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In 1980, Hazzard Countyʹs Deputy “Enos” Strate bumbles his way into a new job (and his own spinoff series) as part of the LAPDʹs Special Branch of the Metro Squad. While Enos, writes of his adventures in the big city to Daisy Duke back in Hazzard, she has no need to worry that much about him, as his assignment will end with the cancellation of the series after one season.

In 1980, John Lennonʹs “Starting Over” was released, featuring a picture of John and Yoko Ono kissing on the record cover.

In 1980, The soundtrack album Honeysuckle Rose was at #1 on the US Country chart. The 1980 musical drama film of the same name, featured Willie Nelson. Tracks on the album include songs by Nelson and various artists including Kenneth Threadgill, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Gimble, Hank Cochran, Jeannie Seely and Dyan Cannon. The song "On the Road Again" was nominated for Best Original Song in the 53rd Academy Awards.

In 1980, The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn, sailing beneath the planetʹs rings while transmitting data back to Earth.

In 1981, First time a spacecraft is launched twice/the Space Shuttle 'Columbia' lifts off again as the second Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia Two. (The robot arm is first used in space.).

In 1983, Cabbage Patch Dolls Debut.

In 1983, R.C., “All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Love Is A Stranger” by Eurythmics peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Modern Love” by David Bowie peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Queen Of The Broken Hearts” by Loverboy peaked at #34 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel peaked at number three on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks.

In 1983, “The Plasticman Comedy/Adventure Show”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on CBS.

In 1984, Madonna released her sophomore album, her biggest-selling, “Like A Virgin.” It becomes the Material Girlʹs biggest album. The album title track spends six weeks at number one on Billboard singles chart. Spawns top five singles “Material Girl,” “Angel” and “Dress You Up.” The album also launches an army of lingerie-clad pre-teen Madonna wannabes.

In 1984, Madonna released her “Like A Virgin” LP; “Weird Al” parodied the title track the next year as “Like A Surgeon”.

In 1984, Paul McCartney releases “We All Stand Together”.

In 1984, Spacewalker Joseph Allen became the first astronaut to rescue a satellite as the “Discovery” space shuttle made a $35 million rescue. When capturing the wayward satellite, Allen might have told mission control, “Hey, I can see HBO in here! The Movie Channel, too! And, look, thereʹs Showtime! Way cool!”

In 1985, On General Hospital, Anna (Finola Hughes) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) continued to search for Robin (Kimberly McCullough), who was in the Asian Quarter.

In 1986, TV Guide Listing: 8 p.m./ET “Perfect Strangers” (ABC): Larry (Mark Linn-Baker) tells Balki that the woman Balkiʹs in love with is suing him, but Balki (Bronson Pinchot) thinks his cousin is just jealous. Carol: Karen Lynn Scott.

In 1986, “True Colors” album by Cyndi Lauper was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1988, R.C., “The Loco-Motion” by Kylie Minogue peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, R.C., “Wild, Wild West” by The Escape Club peaked at number one on the pop singles chart, it was later parodied into “Adam West” by The Caped Club.

In 1982, "Alone in the Dark" was released by New Line Cinema / Masada Productions; Jack Sholder (director/screenplay); Robert Shaye, Michael Harrpster (screenplay); Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Erland Van Lidth, Dwight Schultz, Brent Jennings, Frederick Coffin, Annie Korzen, Lin Shaye, Deborah Hedwall, Lee Taylor-Allan, Phillip Clark, Elizabeth Ward, Carol Levy, Keith Reddin, Gordon Watkins; Slasher; Live Action

In 1982, "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" was released by Cinecom International Films / Mark Goodson Productions / Viacom Enterprises / Sandcastle 5; Robert Altman (director); Ed Graczyk (screenplay); Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Marta Heflin, Kathy Bates, Mark Patton, Caroline Aaron, Ann Risley, Ruth Miller, Gena Ramsel, Dianne Turley Travis; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1982, "Five Days One Summer" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / The Ladd Company; Fred Zinnemann (director); Michael Austin (screenplay); Sean Connery, Betsy Brantley, Lambert Wilson, Jennifer Hilary, Isabel Dean, Gérard Buhr, Anna Massey, Sheila Reid; Romantic, Drama; Live Action

