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In 1980, Roberto Duran took the WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard in 15 rounds at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision to capture the world welterweight title. Coincidentally, itʹs also the birthday ofJohn Taylor of Duran Duran. So if Roberto fought John, and two other members of the group fought each other, itʹd be a Duran-Duran/Duran-Duran boxing card!

In 1980, “Chain Reaction”, TV Game Show, also 85- on USA; last aired on NBC.

In 1980, “High Rollers”, TV Game Show, skip '77; last aired on NBC, syndicated 1987-88.

In 1980, “The Hollywood Squares”, TV Game Show, last aired on NBC.

In 1981, On the cover of TV Guide: “Hosts of Real People”. Other Articles: Taylor Miller of All My Children, Antenna Dishes

In 1981, R.C., “A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)” by Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Medley: Intro Venus/Sugar Sugar/No Reply/Iʹll Be Back/Drive My Car/Do You Want To Know A Secret/We Can Work It Out/I Should Have Known Better/Nowhere Man/Youʹre Going To Lose That Girl/Stars On 45” by Stars On 45 peaked at number one on the pop singles chart (geez, now theyʹre making the titles of disco songs longer!)

In 1981, R.C., “This Little Girl” by Gary U.S. Bonds peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, On General Hospital, Dr. Gerald told Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) that he had a creative breakthrough and has finished the Promethus Disk.

In 1984, On All My Children, Adam (David Canary) was surprised Erica (Susan Lucci) knew his first wife's name was Althea.

In 1986, Country humorist Whitey “Duke of Paducah” Ford died at age 85.

In 1986, The Touchstone Pictures live-action feature film, “Ruthless People” is released in theaters in the U.S. “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied the movie theme song with his “Toothless People.”

In 1987, Johnny Carson married his fourth wife, Alexis Mass.

In 1987, On the cover of TV Guide: “Markie Post of Night Court”. Other Articles: Spenser: For Hire

In 1987, On The Young and the Restless, Jess Walton made her said soap debut as Jill.

In 1987, R.C., “Diamonds” by Herb Alpert (Janet Jackson) peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Head To Toe” by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Jammin' Me” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Star Trekkin'” by The Firm peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart. It wasnʹt the same Firm group as that of the United States. It still gets Funny Five votes to this day on Doctor Dementoʹs radio show.

In 1988, The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons for the NBA title.

In 1989, “Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe” album by Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe was released

In 1989, “Batman (soundtrack)” album by Prince was released

In 1989, “Buffalo Stance” single by Neneh Cherry was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1980, "The Blues Brothers" was released by Universal Pictures; John Landis (director/screenplay); Dan Aykroyd (screenplay); John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson, John Candy, John Lee Hooker, Kathleen Freeman, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Frank Oz, Jeff Morris, Charles Napier, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Bishop, Steven Williams, Armand Cerami, John Landis, Joe Walsh, Ben Piazza, Cindy Fisher, Paul Reubens, Rosie Shuster, Chaka Khan, Gary McLarty, Pinetop Perkins, Mr. T, Carolyn Franklin, De'voreaux White, James Avery, Lou Berryman, Luis Contreras, Raven De La Croix, Ralph Foody, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Steve "The Colonel" Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Willie "Too Big" Hall, Tom "Bones" Malone, "Blue Lou" Marini, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, "Mr. Fabulous" Alan Rubin; Musical, Comedy; Live action

In 1980, "Brubaker" was released by 20th Century Fox; Stuart Rosenberg (director); W.D. Richter (screenplay); Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton, David Keith, Morgan Freeman, Matt Clark, Tim McIntire, Richard Ward, M. Emmet Walsh, Albert Salmi, Linda Haynes, Everett McGill, Val Avery, Ronald C. Frazier, David D. Harris, Joe Spinell, Wilford Brimley, Nathan George, William Newman, John McMartin, Nicolas Cage; Drama; Live action

In 1980, "Can't Stop the Music" was released by Associated Film Distribution / EMI Films; Nancy Walker (director); Allan Carr, Bronte Woodard (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, Paul Sand, Tammy Grimes, Village People, June Havoc, Barbara Rush, Altovise Davis, Marilyn Sokol, Russell Nype, Jack Weston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Dick Patterson; Musical, Comedy; Live action

