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The 80's Datebook for April 21

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In 1980, Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan.

In 1981, “Makin' Movies” album by Dire Straits was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1982, Doctor Michael E. DeBakey performed the first successful heart implant in Houston, Texas.

In 1983, A one pound coin (in currency, not in weight) was introduced in the United Kingdom.

In 1984, 04 x 21 = 84

In 1984, R.C., “Communication” by Spandau Ballet peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Girls” by Dwight Twilley peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Illegal Alien” by Genesis peaked at #44 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Iʹm Stepping Out” by John Lennon peaked at #55 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Jimmy Loves Maryann” by Josie Cotton peaked at #82 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Leave It” by Yes peaked at #24 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Runaway” by Bon Jovi peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, The soundtrack album from the film “Footloose” bumped Michael Jacksonʹs “Thriller” off the top of the Billboard album charts after 37 weeks.

In 1985, 7:30 p.m./ET “Punky Brewster” (NBC): Henry (George Gaynes) feels out of touch when a hip young music teacher (Andy Gibb) succeeds where Henry failed: teaching Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) how to play the piano. Dell: Peter Elbling.

In 1986, After being a serious journalist for ABC News and before heʹll become one again on CNBC, Geraldo Rivera does stuff like he does tonight: opening Al Caponeʹs vault. The most-watched syndicated special in history, however, turns up nothing but dirt.

In 1987, On Santa Barbara, Sophia (Judith McConnell) was devastated when C.C. (Jed Allan) told her Eden was dead after her plane had blown up in mid-air. Meanwhile, Cruz (A Martinez) took a helicopter to the crash site and put a rose in the snow.

In 1988, Mick Jagger testified in his defense at the trial of a copyright suit filed against him by a Bronx reggae musician. The court would rule in favor of the Rolling Stone lead singer.

In 1988, On One Life to Live, Tina and Cord got engaged for the second time. Earlier that year, she was set to wed Max, but blundered at the nups and said “I take thee, Cord…”

In 1989, The baseball fantasy “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, was released by Universal Pictures.

In 1989, "Checking Out" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / HandMade Films; David Leland (director); Joe Eszterhas (screenplay); Jeff Daniels, Melanie Mayron, Michael Tucker, Kathleen York, Ann Magnuson, Allan Havey, Jo Harvey Allen, Ian Wolfe, Billy Beck, Trudi Dochtermann, John Durbin, Adelle Lutz, Felton Perry, Allan Rich, Danton Stone, Stephen Tobolowsky, David Byrne, Joe Unger, George Harrison; Comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Field of Dreams" was released by Universal Pictures; Phil Alden Robinson (director/screenplay); Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster, Timothy Busfield, Kelly Coffield Park, Frank Whaley, Gaby Hoffmann, Dwier Brown, Lee Garlington, Michael Milhoan, Steve Eastin, Charles Hoyes, Art LaFleur, Anne Seymour, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck; Drama, Sports; Live Action

In 1989, "Pet Sematary" was released by Paramount Pictures; Mary Lambert (director); Stephen King (screenplay); Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, Susan Blommaert, Kavi Raz, Mary Louise Wilson, Andrew Hubatsek, Stephen King, Chuck Courtney, Matthew August Ferrell, Richard Collier, Elizabeth Ureneck; Horror; Live Action

In 1989, "Red Scorpion" was released by Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment; Joseph Zito (director); Jack Abramoff, Robert Abramoff, Arne Olson (screenplay); Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T. P. McKenna, Carmen Argenziano, Brion James, Alex Colon, Ruben Nthodi; Action; Live Action