In 1982, "Jimmy the Kid" was released by New World Pictures / Zephyr Productions; Gary Nelson (director); Sam Bobrick (screenplay); Gary Coleman, Paul Le Mat, Ruth Gordon, Dee Wallace, Cleavon Little, Don Adams, Pat Morita, Fay Hauser, Avery Schreiber, Walter Olkewicz; Comedy; Live Action

In 1982, "The Slumber Party Massacre" was released by New World Pictures / Santa Fe Productions; Amy Holden Jones (director); Rita Mae Brown (screenplay); Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Brinke Stevens, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso, Andree Honore, Gina Mari, Jennifer Meyers, Joseph Alan Johnson, David Millbern, Jim Boyce, Pamela Roylance, Rigg Kennedy, Jean Vargas, Howard Purgason, Anna Patton; Slasher; Live Action

In 1982, "They Call Me Bruce?" was released by Film Ventures International; Elliott Hong (director); David B. Randolph (screenplay); Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Bill Capizzi, Raf Mauro, Pam Huntington, Martin Azarow, Tony Brande, René Levant; Action, Comedy; Live Action

In 1982, "White Dog" was released by Paramount Pictures; Samuel Fuller (director/screenplay); Curtis Hanson (screenplay); Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives, Jameson Parker, Parley Baer; Drama; Live Action

In 1986, "Heat" was released by New Century Vista; Dick Richards, Jerry Jameson (directors); William Goldman (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol, Neill Barry, Howard Hesseman, Diana Scarwid, Joseph Mascolo, Deborah Rush, Wendell Burton, Joe Klecko, Pete Koch; Action, Thriller; Live Action

