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The 80's Datebook for June 23

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In 1980, COVER OF PEOPLE JOHN TRAVOLTA (In Cowboy Clothes)

In 1980, NEW ON TV! Comic DAVID LETTERMAN hosts a 90 minute daytime variety and talk show on NBC. But while some fans love his work, audiences in general doesnʹt, and the show will last for just four months.

In 1980, The Rolling Stones released the single “Emotional Rescue”/“Down In The Hole”

In 1980, The Rolling Stonesʹs “Emotional Rescue” album was released.

In 1980, “Just One Night” album by Eric Clapton was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1980, “Star Wars — The Empire Strikes Back (soundtrack)” album by John Williams was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1981, New York City mayor Ed Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy.

In 1981, Robert Fripp, the remaining member of King Crimson, rejoined with former member Bill Bruford and Adrian Belew (ex—David Bowie) and Tony Levin, to form a new version of King Crimson. Fripp fell out with the other members the next year, and the group was again disbanded, in 1984.

In 1982, Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb).

In 1982, On General Hospital, Luke (Anthony Geary) asked the Prince of Malkuth to give Jackie (Demi Moore) an exclusive interview.

In 1984, On the cover of TV Guide: “Connie Sellecca”. Other Articles: Tim Reid, LPTV, A-Team

In 1984, R.C., “The Ghost In You” by Psychedelic Furs peaked at #59 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “The Reflex” by Duran Duran peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Whoʹs That Girl” by Eurythmics peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “You Canʹt Get What You Want ('Til You Know What You Want)” by Joe Jackson peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, Van Halen release their single, “Panama.”

In 1984, An auction of John Lennonʹs possessions raised $430,000, including $19,000 for a guitar used while Lennon was with the Beatles.

In 1986, On Santa Barbara, Cruz (A Martinez) caught Santana (Gina Gallego) after her striptease with Keith (Justin Deas) on the roof of the Capwell hotel.

In 1987, “Sammy Hagar” album by Sammy Hagar was released. No, he didnʹt leave Van Halen after a year. Sammy still had to honor his previous contract he made years ago by putting out another solo album.

In 1987, Singer Tiffany began her tour of performances at shopping malls in Paramus, New Jersey.

In 1989, On General Hospital, Felicia fainted upon seeing a back-from-the-dead Frisco.

In 1989, The Walt Disney Pictures live-action feature film, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” is released, with a seven minute Roger Rabbit cartoon preceding it. The movie script was originally called “Teenie Weenies”. It opened with $16.3 million for the weekend.

In 1989, “Batman” Motion Picture, opened with $42.7 million; made over $100,000,000 in ten days!

In 1989, “Full Moon Fever” album by Tom Petty was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1989, Members of New Kids On The Block were nearly thrown out of a hotel in Anaheim, California. They were caught throwing balloons filled with Kool-Aid at guests.

In 1989, "Batman" was released in movie theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures / Guber-Peters Company; Tim Burton (director); Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall, Tracey Walter, Lee Wallace, William Hootkins, John Dair, Christopher Fairbank, Kit Hollerbach, Hugo E. Blick, Garrick Hagon, George Roth, Charles Roskilly, David Baxt, Sharon Holm, Liza Ross, Adrian Meyers; Action, Superhero; Live Action

In 1989, "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" was released in movie theaters by Walt Disney Pictures; Joe Johnston (director); Ed Naha, Tom Schulman (screenplay); Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Amy O'Neill, Robert Oliveri, Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Wilson Brown, Jared Rushton, Carl Steven; Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Stay The Night” by Chicago peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Ghost In You” by The Psychedelic Furs peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Lebanon” by The Human League peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Reflex” by Duran Duran peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Who's That Girl?” by Eurythmics peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)” by Joe Jackson peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Dance Hall Days” by Wang Chung peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Original Sin” by INXS peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Run Runaway” by Slade peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Whisper To A Scream” by Icicle Works peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Dissidents” by Thomas Dolby peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Doin' It In A Haunted House” by Yvonne Gage peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “In The River” by I-Level peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Man On Fire” by Roger Taylor peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Mr. Groove” by One Way peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Oh Brother” by The Fall peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rat Race” by Hi Tension peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” by Elton John peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “So Tired” by Ozzy Osbourne peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Susanna” by The Art Company peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Boy Who Came Back” by Marc Almond peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Ghost In You” by The Psychedelic Furs peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Thinking Of You” by Sister Sledge peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Doctor! Doctor!” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Taking The Town” by Icehouse peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “I Want A New Drug” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “White Horse” by Laid Back peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Heaven” by The Psychedelic Furs peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Want To Break Free” by Queen peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Let's Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You Might Think” by The Cars peaked at number 27 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Feyenoord Kampioen” by 't Legioentje peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Save The Day” by Roberto Jacketti And The Scooters peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I treni di Tozeur” by Alice And Battiato peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Infatuation” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 36 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Jimmy Mack” by Risqué peaked at number 50 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Lass mich dein Pirat sein” by Nena peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Wars” by Womack And Womack peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Waar moet ik heen zonder jou” by Corry peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “We All Are One” by Jimmy Cliff peaked at number 33 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “It's Raining Men” by The Weather Girls peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Don't Tell Me” by Blancmange peaked at number 27 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Junge Roemer” by Falco peaked at number 24 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Self Control” by Laura Branigan peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Reflex” by Duran Duran peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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