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The 80's Datebook for August 14

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In 1980, President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for second terms at the Democratic national convention in New York.

In 1980, The 1979 movie “Life of Brian” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1981, The BBC recording of the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana reached number one on the album charts in Britain this day.

In 1981, The Rolling Stonesʹ hit “Start Me Up” is released as a single in Britain.

In 1981, “Sanford”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1982, Bill Neal became the first person to paddle a bathtub across the English Channel, crossing 21 miles from Dover to Cap Griz in 13½ hours. He used a single oar to paddle his steel bathtub. In order to avoid being arrested by French authorites who arrest people arriving on their shores in unconventional craft, Neal registered his tub with Lloyds of London as an ocean-going graft.

In 1982, On the cover of TV Guide: “William Shatner of T.J. Hooker”. Other Articles: Lisa Brown, Grant Tinker

In 1982, R.C., “Keep The Fire Burnin'” by REO Speedwagon peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Kids In America” by Kim Wilde peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Route 101” by Herb Alpert peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Your Imagination” by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaked at #33 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, Todayʹs F.B.I. TV Crime Drama aired for the last time.

In 1982, “Harper Valley P.T.A.”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC.

In 1982, “Hereʹs Boomer”, TV Adventure; last aired on NBC.

In 1984, IBM released MS-DOS version 3.0.

In 1984, On One Life to Live, Doctor Larry Wolek was named Chief of Staff at Llanview Hospital.

In 1984, On Santa Barbara, Cruz (A Martinez) collapsed after kissing Santana's (Ava Lazar) hand. Meanwhile, Jade (Melissa Reeves), Danny (Rupert Ravens) and Ted (Todd McKee) met Helen aka movie star Peaches DeLight (Virginia Mayo). Note: You can hear Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during the Jade/Danny/Ted scenes, an example of why it would be very difficult to ever re-air Santa Barbara without a huge music rights cost.

In 1984, The Soviet Union denounced President Reaganʹs off-the-record joke, made three days earlier, about bombing Russia. One commentator called it “a sacred dream which popped up on the surface.”

In 1984, “Madonna” album by Madonna was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1985, On One Life to Live, David Remaldi returned to Llanview.

In 1987, Buena Vista releases the Touchstone Pictures live-action feature film, “Canʹt Buy Me Love” in theaters in the U.S.

In 1981, "Deadly Blessing" was released by United Artists / PolyGram Pictures / Inter Planetary; Wes Craven (director/screenplay); Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr (screenplay); Maren Jensen, Lisa Hartman, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Jeff East, Colleen Riley, Douglas Barr, Lois Nettleton, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Berryman, Kevin Cooney; Slasher; Live Action

In 1981, "An Eye for an Eye" was released by Embassy Pictures / Adams Apple Production Company / South Street Films / Westcom Barber International; Steve Carver (director); James Bruner, William Gray (screenplay); Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark, Mako, Maggie Cooper, Rosalind Chao, Professor Toru Tanaka, Stuart Pankin, Terry Kiser, Mel Novak, Nigel Davenport, J.E. Freeman, Robert Behling, Harry Wong, Sam Hiona, Earl Nichols; Action, Neo-Noir, Crime; Live Action

In 1981, "They All Laughed" was released by PSO / Moon Pictures / Time-Life Films; Peter Bogdanovich (director/screenplay); Blaine Novak (screenplay); Ben Gazzara, Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, Colleen Camp, Patti Hansen, Dorothy Stratten, George Morfogen, Blaine Novak, Sean Ferrer, Linda MacEwen; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1985, "Key Exchange" was released by 20th Century Fox; Barnet Kellman (director); Paul Kurta, Kevin Scott (screenplay); Brooke Adams, Ben Masters, Danny Aiello, Seth Allen, Kerry Armstrong, Sandra Beall, Annie Golden, Peter Brinkerhoff, Ian Calderon, Keith Charles, Roger Christiansen, John Cunningham, Ned Eisenberg, Terri Garber, Deborah Offner, Maggie Renzi, Tony Roberts, Bill Smitrovich, John Spencer, Daniel Stern, Holland Taylor, Dan Ziskie, Barnet Kellman, Mayor Edward I. Koch; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "Can't Buy Me Love" was released by Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners; Steve Rash (director); Michael Swerdlick (screenplay); Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Tina Caspary, Darcy DeMoss, Cort McCown, Eric Bruskotter, Gerardo Mejia, Courtney Gains, Seth Green, Sharon Farrell, Dennis Dugan, Devin DeVasquez, Ami Dolenz, Max Perlich, Paula Abdul, Cloyce Morrow, Will Hannah, Lisa Givens; Teen, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "Disorderlies" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Michael Schultz (director); Mark Feldberg, Mitchell Klebanoff (screenplay); Prince Markie Dee, Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Ralph Bellamy, Anthony Geary, Tony Plana, Marco Rodríguez, Troy Beyer, Helen Reddy, Sam Chew Jr., Ray Parker Jr., Robert V. Barron, Jo Marie Payton, Don Hood, Rick Zumwalt, Rick Nielsen; Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "Lionheart" was released by Orion Pictures; Franklin J. Schaffner (director); Menno Meyjes, Richard Outten (screenplay); Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Moore, Nicholas Clay, Bruce Purchase, Neil Dickson, Penny Downie, Nadim Sawalha, John Franklyn-Robbins, Chris Pitt, Matthew Sim, Paul Rhys, Sammi Davis, Wayne Goddard, Courtney Roper-Knight, Michael Sundin, Louise Seacombe, Patrick Durkin, Haluk Bilginer, Ralph Michael, Barry Stanton, Jan Waters, Ann Firbank; Adventure; Live Action

