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In 1980, AC/DC released “Back In Black,” their first album with singer Brian Johnson.

In 1980, Caryn Richman and Randy Hamilton debuted on Another World as their Texas characters Elena and Rikki Dekker. Elena sang at Mike Marshall's funeral. Texas premiered on August 4th.

In 1980, KISS introduce their new drummer, Eric Carr, at a concert at the Paladium in New York City. Carr, who wears fox make-up, replaces Peter Criss, who was made up as a cat.

In 1980, “McCartney II” album by Paul McCartney was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1980, “The Rockford Files”, TV Crime Drama; last aired on NBC.

In 1981, On the cover of TV Guide: “Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer”

In 1981, R.C., “Elvira” by Oak Ridge Boys peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “The One That You Love” by Air Supply peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, The number one selling album: “LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER” from the MOODY BLUES includes “GEMINI DREAM” and “THE VOICE”

In 1981, Voyager Two encounters Saturn, “thousands of rings”

In 1981, Walter Payton signed a contract to play with the Chicago Bears of the NFL on this, his 27th birthday. The famed running back earned almost $2-million over three years. 'Sweetness', as he was nicknamed (because of his disposition), became the highest paid player in the National Football League.

In 1984, ESPN awarded its first live college football agreement, 15 primetime College Football Association games

In 1986, Billy Warlock debuted as Frankie Brady on Days of our Lives.

In 1986, “The Bridge” album by Billy Joel was released

In 1986, “Tuff Enuff” album by The Fabulous Thunderbirds was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1987, On the cover of TV Guide: “Blair Brown of Molly Dodd”. Other Articles: MacGyver, Fox Network Shows

In 1987, R.C., “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Motley Crue peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Holiday” by Kool and The Gang peaked at #66 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Hypnotize Me” by Wang Chung peaked at #36 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “In Love With Love” by Debbie Harry peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Something So Strong” by Crowded House peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Twistin' The Night Away” by Rod Stewart reentered the chart and peaked at #80 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Whoʹs That Girl” by Madonna peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1988, "Set 'Em Up Joe" by country music artist Vern Gosdin was at #1 on the Country chart. The song was a tribute song to Ernest Tubb and was Vern Gosdin's second #1 on the country chart.

In 1988, On General Hospital, Terry (Robyn Bernard) led a group rendition of Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World."

In 1988, On “Days of Our Lives,” Steve “Patch” Johnson (Stephen Nichols) marries Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans) as they each said "I do" on a yacht, cementing their supercouple status before heading into various other adventures, conspiracies and romantic misunderstandings ultimately ending in death, though the coffins are switched.

In 1989, “Brothers”, TV Comedy; last aired on Showtime.

In 1980, "Caddyshack" was released by Orion Pictures; Harold Ramis (director/screenplay); Douglas Kenney, Brian Doyle-Murray (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray, Sarah Holcomb, Scott Colomby, Cindy Morgan, Dan Resin, Henry Wilcoxon, Elaine Aiken, Albert Salmi, Ann Ryerson, Brian Doyle-Murray, Hamilton Mitchell, Peter Berkrot, John F. Barmon Jr., Lois Kibbee, Brian McConnachie, Scott Powell, Jackie Davis, Thomas A. Carlin, Mel Pape; Sports, Comedy; Live action

In 1980, "Dressed to Kill" was released by Filmways Pictures; Brian De Palma (director/screenplay); Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies, Brandon Maggart, William Finley, Ken Baker, Susanna Clemm; Thriller; Live action

In 1980, "Middle Age Crazy" was released by 20th Century Fox / Krofft Entertainment / Canadian Film Development Corporation / Guardian Trust Company / Tormont Films; John Trent (director); Carl Kleinschmitt, Jerry Lee Lewis (screenplay); Bruce Dern, Ann-Margret, Graham Jarvis, Deborah Wakeham, Eric Christmas, Helen Hughes, Geoffrey Bowes, Patricia Hamilton, Michael Kane, Diane Dewey, Vivian Reis, Anni Lantuch, Gina Dick, John Facenda; Comedy; Live action

In 1984, "Moon Madness" was released by Films Jean Image; Mike Marshall (director); Jimmy Shuman, Mike Marshall; Comedy; Animation

