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The 80's Datebook for June 17

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In 1980, Led Zeppelin begins a three week European tour. It is their first on the continent since 1973. It will be the groupʹs last tour.

In 1982, Ronald Reagan gives the “evil empire” speech, in reference to the movie “Star Wars”. Was the leader of the U.S.S.R. as evil as Darth Vader? I could have sworn that I heard the U.S.S.R. president said to Reagan, “Ron, I am your father, join the Dark Side!”

In 1985, On Days of our Lives, a blind Kimberly (Patsy Pease) continued to reject Shane (Charles Shaughnessy).

In 1985, On Santa Barbara, Augusta Lockridge (Louise Sorel) regained her sight.

In 1985, The Discovery Channel was launched. In the years since the network has branched out into a cable force to be reckoned with, currently existing as not only Discovery Channel, but also TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Health, the Travel Channel, Discovery Kids, BBC America Science Channel, Home and Leisure, Discovery Wings, a high definition channel, Discovery en Español and the new Discovery Times Channel.

In 1985, The space shuttle Discovery was launched on a seven-day mission that included the deployment of three satellites.

In 1988, Garth Brooks signed with Capital Records. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number two in the U.S. country album chart and Brooks went on to brake records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s.

In 1988, Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0.

In 1989, Def Leppardʹs “Hysteria” album accumulated 96 consecutive weeks in the top 40 of the U.S. album chart, equalling the remarkable achievement of Bruce Springsteenʹs album “Born In The USA”

In 1989, On the cover of TV Guide: “Donna Mills of Knots Landing”. Other Articles: Father Knows Best, COPS, L.A. Law

In 1989, R.C., “Close Our Eyes Forever” by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “Fascination Street” by The Cure peaked at #46 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “I Want It All” by Queen peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “Pop Singer” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, Ringo Starr announced he would embark on his first concert tour in years as part of the All Starr Band. Joining him in the band were Clarence Clemmons, Joe Walsh, Billy Preston, Doctor John, Nils Lofgren, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm.

In 1983, "Superman III" was released by Warner Bros. / Dovemead Ltd.; Richard Lester (director); David Newman, Leslie Newman (screenplay); Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross, Pamela Stephenson, Robert Vaughn, Margot Kidder, Gavan O'Herlihy, Shane Rimmer, Pamela Mandell; Superhero; Live Action

In 1988, "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" was released by New Line Cinema; Penelope Spheeris (director); Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Aerosmith, Kiss, Motörhead, Megadeth, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin; Documentary; Live Action

In 1988, "The Great Outdoors" was released by Universal Pictures / Hughes Entertainment; Howard Deutch (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Robert Prosky, Chris Young, Ian Giatti, Hillary and Rebecca Gordon, Lucy Deakins, Lewis Arquette, Bart the Bear; Comedy; Live Action

In 1988, "Red Heat" was released by TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures; Walter Hill (director/screenplay); Harry Kleiner, Troy Kennedy Martin (screenplays); Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross, Larry Fishburne, Gina Gershon, Richard Bright, Michael G. Hagerty, Brent Jennings, Oleg Vidov, Savely Kramarov, Gabor Koncz, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Kim Duk, Pruitt Taylor Vince; Action; Live Action

In 1988, "Waxwork" was released by Vestron Pictures; Anthony Hickox (director/screenplay); Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Johnson, Dana Ashbrook, Micah Grant, Eric Brown, Clare Carey, David Warner, Patrick Macnee, Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros, Jack David Warner, Charles McCaughan, J. Kenneth Campbell, Miles O'Keeffe, John Rhys-Davies, Jennifer Bassey, Edward Ashley; Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1988, "A World Apart" was released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation; Chris Menges (director); Shawn Slovo (screenplay); Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jeroen Krabbé, Paul Freeman, Tim Roth, Jodhi May, Linda Mvusi, Kate Fitzpatrick, Yvonne Bryceland, Rosalie Crutchley, Adrian Dunbar, Jude Akuwudike, Nadine Chalmers, Carolyn Clayton-Cragg, Albee Lesotho, Merav Gruer, Nomaziko Zondo; Drama; Live action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Close My Eyes Forever” by Lita Ford With Ozzy Osbourne peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Cry” by Waterfront peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Darlin' I” by Vanessa Williams peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Fascination Street” by The Cure peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Want It All” by Queen peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I'll Be Loving You (Forever)” by New Kids On The Block peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)” by The Jacksons peaked at number 77 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Pop Singer” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Waiting Game” by Swing Out Sister peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “We Can Last Forever” by Chicago peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “You Are The One” by TKA peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Fire Woman” by The Cult peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Won't Back Down” by Tom Petty peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “(Between A) Rock And A Hard Place” by Cutting Crew peaked at number 54 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown peaked at number 12 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “If I Can Just Get Through The Night” by Phoebe Snow peaked at number 63 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Love Is” by Alannah Myles peaked at number 16 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “No Such Thing” by Annette Ducharme peaked at number 51 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Patience” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 10 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rock On” by Michael Damian peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Soldier Of Love” by Donny Osmond peaked at number 3 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Dance On” by Westworld peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Forever Your Girl” by Paula Abdul peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Gina” by Stray Cats peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Honesty” by Candi Mckenzie peaked at number 99 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Wanna Have Some Fun” by Samantha Fox peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I'm That Type Of Guy” by LL Cool J peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “If I'm Not Your Lover” by Al B. Sure! Featuring Slick Rick peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Let's Play House” by Kraze peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Orange Crush” by R.E.M. peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Red Letter Day” by China Crisis peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Right Back Where We Started From” by Sinitta peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Roxanne's On A Roll” by The Real Roxanne peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Shakin' The Tree” by Youssou N'Dour And Peter Gabriel peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Spirit Of The Forest” by Spirit Of The Forest peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Storms In Africa (Part Ii)” by Enya peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sweet Child O' Mine” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Tears” by Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Only One” by Transvision Vamp peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Trouble Me” by 10,000 Maniacs peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Where Were You” by Adult Net peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Witness For The World” by Cry Before Dawn peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “Lullaby” by The Cure peaked at number 28 on the Australian pop singles chart.

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

In 1989, “House Of Cards” by James Reyne peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Hurricane” by James Freud peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “In The Air Tonight ('88 Remix)” by Phil Collins peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “I Want It All” by Queen peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Patience” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Self-Destruction” by Stop The Violence Movement peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sleep Talk” by Alyson Williams peaked at number 35 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Stop!” by Sam Brown peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Amor amor amor” by Mien Oostvogels peaked at number 40 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Baby I Luv' You...” by Gerrit Uittenberg peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “My Brave Face” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “No More Bolero's” by Gerard Joling peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rooms On Fire” by Stevie Nicks peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Samen” by Het Holland Duo peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “That's How I'm Living” by Toni Scott peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “You On My Mind” by Swing Out Sister peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Americanos” by Holly Johnson peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Want It All” by Queen peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “If You Don't Know Me By Now” by Simply Red peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “One Summer” by Daryl Braithwaite peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Paradise City” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Tänd ett ljus” by Lena Philipsson peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Good Thing” by Fine Young Cannibals peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Want It All” by Queen peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Zimbabwae” by Toni Childs peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “I Only Wanna Be With You” by Samantha Fox peaked at number 10 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rock To The Beat” by 101 [BE] peaked at number 21 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “This Time I Know It's For Real” by Donna Summer peaked at number 6 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “À la même heure dans deux ans” by Elsa peaked at number 7 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Express Yourself” by Madonna peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Around My Heart” by Sandra peaked at number 19 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Metal Marathon” by The Heavy's peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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