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The 80's Datebook for September 29

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In 1982, “Hooked On Classics II” album by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1983, On the Great White Way this night, “A Chorus Line” became the longest-running show on Broadway, with performance number 3,389. The rock ʹnʹ roll production, “Grease” had been the previous box-office champ, since 1980.

In 1983, “The Kiss on Cheers” Sam and Diane are fighting again in his office. But this time theyʹre really riled up. “You know, you know,” he says, barely able to spit out the words, “Iʹve always wanted to pop you one. Maybe this is my lucky day, huh?” “You disgust me,” she yells. “I hate you!” Then the mood shifts radically. “Are you as turned on as Iam?” he asks. “More,” she pants. And suddenly these two antagonists are kissing with hungry passion. Out in the bar, Cliff notes how quiet itʹs gotten. Norm muses that maybe Sam killed Diane. And Carla observes, “Nah, even in death she wouldnʹt be that quiet.”

In 1984, R.C., “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Letʹs Go Crazy” by Prince and The Revolution peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, The film, “Country” is generally released in theaters in the U.S.

In 1985, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” TV anthology series returned to be airing new episodes on NBC despite the fact that its creator, Hitchcock, died in 1980.

In 1985, “Amazing Stories”, TV Scifi Anthology by Steven Spielberg, debut on NBC.

In 1985, “MacGyver”, TV Adventure starring Richard Dean Anderson, debut on ABC.

In 1986, On Another World, Marley Love (Ellen Wheeler) married Jake McKinnon (Tom Eplin). Wheeler and Eplin left the series at this point, with Marley tossing her wedding bouquet at the end of the episode. The next episode revealed it was her twin sister, Victoria (now played by Rhonda Lewis), who caught the bouquet.

In 1986, On “Late Night with David Letterman” on NBC, Hypnosis night, old version. Marshall Sylver enters as “worldʹs fastest hypnotist” and exits humiliated after Lettermansʹ incessant razzing.

In 1986, “Airwolf”, TV Adventure; moved to U.S.A.

In 1986, “Designing Women”, TV Comedy, debut on CBS, and lasted eight seasons.

In 1986, “Please” album by Pet Shop Boys was certified Platinum by the RIAA. So when you went to a record store, did you tell the clerk, “I want to buy the latest Pet Shop Boys album. Please?”

In 1987, “thirtysomething”, TV Comedy/Drama about yuppie life, debut on AB-something.

In 1987, “Whoʹs That Girl (soundtrack)” album by Madonna was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1989, Terry Lester debuted on Santa Babara as Mason Capwell. Lester had starred in The Young and the Restless as Jack Abbott since 1980 but let his contract expire on August 17th. (Peter Bergman took over the role of Jack when he left All My Children for good). He ran into Santa Babara head writer, Chuck Pratt, an a Los Angeles function where Pratt commented, "Boy, would I like to write for you," which Lester found very flattering. Two weeks later, New World Television president Jon Feltheimer called Lester at home and emphasized that his company had many other production arms other than Santa Babara and that if he joined the cast of the soap, they would help him find the other vehicles he was interested in. So Lester moved to Santa Babara and the role of Mason, and Peter Bergman joined Y&R as the new Jack.

In 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills while driving without a valid driverʹs license and having an open intoxicant in her Rolls Royce convertible. (As part of her sentence, Gabor ended up serving three days in jail.)

In 1989, "In Country" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Norman Jewison (director); Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre, Bobbie Ann Mason (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Emily Lloyd, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, John Terry, Peggy Rea, Judith Ivey, Daniel Jenkins, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jim Beaver, Heidi Swedberg, Ken Jenkins, Patricia Richardson, Richard Hamilton, Jonathan Hogan; Drama; Live Action

In 1989, "Johnny Handsome" was released by TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures; Walter Hill (director); Ken Friedman (screenplay); Mickey Rourke, Forest Whitaker, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman, Lance Henriksen, Scott Wilson, David Schramm, Yvonne Bryceland, Peter Jason, Jeffrey Meek, Allan Graf, Raynor Scheine, J.W. Smith, Ed Zang, John P. Fertitta, Edward Walsh; Crime, Drama; Live Action

In 1989, "Welcome Home" was released by Columbia Pictures; Franklin J. Schaffner (director); Maggie Kleinman (screenplay); Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Sam Waterston, Brian Keith, Thomas Wilson Brown, Trey Wilson, John Marshall Jones, Ken Pogue, Kieu Chinh; Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “(Don't Be My) Enemy” by Wang Chung peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “(What) In The Name Of Love” by Naked Eyes peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Drive” by The Cars peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Layin' It On The Line” by Jefferson Starship peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Let's Go Crazy” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Pretty Mess” by Vanity peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Lucky One (Like A Wild Bird Of Pray)” by Laura Branigan peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Torture” by The Jacksons peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “When You Close Your Eyes” by Night Ranger peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Yes Or No” by The Go-Go's peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You, Me And He” by Mtume peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Mimi On The Beach” by Jane Siberry peaked at number 68 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Missing You” by John Waite peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Only When You Leave” by Spandau Ballet peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “A Letter To You” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Acceleration” by Bill Nelson peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Blue Jean” by David Bowie peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Cath” by The Bluebells peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hammer To Fall” by Queen peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Human Racing” by Nik Kershaw peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Wish You Would” by Jocelyn Brown peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Last Salute” by Getting The Fear peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Lost In Music [1984 Nile Rodgers Mix]” by Sister Sledge peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2 peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Prime Time” by Mtume peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rain Forest” by Paul Hardcastle peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “She Makes Me Quiver” by Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy peaked at number 89 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Shine Shine” by Barry Gibb peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Shine” by Frida peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Tricks Of The Light” by Mike Oldfield peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Two To The Power” by Janet Jackson And Cliff Richard peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “We Don't Work For Free” by Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You” by Judie Tzuke peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Flame Trees” by Cold Chisel peaked at number 26 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Groovin' (You're The Best Thing / The Big Boss Groove)” by The Style Council peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Wish” by Rose Tattoo peaked at number 32 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Jump (For My Love)” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “10 O'Clock In The Afternoon” by The Verlaines peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Busy Bleeding” by Wide Boy Youth peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Heaven (Must Be There)” by Eurogliders peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Legs” by ZZ Top peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Carolien” by Drukwerk peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Everybody On The Floor” by Sherman Brothers peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Heart Of Stone” by Anita Meyer peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “If It Happens Again” by UB40 peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Just The Way You Like It” by The S.O.S. Band peaked at number 42 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2 peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Tesla Girls” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark peaked at number 33 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Waiting In Vain” by Bob Marley And The Wailers peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “What's Love Got To Do With It” by Tina Turner peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr. peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Blue Jean” by David Bowie peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Heaven's On Fire” by KISS peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Can Dream About You” by Dan Hartman peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Master And Servant” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “I Need More Of You” by The Bellamy Brothers peaked at number 8 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Impossible Dream” by Waterloo peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Kalimba de luna” by Tony Esposito peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Motorboot” by KGB (Kurt Gober Band) peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “To France” by Mike Oldfield And Maggie Reilly peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “When Doves Cry” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “High Energy” by Evelyn Thomas peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2 peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Touch By Touch” by Diana Ross And Julio Iglesias peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Careless Whisper” by George Michael peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Dum Dum Girl” by Talk Talk peaked at number 24 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Kalimba de luna” by Boney M. peaked at number 23 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Kalimba de luna” by Tony Esposito peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Lucky One (Like A Wild Bird Of Pray)” by Laura Branigan peaked at number 21 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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