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In 1981, On One Life to Live: Cassie, who was working as a receptionist at the Llanview Health Club, revealed to Dorian that she was her daughter who Dorian gave up years before.

In 1983, Following ABCʹs cancellation of “Itʹs A Living,” Ann Jillian stars as the ghost of a movie star teaching a horny young 14-year-old the facts of life in “Jennifer Slept Here” on NBC; no matter the advice, the ghost of Jennifer Farrell is always dressed in something different out of Liberaceʹs closet. Fashion mayhem ensues. And no matter how bad the show sounds from this description it was nowhere hear as bad as its lead-in…the talking orangutan named “Mr. Smith.”

In 1983, “The Right Stuff”, based on the Tom Wolfe bestseller about the U.S. space program and starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris and Dennis Quaid opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1985, Carl Perkins was honored in a concert in London taped for TV to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his “Blue Suede Shoes” classic. Among those appearing were George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Dave Edmunds.

In 1986, “Living With A Hernia” is released off Weird Al Yankovicʹs fourth LP “Polka Party”

In 1988, “I Wanna Have Some Fun” single by Samantha Fox was released

In 1988, “Robbie Robertson” album by Robbie Robertson was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1989, R.C., “Glamour Boys” by Living Colour peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “I Feel The Earth Move” by Martika peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “Love Song” by The Cure peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, R.C., “Thatʹs What I Like” by Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1982, "The Plague Dogs" was released by Embassy Pictures / United Artists / Nepenthe Productions / Goldcrest Films; Martin Rosen (director/screenplay); John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne, Warren Mitchell, Bernard Hepton, Brian Stirner, Penelope Lee, Geoffrey Matthews, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, John Bennett, John Franklyn-Robbins, Bill Maynard, Malcolm Terris, Judy Geeson, Philip Locke, Brian Spink, Tony Church, Anthony Valentine, William Lucas, Dandy Nichols, Rosemary Leach, Patrick Stewart, Percy Edwards; Adventure; Animation

In 1983, "All the Right Moves" was released by 20th Century Fox; Michael Chapman (director); Michael Kane (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson, Lea Thompson, Charles Cioffi, Gary Graham, Paul Carafotes, Chris Penn, Leon, Sandy Faison, James A. Baffico, Mel Winkler, Terry O'Quinn; Sports, Drama; Live action

In 1983, "The Dead Zone" was released by Paramount Pictures / Dino De Laurentiis Company; David Cronenberg (director); Jeffrey Boam (screenplay); Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen, Nicholas Campbell, Simon Craig, Géza Kovács; Sci-Fi, Thriller; Live action

In 1983, "The Right Stuff" was released by Warner Bros. / The Ladd Company; Philip Kaufman (director/screenplay); Charles Frank, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Lance Henriksen, Scott Paulin, Dennis Quaid, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Kim Stanley, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright, Pamela Reed, Jane Dornacker, Harry Shearer, Jeff Goldblum, Donald Moffat, Levon Helm, Mary Jo Deschanel, Scott Wilson, Kathy Baker, Mickey Crocker, Susan Kase, Mittie Smith, Royal Dano, David Clennon, Scott Beach, John P. Ryan, Eric Sevareid, William Russ, Robert Beer, Peggy Davis, John Dehner, Royce Grones, Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, Anthony Muñoz, David Gulpilil, Ed Sullivan, Bill Dana, Yuri Gagarin, Nikita Khrushchev, Georgi Malenkov, Nikolai Bulganin, Kliment Voroshilov, Anastas Mikoyan, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Alan Shepard, James E. Webb; Epic, Historical, Drama; Live action

In 1983, "Rumble Fish" was released by Universal Pictures / Zoetrope Studios; Francis Ford Coppola (director/screenplay); S.E. Hinton (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Vincent Spano, Diane Lane, Diana Scarwid, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Chris Penn, Larry Fishburne, William Smith, Glenn Withrow, Tom Waits, Michael Higgins, Sofia Coppola, S.E. Hinton; Drama; Live action

In 1983, "Under Fire" was released by Orion Pictures; Roger Spottiswoode (director); Ron Shelton, Clayton Frohman (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Richard Masur, Ed Harris, René Enriquez, Hamilton Camp, Eloy Casados, Jenny Gago, Alma Martínez, Jorge Zepeda; Thriller; Live action

In 1988, "Bat*21" was released by TriStar Pictures; Peter Markle (director); William C. Anderson (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant, Clayton Rohner, Erich Anderson, Joe Dorsey; War; Live Action

In 1988, "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" was released by Galaxy International Releasing; Dwight H. Little (director); Alan B. McElroy (screenplay); Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur, Michael Pataki, Beau Starr, Kathleen Kinmont, Sasha Jenson, Carmen Filpi, Raymond O'Connor, Nancy Borgenicht, Alan B. McElroy; Slasher; Live Action

