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The 80's Datebook for May 7

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In 1981, Nothing happened?

In 1981, On General Hospital, Port Charles was abuzz as the art auction began. The auction featured a "funny little statue" that turned out to be the Ice Princess diamond that was given to Lila Quartermaine by Emma Lutz so Lila would auction it to benefit the hospital.

In 1982, IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1.

In 1982, The 1981 movie “Mommie Dearest” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1982, “Jokebook”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1983, August Hoffman performed a record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups.

In 1983, Billy Currie announced he was leaving Visage but would remain in Ultravox.

In 1983, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Silver Spoons (Joel Higgins, Erin Gray, Ricky Schroeder)”. Other Articles: Larry King show, Baseball

In 1983, Paul Weller unveiled his post-Jam group, Style Council, in an anti-nuclear rally in South London, sharing the bill with Madness.

In 1983, R.C., “Do Ya Wanna Hold Me?” by Bow Wow Wow peaked at #77 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Even Now” by Bob Seger peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Jeopardy” by Greg Kihn Band peaked at number two on the pop singles chart, a song that originally had nothing to do with the game show until “Weird Al” parodied that into “I Lost On Jeopardy”

In 1983, R.C., “So Wrong” by Patrick Simmons peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, Itʹs “Lawsuit Day” on “Late Night with David Letterman,” as legal eagle F. Lee Bailey judges which slights or on-air accidents are cause for lawsuits against either the show or its scheduled guests.

In 1984, “Sheʹs So Unusual” album by Cyndi Lauper was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1986, Cybill Shepherdʹs dress arrived at the studios of “Late Night With David Letterman,” a week before her scheduled visit, so Letterman had used it as a bit. Not to be outdone, when Shepherd arrives tonight, she ignores the dress and comes on wearing a towel. “It seemed appropriate. It was a designer towel,” Shepherd later tells People Magazine.

In 1986, The Rolling Stonesʹ “One Hit To The Body” released as a single.

In 1987, Shelley Long, who plays Goody Two-shoes pseudointellectual cutie-pie waitress Diane Chambers, makes her last appearance as a regular on the hit NBC sitcom “Cheers.” She went on to pursue a movie career.

In 1988, R.C., “Pink Cadillac” by Natalie Cole peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, R.C., “Prove Your Love” by Taylor Dayne peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, R.C., “Underneath The Radar” by Underworld peaked at #74 on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, R.C., “Wishing Well” by Terence Trent DʹArby peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, The film, “Lady and the Tramp” is shown on television for the first time, on the Disney Channel.

In 1988, “Dolly”, TV Variety; last aired on ABC.