In 1986, "Echo Park" was released by Orion Pictures; Robert Dornhelm (director); Michael Ventura (screenplay); Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Cheech Marin, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1986, "Haunted Honeymoon" was released by Orion Pictures; Gene Wilder (director/screenplay); Terence Marsh (screenplay); Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Bryan Pringle, Peter Vaughan, Eve Ferret, Jim Carter, Jo Ross, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Ann Way, Sally Osborne; Comedy, Horror; Live Action

In 1986, "Heartburn" was released by Paramount Pictures; Mike Nichols (director); Nora Ephron (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing, Jeff Daniels, Miloš Forman, Steven Hill, Catherine O'Hara, Mamie Gummer, Joanna Gleason, Anna Maria Horsford, Richard Masur, Maureen Stapleton, Mercedes Ruehl, Kevin Spacey, Dana Ivey, Karen Akers, Jack Gilpin, Kenneth Welsh; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1986, "Maximum Overdrive" was released by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group; Stephen King (director/screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Christopher Murney, Yeardley Smith, Frankie Faison, Leon Rippy, J.C. Quinn, Holter Graham, John Short, Ellen McElduff, Barry Bell, Patrick Miller, J. Don Ferguson, Giancarlo Esposito, Marla Maples, Stephen King; Action, Horror; Live Action

In 1986, "Out of Bounds" was released by Columbia Pictures; Richard Tuggle (director); Tony Kayden (screenplay); Anthony Michael Hall, Jenny Wright, Jeff Kober, Glynn Turman, Raymond J. Barry, Pepe Serna, Michele Little, Jerry Levine, Meat Loaf, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Kevin McCorkle, Linda Shayne, Maggie Gwinn, Ted Gehring, Allan Graf, John Vickery, David Chung, John Tarnoff, Dan Lewk, Tony Acierto, Tony Kayden, Jennifer Balgobin; Action, Thriller; Live Action

In 1986, "The Patriot" was released by Crown International Pictures; Frank Harris (director); Andy Ruben, Katt Shea Ruben (screenplay); Gregg Henry, Simone Griffeth, Michael J. Pollard, Jeff Conaway, Stack Pierce, Leslie Nielsen, Glenn Withrow, Diane Stevenett, Mike Gomez, Larry Mintz, Anthony Caldarella, Larry Moss, Smith Osbourne, Sally Brown; Action; Live Action

In 1986, "Robotech: The Movie" was released by Cannon Films / Harmony Gold USA / Tatsunoko Production / Anime International Company; Noboru Ishiguro, Carl Macek (directors); Ardwight Chamberlain (screenplay); Kerrigan Mahan, Iona Morris, Diane Michelle, Gregory Snegoff, Edie Mirman, Wendee Lee, Robert V. Barron, Michael McConnohie, Greg Finley, Frank Catalano, Bill Capizzi, Richard Epcar, Dave Mallow, Edward Mannix, Mike Reynolds, Tom Wyner, Wayne Anthony, Etienne Bannuett, Jaque Maecell, Ike Medlick, Spike Niblick, Bruce Winant; Sci-Fi; Anime

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Elvira” by The Oak Ridge Boys peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Mötley Crüe peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Holiday” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Hypnotize Me” by Wang Chung peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Want Action” by Poison peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I'd Still Say Yes” by Klymaxx peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “In Love With Love” by Debbie Harry peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Love Light” by Yutaka peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “One For The Mockingbird” by Cutting Crew peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Something So Strong” by Crowded House peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Stand Back” by Fabulous Thunderbirds peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Suzi” by Randy Vanwarmer peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The One That You Love” by Air Supply peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “All Those Years Ago” by George Harrison peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

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

In 1981, “I Love You” by Climax Blues Band peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Respectable” by Mel And Kim peaked at number 92 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” by Jim Steinman peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Sign Of The Gypsy Queen” by April Wine peaked at number 30 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Tempted” by U.K. Squeeze peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

