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In 1980, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Little House on the Prarie”. Other Articles: Revamping Talk Shows for the 80's

In 1980, R.C., “Atomic” by Bloidie peaked at #39 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Clones (Weʹre All)” by Alice Cooper peaked at #40 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Everything Works If You Let It” by Cheap Trick peaked at #44 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Stop Your Sobbing” by Pretenders peaked at #65 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, Raquel Welch married Andre Weinfeld

In 1981, Rajan Mahadevan recited 31,811 digits of the number pi from memory.

In 1982, With “the sound of Donald Duck drowning” ushering them in, “NBC News Overnight” with Linda Ellerbee and Lloyd Dobyns debuts at 1:30 a.m.

In 1982, “A.B.C. World News This Morning” (TV News) first went on the air.

In 1982, “Early Today”, TV News; debut on NBC.

In 1983, ABC presents “The ½ Hour Comedy Hour” with sight gags, punchlines and sketch comedy from hosts Arsenio Hall and Tom Sharp, fast talker “Mighty Mouth” John Moschitta and future Saturday Night Live regulars Victoria Jackson and Jan Hooks. Itʹs canceled as of its August ninth episode, lasting almost as long as a 16-year-oldʹs first job at Taco Bell.

In 1985, 9:30 p.m./ET “People Do the Craziest Things” (ABC): Customers hear sound effects from inside books in a bookstore; people struggle for an answer when asked “What is Ronald Reaganʹs middle name?” Also: Good Samaritans go to great lengths to retrieve a set of keys from freshly poured cement.

In 1985, Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, three hr, 30 min.

In 1985, “V the TV Series”, TV Scifi Adventure; last aired on NBC.

In 1986, R.C., “Peter Gunn” by Art Of Noise and Duane Eddy peaked at #50 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “Whoʹs Johnny” by El DeBarge peaked at number three on the pop singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it into “Hereʹs Johnny” about a retired king of late-night talk shows.

In 1989, Comedian Jerry Seinfeld offers to let a woman he met while out on a comedy tour stay in his apartment on NBCʹs pilot “The Seinfeld Chronicles.” Hoffman/Kessler/(later the character known as Kramer) stops over to borrow meat.

In 1980, "The Blue Lagoon" was released by Columbia Pictures; Randal Kleiser (director); Douglas Day Stewart (screenplay); Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Alan Hopgood, Gus Mercurio, Elva Josephson, Glenn Kohan, Bradley Pryce, Chad Timmermans; Romance, Survival, Drama; Live action

In 1985, "The Lift" was released by Tuschinski Film Distribution / Island Alive; Dick Maas (director/screenplay); Huub Stapel, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Josine van Dalsum; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1987, "Bates Motel" was released by NBC / Universal Television; Richard Rothstein (director/screenplay); Bud Cort, Lori Petty, Moses Gunn, Gregg Henry, Jason Bateman, Kerrie Keane, Khrystyne Haje, Robert Picardo, Lee de Broux, Kurt Paul, Peter Dobson, Paula Irvine, George 'Buck' Flower, Carmen Filpi, Robert Axelrod, Craig Richard Nelson, Martha Frumkin, Timothy Fall, Kelly Ames, Andy Albin, Dolores Albin; Horror; Live Action

In 1989, "Ice Pawn" was released by Motion Picture Corporation of America; Barry Samson (director); Paul Cross (screenplay); Dan Haggerty; Drama, Sports; Live Action

