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In 1981, On Another World, Sandy (Christopher Rich) pushed Jamie (Richard Bekins) out of the path of a forklift but fell over the docks. At the hospital, Frankie (Harris Laskawy) told Russ that Sandy didn't have family in town or health insurance.

In 1982, Eight p.m./ET “WKRP In Cincinnati” (CBS): Herb (Frank Bonner) fixes up Les (Richard Sanders) with a stunning woman he found through a computer-dating service. Lorrayne: Livia Genise. Jennifer: Loni Anderson.

In 1982, Today is the 29th anniversary of talk show “The Joe Franklin Show” being on the air in New York City. The J. Geils Band make an appearance on the show to celebrate their number one single “Centerfold” and number one LP “Freeze Frame.”

In 1983, On Knots Landing, Gary (Ted Shackelford) stumbled upon Ciji's (Lisa Hartman) corpse on the beach. Gary and Abby (Donna Mills) found out Ciji was pregnant at the time of her death. Gary was arrested for Ciji's murder.

In 1983, The Scottish comedy-drama “Local Hero” was first released.

In 1984, The film “Footloose”, starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer, opens. The soundtrack includes six top 40-hits, including two number one hits, the title song by Kenny Loggins, and “Letʹs Hear It For The Boy” by Denise Williams.

In 1984, “Karma Chameleon” single by Culture Club was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1984, “Out Of The Cellar” album by Ratt was released

In 1984, “Pipes Of Peace” album by Paul McCartney was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1986, Howard Stern radio show returns to New York City morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM).

In 1986, On Days of Our Lives, part 2 of the double wedding between Pete and Melissa with Mickey and Maggie that began on February 14 (a Friday).

In 1988, Robin Williams, in the film, “Good Morning, Vietnam” is nominated for an Academy Award (Actor).

In 1988, “Appetite For Destruction” album by Guns ʹn Roses was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1988, “Live Rust” album by Neil Young was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1988, “Substance” album by New Order was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1989, General Hospital stars David Wysocki (formerly David Wallace, as Dr. Tom Hardy), Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) and Shell Kepler (Amy Vining) guest-starred on an episode of It's Garry Shandling's Show. In the episode, Garry watches as his mother showed up at the General Hospital nurses station.

In 1989, On Santa Barbara, Gina (Robin Mattson) married Sonny (Mason Capwell's alter ego played by Lane Davies).

In 1989, “Bill And Tedʹs Excellent Adventure” starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter and featuring cameos by The Go-Gosʹ Jane Weidlin, Clarence Clemons, Fee Waybill, and Martha Davis, opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A. “Excellent dude!” It's a comedy film about two high school slackers who travel through time to collect historical figures for their history presentation.

In 1989, “Surfing With The Alien” album by Joe Satriani was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1989, “Up Your Alley” album by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1984, "Blame It on Rio" was released by 20th Century Fox; Stanley Donen (director); Charlie Peters, Larry Gelbart (screenplay); Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, José Lewgoy, Lupe Gigliotti, Nelson Dantas; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1984, "Crackers" was released by Universal Pictures; Louis Malle (director); Jeffrey Fiskin (screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn, Larry Riley, Trinidad Silva, Christine Baranski, Tasia Valenza, Edouard DeSoto; Comedy, Crime; Live Action

In 1984, "Footloose" was released by Paramount Pictures / Phoenix Pictures / IndieProd Company Productions; Herbert Ross (director); Dean Pitchford (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Laughlin, Elizabeth Gorcey, Frances Lee McCain, Jim Youngs, Timothy Scott; Musical, Dance, Drama; Live Action

In 1984, "Lassiter" was released by Warner Bros.; Roger Young (director); David Taylor (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton, Bob Hoskins, Joe Regalbuto, Ed Lauter, Warren Clarke, Edward Peel, Christopher Malcolm, Peter Skellern, Harry Towb, Belinda Mayne, W. Morgan Sheppard, Brian Coburn, David Warbeck, Nicholas Bond-Owen; Spy, Action, Adventure; Live Action

In 1985, "Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil" was released by NBC Productions / Edgar J. Scherick Associates / Metromedia Producers Corporation; Jim Goddard (director); Lukas Heller (screenplay); Carroll Baker, Paul Brooke, Warren Clarke, Michael Elphick, José Ferrer, Lucy Gutteridge, Colin Jeavons, Stratford Johns, Derek Newark, Bill Nighy, John Normington, Tony Randall, John Shea, Robert Urquhart, David Warner, Ivor Roberts, John Dicks, Prentis Hancock, Struan Rodger, Robert MacLeod, John Woodnutt, Walter Sparrow, Bernard Lloyd, Peter Craze, John Benfield, James Coyle, Forbes Collins, Peter Howell, Pam St. Clement, Nick Brimble, Maurice Colbourne, Vernon Midgley, Peter Marquis, Jodie Andrews, Caspian Batorv; Drama, War; Live Action

In 1989, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" was released by Orion Pictures / Nelson Entertainment / Embassy Pictures / Interscope Communications; Stephen Herek (director); Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor, Tony Steedman, Rod Loomis, Al Leong, Jane Wiedlin, Robert V. Barron, Clifford David, Hal Landon Jr., Bernie Casey, Amy Stock-Poynton, J. Patrick McNamara, Frazier Bain, John Karlsen, Diane Franklin, Kimberley LaBelle, Clarence Clemons, Martha Davis, Fee Waybill; Comedy, Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1989, "The 'Burbs" was released by Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment; Joe Dante (director); Dana Olsen (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, Henry Gibson, Brother Theodore, Courtney Gains, Gale Gordon, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Cory Danziger, Franklyn Ajaye, Rance Howard, Nicky Katt, Carey Scott, Kevin Gage, Dana Olsen, Patrika Darbo; Comedy, Thriller; Live Action

In 1989, "The Mighty Quinn" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Carl Schenkel (director); Hampton Fancher (screenplay); Denzel Washington, James Fox, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Robert Townsend, Esther Rolle, Art Evans, Henry Judd Baker, Norman Beaton, Alex Colon, Tyra Ferrell, Keye Luke, Carl Bradshaw, Oliver Samuels; Thriller; Live Action

In 1989, "True Believer" was released by Columbia Pictures; Joseph Ruben (director); Wesley Strick (screenplay); James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Yuji Okumoto, Margaret Colin, Kurtwood Smith, Tom Bower, Charles Hallahan, Miguel Fernandes, Sully Diaz, Luis Guzman, Joel Polis, Kurt Fuller, Graham Beckel, John Snyder; Drama; Live Action

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