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In 1982, Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing this day, five months after having retinal surgery on his left eye. (In 1984, Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a fight commentator for NBC.)

In 1982, TV Guide Listing: 8:30 p.m./ET “Laverne and Shirley” (ABC): Laverne (Penny Marshall) and another girl (Carrie Fisher) are the finalists for a single Playboy Bunny opening, and each must audition for Hugh Hefner. Fisher sings “My Guy.” Hillary: Marcia Rodd. Squiggy: David L. Lander. Frank: Phil Foster.

In 1983, On Guiding Light, Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) told her stepdaughter, Hillary (Marsha Clark), that Hillary's father, Bill, had not committed suicide but was actually murdered by Eli Sims.

In 1984, Actress Donna Reed joined the cast of “Dallas” as J.R. Ewingʹs new mother on CBS-TV; it was Reedʹs first television series appearance since her own successful show ended in 1966; however, she did not score well with viewers who had become attached to Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie. Reed was written out of the script and Bel Geddes returned in 1985; Reed, devastated and infuriated by her abrupt dismissal, sued CBS and Lorimar Television for breach of contract and won a settlement of several million dollars.

In 1984, Larry Holmes scores a 12th-round technical knockout of Bonecrusher Smith to retain the IBF heavyweight title in Las Vegas. Smith is cut around the eyes and nose, and the match is halted when he is unable to see out of his left eye.

In 1984, “A Nightmare On Elm Street” starring Robert Englund as Freddie Kruger opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1985, Dennis Miller begins a five-season stint as host of “Saturday Night Liveʹs” “Weekend Update.”

In 1985, Gary Kasparov, 22, became the youngest world chess champion, ending the 10-year reign of Anatoly Karpov in Moscow.

In 1985, R.C., “Be Near Me” by ABC peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Miami Vice Theme” by Jan Hammer peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. The theme is composed by Czechoslovakian artist Jan Hammer, who composed most of the original music for the television series. Hammerʹs composition for the '80s pop-culture television giant remains on top for one week. The “Miami Vice” soundtrack LP also goes to number one and stays there for eleven weeks, beating out the previous and long-time (1959) record holder, “The Music from Peter Gunn.” Hammer received a congradulatory phone call from Henry Mancini, composer of “The Music from Peter Gunn,” for his accomplishment.

In 1985, R.C., “One Night Love Affair” by Bryan Adams peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “So In Love” by OMD peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “The Oak Tree” by Morris Day peaked at #65 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, Terry Sweeney becomes the first openly gay performer on “Saturday Night Live,”

In 1986, On One Life to Live, Clint was shot and temporarily blinded.

In 1987, On Days of Our Lives, "Roman" (later revealed to be John) and Diana comsummmated their relationship in Greece.

In 1988, The number one Billboard Pop Hit: “Wild, Wild West,” The Escape Club. A different song with the same title is also released in 1988 by Kool Moe Dee, and again in 1999 by Will Smith with Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee. That single Also tops The Billboard Hot 100.

In 1989, Communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West for the first time in decades; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.

In 1989, Stunned East German border guards watch helplessly as jubilant Germans dance on the Berlin Wall. Thousands cross the border to experience long-forbidden freedoms and riches.

In 1989, Television takes viewers to Germany for the opening of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.

In 1982, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" was released by CBS / London Films; Clive Donner (director); William Bast (screenplay); Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers, Eleanor David, Malcolm Jamieson, Richard Morant, Dominic Jephcott, Christopher Villiers, Denis Lill, Ann Firbank, Tracey Childs, Julian Fellowes, Mark Drewry, John Quarmby, David Gant, Geoffrey Toone, Joanna Dickens, Richard Charles, Gordon Gostelow, Carol MacReady, Daphne Anderson, Nick Brimble, Tony Caunter, Timothy Carlton, Kate Howard; Romance, Adventure; Live Action

In 1984, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" was released by New Line Cinema / Media Home Entertainment / Smart Egg Pictures; Wes Craven (director/screenplay); Robert Englund, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Joe Unger, Joseph Whipp, Charles Fleischer, Lin Shaye, Leslie Hoffman, David Andrews, Ash Adams, Don Hannah, Chris Tashima, Robert Shaye, Mimi Craven, Jack Shea, Ed Call, Sandy Lipton, Jeff Levine, Donna Woodrum, Paul Grenier, Shashawnee Hall, Brian Reise, Carol Pritikin, Kathi Gibbs, John Richard Peterson, Antonia Yannouli; Slasher; Live Action

In 1984, "No Small Affair" was released by Columbia Pictures; Jerry Schatzberg (director); Craig Bolotin (screenplay); Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, George Wendt, Peter Frechette, E. G. Daily, Ann Wedgeworth, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Robbins, Hamilton Camp, Scott Getlin, Judith Baldwin, Jennifer Tilly, Kene Holliday, Tate Donovan, Thomas Adams, Myles Berkowitz, Arthur Taxier; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1984, "Oh, God! You Devil" was released by Warner Bros.; Paul Bogart (director); Andrew Bergman (screenplay); George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart, Eugene Roche, Janet Brandt, Robert Desiderio, John Doolittle, Julie Lloyd, Belita Moreno, Jason Wingreen, Susan Peretz, Robert Picardo, Arthur Malet, James Cromwell, Arnold Johnson, Brandy Gold, Lois Wilde; Comedy; Live Action