In 1989, "See You in the Morning" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Lorimar Film Entertainment; Alan J. Pakula (director/screenplay); Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore, Lukas Haas, David Dukes, Frances Sternhagen, George Hearn, Theodore Bikel, Linda Lavin, Heather Lilly, Macaulay Culkin, Tom Aldredge, William LeMassena, Dorothy Dean, Alixe Gordin, Kate Williamson, Christopher Curry, Betsy Aidem, Robert Levine; Romantic comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Speed Zone" was released by Orion Pictures; Jim Drake (director); Michael Short (screenplay); Melody Anderson, Peter Boyle, Donna Dixon, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Shari Belafonte, Joe Flaherty, Matt Frewer, Mimi Kuzyk, Alyssa Milano, Brooke Shields, Carl Lewis, Louis Del Grande, Jamie Farr, Brian George, Art Hindle, Harvey Atkin, Don Lake, Tim Matheson, Richard Petty, Michael Spinks, John Schneider, Lee Van Cleef; Comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Teen Witch" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / w World Entertainment; Dorian Walker (director); Robin Menken, Vernon Zimmerman (screenplay); Robyn Lively, Zelda Rubinstein, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Caren Kaye, Dick Sargent, Lisa Fuller, Marcia Wallace, Amanda Ingber, Shelley Berman, Cindy Valentine, Megan A. Gallivan, Noah Blake, Tina Caspary; Comedy, Fantasy; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” by Phil Collins peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Communication” by Spandau Ballet peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Devil In A Fast Car” by Sheena Easton peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Girls” by Dwight Twilley peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hunters Of The Night” by Mr. Mister peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I'm Stepping Out” by John Lennon peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Illegal Alien” by Genesis peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne” by Josie Cotton peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Leave It” by Yes peaked at number 24 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Perfect Combination” by Stacy Lattisaw With Johnny Gill peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Runaway” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Adult Education” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” by Phil Collins peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “All Right Now” by The Santers peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Girls” by Dwight Twilley peaked at number 37 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Want You Back” by Sherry Kean peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Dr. Mabuse” by Propaganda peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hi How Ya Doin'” by Kenny G peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Scare Myself” by Thomas Dolby peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “It Makes Me Wonder” by Bruce Foxton peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Jesse” by Grandmaster Flash And Melle Mel peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Just Be Good To Me” by The S.O.S. Band peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Me Like This” by Real To Reel peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Lovequake” by Bobby King peaked at number 79 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “No Sellout” by Malcolm X And Keith Le Blanc peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Set Me Apart” by The Lotus Eaters peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Someday” by The Gap Band peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Such A Shame” by Talk Talk peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “That's The Way (I Like It)” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Caterpillar” by The Cure peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Greatness And Perfection Of Love” by Julian Cope peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)” by Scritti Politti peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You Take Me Up” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You're The One For Me / Daybreak / Am” by Paul Hardcastle peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Hyperactive!” by Thomas Dolby peaked at number 26 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Baby Wants To Rock” by Mondo Rock peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Beast Of Burden” by Bette Midler peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Everywhere I Go” by QED peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Girl On The Wall” by Jane Clifton peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Here Comes The Rain Again” by Eurythmics peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Send A Message” by INXS peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Running With The Night” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 24 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing” by Angela Bofill And Boz Scaggs peaked at number 46 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Calling Your Name” by Marilyn peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Electric Boogie” by West Street Mob peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “General Public” by General Public peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Here Comes The Rain Again” by Eurythmics peaked at number 32 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Of The Common People” by Paul Young peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Over Gold (Live)” by Dire Straits peaked at number 29 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Many Rivers To Cross” by UB40 peaked at number 48 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Reggae Night” by Jimmy Cliff peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Where Is My Man” by Eartha Kitt peaked at number 28 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)” by Scritti Politti peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Young, Free And Single” by Sunfire peaked at number 39 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” by Phil Collins peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Holiday (Celebrate)” by Madonna peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “To All The Girls I've Loved Before” by Julio Iglesias And Willie Nelson peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Wat ik zou willen” by Frank And Mirella peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “(Feels Like) Heaven” by Fiction Factory peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Carola så in i Norden” by Carola peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Tommy Loves Me” by Carola peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “The Politics Of Dancing” by Re-Flex peaked at number 28 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Big In Japan” by Alphaville peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Doctor! Doctor!” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 11 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Fotoromanza” by Gianna Nannini peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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