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The 80's Datebook for August 5

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In 1980, The Osmonds broke up after being together for over 21 years.

In 1981, By executive order, U.S. President Ronald Reagan fired 11,359 air-traffic controllers on strike over failed negotiations to raise their pay and shorten their workweek. Isnʹt what Johnny Carson thought what the stranded airline passengers felt like doing, as his Carmac answered, “Striking Airline Controllers?”

In 1981, On Another World, both Sandy (Chris Rich) and Jamie (Richard Bekins) claimed to be the real "Sandy Alexander" while being held at gunpoint by Lenny (Ed O'Neill).

In 1982, COVER OF ROLLING STONE THE GO-GOS. Yup, they got the beat!

In 1983, “Risky Business” starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca DeMornay opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1985, Establishment of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announced.

In 1985, On Days of our Lives, Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) married Anna Fredericks Brady (Leann Hunley).

In 1986, On One Life to Live, Tina learned that Cord was Clintʹs son, so they eloped.

In 1986, Weird Al Yankovic recorded “Hereʹs Johnny,” an ode to Ed McMahon and a parody of “Whoʹs Johnny” by El DeBarge. “'Hereʹs Johnny!' he says, and laughs in his special way/'…Johnny!' he says, you know I love him/'Hereʹs Johnny!' he says, that seems to be his claim to fame/Ed McMahonʹs his name.”

In 1987, The movie “Lethal Weapon” opened in movie theaters in France.

In 1987, The Touchstone Pictures live-action feature film, “Stakeout” is released in theaters in the U.S.

In 1988, The Touchstone Pictures live-action feature film, “The Rescue” is released in theaters in the U.S.

In 1989, Dolly Partonʹs “Whyʹd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That” reached number one on the country charts.

In 1989, Largest Musical Chairs Game played with 8,238 people.

In 1989, On the cover of TV Guide: “Tabloid TV”. Other Articles: John Stamos, Michelle Lee

In 1989, R.C., “Batdance” by Prince peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; the single was from the popular motion picture “Batman”.

In 1989, R.C., “Iʹm That Type Of Guy” by L.L. Cool J. peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “So Alive” by Love and Rockets peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks.

In 1989, The worldʹs largest hamburger was served. It was cooked and served at the Outagamie County Fair in Seymour, Wisconsin. The burger weighed 5,520 pounds and was 21 feet in diameter.

In 1983, "Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island" was released by Warner Bros. / Warner Bros. Animation; Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe, Robert McKimson (directors); Friz Freleng (director/screenplay); Mel Blanc, June Foray, Les Tremayne; Family, Comedy; Animation

In 1983, "Get Crazy" was released by Embassy Pictures; Allan Arkush (director); Danny Opatoshu, Henry Rosenbaum, David Taylor (screenplay); Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, Daniel Stern, Gail Edwards, Ed Begley Jr., Miles Chapin, Stacey Nelkin, Bill Henderson, Lou Reed, Howard Kaylan, Lori Eastside, Lee Ving, John Densmore, Anna Bjorn, Robert Picardo, Bobby Sherman, Fabian Forte, Franklyn Ajaye, Paul Bartel, Dan Frischman, Mary Woronov, Clint Howard, Denise Galik, Linnea Quigley, Jackie Joseph, Dick Miller, Chuck Hanson, Susan Saiger, Barry Diamond; Musical, Comedy; Live action

In 1983, "Risky Business" was released by Warner Bros. / The Geffen Film Company; Paul Brickman (director/screenplay); Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Nicholas Pryor, Janet Carroll, Richard Masur, Curtis Armstrong, Bronson Pinchot, Shera Danese, Raphael Sbarge, Bruce A. Young, Kevin Anderson, Nathan Davis, Fern Persons, Anne Lockhart; Teen, Comedy; Live action

In 1983, "The Star Chamber" was released by 20th Century Fox / Frank Yablans Presentations; Peter Hyams (director/screenplay); Roderick Taylor (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless, James B. Sikking, Joe Regalbuto, Don Calfa, David Faustino, Larry Hankin, Dick Anthony Williams, DeWayne Jessie, David Proval, Michael Ensign, Diana Douglas, Frances Bergen, Robert Costanzo; Crime, Thriller; Live action

In 1983, "Twice Upon a Time" was released by Warner Bros. / Korty Films / Lucasfilm / The Ladd Company; John Korty, Charles Swenson (directors/screenplay); Suella Kennedy, Bill Couturié (screenplay); Lorenzo Music, Julie Payne, James Cranna, Hamilton Camp, Marshall Efron, Paul Frees, Judith Kahan Kampmann; Fantasy, Comedy; Animation

