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The 80's Datebook for November 8

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In 1980, Bruce Springsteenʹs “The River” is his first album to reach number one on the charts.

In 1980, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh had been founding members of The Human League, but after disagreements with vocalist Phil Oakey, left the group to form Heaven 17.

In 1980, On the cover of TV Guide: “Polly Holiday of Flo”. Other Articles: Cher, TV Reports from Saturn.

In 1980, R.C., “Dreamer (live version)” by Supertramp peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Private Idaho” by B-52's peaked at #74 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Sheʹs So Cold” by Rolling Stones peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Sometimes A Fantasy” by Billy Joel peaked at #36 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, announced that the U.S. space probe Voyager One had discovered a 15th moon orbiting the planet Saturn.

In 1980, “Fonz and The Happy Days Gang”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.

In 1980, “The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on ABC.

In 1981, Don Shula recorded his 200th NFL victory when the Miami Dolphins edged the New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime.

In 1981, “Animals Animals Animals”, TV Nature show last aired on ABC ABC ABC.

In 1981, “Issues And Answers”, TV Public Affairs; last aired on ABC. Sure there were more issues, but ABC ran out of answers.

In 1982, “Combat Rock” album by The Clash was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1983, “Lawyers In Love” album by Jackson Browne was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1983, “Puttin' On The Ritz” single by Taco was certified Gold by the RIAA. Yo quiero mas Taco Musica!

In 1983, “Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This)” album by Eurythmics was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1985, After no small hint from a song by Bob Dylan, that a judge overturned Rubin “Hurricane” Carterʹs conviction for a 1966 triple murder in a Patterson, New Jersey, bar. The former boxer had spent 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

In 1985, On Days of our Lives, Patch (Stephen Nichols) kidnapped Hope Williams Brady (Kristian Alfonso) at knifepoint.

In 1986, On the cover of TV Guide: “Joan Collins and George Hamilton”. Other Articles: Finola Hughes, Bob Schieffer

In 1986, R.C., “Amanda” by Boston peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “Daydream Believer” (new mix) by The Monkees peaked at #79 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “I Didnʹt Mean To Turn You On” by Robert Palmer peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “Jumpin' Jack Flash” by Aretha Franklin peaked at #21 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1986, This day saw the biggest blowout of the year happen, as Oklahoma defeated Missouri 77-0 in a college football game.

In 1986, “The Puppyʹs Further Adventures”, TV Cartoon Show; last aired on ABC. The series apparently went far enough.

In 1988, 11 x 08 = 88

In 1988, “Gems” album by Aerosmith was released

In 1988, “Green” album by R.E.M. was released

In 1989, “Love In An Elevator” single by Aerosmith was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1989, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” launches at speeds of at least “mock 5.”

In 1989, “The End Of The Innocence” album by Don Henley was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1985, "Bring On the Night" was released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company; Michael Apted (director/screenplay); Sting, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland, Branford Marsalis, Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis; Documentary; Live Action

In 1985, "Target" was released by Warner Bros.; Arthur Penn (director); Jose Luis Navarro, Don Petersen, Leonard B. Stern (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt, Josef Sommer, Guy Boyd, Viktoriya Fyodorova, Herbert Berghof, Richard Münch, Werner Pochath, Jany Holt, Ilona Grübel, James Selby, Ray Fry; Mystery, Thriller; Live Action

In 1985, "That Was Then... This Is Now" was released by Paramount Pictures; Christopher Cain (director); Emilio Estevez (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Kim Delaney, Jill Schoelen, Larry B. Scott, Barbara Babcock, Morgan Freeman, Frank McCarthy, Ramon Estevez, Frank Howard, Diane Dorsey; Drama; Live Action

In 1985, "Transylvania 6-5000" was released by New World Pictures; Rudy De Luca (director/screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Joseph Bologna, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Jones, John Byner, Geena Davis, Michael Richards, Donald Gibb, Norman Fell, Teresa Ganzel, Rudy De Luca, Inge Appelt, Božidar Smiljanić; Horror, Comedy; Live Action

In 1986, "Quiet Cool" was released by New Line Cinema; Clay Borris (director/screenplay); Susan Vercellino (screenplay); James Remar, Adam Coleman Howard, Daphne Ashbrook, Jared Martin, Nick Cassavetes, Joey Sagal, Chris Mulkey, Clayton Landey, Fran Ryan, Ted White, Rob Moran, Brooks Gardner, Travis McKenna; Action; Live Action

In 1987, "Billionaire Boys Club" was released by NBC Productions; Marvin J. Chomsky (director); Gy Waldron (screenplay); Judd Nelson, Brian McNamara, Ron Silver, Fredric Lehne, John Stockwell, Barry Tubb, Raphael Sbarge, Jill Schoelen, Stan Shaw, John Dye, James Sloyan, Allan Miller, Alan Fudge, Peter Jason, James Karen, Paul Lambert, Richard McKenzie, Gail O'Grady, Ben Piazza, Richard Venture, Vernon Weddle, S. John Launer, Reva Rose, Dale Dye, Shirley Knight, Brian Wimmer, Robert Hallak, Robert Krantz, Eric Larson, Ruth Manning, Margarita Franco, Alexander Zale, Terry Beaver, Milt Tarver, Joseph Chapman; Drama, Thriller; Live Action