In 1988, "Little Dorrit (wide-release)" was released by Cannon Films; Christine Edzard (director/screenplay); Derek Jacobi, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall, Patricia Hayes, Alec Guinness, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Dormandy, Sarah Pickering; Drama, Romance; Live Action

In 1988, "Mystic Pizza" was released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company; Donald Petrie (director); Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze, Randy Howze, Alfred Uhry (screenplay); Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses, Adam Storke, Conchata Ferrell, Joanna Merlin, Louis Turenne, Janet Zarish, Ann Flood, Suzanne Shepherd, Matt Damon; Coming-of-age; Live Action

In 1988, "Tapeheads" was released by Avenue Pictures; Bill Fishman (director/screenplay); Peter McCarthy (screenplay); John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Mary Crosby, Clu Gulager, Doug McClure, Katy Boyer, Jessica Walter, Sam Moore, Junior Walker, Susan Tyrrell, Lee Arenberg, Xander Berkeley, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Don Cornelius, King Cotton, Zander Schloss, Martha C. Quinn, Ted Nugent, Jello Biafra, Connie Stevens, Stiv Bators, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Anthony Higgins, Michael Nesmith, Sy Richardson, Brie Howard, Billy Davis; Comedy; Live Action

In 1988, "Without a Clue" was released by Orion Pictures; Thom Eberhardt (director); Larry Strawther, Gary Murphy (screenplay); Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony, Paul Freeman, Pat Keen, Matthew Savage, Nigel Davenport, Tim Killick, Peter Cook, John Warner, Matthew Sim, Fredrick Fox, Harold Innocent, George Sweeney, Murray Ewan, Jennifer Guy; Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Glamour Boys” by Living Colour peaked at number 31 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Feel The Earth Move” by Martika peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Love The Bass” by Bardeux peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “If You Asked Me To” by Patti LaBelle peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Love Song” by The Cure peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Touch The Fire” by Icehouse peaked at number 84 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “When I Looked At Him” by Exposé peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Cherish” by Madonna peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Heaven” by Warrant peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Love Song” by The Cure peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “Wooly Bully” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive peaked at number 80 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Blow At High Dough” by The Tragically Hip peaked at number 48 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Love The Bass” by Bardeux peaked at number 73 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Love Song” by The Cure peaked at number 10 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Partyman” by Prince peaked at number 24 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Shower Me With Your Love” by Surface peaked at number 27 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “That's What I Need” by Nell James Hamet peaked at number 71 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “What Am I Gonna Do With These Hands” by Andrew Cash peaked at number 41 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, ✪ “We Didn't Start The Fire” by Billy Joel peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “All I Want From You” by The Temptations peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Bed Of Nails” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Don't Take It Personal” by Jermaine Jackson peaked at number 69 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Give It All You've Got” by Shy peaked at number 85 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Good Lovin'” by Regina Belle peaked at number 73 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Gringo” by Sabrina peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Have Fallen In Love” by Carmel peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Lean On You” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Let The Day Begin” by The Call peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Life” by David Grant peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Love On A Mountain Top” by Sinitta peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “No DJ Like Chuck” by Chuck Chillout And Kool Chip peaked at number 79 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Reachin'” by Kelly Charles And James Bratton peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Standing There” by The Creatures peaked at number 53 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sugar Daddy” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Take Caution With My Heart” by Joyce Sims peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “That's What I Like” by Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Scattering” by Cutting Crew peaked at number 96 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “This Waiting Heart” by Chris de Burgh peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Trail Of Tears” by Dogs D'Amour peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Wanted” by Halo James peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Wild Times” by De-Lite peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Wishing On A Star” by Fresh 4 Featuring Lizz E peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

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

In 1989, “Revival” by Eurythmics peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Grandpa's Party” by Monie Love peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Something's Jumpin' In Your Shirt” by Lisa Marie With Malcolm McLaren And The Bootzilla Orchestra peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “That's The Way” by Katrina And The Waves peaked at number 50 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Way Of The World” by Max Q peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Blame It On The Boogie” by Big Fun peaked at number 31 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Numero Uno” by Starlight peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Poison” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Ride On Time” by Loleatta Holloway peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Real Wild House” by Raul Orellana peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “You Took My Heart” by Yam peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Det hon vill ha” by Christer Sandelin peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “French Kiss” by Lil Louis peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Lambada” by Kaoma peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Skjut mej med din lyckopil” by Ulf Lundell peaked at number 17 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Time” by Zemya Hamilton And Tommy Nilsson peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “C'est écrit” by Francis Cabrel peaked at number 6 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Cherish” by Madonna peaked at number 21 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Cœur de loup” by Philippe Lafontaine peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Goodbye Marylou” by Michel Polnareff peaked at number 16 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Martiniquaises” by Soldat Louis peaked at number 33 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Mixed Emotions” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 41 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Lambada” by Kaoma peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Ride On Time” by Black Box peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “French Kiss” by Lil Louis peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 16 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” by Tears For Fears peaked at number 11 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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