In 1989, "Weekend at Bernie's" was released by 20th Century Fox / Gladden Entertainment; Ted Kotcheff (director); Robert Klane (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Don Calfa, Catherine Parks, Eloise Broady, Gregory Salata, Louis Giambalvo, Ted Kotcheff, Margaret Hall, Jason Woliner; Black comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, ✪ “Theme From 'Peter Gunn'” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “All Night Thing” by Five Stairsteps (as The Invisible Man's Band) peaked at number 45 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Ashes By Now” by Rodney Crowell peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Atomic” by Blondie peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Clones (We're All)” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Everything Works If You Let It” by Cheap Trick peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Headlines” by Midnight Star peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “I'm Happy Just To Dance With You” by Anne Murray peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “In The Shape Of A Heart” by Jackson Browne peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Like No Other Night” by 38 Special peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Mountains” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “No One Is To Blame” by Howard Jones peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Stop Your Sobbing” by The Pretenders peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Sweet Sensation” by Stephanie Mills peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Best Of Me” by Olivia Newton-John With David Foster peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” by Billy Ocean peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “This Is The Time” by Dennis DeYoung peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Voice Of America's Sons” by John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Who's Johnny” by El DeBarge peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, “Against The Wind” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “All I Need Is A Miracle” by Mike + The Mechanics peaked at number 10 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Coming Up \ Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) / Lunch Box/Odd Sox” by Paul McCartney / Paul McCartney And Wings / Paul McCartney And Wings peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Kind Words” by Joan Armatrading peaked at number 97 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Like No Other Night” by 38 Special peaked at number 80 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1980, “New Romance (It's A Mystery)” by Spider peaked at number 65 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Nothin' At All” by Heart peaked at number 29 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “One Hit (To The Body)” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 39 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Song In My Head” by M + M (Martha And The Muffins) peaked at number 30 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “That Girl Is Gone” by David Pack peaked at number 93 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” by Billy Ocean peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Thin Red Line” by Glass Tiger peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, ✪ “Aztec Lighting (BBC World Cup Theme)” by Heads peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Backs To The Wall” by Saxon peaked at number 64 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Big Teaser / Rainbow Theme” by Saxon peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Deaf Forever” by Motörhead peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Don't Let Love Get You Down” by Archie Bell And The Drells peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “High Voltage” by AC/DC peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I Can't Stop” by Gary Numan peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Like I Like It” by Aurra peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Play The Game” by Queen peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Runnin' With The Devil” by Van Halen peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Space Station No. 5 / Good Rocking Tonight” by Montrose peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Sunset People” by Donna Summer peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “The Other Side Of The Sun” by Janis Ian peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “To Be Or Not To Be” by B.A. Robertson peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Where You Gonna Be Tonight” by Willie Collins peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Who's Johnny” by El DeBarge peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Skinny Girls / Oh Johnny” by Alan O'Day peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Boys Don't Cry / 10:15 Saturday Night” by The Cure peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Give Me A Break / Bad Reputation” by The Ritchie Family peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “I Hope I Never / Hypnotised / Carried Away” by Split Enz peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Let Me Be / I'm In Love With You” by Korona peaked at number 80 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Mountains” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “On My Own” by Patti LaBelle And Michael McDonald peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Spacer / Don't Go” by Sheila And B. Devotion peaked at number 95 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “The Horizontal Bop \ Against The Wind” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 92 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “The Rose / Love Me With A Feeling” by Bette Midler peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Words / Dance All Night” by Sharon O'Neill peaked at number 56 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl (medley) / Disco Ride” by The (Detroit) Spinners peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Captain Beaky” by Keith Michell, Captain Beaky And His Band peaked at number 44 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, ✪ “Theme From 'Peter Gunn'” by The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “A Kind Of Magic” by Queen peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Coming Up” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Crush On You” by The Jets (U.S.) peaked at number 43 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Mountains” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “She's Out Of My Life” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Space Race” by Mi-Sex peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Great Train Robbery” by Black Uhuru peaked at number 31 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Waiting” by Turilya peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Your Latest Trick” by Dire Straits peaked at number 47 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, ✪ “The Chicken Song” by Spitting Image peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Aloha-Oe, Until We Meet Again” by Goombay Dance Band peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Cara Mia” by Jay And The Americans peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “De oude melodietjes” by Jantje Koopmans peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Easy Livin' / It's The Only Way” by Shirley Zwerus peaked at number 39 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Friends Will Be Friends” by Queen peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Never Give Up” by Frizzle Sizzle peaked at number 38 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Shandi” by KISS peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Sjooh Sjooh Sugar” by Champagne peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “So Long” by Fischer-Z peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Underground” by David Bowie peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “World At War” by Dr. Pop peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “Dance With Me” by Alphaville peaked at number 14 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “En rouge et noir” by Jeanne Mas peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Viva les Bleus” by Viva les Bleus peaked at number 31 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, “I'm Alive” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Rock Me Baby” by Johnny Nash peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “Love In Your Eyes” by Limahl peaked at number 26 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Rollin' Home” by Status Quo peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl (medley)” by The (Detroit) Spinners peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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