tony Dakota, Manny Perry, Tino Insana, Deanna Oliver, Jim Belushi, Doug Steckler, Tamsin Kelsey, Lori O'Byrne, Michele Goodger, P. Lynn Johnson, Peter Yunker; Comedy, Mystery; Live Action

In 1989, "Wicked Stepmother" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Larry Cohen (director/screenplay); Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Lionel Stander, Colleen Camp, David Rasche, Shawn Donohue, Tom Bosley, Richard Moll, Evelyn Keyes, James Dixon, Seymour Cassel; Comedy; Live Action

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