In 1982, "Diner" was released by MGM/UA Entertainment Company; Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser, Michael Tucker, Kathryn Dowling, Colette Blonigan, Jessica James, Clement Fowler, Kelle Kipp; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1982, "Forbidden World" was released by New World Pictures; Allan Holzman (director); Tim Curnen (screenplay); Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap, June Chadwick, Linden Chiles, Fox Harris, Raymond Oliver, Scott Paulin, Michael Bowen, Don Olivera; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1982, "Paradise" was released by Avco Embassy Pictures; Stuart Gillard (director/screenplay); Phoebe Cates, Willie Aames, Yosef Shiloach, Tuvia Tavi, Richard Curnock, Neil Vipond, Aviva Marks; Adventure, Romance; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Broken Land” by The Adventures peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Do You Wanna Hold Me” by Bow Wow Wow peaked at number 77 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Even Now” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I Won't Hold You Back” by Toto peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “It Might Be You (Theme From "Tootsie")” by Stephen Bishop peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Jeopardy” by The Greg Kihn Band peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Pamela” by Toto peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Pink Cadillac” by Natalie Cole peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Prove Your Love” by Taylor Dayne peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Ritual” by Dan Reed Network peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Say It Again” by Jermaine Stewart peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Sing Me Away” by Night Ranger peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “So Wrong” by Patrick Simmons peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “The Devil Made Me Do It” by Golden Earring peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Tonight” by The Whispers peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Underneath The Radar” by Underworld peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Wind Him Up” by Saga peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wishing Well” by Terence Trent D'Arby peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Fairytale Of New York” by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “Sex (I'm A...)” by Berlin peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “Whirly Girl” by Oxo peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me” by Naked Eyes peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Wish I Had A Girl” by Henry Lee Summer peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I Won't Hold You Back” by Toto peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Let's Dance” by David Bowie peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “One Step Up” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Tears On Your Anorak” by The Drivers peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Devil Inside” by INXS peaked at number 3 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Girlfriend” by Pebbles peaked at number 17 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Saw Him Standing There” by Tiffany peaked at number 4 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “One Day In Your Life” by 54:40 peaked at number 90 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa peaked at number 7 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Talking Back To The Night” by Steve Winwood peaked at number 92 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wishing Well” by Terence Trent D'Arby peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Strokin'” by Clarence Carter peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me” by The Housemartins peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “A Love Supreme” by Will Downing peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “America” by Killing Joke peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Another Kind Of Love” by Hugh Cornwell peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Changes” by Alan Price peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Friday Night (Live)” by The Kids From Fame peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Get Rhythm” by Ry Cooder peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Give Give Give Me More, More, More” by The Wonder Stuff peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Hey!” by Julio Iglesias peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Want You Back '88” by Michael Jackson With The Jackson 5 peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I'll See You Along The Way” by Rick Clarke peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I'm Never Giving Up” by Sweet Dreams peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Intimacy” by St. Paul peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Last Film” by Kissing The Pink (K.T.P.) peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Let's All Chant” by Mick And Pat peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Little Girl” by Icicle Works peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Lucy” by Habit peaked at number 56 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Out Of Reach” by The Primitives peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Pale Shelter (You Didn't Give Me Love)” by Tears For Fears peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Power And The Glory” by Saxon peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Sinbin” by Head peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Payback Mix (Part One)” by James Brown peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Thunder And Lightning” by Thin Lizzy peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Walk Away” by Joyce Sims peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “We Are Detective” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “What Kind Of Boy Are You Looking For” by Hot Chocolate peaked at number 64 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Stuck On Earth” by ALF (Paul Fusco) peaked at number 26 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, ✪ “Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime)” by Morris Minor And The Majors peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Check It Out” by John Mellencamp peaked at number 22 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Next Exit / Two Of A Kind / Remember When” by Split Enz peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Overkill / Till The Money Runs Out” by Men At Work peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Razor's Edge / On The Platform” by Goanna peaked at number 35 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Sign Your Name” by Terence Trent D'Arby peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “Der Kommissar” by Falco peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “Lies” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Breaking Us In Two” by Joe Jackson peaked at number 35 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bury Me Deep In Love” by The Triffids peaked at number 34 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Grain Of Sand” by The Saints peaked at number 47 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Want To Be Your Man” by Roger (U.S.) peaked at number 18 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” by Indeep peaked at number 25 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “That's The Way It Is” by Mel And Kim peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “Rawhide” by The Chaps peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “America en Oude Pekela” by The Dutch Boys peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Beat It” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bedrock” by Georgio peaked at number 33 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Drop The Boy” by Bros peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Food For Thought (Live)” by UB40 peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Heart” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Here We'll Stay” by Frida peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Want You Back” by Bananarama peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “La différence” by BZN peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Love Is Contagious” by Taja Sevelle peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Love Lies” by Ellert peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Song For Nadim” by Yann Anderson peaked at number 36 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel And Duke Bootee peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Treat Me Good” by Frizzle Sizzle peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Weekend” by Class Action peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wi-j goat noar de kermis” by Normaal peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wishing I Was Lucky” by Wet Wet Wet peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “You Are” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “Church Of The Poison Mind” by Culture Club peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Is There Something I Should Know?” by Duran Duran peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Jeopardy” by The Greg Kihn Band peaked at number 8 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Scatterlings Of Africa” by Juluka peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “La gitane (ma tête tourne...)” by Félix Gray peaked at number 3 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “N'importe quoi” by Florent Pagny peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Paid In Full” by Eric B. And Rakim peaked at number 49 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Sye bwa” by Kassav' peaked at number 19 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “To Be Reborn” by Boy George peaked at number 16 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Alphabet St.” by Prince peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1988, “One More Try” by George Michael peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “Come Dancing” by The Kinks peaked at number 13 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Cross My Broken Heart” by Sinitta peaked at number 19 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Die Sennerin vom Königsee” by Kiz peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Girlfriend” by Pebbles peaked at number 13 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Heart” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Here I Am” by Dominoe peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Let's Dance” by David Bowie peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Stay On These Roads” by a-ha peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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