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In 1980, Actor Steve McQueen died at age 50 of a heart attack in Juarez, Mexico, where he had gone to seek treatment for his cancer. After a bit role in 1956's “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” McQueen zoomed to stardom via his performance in such films as “The Blob,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Great Escape,” “Love with the Proper Stranger,” “The Cincinnati Kid,” “Nevada Smith,” “The Sand Pebbles,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Bullitt,” “Le Mans,” “The Getaway,” “Papillon” and “The Towering Inferno.”

In 1980, Season 4 of Dallas premiered on CBS. J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) was rushed to the hospital after being shot. A writers' strike delayed the start of the season to November.

In 1980, “You Can Tune A Piano, But You Canʹt Tuna Fish” album by R.E.O. Speedwagon was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1981, R.C., “Iʹve Done Everything For You” by Rick Springfield peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Private Eyes” by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” by Billy Joel peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “The Jam Was Moving” by Debbie Harry peaked at #82 on the pop singles chart. Her single wasnʹt, though.

In 1981, R.C., “The Night Owls” by Little River Band peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Tryin' To Live My Life Without You” by Bob Seger peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “When She Was My Girl” by Four Tops peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, William Burroughs reads a hospital scene from “Naked Lunch” on “Saturday Night Live.”

In 1982, “Kids Are People Too”, TV Childrens, last aired on ABC. ABC ended programming childrenʹs shows on Sunday mornings after that day.

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

In 1984, On Santa Barbara, at the wildlife refuge Peter Flint (Stephen Meadows) aimed a gun at Joe Perkins (Mark Arnold) and prepared to pull the trigger.

In 1984, “Letʹs Go Crazy” single by Prince was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1984, “Powerslave” album by Iron Maiden was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1985, On Knots Landing, Valene Ewing (Joan Van Ark) told Ben Gibson (Doug Sheehan) she loved him and was ready to get married. A few weeks later, People magazine published a story on Doug Sheehan where he talked about his unhappiness at Knots Landing: He wants to act and he's not getting much of a chance playing a stolid second fiddle to Van Ark's traumas, Lisa Hartman's singing, Michele Lee's bravura and Donna Mills' eyelashes. "It's like a nest of baby birds," he says, "each of them with their mouths open, and the aggressive one gets the worm. I've never been aggressive and I'm being smothered." Sheehan wants to get more humor into his character. "I think it adds humanity," he says. But the producers "stifle that," Sheehan insists. "My character has turned into one of the girls. He spends all his time in the kitchen baking brownies." Later on, Sheehan co-starred in the sitcom "Day by Day" in 1988 to test out his comedy chops with a supporting actress that would someday be one of the top female comic actresses since Lucille Ball: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.

In 1986, On As the World Turns, Barbara Ryan (Colleen Zenk) was shocked when the ex-husband she thought was dead, James Stenbeck (Anthony Herrera), suddenly appeared and said one simple but unforgettable line: "Hello, Barbara." It was one of the best Friday cliffhangers in soap opera history.

In 1986, Robert S. Woods debuted as Paul Stewart in Days of our Lives, replacing Gregory Mortensen in the role.

In 1987, Bruce Springsteenʹs “Tunnel of Love” was the number one album in the United States. The remaining top five for week: Two) “Bad” (Michael Jackson); Three) “Dirty Dancing” (film soundtrack); Four) “Whitesnake” (Whitesnake); and Five) “A Memory Lapse of Reason” (Pink Floyd).

In 1987, Mind Extension University cable channel was launched.

In 1987, On One Life to Live: Herb was elected governor of Pennsylvania.

In 1987, R.C., “Come On, Letʹs Go” by Los Lobos peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “I Think Weʹre Alone Now” by Tiffany peaked at number one on the pop singles chart; It was a remake of Tommy James and the Shondells hit; “Weird Al” parodied it into “I Think Iʹm A Clone Now”. Tiffany (Tiffany Darwisch) became the youngest solo artist since Michael Jackson to top the U.S. singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2 peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Sable” began airing on ABC. It was not a spin-off of “The Colbys.” Both shows that shared the same character name bombed in the ratings though.

In 1987, “Valerie” by Steve Winwood entered the Top 40 chart. This had nothing to do with that Bertinelli gal.

In 1988, Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde.

In 1988, “American Dream” album by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young was released

In 1989, Sony Corporation buys film and television producer Columbia Pictures Entertainment Incorporated for $3.4 billion.