In 1987, "The Monster Squad" was released by TriStar Pictures; Fred Dekker (director/screenplay); Shane Black (screenplay); Andre Gower, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Stan Shaw, Tom Noonan, Jonathan Gries, Mary Ellen Trainor, Leonardo Cimino, Lisa Fuller, Tom Woodruff Jr., Jack Gwillim, Jason Hervey, David Proval, Daryl Anderson, Robby Kiger, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Michael Faustino, Ashley Bank, Carl Thibault, Michael Reid MacKay, Adam Carl, Mary Albee, Brynn Baron, Julie Merrill; Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "No Way Out" was released by Orion Pictures; Roger Donaldson (director); Robert Garland (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard, Iman, Fred Dalton Thompson, Michael Shillo; Drama, Political thriller; Live Action

In 1987, "North Shore" was released by Universal Pictures; William Phelps (director/screenplay); Bill Finnegan, Tim McCanlies (screenplay); Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, John Philbin, Gerry Lopez, Gregory Harrison; Drama; Live Action

In 1987, "The Big Easy" was released by Columbia Pictures / Kings Road Entertainment; Jim McBride (director); Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Tom O'Brien, Charles Ludlam, Grace Zabriskie, Marc Lawrence, Solomon Burke, Gailard Sartain, Jim Garrison, Bob Kearney; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1987, "Lady Beware" was released by unknown

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “I Really Don't Need No Light” by Jeffrey Osborne peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “If The Love Fits Wear It” by Leslie Pearl peaked at number 28 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Keep The Fire Burnin'” by REO Speedwagon peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Kids In America” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Luanne” by Foreigner peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Now Or Never” by Axe peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Route 101” by Herb Alpert peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Your Imagination” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Eyes Of A Stranger” by The Payola$ peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Take A Chance With Me” by Roxy Music peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “What Kind Of Fool Am I?” by Rick Springfield peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)” by The Brat peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “My Girl Lollipop” by Bad Manners peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “African And White” by China Crisis peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Asylums In Jerusalem” by Scritti Politti peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music” by Sylvian Sakamoto peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Clap Your Hands” by Rocky Sharpe And The Replays peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “It's Never Too Late” by Diana Ross peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)” by Donna Summer peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Love My Way” by The Psychedelic Furs peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Run Away” by 10cc peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Save Us” by Philip Jap peaked at number 53 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Stool Pigeon” by Kid Creole And The Coconuts peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Dreaming” by Kate Bush peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Too Late” by Junior peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “When The Tigers Broke Free” by Pink Floyd peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Do You Believe In Love / Is It Me” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Happy Man / Trouble In Paradise” by The Greg Kihn Band peaked at number 68 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heart (Stop Beating in Time) / The End of The Game” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 71 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Making Love / Jesse” by Roberta Flack peaked at number 63 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “No Time / Il Mondo Caffe” by Mondo Rock peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “See Those Eyes / How About That Then (I've Missed My Train)” by Altered Images peaked at number 96 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Shut Down / Creating Monsters” by Australian Crawl peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Blue Smoke” by Eddie Low peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Going To A Go Go (Live)” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 24 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “If I Were You” by Lulu peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Island Of Lost Souls” by Blondie peaked at number 18 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul” by The Fall peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me” by Juice Newton peaked at number 36 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Only The Lonely” by The Motels peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)” by The Brat peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Bla bla bla” by Bob Barbeque And Willy Would-Be plus Agaath peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Inside Out” by Odyssey peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Real Men” by Joe Jackson peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Still In The Game” by Steve Winwood peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Only Way Out” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Flyin' High” by Opus peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Going To A Go Go (Live)” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Maschine brennt” by Falco peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Abracadabra” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heat Of The Moment” by Asia peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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