In 1984, "Samson & Sally" was released by Dansk Tegnefilm; Jannik Hastrup (director/screenplay); Bent Haller, Li Vilstrup (screenplay); Jesper Klein, Helle Hertz, Per Pallesen, Bodil Udsen, Poul Thomsen, Kristen Peuliche, Berthe Qvistgaard, Claus Ryskjær, Preben Neergaard, Ole Ernst; Romance, Family; Animation

In 1984, "Silent Night, Deadly Night" was released by Tri-Star Pictures / Slayride Productions, Inc.; Charles E. Sellier Jr. (director); Michael Hickey (screenplay); Robert Brian Wilson, Alex Burton, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Britt Leach, Nancy Borgenicht, H. E. D. Redford, Linnea Quigley, Leo Geter, Randy Stumpf, Will Hare, Tara Buckman, Geoff Hansen, Charles Dierkop, Donald L. Shanks, Eric Hart, A. Madeline Smith, Amy Stuyvesant, Max Robinson, Vinc Massa, John Michael Alvarez, John Bishop, Richard C. Terry, Oscar Rowland, Richard D. Clark, Tip Boxell, Judith Roberts; Slasher; Live Action

In 1988, "Child's Play" was released by United Artists / MGM/UA Communications Co.; Tom Holland (director/screenplay); Don Mancini, John Lafia (screenplay); Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Dinah Manoff, Tommy Swerdlow, Jack Colvin, Raymond Oliver, Neil Giuntoli, Alan Wilder, Aaron Osborne, Juan Ramirez; Slasher, Horror; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Be Near Me” by ABC peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Charm The Snake” by Christopher Cross peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “One Night Love Affair” by Bryan Adams peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “So In Love” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Oak Tree” by Morris Day peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Theme From 'Miami Vice'” by Jan Hammer peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “After The Fire” by Roger Daltrey peaked at number 53 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” by Paul Young peaked at number 16 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Like To Get To Know You Well” by Howard Jones peaked at number 68 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lovin' Every Minute Of It” by Loverboy peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Saving All My Love For You” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Stayin' All Night” by Headpins peaked at number 52 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Night Is Still Young” by Billy Joel peaked at number 48 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Can Your Pussy Do The Dog” by The Cramps peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Ace Of Hearts” by Chris Rea peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Big Deal (Theme)” by Bobby G peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Bite This” by Roxanne Shante peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cities In Dust” by Siouxsie And The Banshees peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Communication” by The Power Station peaked at number 75 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Emergency” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Hit And Run” by Total Contrast peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I Like You” by Phyllis Nelson peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World” by Brilliant peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Leave It To Luck” by Topper Headon peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Legs” by The Art Of Noise peaked at number 69 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lose Your Love” by Blancmange peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Nikita” by Elton John Featuring George Michael And Nik Kershaw peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Secret Rendezvous” by René And Angela peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Something About You” by Level 42 peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Stay With Me” by Eighth Wonder peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Tears Are Falling” by KISS peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Way Love's Supposed To Be” by Tony Stevens peaked at number 79 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Wind Of Change” by Robert Wyatt peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Yeh Yeh” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “In Between Days (Without You)” by The Cure peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “One Of The Living” by Tina Turner peaked at number 34 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “All You Zombies” by The Hooters peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Empty Rooms” by Gary Moore peaked at number 48 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Sleeping Bag” by ZZ Top peaked at number 13 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “What You Need” by INXS peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Die mooie ogen” by Jantje Koopmans peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Dress You Up” by Madonna peaked at number 7 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'll Be Good” by René And Angela peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Separate Lives” by Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin peaked at number 43 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Sometimes When We Touch” by Anita Meyer peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Soul Kiss” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 38 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Take It Out In A Boogie” by Georgie Davis peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Yeh Yeh” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Clouds Across The Moon” by The RAH Band peaked at number 28 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cherish” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 11 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Into The Groove” by Madonna peaked at number 2 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Girl Of Lucifer” by Monte Kristo peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” by Dead Or Alive peaked at number 29 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Election Day” by Arcadia peaked at number 7 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1985, “St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr peaked at number 3 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Summer Of '69” by Bryan Adams peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Power Of Love” by Jennifer Rush peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Chance To Desire” by Radiorama peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Eaten Alive” by Diana Ross peaked at number 17 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I Can Lose My Heart Tonight” by C.C. Catch peaked at number 19 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “In Zaire” by Round One peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Take On Me” by a-ha peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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