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In 1981, In Pittsburgh, Larry Holmes knocked out Renaldo Snipes in the 11th round to retain the world heavyweight title.

In 1981, Thaao Penghlis made his Days of Our Lives debut as Tony DiMera, the first DiMera to be introduced. His previous character was Victor Cassadine on General Hospital earlier that year.

In 1982, Marvin Gayeʹs “Sexual Healing” topped the Rhythm and Blues music chart. It was his 13th number one single…but the first since 1977.

In 1982, R.C., “Cool Magic” by Steve Miller Band peaked at #57 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Heart Attack” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Love Come Down” by Evelyn King peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Talk Talk” by Talk Talk peaked at #75 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “The Message” by Grand Master Flash peaked at #62 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “The One You Love” by Glenn Frey peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Roger Miller who performed "King of the Road" and then with Glen Campbell played "Southern Nights", "Goin' Back to Alabam", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "It's Your World (Boys and Girls)".

In 1982, The Oakland Raiders were allowed to move to Los Angeles after the Supreme Court ruled that the NFL cannot dictate the hometown of a team.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic challenger who won just one state, his native Minnesota.

In 1984, West Hollywood becomes “the first gay city” in the United States, with the election of a predominantly gay city council to run the new self-governing municipality. An estimated 40 percent of the 35,000 residents in the new 1.9-square-mile city are gay or gay or lesbian. In less than a month, the town leadership manages to pass a sweeping gay rights ordinance.

In 1985, On Santa Barbara, Gina (Linda Gibboney) disconnected the backup power to CC's (Charles Bateman) life support machine. Meanwhile, Nick Hartley (David Haskell) was shot.

In 1985, On Search for Tomorrow, Hogan (David Forsyth) broke into Lloyd's condo but Ryder came in before Hogan could get to the desk.

In 1985, On “Late Night with David Letterman,” proof of how cold Letterman keeps his theatres. In a “New Gifts” segment, Letterman pulls back a shower curtain to display staffer Richard Scheckman simultaneously showering and using a copy machine. Unbeknownst to Dave until that instant, the Scheckman is completely naked.

In 1986, Edyʹs (Dreyerʹs elsewhere) Ice Cream Company took out a $250,000 policy to protect the taste buds of John Harrison, an ice cream taste-tester.

In 1986, The Reverend Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern.

In 1987, On Another World, Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham) revealed to her daughter, Amanda (Sandra Dee Robinson, then known as Sandra Ferguson), that Sam Fowler (Robert Kelker-Kelly) was Mitch Blake's brother.

In 1989, Novelty pioneering break-in artist Dickie Goodman (“Flying Saucer”) dies of a self-inflicted gunshot.

In 1989, On Guiding Light, after Reva (Kim Zimmer) hit Dylan (Morgan Englund) with her car she realized he was the son she gave up years earlier.

In 1989, “But Seriously” album by Phil Collins was released

In 1981, "The Prowler" was released by Sandhurst / Graduation Films; Joseph Zito (director); Neal Barbera, Glenn Leopold (screenplay); Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Cindy Weintraub, Farley Granger, Lawrence Tierney, Thom Bray, Carleton Carpenter, Lisa Dunsheath, David Sederholm, Diane Rode, Bryan Englund, Donna Davis, Joy Glaccum, Timothy Wahrer, John Seitz, Bill Hugh Collins, Dan Lounsbery, Douglas Stevenson, Susan Monts, Bill Nunnery; Slasher; Live Action

In 1981, "Fantasies" was released by unknown; John Derek (director/screenplay); Bo Derek, Peter Hooten, Phaedon Georgitsis, Anna Alexiadis, Nikos Pashalidis, Kostas Baladimas, Therese Bohlin, Boucci Simis, Viennoula Koussathana; Drama; Live Action

In 1981, "Time Bandits" was released by AVCO Embassy Pictures / HandMade Films / Janus Films; Terry Gilliam (director/screenplay); Michael Palin (screenplay); John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughan, David Warner, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Jack Purvis, Mike Edmonds, Tiny Ross, Craig Warnock, Jim Broadbent, Malcolm Dixon, Derek Deadman, Jerold Wells, David Daker, Sheila Fearn, Tony Jay, Terence Bayler, Preston Lockwood, Derrick O'Connor, Neil McCarthy, Frank Converse, Myrtle Devenish, Ian Muir; Fantasy, Adventure; Live Action

In 1987, "Cry Freedom" was released by Universal Pictures; Richard Attenborough (director); John Briley (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Alec McCowen, Kevin McNally, Ian Richardson, John Thaw, Timothy West, Josette Simon, John Hargreaves, Miles Anderson, Zakes Mokae, John Matshikiza; Epic, Drama; Live Action

In 1987, "Death Wish 4: The Crackdown" was released by Cannon Films; J. Lee Thompson (director); Gail Morgan Hickman (screenplay); Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez, Soon-Tek Oh, George Dickerson, Dana Barron, Danny Trejo, Dan Ferro, Michael Russo, James Purcell, Tom Everett, Hector Mercado, Tim Russ, Mark Pellegrino, Mitch Pileggi, Irwin Keyes, Richard Aherne, Mike Moroff, Gerald Castillo, Jesse Dabson, Daniel Sabia, Peter Sherayko, David Fontano; Action, Crime; Live Action

