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The 80's Datebook for October 5

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In 1980, SAG members ended the strike begun on July 21 having made economic gains.

In 1981, “Time” album by Electric Light Orchestra was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1983, “Whiz Kids”, TV Adventure; debut on CBS.

In 1984, “Eddie and The Cruisers (soundtrack)” album by John Cafferty and Beaver Brown was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1985, R.C., “C-I-T-Y” by John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band peaked at #18 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Cry” by Godley and Creme peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Dress You Up” by Madonna peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Lover Come Back To Me” by Dead Or Alive peaked at #75 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, Figuring that the booming '80s were prime time for a business news show, ABC broke ground with “Business World” on this day. The half-hour program was hosted by ABC News correspondent Sander Vanocur.

In 1987, “Heaven On Earth” album by Belinda Carlisle was released

In 1987, “Nothing Like The Sun” album by Sting was released

In 1988, “Cops” (animated series) began airing in syndication

In 1988, “Unsolved Mysteries” (TV Documentary) first went on the air on NBC-TV with host Robert Stack.

In 1984, "Eureka" was released by MGM/UA / Recorded Picture Company / JF Productions / Sunley Productions; Nicolas Roeg (director); Paul Mayersberg (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Rutger Hauer, Theresa Russell, Mickey Rourke, Joe Pesci, Jane Lapotaire, Ed Lauter, Joe Spinell, James Faulkner, Corin Redgrave, Helena Kallianiotes, Cavan Kendall, Norman Beaton, Emrys James, Emma Relph, Timothy Scott, Ian Tracey; Drama; Live Action

In 1984, "Teachers" was released by MGM/UA / Aaron Russo Productions; Arthur Hiller (director); W. R. McKinney (screenplay); Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio, Allen Garfield, Lee Grant, Richard Mulligan, Laura Dern, Crispin Glover, Morgan Freeman, Royal Dano, William Schallert, Art Metrano, Madeleine Sherwood, Steven Hill, Zohra Lampert, Mary Alice, Terry Ellis, Ronald Hunter, Virginia Capers, Ellen Crawford, Vivian Bonnell, Anthony Heald, Katharine Balfour, Jeff Ware, Richard Zobel, George Dzundza; Satire, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1989, "The Punisher" was released by New World Pictures / LIVE Entertainment / Marvel Comics; Mark Goldblatt (director); Boaz Yakin (screenplay); Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori, Bryan Marshall, Nancy Everhard, Barry Otto, Brian Rooney; Action, Superhero, Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “C-I-T-Y” by John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cry” by Godley And Creme peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Dress You Up” by Madonna peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lover Come Back To Me” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Dancing In The Street” by Mick Jagger And David Bowie peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “High Strung” by Paul Janz peaked at number 85 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Pop Life” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Spanish Eddie” by Laura Branigan peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Woodpeckers From Space” by Video Kids peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Ain't Nothin' Like It” by Michael Lovesmith peaked at number 75 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Brand New Friend” by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Come To Me (I Am Woman)” by Su Pollard peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Day And Night” by Balaam And The Angel peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Fall Down (Spirit Of Love)” by Tramaine peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Hard Times For Lovers” by Jennifer Holliday peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much” by Bobby Womack peaked at number 64 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'll Be A Freak For You” by Royalle Delite peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'll Be Good” by René And Angela peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'll Be Your Friend” by Precious Wilson peaked at number 89 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “If I Was” by Midge Ure peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's Called A Heart” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Jolene” by Strawberry Switchblade peaked at number 53 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor)” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “No Faith Is Blind” by Silent Running peaked at number 85 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Preacher Preacher” by Animal Nightlife peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Romeo Where's Juliet” by Collage peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Rugged And Mean Butch And On Screen” by Pee Bee Squad peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Shed It Off” by Masquerade peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Shouldn't Do That” by Kaja peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Strength” by The Alarm peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Lodgers” by The Style Council Featuring Dee C. Lee peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Urgent” by Shannon peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Who Needs Love (Like That) [1985]” by Erasure peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Never Surrender” by Corey Hart peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “All Fall Down” by Five Star peaked at number 46 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Barbados” by Models [AU] peaked at number 32 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Dare Me” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 27 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Destiny In Motion” by Satellite Spies peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Diamonds On China” by The Narcs peaked at number 15 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Dress You Up” by Madonna peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Eaten Alive” by Diana Ross peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Endless Road (And I Want You To Know My Love)” by Time Bandits peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Life In One Day” by Howard Jones peaked at number 39 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Money's Too Tight (To Mention)” by Simply Red peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Pop Life” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 44 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Seven Years Not Wasted” by The Mockers peaked at number 18 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “She's So Beautiful” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “All Of Me For All Of You” by 9.9 peaked at number 43 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “All Summer Long” by Chris Rea peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Don Quichotte” by Magazine 60 peaked at number 42 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Don't Stop The Dance” by Bryan Ferry peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Eaten Alive” by Diana Ross peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Glow” by Rick James peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Ticket To The Tropics” by Gerard Joling peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Woody Boogie” by Baltimora peaked at number 32 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Yesterday's Men” by Madness peaked at number 41 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “I'm Goin' Down” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's Called A Heart” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Samurai” by Cretu peaked at number 4 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “A View To A Kill” by Duran Duran peaked at number 11 on the France pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Blue Night Shadow” by Two Of Us peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Yo-Lollo-Diuh” by Matterhorn Project peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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