In 1987, "Stakeout" was released by Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners; John Badham (director); Jim Kouf (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Forest Whitaker, Dan Lauria, Earl Billings, Ian Tracey, Jackson Davies, Don S. Davis, J.J. Makaro, Scott Andersen, Tony Pantages, Beatrice Boepple, Kyle Wodia, Jan Speck, Kim Kondrashoff, Gary Heatherington, Blu Mankuma, Denny Williams; Crime, Comedy; Live Action

In 1988, "The Blob" was released by TriStar Pictures; Chuck Russell (director/screenplay); Frank Darabont (screenplay); Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Candy Clark, Joe Seneca, Del Close, Paul McCrane, Robert Axelrod, Beau Billingslea, Michael Kenworthy, Douglas Emerson, Jamison Newlander, Art LaFleur, Billy Beck, Jack Nance, Bill Moseley, Erika Eleniak, Ricky Paull Goldin, Frank Collison, Jack Rader, Clayton Landey, Julie McCullough; Sci-Fi, Horror; Live Action

In 1988, "The Rescue" was released by Touchstone Pictures; Ferdinand Fairfax (director); Jim Thomas, John Thomas (screenplay); Kevin Dillon, Marc Price, Ned Vaughn, Christine Harnos, Ian Giatti, Charles Haid, Edward Albert, Timothy Carhart, Michael Gates Phenicie, Mel Wong, James Cromwell; Drama, Action; Live Action

In 1988, "Vibes" was released by Columbia Pictures / Imagine Entertainment; Ken Kwapis (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Julian Sands, Googy Gress, Peter Falk, Ronald G. Joseph, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner, Elizabeth Peña, Rodney Kageyama, Van Dyke Parks, Joseph V. Perry, Park Overall, Max Perlich, John Kapelos, Don Bexley, Bill McCutcheon, Steve Buscemi; Romance, Adventure, Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “Batdance” by Prince peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Hey Baby” by Henry Lee Summer peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I'm That Type Of Guy” by LL Cool J peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “My Paradise” by The Outfield peaked at number 72 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Nightrain” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “So Alive” by Love And Rockets peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Crazy About Her” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Hey Baby” by Henry Lee Summer peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “It Doesn't Matter” by Coleman Wilde peaked at number 71 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Misguided Angel” by Cowboy Junkies peaked at number 24 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rooms On Fire” by Stevie Nicks peaked at number 9 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Toy Soldiers” by Martika peaked at number 4 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “Batman” by Nelson Riddle peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, ✪ “Swing The Mood” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Abandon” by Dare peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Ain't Nobody Home” by B.B. King peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “American Eyes” by Lilac Time peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Better Days” by Gun peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Chains” by River Detectives peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Days” by Kirsty MacColl peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Do You Love What You Feel” by Inner City peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Forever Together” by Raven Maize peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Gravitate To Me” by The The peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Got It Goin' On” by Tone Loc peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Kick It In” by Simple Minds peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Paradhouse” by Koxo Club Band peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Ready 4 Love” by Razette peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sick Of It” by The Primitives peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Doctor” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 73 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The End Of The Innocence” by Don Henley peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine” by The Four Tops peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Wouldn't Change A Thing” by Kylie Minogue peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Young Boys Are My Weakness” by Kate Ceberano peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Come Home With Me Baby” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Electric Youth” by Debbie Gibson peaked at number 21 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Onion Skin” by Boom Crash Opera peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rocket” by Def Leppard peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Saved Me” by Jenny Morris peaked at number 27 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “American Dream” by Netherworld Dancing Toys peaked at number 28 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Bedroom Eyes” by Kate Ceberano peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Can I Get A Witness?” by Sam Brown peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Edie (Ciao Baby)” by The Cult peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I'm That Type Of Guy” by LL Cool J peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Manchild” by Neneh Cherry peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sister Rosa” by The Neville Brothers peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Space Junk” by Dave Dobbyn peaked at number 32 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “A New Flame” by Simply Red peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Atomic City” by Holly Johnson peaked at number 40 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Don't Wanna Lose You” by Gloria Estefan peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Good Good Feeling” by Eric And The Good Good Feeling peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Licence To Kill” by Gladys Knight peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

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

In 1989, “Say No Go” by De La Soul peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “So Many Men, So Little Time [Remix]” by Miquel Brown peaked at number 42 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Tell It Like It Is” by Don Johnson peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Doctor” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Help!” by Bananarama And Lananeeneenoonoo peaked at number 6 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Je te survivrai” by Jean-Pierre François peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “My Brave Face” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 31 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals peaked at number 11 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Tonton bâton” by Gérard Blanc peaked at number 47 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Johnny, Johnny Come Home” by Avalanche peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

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