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In 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan won the White House defeating President Carter by a strong margin. Republicans also won a majority of the seats in the U.S. Senate. Carter was in tears over his agonizing defeat.

In 1981, Daryl Hall and John Oatesʹ “Private Eyes” is certified both gold and platinum. The album, now peaking at number five on the pop LPʹs chart, contains two number one pop singles, “Private Eyes” (which will top the pop chart for two weeks starting in three days) and “I Canʹt Go For That” which hits number one on both the pop and soul charts early next year.

In 1981, Lee Majors starts his fifth series “The Fall Guy” as stuntman/bounty hunter Colt Seavers. Eddie Albert, Lou Rawls, Farrah Fawcett, Paul Williams, and James Coburn all manage to be featured in the pilot episode, (the last three as themselves).

In 1981, On Another World, Steve Frame (David Canary) revealed himself to be alive to his wife, Alice Matthews Frame (Linda Borgeson).

In 1981, “Nine Tonight” album by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1982, The movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” opened in movie theaters in Germany.

In 1983, The Rolling Stonesʹ album “Undercover” was released.

In 1985, On General Hospital, Frisco (Jack Wagner) and Felicia said goodbye while Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Anna (Finola Hughes) searched for Robin in the Asian Quarter.

In 1985, The number one Billboard Pop Hit: “Miami Vice Theme,” Jan Hammer. The song is the third TV theme song to reach number one, following “Theme from S.W.A.T” and “Welcome Back” from “Welcome Back Kotter.”

In 1986, NBC canceled Search for Tomorrow. "Search for Tomorrow came to us from CBS after 31 years, but the audience didn't come with it," Brian Frons, vice president for daytime programming at NBC, said. "We, therefore, had to treat the show as a new one, not one with a long history."

In 1986, “Master Of Puppets” album by Metallica was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1987, The NBA announces four new franchises; Charlotte and Miami for 1988 and Minneapolis and Orlando for 1989.

In 1988, Kylie Minogueʹs cover of “The Locomotion” reached the top five in the U.S. singles chart. This was the third major success for the song, the first by Little Eva, the second by Grand Funk.

In 1988, On Falcon Crest, after years of fighting Angela Channing (Jane Wyman) for control of Falcon Crest, Melissa Agretti (Ana Alicia) couldn't take it any longer and set the house on fire. In the episode, Days fans can see Kristian Alfonso in her Falcon Crest role as Pilar Ortega opposite Lorenzo Lamas as Lance Cumson. Sidenote: These would be Ana Alicia's final episodes playing Melissa, as the character would die from her injuries. That same week, the actress discussed her firing on CBS This Morning with co-host, Kathleen Sullivan. By March 1989, Falcon Crest producers would bring the actress back to play Melissa's lookalike, Samantha Ross.

In 1988, Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns rebounded from the canvas to win a split decision over James “The Heat” Kinchen to take the first ever Super Middleweight boxing championship; Doing so, the “Hit Man” became the first boxer to win world titles in five divisions.

In 1989, Elton John logged in his 50th British chart hit with his single “Sacrifice” acheived in 18 years. Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard were the other two members of the exclusive 50+ club.

In 1989, On the cover of TV Guide: “Batman, Farrah, Valerie Bertinelli (geez, that Val girl is on a lot of TV Guide covers!)”. Other Articles: Doogie Howser M.D., Quantum Leap.

In 1989, R.C., “The Best” by Tina Turner peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Kojak”, TV Crime Drama, starring Telly Savalas; returns on ABC.

In 1983, "Deal of the Century" was released by Warner Bros.; William Friedkin (director); Paul Brickman (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards, Wallace Shawn, Richard Libertini, William Marquez, Eduardo Ricard, Richard Herd, Graham Jarvis, Randi Brooks, Ebbe Roe Smith, Ray Manzarek, Jack Angel, Charles Levin, Pepe Serna, Wilfredo Hernández, John Davey, Miguel Piñero, Maurice Marsac, Joe Ross, Jonathan Terry, Robert Cornthwaite, Jo Marie Payton-Noble, Tony Plana, John Hancock, Helen Martin, Eddie Hice, John Reilly, Louis Giambalvo, Robert Alan Browne, Bradford English, Jim Ishida, Michael Yama, Judith Baldwin, Robert David Hall, Tracey Walter, Tom Willett; Comedy; Live action

In 1983, "Experience Preferred... But Not Essential" was released by Goldcrest Films; Peter Duffell (director); June Roberts, Jack Rosenthal (screenplay); Elizabeth Edmonds, Sue Wallace, Geraldine Griffiths, Karen Meagher, Maggie Wilkinson, Ron Bain, Alun Lewis, Robert Blythe, Roy Heather, Peter Doran, Arwen Holm, Sion Tudor Owen, Robert Gwilym, Mostyn Evans, Paul Haley, Margo Jenkins, Jerry Brooke; Drama; Live action

In 1983, "From Russia with Love (re-issue)" was released by MGM/UA Entertainment Co. / Eon Productions; Terence Young (director); Richard Maibaum (screenplay); Sean Connery, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Daniela Bianchi, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis de Wolff, George Pastell, Nadja Regin, Lois Maxwell, Aliza Gur, Martin Beswick, Vladek Sheybal, Leila; Spy, Action; Live Action

In 1983, "Moonraker (re-issue)" was released by MGM/UA Entertainment Co. / Eon Productions; Lewis Gilbert (director); Christopher Wood (screenplay); Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Corinne Cléry, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Toshiro Suga, Emily Bolton, Blanche Ravalec, Irka Bochenko, Michael Marshall, Leila Shenna, Anne Lonnberg, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Walter Gotell, Alfie Bass, Claude Carliez; Spy, Action; Live Action