In 1989, “Chicken Soup”, TV Comedy, last aired on ABC. The “Soup” was too cold to serve on TV anymore.

In 1980, "The Boogeyman" was released by Jerry Gross Organization; Ulli Lommel (director/screenplay); Suzanna Love, John Carradine, Ron James, Nicholas Love, Raymond Boyden; Horror; Live action

In 1980, "Christmas Evil" was released by Pan American Pictures / Edward R. Pressman Film; Lewis Jackson (director/screenplay); Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick, Mark Chamberlin, Peter Friedman, Patricia Richardson, Mark Margolis, Rutanya Alda, Joe Jamrog, Peter Neuman, Scott McKay, Gus Salud, Wally Moran, Burt Kleiner; Slasher; Live action

In 1986, "52 Pick-Up" was released by Cannon Films; John Frankenheimer (director); John Steppling, Elmore Leonard (screenplay); Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover, Clarence Williams III, Lonny Chapman, Kelly Preston, Robert Trebor, Doug McClure, Tom Byron, Herschel Savage, Ron Jeremy Hyatt, Amber Lynn, Sharon Mitchell; Crime, Thriller; Live Action

In 1986, "Modern Girls" was released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation; Jerry Kramer (director); Laurie Craig, Anita Rosenberg (screenplay); Virginia Madsen, Cynthia Gibb, Daphne Zuniga, Clayton Rohner, Chris Nash, Stephen Shellen, Rick Overton, John Dye, Martin Ferrero, Troy Evans, Mark Holton, Stuart Charno, Cameron Thor, Ron Campbell, Josh Richman, Pamela Springsteen, Mike Muscat; Comedy; Live Action

In 1986, "Sid and Nancy" was released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company / Palace Pictures / Zenith Productions; Alex Cox (director/screenplay); Abbe Wool (screenplay); Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Andrew Schofield, Xander Berkeley, Perry Benson, Courtney Love, Edward Tudor-Pole, Kathy Burke, Sara Sugarman, Sy Richardson, Anne Lambton, Mark Monero, Biff Yeager, Peter Lee-Wilson, Gloria LeRoy, Milton Selzer, Iggy Pop, Tony London, Graham Fletcher-Cook, Michele Winstanley, Andy Bradford, Barbara Coles; Biopic; Live Action

In 1986, "Something Wild" was released by Orion Pictures; Jonathan Demme (director); E. Max Frye (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta, Robert Ridgely, Adelle Lutz, Margaret Colin, Jack Gilpin, Su Tissue, Charles Napier, John Sayles, Tracey Walter, Gary Goetzman, John Waters, Sister Carol, The Feelies, Buzz Kilman; Action, Comedy; Live Action