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

In 1987, “Respectable” by Mel And Kim peaked at number 92 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Lil Red Riding Hood” by 999 peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, ✪ “Start Wreckkin'” by B. Boys peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “A Promise” by Echo And The Bunnymen peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Always” by Atlantic Starr peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Dancing On The Floor” by Third World peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Doin' The Crab” by Michael Barrymore peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “First We Take Manhattan” by Jennifer Warnes peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I'm In Love” by Evelyn 'Champagne' King peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Jimmie Jones” by The Vapors peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Jingo” by Candido peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Lay All Your Love On Me” by ABBA peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Never Surrender” by Saxon peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “On The Beat” by The Brooklyn, Bronx And Queens Band (B.B. And Q. Band) peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” by Jim Steinman peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Rock And Roll Outlaw” by Rose Tattoo peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Sat In Your Lap” by Kate Bush peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Shakedown” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Songbird” by Kenny G peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Step By Step” by Taffy peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Talking Of Love” by Anita Dobson peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Tom's Diner” by Suzanne Vega peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Who's That Girl?” by Madonna peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Your Song (Live)” by Elton John peaked at number 85 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, ✪ “Do The Bus Stop (Stop And Go Remix)” by The Fatback Band peaked at number 38 on the Australian pop singles chart.

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

In 1981, ✪ “Wasn't That A Party / Here's To The Horses” by The Irish Rovers peaked at number 61 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “A Girl (La La La) / I Don't Wanna See Her” by Artful Dodger peaked at number 59 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Ai No Corrida (I-No-Ko-Ree-Da) With Dune / There's A Train Leavin'” by Quincy Jones peaked at number 74 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Mötley Crüe peaked at number 43 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Gotta Pull Myself Together / Directions Of Love” by The Nolans peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Don't Wanna Dance / Shark Attack / What's The Matter With You” by Split Enz peaked at number 65 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Just The Two Of Us / Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)” by Grover Washington, Jr. With Bill Withers / Grover Washington, Jr. peaked at number 31 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Living Inside Myself / Stay With Me” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 86 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Misplaced Love / Psycho Surrender” by Rupert Hine peaked at number 22 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Nude School” by Painters And Dockers peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Respectable” by Mel And Kim peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through / Love And Death And an American Guitar” by Jim Steinman peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Star / Give It Up” by Kiki Dee peaked at number 64 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Baron / I Will Dance With You” by Johnny Cash peaked at number 77 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Too Much Time On My Hands / Queen Of Spades” by Styx peaked at number 67 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Winning / Brightest Star” by Santana peaked at number 88 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “You Have The Right To Remain Silent (EP)” by The Radiators peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “According To My Heart” by The Reels peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “April Skies” by The Jesus And Mary Chain peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Breakout” by Swing Out Sister peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Coloured” by Playthings peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Falling In And Out” by Mi-Sex peaked at number 48 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Head To Toe” by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Will Follow” by U2 peaked at number 34 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Infidelity” by Simply Red peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Jimmy Lee” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 42 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Respectable” by Mel And Kim peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Physical You” by Knightshade peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Trampoline” by Julian Cope peaked at number 45 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Two Hearts” by Stephanie Mills And Teddy Pendergrass peaked at number 46 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Walking Down Your Street” by The Bangles peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Wasn't That A Party” by The Irish Rovers peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Body Talk” by Imagination peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Going Back To My Roots” by Odyssey peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Ik verlang naar jou” by Corry And Koos peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” by Beastie Boys peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Nobody Wins” by Elton John peaked at number 36 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “One Day In Your Life” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Papa Chico” by Tony Esposito peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Shut Up And Boogie” by Vulcano peaked at number 42 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Caribbean Disco Show” by Lobo [NL] peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Living Daylights” by a-ha peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “This Is A Test” by Companion peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Twenty Years Ago” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “We'll Go Out Tonight” by Daniël Sahuleka peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Wij zijn de Wuppies” by Vader Abraham en de Wuppies peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “A.I.É.” by La Compagnie Créole peaked at number 20 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Everything I Own” by Boy George peaked at number 11 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Une autre histoire” by Gérard Blanc peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Don't Dream It's Over” by Crowded House peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1987, “This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us” by Ole I'Dole peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Who's That Girl?” by Madonna peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “Chequered Love” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1987, “It's A Sin” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Living Daylights” by a-ha peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Who's That Girl?” by Madonna peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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