In 1983, "The Osterman Weekend" was released by 20th Century Fox / Davis-Panzer Productions / Osterman Weekend Associates; Sam Peckinpah (director); Alan Sharp (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster, Chris Sarandon, Meg Foster, Helen Shaver, Cassie Yates, Sandy McPeak, Merete Van Kamp, Christopher Starr; Thriller; Live action

In 1983, "Running Brave" was released by Buena Vista Distribution / Englander Productions; Donald Shebib (director); Henry Bean, Shirl Hendryx (screenplay); Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, Claudia Cron, Jeff McCracken, Graham Greene, Wendell Smith; Biography, Sports, Drama; Live action

In 1983, "Testament" was released by Paramount Pictures; Lynne Littman (director); John Sacret Young (screenplay); Jane Alexander, William Devane, Leon Ames, Lukas Haas, Roxana Zal, Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay; Drama; Live action

In 1988, "Everybody's All-American" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Taylor Hackford (director); Thomas Rickman (screenplay); Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman, Carl Lumbly, Ray Baker, Savannah Smith Boucher, Patricia Clarkson, Wayne Knight; Sports, Drama; Live Action

In 1988, "The Good Mother" was released by Touchstone Pictures; Leonard Nimoy (director); Michael Bortman (screenplay); Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy, Teresa Wright, James Naughton, Asia Vieira, Joe Morton, Fred Melamed, Katey Sagal, Zachary Bennett, Matt Damon; Drama; Live Action

In 1988, "U2: Rattle and Hum (U.S.)" was released by Paramount Pictures; Phil Joanou (director); U2; Documentary; Live Action

In 1988, "They Live" was released by Universal Pictures; John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Raymond St. Jacques, George Buck Flower, Peter Jason, Sy Richardson, Susan Blanchard, Norman Alden; Science fiction, Horror; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Baby Come To Me” by Regina Belle peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Call It Love” by Poco peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Cover Girl” by New Kids On The Block peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Crossroads” by Tracy Chapman peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Don't Ask Me Why” by Eurythmics peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Listen To Your Heart” by Roxette peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “No Souvenirs” by Melissa Etheridge peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rock Wit'cha” by Bobby Brown peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Best” by Tina Turner peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Same Love” by The Jets peaked at number 87 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Way To Your Heart” by Soulsister peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Bust A Move” by Young MC peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Dr. Feelgood” by Mötley Crüe peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Healing Hands” by Elton John peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Dr. Feelgood” by Mötley Crüe peaked at number 17 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Glamour Boys” by Living Colour peaked at number 46 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Healing Hands” by Elton John peaked at number 6 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Feel The Earth Move” by Martika peaked at number 47 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “It's No Crime” by Babyface peaked at number 40 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Miss You Much” by Janet Jackson peaked at number 2 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rockin' In The Free World” by Neil Young peaked at number 39 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Rollin' With The Thunder” by White Heat peaked at number 69 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” by Tears For Fears peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Best Way (To Hold A Man)” by Trooper peaked at number 70 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Best” by Tina Turner peaked at number 4 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1989, “What I Like About You” by Michael Morales peaked at number 51 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Dr. Feelgood” by Mötley Crüe peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Eye Know” by De La Soul peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Glamour Boys” by Living Colour peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Hypnotised” by Cabaret Voltaire peaked at number 66 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Want That Man” by Deborah Harry peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “New York Minute” by Don Henley peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Room In Your Heart” by Living In A Box peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Message Is Love” by Arthur Baker And The Backbeat Disciples Featuring Al Green peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Road To Hell (Part 2)” by Chris Rea peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “The Sun Rising” by The Beloved peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “This Time” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Walking On Thin Ice” by Fuzzbox peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “We're Not Makin' Love Anymore” by Barbra Streisand peaked at number 85 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1989, “You've Got It” by Simply Red peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Boogie With M' Baby” by John Williamson peaked at number 42 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Dr. Feelgood” by Mötley Crüe peaked at number 26 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Partyman” by Prince peaked at number 38 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Drama!” by Erasure peaked at number 35 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Take Me” by Ardijah peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Fine Brown Frame” by Lou Rawls With Dianne Reeves peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “It's Hard To Be Tender” by Carly Simon peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Knockin' On Heaven's Door” by Randy Crawford Featuring Eric Clapton And David Sanborn peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)” by Gloria Estefan peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Welcome To My Party” by Luv' peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1989, “White Horses In The Snow” by Maarten Peters peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Hänger utanför din dörr” by Tommy Ekman peaked at number 17 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Ride On Time” by Black Box peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” by Tears For Fears peaked at number 8 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Cherish” by Madonna peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “French Kiss” by Lil Louis peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Healing Hands” by Elton John peaked at number 10 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Magic Symphony” by Blue System peaked at number 23 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Still Cruisin'” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

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

In 1989, “Dessine-moi” by Corinne Hermès peaked at number 15 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “I Don't Wanna Get Hurt” by Donna Summer peaked at number 21 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Keep On Movin'” by Soul II Soul Featuring Caron Wheeler peaked at number 46 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Les nuits sans soleil” by Ivanov peaked at number 7 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Licence To Kill” by Gladys Knight peaked at number 28 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Listening” by David Hallyday peaked at number 11 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Marina (Remix '89)” by Rocco Granata And The Carnations peaked at number 6 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Y'a pas que les grands qui rêvent” by Melody peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Pump Up The Jam” by Technotronic Featuring Felly peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1989, “Crossroads” by Tracy Chapman peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1989, “Magic Symphony” by Blue System peaked at number 21 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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