In 1987, "Hello Again" was released by Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners; Frank Perry (director); Susan Isaacs (screenplay); Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, Sela Ward, Austin Pendleton, Carrie Nye, Robert Lewis, Madeleine Potter, Thor Fields; Romance, Fantasy, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "Hiding Out" was released by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group; Bob Giraldi (director); Joe Menosky, Jeff Rothberg (screenplay); Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Claude Brooks, Oliver Cotton, Tim Quill, Tony Soper, Ned Eisenberg, Marita Geraghty, John Spencer, Gretchen Cryer, Anne Pitoniak, Beth Ehlers, Richard Portnow, Gerry Bamman, Jack Gilpin, Joy Behar, Lou Walker; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1987, "Less Than Zero" was released by 20th Century Fox / The Kerner Entertainment Company; Marek Kanievska (director); Harley Peyton (screenplay); Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Nicholas Pryor, Tony Bill, Donna Mitchell, Michael Bowen, Sarah Buxton, Jayne Modean, Lisanne Falk, Neith Hunter, Michael Greene, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Brad Pitt, Christopher Maleki, Jackie Swanson; Drama; Live Action

In 1987, "Made in Heaven" was released by Lorimar Film Entertainment; Alan Rudolph (director); Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon (screenplay); Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton, Ann Wedgeworth, Mare Winningham, Don Murray, Amanda Plummer, James Gammon, Tim Daly, David Rasche, Willard E. Pugh, Marj Dusay, Tom Petty, Ellen Barkin, Debra Winger, Ric Ocasek, Neil Young; Fantasy, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "Russkies" was released by New Century Vista; Rick Rosenthal (director); Sheldon Lettich, Michael Nankin, Alan Jay Glueckman (screenplay); Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley, Stefan DeSalle, Susan Walters, Patrick Kilpatrick; Drama; Live Action

In 1987, "Steel Dawn" was released by Vestron Pictures; Lance Hool (director); Doug Lefler (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Brion James, Christopher Neame, John Fujioka, Arnold Vosloo, Brett Hool, Marcel Van Heerden; Sci-Fi, Action; Live Action

In 1988, "The Great Escape II: The Untold Story" was released by NBC Productions / Michael Jaffe Films; Paul Wendkos, Jud Taylor (directors); Walter Halsey Davis (screenplay); Christopher Reeve, Judd Hirsch, Anthony John Denison, Ian McShane, Charles Haid, Donald Pleasence, Michael Nader, Derek de Lint, Andrew Bicknell, Karlheinz Lemken, Ron Donachie, Peter Dennis, Geoffrey Beevers, Christopher Neame, Dominic Gould, Brian Pettifer, Ian Redford, Bill Wallis, Ludwig Haas, Ronald Lacey, Robert Daws, Klaus Grünberg, Garrick Hagon, Charles Millot, Michael Habeck, Helena Buljan, Mijou Kovacs, Manfred Andrae, Martin Umbach, Karl Heinz-Knaup, Michael Gahr, Manning Redwood, Ronnie Janot, Ian Tyler, James Carroll Jordan, Russell Kilmister, Tony Mathews; Action, Adventure, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Cool Magic” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heart Attack” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Love Come Down” by Evelyn 'Champagne' King peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “State Of Independence” by Donna Summer peaked at number 41 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Talk Talk” by Talk Talk peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel And Duke Bootee peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The One You Love” by Glenn Frey peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heartlight” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Need You” by Paul Carrack peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Start Tellin' The Truth” by Toronto peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “101 Dam-Nations” by Scarlet Party peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Amor” by Julio Iglesias peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Back On The Chain Gang” by The Pretenders peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Caroline (Live At The NEC)” by Status Quo peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Don't Make Me Wait” by Peech Boys peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Wanna Do It With You” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I'll Be Satisfied” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Love's Comin' At Ya” by Melba Moore peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Mad World” by Tears For Fears peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Nipple To The Bottle” by Grace Jones peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Samson And Delilah” by Bad Manners peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Arthur Daley ('E's Alright) / Arthur Daley (He's Alright)” by The Firm (U.K.) peaked at number 78 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back) / Moody Mole” by The Brat peaked at number 85 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha (Da da da ich weiß Bescheid, du weißt Bescheid) / Paper Chase People” by Frank Zander peaked at number 48 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha / Broken Hearts For You And Me” by Trio peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Dance Birdie Dance (The Birdie Song, aka The Chicken Dance) / Radio 2000” by De Electronica's peaked at number 69 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Aussie Talk / Baby It's You” by Wayne Roberts peaked at number 73 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Come On Eileen / Dubious” by Dexy's Midnight Runners And The Emerald Express peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Dry Your Eyes / Without You” by DV8 peaked at number 90 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Gypsy / Cool Water” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) / Losin' End” by Michael McDonald peaked at number 64 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Lady What's Your Name / I Was Lonely” by Swanee peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Never Ceases To Amaze Me / I See Red (Live)” by Split Enz peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Dreaming / Dreamtime” by Kate Bush peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Queen And Me / Domination” by Mondo Rock peaked at number 40 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Victory / Stonewall Samba” by Tony Ansell peaked at number 74 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “Iko Iko” by Natasha peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Come On Eileen” by Dexy's Midnight Runners And The Emerald Express peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Pressure” by Billy Joel peaked at number 24 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Only Way Out” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Voyeur” by Kim Carnes peaked at number 32 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Child Come Away” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Culture Club peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Friend Or Foe” by Adam Ant peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heartbreaker” by Dionne Warwick peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Knock Me Out” by Gary's Gang peaked at number 44 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Day Before You Came” by ABBA peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “The Day Before You Came” by ABBA peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Girl Is Mine” by Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “The Only Way Out” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 14 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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