In 1986, "Tai-Pan" was released by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group; Daryl Duke (director); John Briley, James Clavell, Stanley Mann (screenplay); Bryan Brown, John Stanton, Joan Chen, Tim Guinee, Bill Leadbitter, Russell Wong, Katy Behean, Kyra Sedgwick, Janine Turner, Norman Rodway, John Bennett, Derrick Branche, Vic Armstrong, Rosemarie Dunham, Robert Easton, Nicholas Gecks, Pat Gorman, Michael C. Gwynne, Denise Kellogg, Patrick Ryecart, Rob Spendlove, Dickey Beer, Cheng Chuang, Chen Shu, Richard Foo, Carol Gillies, Billy Horrigan, Phil Chatterton, Frans Dames; Adventure, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Beat Patrol” by Starship peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Boys Night Out” by Timothy B. Schmit peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Come On, Let's Go” by Los Lobos peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Don't Make Me Wait For Love” by Kenny G Featuring Lenny Williams peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Surrender” by Arlan Day peaked at number 71 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Think We're Alone Now” by Tiffany peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I've Done Everything For You” by Rick Springfield peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “One More Night” by Streek peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Private Eyes” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” by Billy Joel peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Slip Away” by Pablo Cruise peaked at number 75 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Snake Eyes” by The Alan Parsons Project peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Jam Was Moving” by Debbie Harry peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Night Owls” by Little River Band peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Tryin' To Live My Life Without You” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Waterfall” by Wendy And Lisa peaked at number 56 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “We're In This Love Together” by Al Jarreau peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “When She Dances” by Joey Scarbury peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “When She Was My Girl” by The Four Tops peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2 peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Bad” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Breaking Away” by Balance peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Causing A Commotion” by Madonna peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Holiday” by The Other Ones peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “In My Dreams” by REO Speedwagon peaked at number 46 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Indian Summer” by The Dream Academy peaked at number 89 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Lost In Emotion” by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Night Fades Away” by Nils Lofgren peaked at number 45 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “No Reply At All” by Genesis peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Private Eyes” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Promises In The Dark” by Pat Benatar peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2 peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Women Around The World At Work” by Martha And The Muffins peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Bad” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 5 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Causing A Commotion” by Madonna peaked at number 2 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Holiday” by The Other Ones peaked at number 38 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “In My Dreams” by REO Speedwagon peaked at number 46 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Indian Summer” by The Dream Academy peaked at number 89 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Lost In Emotion” by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam peaked at number 7 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Things I Do For Money” by The Northern Pikes peaked at number 85 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2 peaked at number 11 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Chihuahua” by Bow Wow Wow peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “A Good Year For The Roses” by Elvis Costello And The Attractions peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Hit The North” by The Fall peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Hold Me” by B.A. Robertson And Maggie Bell peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Don't Know” by Lanier And Company peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Don't Think Man Should Sleep Alone” by Ray Parker Jr. peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “It's Only Love” by Gary U.S. Bonds peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Keep It Dark” by Genesis peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Labelled With Love” by U.K. Squeeze peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Lost In Emotion” by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Mystery Girl” by The Dukes peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “No Pain No Gain” by The Whispers peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Princess Of The Night” by Saxon peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Remember Me” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 35 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Secret Combination” by Randy Crawford peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Body” by PiL (Public Image Limited) peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Longer The Roads” by Maynard Williams peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Trouble Still Smoking” by Trouble Funk peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Twilight” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Wanted” by The Style Council peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Whenever You Need Somebody” by Rick Astley peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “You Got The Floor” by Arthur Adams peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Bad” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Brilliant Disguise” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Errol / Easy On Your Own” by Australian Crawl peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “He's A Liar / He's a Liar (Instrumental)” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 38 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I'll Save You All My Kisses” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Need You Tonight” by INXS peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “No Man's Land - Gallipoli / Looking Back” by Johnson Brothers peaked at number 86 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Friends Of Mr. Cairo / Beside” by Jon And Vangelis peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Too Many Times / Holiday In Auckland” by Mental As Anything peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Urgent / Girl On The Moon” by Foreigner peaked at number 24 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “You Weren't In Love With Me / Celebrity Lane” by Billy Field peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “Abacab” by Genesis peaked at number 50 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Betcha Say That” by Gloria Estefan And The Miami Sound Machine peaked at number 50 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Got Me At A Disadvantage” by The Spaces peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Heard A Rumour” by Bananarama peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Ordinary Day” by Curiosity Killed The Cat peaked at number 42 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2 peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Wild Flower” by The Cult peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “'t Is nooit te laat” by Rob de Nijs peaked at number 40 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Can't We Try” by Dan Hill With Vonda Sheppard peaked at number 36 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Come On, Let's Go” by Los Lobos peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Daar komt munne witpen aan” by Jo Hoogendoorn peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Dat is alles” by Rob de Nijs peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Hollywood” by Sandy Coast peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “In The Dutch Mountains” by The Nits peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Love Changes (Everything)” by Climie Fisher peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “So This Is Romance” by Linx peaked at number 42 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Some People” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Night You Murdered Love” by ABC peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Wake Up” by Daniël Sahuleka peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “What A Night” by Dolly Dots peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “When You Gonna” by Rick And Lisa peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “Digital panik” by Magnum Bonum peaked at number 15 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Två av oss” by X-Models peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Every Kinda People” by Mint Juleps peaked at number 20 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure peaked at number 33 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 29 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Oh! Mon bateau” by Eric Morena peaked at number 22 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Un enfant de toi” by Phil Barney peaked at number 3 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “We'll Be Together” by Sting peaked at number 46 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “Angel Of Mine” by Frank Duval And Orchestra peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)” by Eurythmics peaked at number 6 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Japanese Boy” by Aneka peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Love In The First Degree” by Bananarama peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “M'innamoro di te” by Ricchi And Poveri peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Wonderful Life” by Black peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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