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The 80's Datebook for April 7

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In 1980, “Call Me” single by Blondie was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1981, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band start their first European tour in Hamburg, Germany.

In 1981, Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec.

In 1984, A record 40 British acts appeared on the Billboard U.S. Top 100 Album chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Adult Education” by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Come Back And Stay” by Paul Young peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “No Parking (On The Dance Floor)” by Midnight Star peaked at #81 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “One In A Million” by Romantics peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Radio Ga-Ga” by Queen peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Walking In My Sleep” by Roger Daltrey peaked at #62 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, The Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nationʹs “second city” in terms of population.

In 1984, “Too Close for Comfort (retitled The Ted Knight Show in September 1986)” returned to be airing new episodes in syndication. Ted Knight died on August 26, 1986, weeks before his retitled sitcom bearing his name began a new season in syndication and lasted one season. The success of the sitcom, filmed in Metromedia Square where KTTV was once housed in, helped revive the idea of resurrecting an idea of a fourth television network, Fox, with KTTV as its west coast owned and operation station, launching in October of 1986.

In 1985, On The Young and the Restless, Don Diamont made his said soap debut as Brad.

In 1985, Prince announced after a show at Miamiʹs Orange Bowl that heʹs retiring from live performing, ended his 32-city tour on this night and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for “an indeterminate number of years”. The last city on the tour was Miami, Florida. He meant it so much, he even changed his name to a symbol and the name TAFKAP.

In 1985, “National Geographic Explorer”, TV Documentary, debut on Nickelodeon.

In 1986, On Santa Barbara, Kelly (Robin Wright) told Nick that she slept with Dylan, who canceled their wedding. Elsewhere, Madeline Laurent (Terry Davis, in her final appearance) was deemed to be brain dead.

In 1986, Wrestlemania II at three locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy.

In 1986, “Lifestyles Of The Rich and Famous”, TV Tabloid, With Robin Leach (I Donʹt Know Why?!?), debut on ABC. It had been in syndication since 1984.

In 1987, On One Life to Live, Tina crashed Kate and Cordʹs wedding by coming back from the dead with “Cordʹs” baby. It was actually Gabrielleʹs. I guess there were some characters that had more than just one life to live.

In 1987, Ozzy Osbourne sends Oral Roberts $1.00 for “psychiatric treatment” after Roberts announced God would take his life unless he received $1 million in donations.

In 1980, "Health" was released by 20th Century Fox / Lion's Gate Films; Robert Altman (director/screenplay); Frank Barhydt, Paul Dooley (screenplay); Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall, Paul Dooley, Henry Gibson, Alfre Woodard, Donald Moffat, Dick Cavett, Dinah Shore, Nancy Foster, Nathalie Blossom, Julie Janney, Patty Katz, Diane Shaffer; Comedy; Live action

In 1980, "North Sea Hijack" was released by Universal/CIC; Andrew V. McLaglen (director); Jack Davies (screenplay); Roger Moore, Lea Brodie, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, Michael Parks, David Hedison, Jack Watson, George Baker, Jeremy Clyde, David Wood, Faith Brook, Anthony Pullen Shaw, Philip O'Brien, John Westbrook, Jennifer Hilary, John Lee; Action; Live action

In 1982, "Basket Case" was released by Analysis Film Releasing Corporation / Rugged Films / Basket Case Productions; Frank Henenlotter (director/screenplay); Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel, Diana Browne, Lloyd Pace, Bill Freeman, Joe Clarke; Horror; Live Action

In 1989, "Cyborg" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Cannon Group; Albert Pyun (director); Kitty Chalmers, Daniel Hubbard-Smith (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Dayle Haddon, Alex Daniels, Ralf Möller, Blaise Loong, Haley Peterson, Terrie Batson, Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney; Action; Live Action

In 1989, "Dead Calm" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Phillip Noyce (director); Terry Hayes (screenplay); Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane; Psychological thriller; Live Action

In 1989, "The Dream Team" was released by Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment; Howard Zieff (director); Jon Connolly, David Loucka (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst, Lorraine Bracco, Dennis Boutsikaris, Milo O'Shea, Philip Bosco, James Remar, Michael Lembeck, Jack Riley, Larry Pine, John Stocker, Lizbeth MacKay, Ron James, Wayne Tippit, Ted Simonett, Freda Foh Shen, Dennis Parlato, Donna Hanover, Jihmi Kennedy; Comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Major League" was released by Paramount Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions; David S. Ward (director/screenplay); Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Bob Uecker, Wesley Snipes, Charles Cyphers, Chelcie Ross, Dennis Haysbert, Andy Romano, Kip Powers, Steve Yeager, Pete Vuckovich, Willie Mueller, Neil Flynn, Stacy Carroll, Todd Johnson, Ed Grode, Jr., Marc Daniloff; Comedy, Sports; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Radio Ga-Ga” by Queen peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Adult Education” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Come Back And Stay” by Paul Young peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Has Finally Come At Last” by Patti LaBelle With Bobby Womack peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “No Parking (On The Dance Floor)” by Midnight Star peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “One In A Million” by The Romantics peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Kid's American” by Matthew Wilder peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Unfaithfully Yours (One Love)” by Stephen Bishop peaked at number 87 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Walking In My Sleep” by Roger Daltrey peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “When The Lady Smiles” by Golden Earring peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Hyperactive!” by Thomas Dolby peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Don't Let Go” by Wang Chung peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Holiday (Celebrate)” by Madonna peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “New Song” by Howard Jones peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Scratching The Surface” by Saga peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Obscene Phone Caller” by Rockwell peaked at number 79 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “TV Dinners” by ZZ Top peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “A Love Worth Waiting For” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Beatbox” by The Art Of Noise peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Borrowed Time” by John Lennon And Yoko Ono peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Cherry Oh Baby” by UB40 peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Deadline U.S.A.” by Shalamar peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Eighties” by Killing Joke peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Fishing For The Moon” by David Essex peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Get In Touch With Me” by One Blood peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Here You Come Again” by Dolly Parton peaked at number 75 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Jessie's Girl” by Rick Springfield peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Shapes Of Things” by Gary Moore peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Shock Treatment” by Pallas peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Strive” by Gloria Gaynor peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Music Of Torvill And Dean (Ep)” by Richard Hartley And The Michael Reed Orchestra peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Up On The Catwalk” by Simple Minds peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “99 Luftballons” by Nena peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Over Gold” by Dire Straits peaked at number 46 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rock And Roll You're Beautiful” by Normie Rowe peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Joanna” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Nobody Told Me” by John Lennon peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Original Sin” by INXS peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Song And Dance” by Netherworld Dancing Toys peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Speed Your Love To Me” by Simple Minds peaked at number 46 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “De gewone man” by Pisa peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hello” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “It's A Miracle” by Culture Club peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “It's My Life” by Talk Talk peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Lady” by Spargo peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Theme From 'Reilly - Ace Of Spies'” by The Olympic Orchestra peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Through The Years” by Tim Finn peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Tonight” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “99 Luftballons” by Nena peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” by Mel Brooks peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Kall som is” by Herreys peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Hello Again” by Howard Carpendale peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Jump” by Van Halen peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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