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The 80's Datebook for September 3

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In 1980, Cliff Warner wed Nina Cortlandt for the first of four times (I think) on All My Children in a storybook ceremony at Cortlandt Manor.

In 1981, David Brinkley ended an illustrious 38-year career with NBC News on this day. ABC News had offered him an opportunity too good to refuse.

In 1981, On General Hospital, and, yes, there were storylines aside of the Luke and Laura adventure storyline that dominated the summer of 1981, Jeff called Rick (Chris Robinson) from Nevada, which led to Rick and Lesley (Denise Alexander) discusses Rick's sexual needs and virginal Anne. Lesley and Rick grew closer but she didn't want them to reunite because each of them wanted a "bed partner."

In 1981, Stevie Nicksʹ “Belladonna” was the number one album.

In 1982, The “US Festival” financed by Apple Computers founder played in San Bernadino, California. Over 400,000 people show up to hear Fleetwood Mac, the Police, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, the Grateful Dead, the Cars, Pat Benatar, Talking Heads, Dave Edmunds, Santana, the B-52's, the Kinks, Eddie Money, the Ramones, Gang of Four, the English Beat and Jerry Jeff Walker. The Festival, with its all-star bill, had been expected to gross $10 million, but instead lost money, probably due in part to the fact that David Bowie and Van Halen each received $1 million.

In 1983, Oakland set a major league record by using six pitchers…in one inning. The Cleveland Indians scored ten runs…in that inning…the ninth…to beat the Athletics, 13-6.

In 1983, On the cover of TV Guide: “the final All in the Family”. Other Articles: Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett team

In 1983, R.C., “Puttin' On The Ritz” by Taco peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Red Red Wine” by UB40 peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” by Eurythmics peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Troubleʹs “Texas Flood” LP enters the chart.

In 1983, The U.S. Census reports the world population at 4.72 billion.

In 1983, “Gilliganʹs Planet”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on CBS.

In 1983, “Mork and Mindy/Laverne and Shirley/Fonz”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on ABC.

In 1983, “Scooby and Scrappy Doo/The Puppyʹs New Adventures”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on ABC.

In 1984, The Jerry Lewis 19th Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon raised $32,074,566. It was also titled the “Jerry Lewis Extra Special Special”.

In 1984, TV Guide Listing: CBS 9:30 p.m./ET Newhart: Dick (Bob Newhart) has a gnawing feeling he shouldnʹt accept Georgeʹs invitation to join a local lodge, the Beavers. George: Tom Poston. Bill Rivers: Alan North. (Repeat).

In 1985, Johnny Marks — who wrote the perennial Christmas favorite “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer” — died at the age of 75.

In 1985, On Santa Barbara, Steve Bassett (Ashby Adams) died after being shot by Christy Duvall (Tricia Cast).

In 1985, “I Have Returned” album by Ray Stevens was released

In 1988, R.C., “Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls” by Book Of Love peaked at #90 on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Fraggle Rock”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1988, “Iʹm Telling”, TV Game Show; last aired on NBC.

In 1988, “Popeye and Son”, TV Cartoon Show, last aired on CBS.

In 1988, “Spenser: For Hire”, TV Crime Drama; last aired on ABC.

In 1988, “The Real Ghostbusters”, TV Comedy, last aired on ABC.