In 1989, "Polly" was released by NBC / Buena Vista Television / Walt Disney Television / Echo Cove Productions; Debbie Allen (director); Eleanor H. Porter, William Blinn, David Swift (screenplay); Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Dorian Harewood, Barbara Montgomery, T. K. Carter, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Brandon Quintin Adams, Butterfly McQueen, Larry Riley, Brock Peters, Celeste Holm, Ken Page, George Anthony Bell, Michael Peters, Vickilyn Reynolds, Ashanti, Barbara Perry; Musical; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Wild, Wild West” by The Escape Club peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “A Word In Spanish” by Elton John peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Allies” by Heart peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Another Lover” by Giant Steps peaked at number 13 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Any Love” by Luther Vandross peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Boy, I've Been Told” by Sa-Fire peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Cars With The Boom” by L'Trimm peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Didn't Know It Was Love” by Survivor peaked at number 61 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Dirty Looks” by Juice Newton peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Break My Heart” by Romeo's Daughter peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye” by Dionne Warwick And Luther Vandross peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Lady Down On Love” by Alabama peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Love Is A Stranger” by Eurythmics peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Modern Love” by David Bowie peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “My Town” by Michael Stanley Band peaked at number 39 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More)” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 73 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “One Moment In Time” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Queen Of The Broken Hearts” by Loverboy peaked at number 34 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Stop Doggin' Me Around” by Klique peaked at number 50 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Loco-Motion” by Kylie Minogue peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel peaked at number 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “All I Need” by Toronto peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bring Me Some Water” by Melissa Etheridge peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Can't Shake Loose” by Agnetha Fältskog peaked at number 23 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Go” by Hothouse Flowers peaked at number 10 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Five Long Years” by Colin James peaked at number 24 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Foolin'” by Def Leppard peaked at number 39 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Islands In The Stream” by Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Love Is A Stranger” by Eurythmics peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Suddenly Last Summer” by The Motels peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Loco-Motion” by Kylie Minogue peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 peaked at number 73 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “(I Don't Want To) Walk Away” by Doug And The Slugs peaked at number 84 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “1974” by Amy Grant peaked at number 75 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “A Word In Spanish” by Elton John peaked at number 5 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “And When She Danced” by David Foster And Marilyn Martin peaked at number 49 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Flying On Your Own” by Anne Murray peaked at number 44 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys peaked at number 4 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Nothing Can Come Between Us” by Sade peaked at number 21 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Spot You In A Coalmine” by Corey Hart peaked at number 12 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Walk On Through” by Rita MacNeil peaked at number 42 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “1-2-3” by Gloria Estefan And The Miami Sound Machine peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “7” by Musical Youth peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “A Mess Of Blues” by Status Quo peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “All My Life” by Major Harris peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bitter Sweet” by Marc Almond peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Broken Heart” by Big Country peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Dancing In The Dark” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Dressing Up” by Street Angels peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Fantasy Real” by Galazy peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Four Little Diamonds” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Get Out Of My Mix” by Dolby's Cube peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Heart Of Stone” by Bucks Fizz peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Heaven Is Waiting” by Danse Society peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Here Comes That Sound” by Simon Harris peaked at number 38 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I Just Can't Walk Away” by The Four Tops peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I Will Love You All My Life” by Foster And Allen peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Jealous Love” by JoBoxers peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Know How” by Young MC peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Let's Stick Together '88 (Westside 1988 Remix)” by Bryan Ferry peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Lick It Up” by KISS peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “New Dimension” by Imagination peaked at number 56 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Open Your Heart” by Europe peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Ordinary Angel” by Hue And Cry peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Puss 'n Boots” by Adam Ant peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Really Glad You Came” by Ian Dury peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Reggae Night” by Jimmy Cliff peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Respect” by The Real Roxanne peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Runner” by James 'D Train' Williams peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “She Makes My Day” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “So Hot” by Haines Gang peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Synchronicity II” by The Police peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “That Was Then But This Is Now” by ABC peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Twice The Love” by George Benson peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Union Sundown” by Bob Dylan peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Welcome To The Jungle/Nightrain” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “What's On Your Mind” by Information Society peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wheel Of Evil” by In Tua Nua peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “White Light, White Heat” by David Bowie peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, ✪ “So Excellent / I Go, I Go” by Kylie Mole peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Gold” by Spandau Ballet peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Quit” by Bros peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “She Wants To Dance With Me” by Rick Astley peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Who's That Girl?” by Eurythmics peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Find My Love” by Fairground Attraction peaked at number 34 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Owe You Nothing” by Bros peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Know Your Own Heart” by Dance Exponents peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Midnight” by Hammond Gamble peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Paradise” by The Fan Club peaked at number 20 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Revolution Baby” by Transvision Vamp peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Shipbuilding” by Robert Wyatt peaked at number 27 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” by Peabo Bryson And Roberta Flack peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Union Of The Snake” by Duran Duran peaked at number 3 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “'n Beetje verziekt (De Hazes-medley)” by Rubberen Robbie peaked at number 40 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Als 'n meeuw in de wind” by Arne Jansen And Les Cigales peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Ben je eenzaam vannacht” by Danny Mirror peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Big Apple” by Kajagoogoo peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Good Times” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 47 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett And The Blackhearts peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Wish U Heaven” by Prince peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I'm Only Shooting Love” by Time Bandits peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Listen To The Voices” by Labi Siffre peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Mannish Boy” by Muddy Waters peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Money Makes The World Go Round” by Centerfold peaked at number 50 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “My Boy” by The Jodelles peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Open Your Heart” by Europe peaked at number 42 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Praat me niet van liefde” by Canyon peaked at number 46 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “S.C.H.E.I.D.I.N.G.” by Monica West peaked at number 39 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Tears Run Rings” by Marc Almond peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “This Feeling” by Sam Brown peaked at number 32 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Waarom huil je nou” by Vader Abraham And Tessa peaked at number 38 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wee Rule” by Wee Papa Girl Rappers peaked at number 2 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, ✪ “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “A Groovy Kind Of Love” by Phil Collins peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Herz ist Trumpf (Dann rufst du an...)” by Trio peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Indestructible” by The Four Tops Featuring Smokey Robinson peaked at number 22 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rockit” by Herbie Hancock peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Teardrops” by Womack And Womack peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Femmes du Congo” by Raft peaked at number 20 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Need You” by B.V.S.M.P. peaked at number 32 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Downtown” by One 2 Many peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1988, “King For A Day” by Tomboy peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Undercover Of The Night” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Anytime” by B.V.S.M.P. peaked at number 22 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Big Apple” by Kajagoogoo peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Ciao Italy ciao amore” by Ricchi And Poveri peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Kann denn Schwachsinn Sünde sein...?” by Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung peaked at number 24 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Ol' Rag Blues” by Status Quo peaked at number 17 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rockit” by Herbie Hancock peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Someone Belonging To Someone” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 24 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “You're My One And Only” by Jennifer Rush peaked at number 21 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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