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The 80's Datebook for April 29

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In 1980, Alfred Hitchcock dies at age eighty. The director of Psycho and Vertigo received five Oscar nominations and won the Best Picture trophy for 1940's Rebecca.

In 1980, Black Sabbath began their first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne.

In 1980, Bob Segerʹs “Against the Wind” album turns gold. The album spawns four Top Forty singles. Was this a country record or a rock and roll record? Sounded like urban rock to me.

In 1980, ESPN televises live the NFL Draft

In 1980, “United States”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1981, “Fair Warning” album by Van Halen was released. Is it a coincidence that Van Halen released an album close to Valerie Bertinelliʹs birthday for several odd years?

In 1982, “Rolling Stone” magazineʹs cover story is an eleven-page article on John Belushi titled “Made in America.” Including articles written by his mother Agnes, his Father Adam, and siblings Marion and Jim.

In 1983, After a 7-2 loss to Los Angeles at Wrigley Field, Cubs manager Lee Elia launches into an obscenity-laced tirade, that will become a much-reported media story on the airwaves and in print for days to come. The Chicago skipperʹs rant clearly shows his frustration with the teamʹs fan base, “the (bleepers) donʹt even work. Thatʹs why theyʹre out at the (bleeping) game. They oughtta go out and get a (bleeping) job and find out what itʹs like to go out and earn a (bleeping) living. Eighty-five percent of the (bleeping) world is working. The other 15 come out here. A (bleeping) playground for the (bleepers). Rip them (bleepers)! Rip them (bleeping) (bleepers) like the (bleeping) players!”

In 1983, Dan Aykroyd wed Donna Dixon

In 1983, Kathy Bates debuted on All My Children as Belle Bodelle, a prisoner who beat up Erica Kane.

In 1983, “Kilroy Was Here” album by Styx was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1983, “The Hunger,” starring David Bowie, and “Valley Girl: The Movie” opened in theaters.

In 1985, The space shuttle “Challenger” lifted off with seven astronauts and a “mini-zoo” of monkeys and rats aboard.

In 1985, Tony Tubbs captured the WBA heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Greg Paige in Buffalo, New York.

In 1986, NFL Draft: Auburn running back Bo Jackson first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 1989, R.C., “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “Rocket” by Def Leppard peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “When Love Comes To Town” by U2 with B.B. King peaked at #68 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “You Ainʹt Seen Nothing Yet” by Figures On The Beach peaked at #67 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, "The Hunger" was released by MGM/UA Entertainment Co.; Tony Scott (director); Ivan Davis, Michael Thomas (screenplay); Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Dan Hedaya, Beth Ehlers, Rufus Collins, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, John Stephen Hill, Ann Magnuson, James Aubrey, Bauhaus, Bessie Love; Horror; Live action

In 1983, "Something Wicked This Way Comes" was released by Buena Vista Distribution / Walt Disney Productions / The Bryna Company; Jack Clayton (director); Ray Bradbury (screenplay); Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Pam Grier, Royal Dano, Vidal Peterson, Arthur Hill, Shawn Carson, Mary Grace Canfield, Richard Davalos, Jack Dodson, Bruce M. Fischer, Jack Dengel, Ellen Geer, James Stacy, Angelo Rossitto, Sharan Lea, Tony Christopher; Fantasy, Horror; Live action

In 1983, "Valley Girl" was released by Atlantic Releasing / Valley 9000; Martha Coolidge (director); Wayne Crawford, Andrew Lane (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Heidi Holicker, Michael Bowen, Cameron Dye, Michelle Meyrink, Lee Purcell, Richard Sanders, Colleen Camp, Frederic Forrest, Joyce Hyser; Teen, Romance, Comedy; Live action

In 1988, "Critters 2: The Main Course" was released by New Line Cinema; Mick Garris (director/screenplay); David Twohy (screenplay); Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Don Opper, Barry Corbin, Terrence Mann, Tom Hodges, Roxanne Kernohan, Douglas Rowe, Lindsay Parker, Herta Ware, Lin Shaye, Sam Anderson, Eddie Deezen; Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror; Live Action

In 1988, "Da" was released by FilmDallas Pictures; Matt Clark (director); Hugh Leonard (screenplay); Barnard Hughes, Martin Sheen, William Hickey, Hugh O'Conor, Joan O'Hara, Doreen Hepburn, Karl Hayden, Ingrid Craigie, Jill Doyle, Peter Hanly; Drama, Fantasy; Live action