In 1982, "The Concrete Jungle" was released by Motion Picture Marketing; Tom DeSimone (director); Alan J. Adler (screenplay); Jill St. John, Tracey E. Bregman, Barbara Luna, Sondra Currie, Peter Brown, Camille Keaton, Sean O'Kane, June Barrett, Aimée Eccles; Women in Prison; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “Puttin' On The Ritz” by Taco peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Garden Party” by Herb Alpert peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Hold Me 'Til The Morning Comes” by Paul Anka peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Look Out Any Window” by Bruce Hornsby And The Range peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls” by Book Of Love peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Ship Of Fools” by Robert Plant peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” by Eurythmics peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “All Fired Up” by Pat Benatar peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Monkey” by George Michael peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Perfect World” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rock Of Ages” by Def Leppard peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Sign Your Name” by Terence Trent D'Arby peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “1-2-3” by Gloria Estefan And The Miami Sound Machine peaked at number 10 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Baby Boom Baby” by James Taylor peaked at number 24 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Better Be Home Soon” by Crowded House peaked at number 8 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Hands To Heaven” by Breathe peaked at number 5 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Know You're Out There Somewhere” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 15 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 2 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Dead Heart” by Midnight Oil peaked at number 38 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Tomcat Prowl” by Doug And The Slugs peaked at number 23 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Dr. Stein” by Helloween peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, ✪ “Popcorn '88” by T.I.C. peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Answers To Nothing” by Midge Ure peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Bad Day” by Carmel peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bad Times” by Ellis, Beggs And Howard peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Ballerina (Prima Donna)” by Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Disappearing Act” by Shalamar peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “First Boy In This Town (Lovesick)” by Scritti Politti peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Gigantic” by Pixies peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Good Times” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Harvester Of Sorrow” by Metallica peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “If It Isn't Love” by New Edition peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “If You Could See Me Now” by Shakatak peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “It Began In Africa” by Urban All Stars peaked at number 64 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Jump Start” by Natalie Cole peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Let's Do It Again” by George Benson peaked at number 56 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Megablast (Hip Hop On Precinct 13) / Don't Make Me Wait” by Bomb The Bass Featuring Merlin / Bomb The Bass Featuring Lorraine peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “My Love” by Julio Iglesias Featuring Stevie Wonder peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Nothing Can Come Between Us” by Sade peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rock Of Ages” by Def Leppard peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Save A Little Bit” by Glen Goldsmith peaked at number 73 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Soldier Of Love” by Donny Osmond peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Stand Up” by David Lee Roth peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Street Of Dreams” by Rainbow peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Ballad Of Go Go Brown” by Heaven 17 peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Harder I Try” by Brother Beyond peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Theme From 'Vietnam Vietnam'” by Jean Luc Paillard And Orchestre De Chambre peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Town Of Plenty” by Elton John peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Turn Around And Count 2 Ten” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Where Did I Go Wrong” by UB40 peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Why” by Tongue 'n' Cheek peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “Family Man” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 49 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That” by Elton John peaked at number 24 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Maniac” by Michael Sembello peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “The Haunted House Of Rock” by Whodini peaked at number 42 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “1999” by Prince peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Bad Boys” by Wham! peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Candy Girl” by New Edition peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Want Your (Hands On Me)” by Sinéad O'Connor peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Movin' 1988” by Brass Construction peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Never Stop” by Echo And The Bunnymen peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rock And Roll Is King” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Stop And Go” by David Grant peaked at number 34 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “To The Beat” by Tomorrow's Party peaked at number 22 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “Living On Video” by Trans-X peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Annabel” by Hans de Booy peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Dolce Vita” by Ryan Paris peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Electric Boogie” by Marcia Griffiths peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Iedere dag” by Corry peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Je suis, tu es” by The Shorts peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Kom in mijn armen” by Ciska Peters And Aristakes peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Lazy Days” by Debbie And Andres peaked at number 46 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “My Love Won't Let You Down” by Nathalie [BE] peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Shake Your Thang (It's Your Thing)” by Salt-N-Pepa Featuring E.U. peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “She's No Lady” by Lyle Lovett peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Stop!” by Sam Brown peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Waar is toch m'n caravan” by Herman Berkien peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Wrapped Around Your Finger” by The Police peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “Do My Ditty” by Patrick Gammon peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Hochsaison im Eissalon” by Babsi Balou peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Tougher Than The Rest” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Yé ké yé ké” by Mory Kante peaked at number 10 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Marilyn And John” by Vanessa Paradis peaked at number 5 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “Africa (Voodoo Master)” by Rose Laurens peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Beat It” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Club Tropicana” by Wham! peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Loco-Motion” by Kylie Minogue peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Another Part Of Me” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rock And Roll Is King” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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