In 1989, "Henry V" was released by The Samuel Goldwyn Company / BBC Films; Kenneth Branagh (director/screenplay); Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, Christian Bale, James Larkin, Simon Shepherd, Brian Blessed, Charles Kay, Nicholas Ferguson, Edward Jewesbury, Danny Webb, Ian Holm, Jimmy Yuill, John Sessions, Shaun Prendergast, Patrick Doyle, Michael Williams, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Briers, Geoffrey Hutchings, Robert Stephens, Michael Maloney, Nigel Greaves, Harold Innocent, Richard Easton, Colin Hurley, Geraldine McEwan, David Lloyd Meredith, Christopher Ravenscroft, David Parfitt, James Simmons, Paul Gregory, Tom Whitehouse, Fabian Cartwright, Stephen Simms, Jay Villiers, Richard Clifford, Julian Gartside; Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Let's Do Something Cheap And Superficial” by Burt Reynolds peaked at number 88 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, ✪ “Private Idaho” by The B-52's peaked at number 74 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Amanda” by Boston peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Dreamer (Live Version)” by Supertramp peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Hold On” by Kansas peaked at number 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “I Could Be Good For You” by 707 peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I Didn't Mean To Turn You On” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I'm For Real” by Howard Hewett peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Jumpin' Jack Flash” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 21 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Lady Soul” by The Temptations peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “More Than Physical” by Bananarama peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “She's So Cold” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Sherry” by Robert John peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Somebody's Out There” by Triumph peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Sometimes A Fantasy” by Billy Joel peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “That Girl Could Sing” by Jackson Browne peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “When We Get Married” by Larry Graham peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Who Were You Thinking Of” by Dandy And The Doolittle Band peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, ✪ “Paranoimia” by The Art Of Noise With Max Headroom peaked at number 31 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “All I Hear (Is A Heartbeat)” by Agent peaked at number 96 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” by New Edition peaked at number 52 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Loving Strangers” by Christopher Cross peaked at number 94 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1980, “New York, New York” by Marc Jordan peaked at number 81 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker peaked at number 21 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Girl Can't Help It” by Journey peaked at number 60 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Where Did Your Heart Go?” by Wham! peaked at number 81 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1980, “You'll Accomp'ny Me” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Kill The Poor” by Dead Kennedys peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “51st State” by New Model Army peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Anotherloverholenyohead” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 36 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Ask” by The Smiths peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Can't Fake The Feeling” by Geraldine Hunt peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Dog Eat Dog” by Adam And The Ants peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Falling In Love” by Sybil peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Give Me An Inch” by Hazel O'Connor peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Love Theme From 'Top Gun' (Take My Breath Away)” by Berlin peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Miles Away” by John Foxx peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Notorious” by Duran Duran peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “One Man Woman” by Sheena Easton peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Something Outa Nothing” by Letitia Dean And Paul Medford peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Special Brew” by Bad Manners peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Suddenly” by Olivia Newton-John And Cliff Richard peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Thighs High” by Tom Browne peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “This Is The World Calling” by Bob Geldof peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Generals And Majors / The Somnambulist” by XTC peaked at number 24 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Don't Wake Me” by Uncanny X-Men peaked at number 31 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Eye Of The Zombie” by John Fogerty peaked at number 30 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Face The Day / Public Enemy” by The Angels (Australia) peaked at number 67 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Five Letter Word / Alone” by The Numbers peaked at number 40 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “He's So Shy / Movin' On” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Heartbeat” by Don Johnson peaked at number 26 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “How Do You Talk To Boys / Bitter The Heart” by Sharon O'Neill peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “How Does It Feel To Be Back / United State” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 48 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “In Too Deep” by Genesis peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Let My Love Open The Door / And I Moved” by Pete Townshend peaked at number 82 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Rhythm Of The City (3DB)” by T.M. Singers peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “She's Everywhere / On My Own” by John Farnham peaked at number 90 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Sooner or Later / The "B" Side” by The Innocents peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Talk Of The Town / Cuban Slide” by The Pretenders peaked at number 55 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Typical Male” by Tina Turner peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off” by Jermaine Stewart peaked at number 37 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “You're The Voice” by John Farnham peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Ashes To Ashes” by David Bowie peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Dreamin'” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Emotion In Motion” by Ric Ocasek peaked at number 35 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Lessons In Love” by Level 42 peaked at number 18 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Out For The Count” by Knightshade peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Rage Hard” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Woman In Love” by Barbra Streisand peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “All I Want To Do” by UB40 peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Children Of Paradise” by Boney M. peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Die rote Sonne von Barbados” by Die Flippers peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Every Little Kiss” by Bruce Hornsby And The Range peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Geronimo's Cadillac” by Modern Talking peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Glory Glory” by Mac Kissoon And His Childeren Featuring The Gerald Brown Singers peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)” by Grace Jones peaked at number 39 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Lies (Through The 80's)” by Manfred Mann's Earth Band peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Love Theme From 'Top Gun' (Take My Breath Away)” by Berlin peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Lovely One” by The Jacksons peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Notorious” by Duran Duran peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Release (The Tension)” by Patti LaBelle peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “What You're Proposing” by Status Quo peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Words Get In The Way” by Miami Sound Machine Featuring Gloria Estefan peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” by Cutting Crew peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I've Been Losing You” by a-ha peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Macken” by Galenskaparna och After Shave peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Se dig inte om” by Ratata peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1986, “True Blue” by Madonna peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Two Of Hearts” by Stacey Q peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1986, “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “Brick” by Fake peaked at number 6 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Dancing On The Ceiling” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 42 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Flash” by Stéphanie peaked at number 4 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “L'enfant” by Jeanne Mas peaked at number 3 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Final Countdown” by Europe peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Épaule tattoo” by Étienne Daho peaked at number 39 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, ✪ “In The Army Now” by Status Quo peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Geronimo's Cadillac” by Modern Talking peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “(Forever) Live And Die” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark peaked at number 9 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2, ein Jahr danach)” by Falco peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Johnny And Mary” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1986, “True Blue” by Madonna peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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