In 1988, "Powaqqatsi" was released by The Cannon Group; Godfrey Reggio (director); Documentary; Live Action

In 1988, "Sunset" was released by TriStar Pictures; Blake Edwards (director/screenplay); Bruce Willis, James Garner, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan, Jennifer Edwards, Malcolm McDowell, Patricia Hodge, Richard Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Joe Dallesandro, Andreas Katsulas, Dann Florek, Michael C. Gwynne, Dermot Mulroney, Peter Jason, Bill Marcus, Jeffrey Briar, Bevis Faversham, John Fountain; Mystery, Action; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Heaven Help Me” by Deon Estus With George Michael peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rocket” by Def Leppard peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Shake It Up” by Bad Company peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sincerely Yours” by Sweet Sensation (U.S.) peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime)” by Peter Schilling peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “When Love Comes To Town” by U2 With B.B. King peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet” by Figures On A Beach peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Girl You Know It's True” by Milli Vanilli peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Veronica” by Elvis Costello peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Your Mama Don't Dance” by Poison peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Come Out Fighting” by Easterhouse peaked at number 67 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Like A Prayer” by Madonna peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “One More Try” by Brighton Rock peaked at number 15 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “She's So Young” by The Pursuit Of Happiness peaked at number 20 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Stand” by R.E.M. peaked at number 8 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Thing Called Love” by Bonnie Raitt peaked at number 76 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Twist In My Sobriety” by Tanita Tikaram peaked at number 40 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Vox” by Sarah McLachlan peaked at number 90 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “Lullaby” by The Cure peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Ain't Nobody Better” by Inner City peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “All My Love” by Hernandez peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Breakin' Up Breakin' Down” by Wild Weekend peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Come Back” by Luther Vandross peaked at number 53 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Daydreamin'” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Free World” by Kirsty MacColl peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Good Thing” by Fine Young Cannibals peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Interesting Drug” by Morrissey peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Joy And Pain” by Rob Base And D.J. E-Z Rock peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Love Kills” by Vinnie Vincent Invasion peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Lover's Intuition” by Amy Keys peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Make My Body Rock” by Jomanda peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “One” by Metallica peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rex Bob Lowenstein” by Mark Germino peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Ring My Bell” by Collette peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rock To The Beat” by Lisa M peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rockin' On The Go Go Scene” by Richie Rich peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Slam” by Humanoid peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Who's In The House” by The Beatmasters With Merlin peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Wise Up Sucker” by Pop Will Eat Itself peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “She's A Mystery To Me” by Roy Orbison peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Twist In My Sobriety” by Tanita Tikaram peaked at number 23 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Born This Way (Let's Dance)” by The Cookie Crew peaked at number 28 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Quit” by Bros peaked at number 47 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “She's A Mystery To Me” by Roy Orbison peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Too Many Broken Hearts” by Jason Donovan peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Ik kan het niet alleen” by De Dijk peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “In The Air Tonight ('88 Remix)” by Phil Collins peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Move Your Feet To The Rhythm Of The Beat” by Hithouse peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Play The Game” by Centerfold peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Real Love” by Jody Watley peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sleep Talk” by Alyson Williams peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Voor elke roos” by Hanny en de Rekels peaked at number 33 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “When Love Comes To Town” by U2 With B.B. King peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Zo, zoals je bent” by Henk Wijngaard peaked at number 44 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Ballad Of The Streets” by Simple Minds peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “He's A Man” by Mandy Winter peaked at number 30 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Hey Music Lover” by S'Express peaked at number 28 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Only Wanna Be With You” by Samantha Fox peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Love Train” by Holly Johnson peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Like A Prayer” by Madonna peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Put Down That Weapon” by Midnight Oil peaked at number 34 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Take Me To Your Heart” by Rick Astley peaked at number 18 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Tu seras à mes pieds” by Emmanuelle peaked at number 43 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “Lullaby” by The Cure peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Paradise City” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1989, “This Time I Know It's For Real” by Donna Summer peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Help!” by Bananarama And Lananeeneenoonoo peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Looking For Freedom” by David Hasselhoff peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Too Many Broken Hearts” by Jason Donovan peaked at number 27 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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