In 1982, "Girls Nite Out" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1986, "The Karate Kid Part II" was released by Columbia Pictures; John G. Avildsen (director); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Nobu McCarthy, Tamlyn Tomita, Yuji Okumoto, Joey Miyashima, Marc Hayashi, Danny Kamekona, Tony O'Dell, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Ron Thomas, Rob Garrison, B.D. Wong, Clarence Gilyard; Martial Arts, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk peaked at number 102 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, ✪ “Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones peaked at number 101 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, ✪ “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)” by Ray Parker Jr. And Raydio peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Another Ticket” by Eric Clapton peaked at number 78 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Boy Blue” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Brooklyn Girls” by Robbie Dupree peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Diamonds” by Herb Alpert And Janet Jackson peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Give Me All Night” by Carly Simon peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Hard Times” by James Taylor peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Head To Toe” by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Love You” by Climax Blues Band peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “If I Was Your Girlfriend” by Prince peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Jammin' Me” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Lovin' The Night Away” by Dillman Band peaked at number 45 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Nobody Wins” by Elton John peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Promises” by Barbra Streisand peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Rock The Night” by Europe peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Still Right Here In My Heart” by Pure Prairie League peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “This Little Girl” by Gary U.S. Bonds peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Weapons Of Love” by The Truth peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “What Cha' Gonna Do For Me” by Chaka Khan peaked at number 53 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Yearning For Your Love” by The Gap Band peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Closer Together” by The Box peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Dirty Looks” by Diana Ross peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “High School Confidential” by Rough Trade peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “How 'Bout Us” by Champaign peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Is It You” by Lee Ritenour peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Lady of the 80's” by Loverboy peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Living Inside Myself” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Love Removal Machine” by The Cult peaked at number 36 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You” by Glenn Medeiros peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “One Night (Is All It Takes)” by Paul Janz peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Say Goodbye To All” by Chris de Burgh peaked at number 51 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Say What” by Jesse Winchester peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Sweet Sixteen” by Billy Idol peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Walk To The Rhythm” by The Parachute Club peaked at number 90 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Closer Together” by The Box peaked at number 13 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Dirty Looks” by Diana Ross peaked at number 88 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Love Removal Machine” by The Cult peaked at number 36 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You” by Glenn Medeiros peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “One Night (Is All It Takes)” by Paul Janz peaked at number 67 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Say Goodbye To All” by Chris de Burgh peaked at number 51 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Sweet Sixteen” by Billy Idol peaked at number 18 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Walk To The Rhythm” by The Parachute Club peaked at number 90 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Cowpunk Medlum” by Splodgenessabounds peaked at number 69 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, ✪ “Star Trekkin'” by The Firm (U.K.) peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “All In One Day” by Ultravox peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Always Doesn't Mean Forever” by Hazell Dean peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Break Every Rule” by Tina Turner peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Can't Take No More” by The Soup Dragons peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Diamonds” by Herb Alpert And Janet Jackson peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Dirty Looks” by Diana Ross peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Do It Properly” by 2 Puerto Ricans: A Blackman And A Dominican peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Fake” by Alexander O'Neal peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Hearts On Fire” by Bryan Adams peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “How 'Bout Us” by Champaign peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Believe In Miracles” by Jackson Sisters peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Can Make It Better” by The Whispers peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “It's So Easy” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Let Love Be The Leader” by FM peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Liar” by Graham Bonnet peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Looking For A New Love” by Jody Watley peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Multiplication” by Showaddywaddy peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “No Way Back/Do It Properly” by 2 Puerto Ricans: A Blackman And A Dominican peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Norman Bates” by Landscape peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now” by Samantha Fox peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year)” by Anita Baker peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Teddy Bear” by Red Sovine peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “That's The Way It Feels” by Two Nations peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Pleasure Principle” by Janet Jackson peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Will You” by Hazel O'Connor peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “They Won't Let My Girlfriend Talk To Me / Brave New World” by Jimmy And The Boys peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Bette Davis Eyes / Miss You Tonite” by Kim Carnes peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Charlie's Getting Married At Last / Tribute” by Men Of Harlech peaked at number 57 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Hooked On Love” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 33 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Am The Beat / You Do Those Things To Me” by The Look peaked at number 23 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Lately / If It's Magic” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Look Around (You'll Find Me There) / More Than Ever Now” by Al Martino peaked at number 79 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Mister Sandman / Fools Thin Air” by Emmylou Harris peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Rock The Night” by Europe peaked at number 22 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Ship Of Fools (Save Me from Tomorrow)” by World Party peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Turn Me Loose / Prissy Prissy” by Loverboy peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “You Better You Bet / The Quiet One” by The Who peaked at number 21 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, ✪ “Louie Louie” by Tyme Code peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)” by Paul Lekakis peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Dominoes” by Robbie Nevil peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Graceland” by The Bible peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Just The Two Of Us” by Grover Washington, Jr. With Bill Withers peaked at number 24 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Let's Wait Awhile” by Janet Jackson peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Little Sister” by Dwight Yoakam peaked at number 35 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “No Woman, No Cry (Live '75)” by Bob Marley And The Wailers peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Paint The Town Red” by Newtones peaked at number 13 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Real Wild Child (Wild One)” by Iggy Pop peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Right On Track” by Breakfast Club peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “See You Later, Alligator” by Dr. Feelgood peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “That's The Way” by Ardijah peaked at number 32 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Arrivederci” by Roberto Jacketti And The Scooters peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Bingo” by André van Duin peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Bitter Fruit” by Little Steven peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Dance On” by Doris D And The Pins peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Discotch” by Voyage peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Hold Me Now” by Johnny Logan peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)” by Grace Jones peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “It's Going To Happen!” by The Undertones peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Me kammetje / Ik heb 'm nog wel” by André van Duin / Jut And Jul peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Hubba Hubba Zoot-Zoot” by Caramba peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1981, “A capella Schumacher” by Bitch Boys peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1981, “All Those Years Ago” by George Harrison peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Bitter Fruit” by Little Steven peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “La isla bonita” by Madonna peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Lazy Bums” by Lazy Bums peaked at number 15 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now” by Samantha Fox peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1981, “You Can Have Him” by Anita Lindblom peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Är du redo?” by Orup peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Cache cache party” by Pijon peaked at number 50 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Le pull-over blanc” by Graziella de Michèle peaked at number 3 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “10,000 Lovers (In One)” by TNT peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Hold Me Now” by Johnny Logan peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Living In A Box” by Living In A Box peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Sarà perché ti amo” by Ricchi And Poveri peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Video Life” by Bilgeri peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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