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In 1980, To very much mark the end of the disco era, and the beginning of the country cross-over era, the movie “Urban Cowboy” premieres, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, with music by Boz Scaggs, The Charlie Daniels Band and others.

In 1981, George Harrison released “Somewhere in England”

In 1981, On General Hospital, Laura Baldwin (Genie Francis) told Rick (Chris Robinson) and Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) that Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) was the only man for her. Meanwhile, Luke asked Tony Cassadine (Andre Landzaat) to tell him the story of the Ice Princess.

In 1981, TODAY/PC ran for first time somewhere on someoneʹs computer.

In 1982, On the cover of TV Guide: “Lauren Tewes and Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat”. Other Articles: Veronica Hamel, Japanese Commercials

In 1982, R.C., “Murphyʹs Law” by Cheri peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, Roxy Musicʹs “Avalon” became Britainʹs best-selling album.

In 1983, U2 performed a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The concert was recorded and released as an E-P and a video cassette, both called “Under A Blood Red Sky.” Footage was also used in the “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” video.

In 1984, On Days of our Lives, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) was arrested for kidnapping Hope Williams (Kristian Alfonso).

In 1986, HBO aired the “Fats Domino and Friends” cable TV special with Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles. It would have seen a bigger audience if it was on free broadcast television like shows like this really should instead of some pay-channel featuring fare not of interest to those who grew up with the musical acts.

In 1987, Prior to Mets-Pirates game at Shea Stadium, SpiderMan marries Mary Jane Watson. In attendance at the Wedding ceremony, presided over by Marvel Comics president Stan Lee, are Spideyʹs friends Captain America and the Hulk, as well as his enemies, Doctor Doom and the Green Goblin.

In 1987, Ted Koppel and guests discussed the topic of AIDS for four hours on ABC-TVʹs “Nightline”. It is believed that this was a record for the longest, live TV broadcast other than of space coverage and political conventions. It ran until 3:47am Eastern Daylight Time.

In 1987, “Keep On Crusin'”, TV Variety; last aired on CBS. It didnʹt cruise long on the schedule.

In 1988, The first Childrenʹs Miracle Network Telethon raises a rather impressive $590,000.

In 1988, The longest champagne cork flight was 177 feet and nine inches in New York.

In 1989, On Santa Barbara, Julia (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Mason (Lane Davies) gave speeches at their wedding reception. Megan Richardson (Meg Bennett) caught the bouquet.

In 1981, "Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams" was released by Columbia Pictures / C & C Brown Production; Tommy Chong (director); Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Stacy Keach, Paul Reubens, Evelyn Guerrero, Peter Jason, Tim Rossovich, Timothy Leary, Sandra Bernhard, Tony Cox, Michael Winslow, Cheryl Smith, Linnea Quigley; Action, Adventure, Comedy; Live Action

In 1981, "Final Exam" was released by Motion Picture Marketing; Jimmy Huston (director/screenplay); Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, DeAnna Robbins, Sherry Willis-Burch, Timothy L. Raynor, Jerry Rushing, Ralph Brown, John Fallon, Terry W. Farren, Sam Kilman, Don Hepner, Mary Ellen Withers, R.C. Nanney; Slasher; Live Action

In 1981, "Tuck Everlasting" was released by One Pass Media; Frederick King Keller (director/screenplay); Fred A. Keller (screenplay); Margaret Chamberlain, Paul Fleesa, Fred A. Keller, James McGuire, Sonia Raimi, Marvin Macnow, Bruce D'Auria, Joel Chaney; unknown; Live Action

In 1987, "Cyclone" was released by CineTel Films; Fred Olen Ray (director/screenplay); Paul Garson, T.L. Lankford (screenplay); Heather Thomas, Jeffrey Combs, Martin Landau, Dar Robinson, Martine Beswick, Robert Quarry, Huntz Hall, Troy Donahue; Sci-Fi, Action; Live Action

In 1987, "Harry and the Hendersons" was released by Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment; William Dear (director/screenplay); William E. Martin, Ezra D. Rappaport (screenplay); John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche, David Suchet, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy, Lainie Kazan, Kevin Peter Hall, M. Emmet Walsh, William Dear, Laurie O'Brien, John Bloom, Rick Baker, Fred Newman, Tom Hester, Tim Lawrence, Mitch Laue; Fantasy, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "The Untouchables" was released by Paramount Pictures; Brian De Palma (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago, Richard Bradford, Jack Kehoe, Brad Sullivan, Del Close, Clifton James, Donald Patrick Harvey, Vito D'Ambrosio, Larry Brandenburg, Chelcie Ross, Robert Miranda, John Barrowman; Gangster; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Do The Donkey Kong” by Buckner And Garcia peaked at number 103 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Murphy's Law” by Cheri peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Back To School Again” by The Four Tops peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Friends In Love” by Dionne Warwick And Johnny Mathis peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Standing On The Top” by The Temptations With Rick James peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “When He Shines” by Sheena Easton peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Heat Of The Moment” by Asia peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “My Girl” by Donnie Iris peaked at number 47 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Only A Fool” by Trooper peaked at number 44 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Six Months In A Leaky Boat” by Split Enz peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “A Little Bit Further Away” by Kokomo peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “At The Hop” by Theatre Of Hate peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Because You're Young” by Classix Nouveaux peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Fireworks” by Siouxsie And The Banshees peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Mama Used To Say” by Junior peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “One More Saturday Night” by Matchbox peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Rhythm Of The Jungle” by The Quick peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Tracks Of My Tears” by Colin Blunstone peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Computer Love / The Model” by Kraftwerk peaked at number 33 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Hang Fire / Neighbours” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Have You Ever Been In Love / I Don't Need Dreaming Anymore” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Mirror, Mirror (Mon amour) / Radio” by Dollar peaked at number 97 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Senses Working Overtime / Blame The Weather / Tissue Tigers (The Arguers)” by XTC peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Theme From 'Hill Street Blues' / Aaron's Tune” by Mike Post Featuring Larry Carlton / Mike Post peaked at number 44 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Be Good Johnny” by Men At Work peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Heading For The Top” by World Cup Soccer Squad peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Body Language” by Queen peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Open Arms” by Journey peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Take The L” by The Motels peaked at number 44 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “(Out Here) On My Own” by Nikka Costa Featuring Don Costa peaked at number 32 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Deurdonderen” by Normaal peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Familiar Ground” by Lori Spee peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Seven Tears” by Goombay Dance Band peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Show You My Love” by Goldie Alexander peaked at number 41 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Skandal im Sperrbezirk” by Spider Murphy Gang peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Vreemdeling” by Bonnie St. Claire peaked at number 36 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Give Me Back My Heart” by Dollar peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Meaning Of Love” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Tokyo” by Attack peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “View From A Bridge” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Smack Jack” by Nina Hagen peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

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