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The 80's Datebook for November 13

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In 1981, On General Hospital, the women of Port Charles celebrated Laura's (Genie Francis) upcoming wedding to Luke Spencer with a bachelorette party.

In 1981, Ringo releases “Wrack My Brain”.

In 1981, “Strike Force” began airing on ABC

In 1982, Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim was fatally injured when KOed by Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini in the 14th round.

In 1982, R.C., “Get Closer” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at #29 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “I Donʹt Wanna Dance” by Eddie Grant peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “Shakin'” by Eddie Money peaked at #63 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, R.C., “You Donʹt Want Me Anymore” by Steel Breeze peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.

In 1982, Robert Smith…leader and founder of The Cure…rejoined Siouxsie and the Banshees as a temporary substitute for guitarist John McGeoch, who was suffering from nervous exhaustion.

In 1982, With Doctor Ruth Westheimer making it okay for polite society to talk about sexual issues, Doctor Jack Badofsky (Tim Kazurinsky) rattles off a list of various types of orgasms, including the kind that hockey players have: “The Bobby Orr-gasm.”

In 1982, “Business as Usual,” the smash album by Men at Work, started a fifteen-week run at number one in the U.S.

In 1983, Country comedian Junior Samples died of a heart attack. He was 57.

In 1984, On Another World, after Alice Matthews Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) left Mark Singleton's (Robin Thompson) bedside in the hospital, the blue-stoned ring wearer pulled the plug on Mark's respirator.

In 1984, On Santa Barbara, John Perkins (Robert Alan Browne, in his final appearance) died from injuries after the earthquake. Warren Lockridge (John Allen Nelson) saved Ted, Augusta and Lionel, who were trapped at the bottom of a cliff.

In 1985, “In Square Circle” album by Stevie Wonder was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1985, “Little Creatures” album by Talking Heads was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1985, “Seven The Hard Way” album by Pat Benatar was released

In 1986, President Reagan publicly acknowledged that the United States had sent “defensive weapons and spare parts” to Iran in an attempt to improve relations, but denied the shipments were part of a deal aimed at freeing hostages in Lebanon.

In 1986, The state of California put Fricot City on the auction block for $8.8 million. The “city” was actually the former ranch/private estate of Desir, Fricot, which had become a California Youth Authority camp in 1945. Located approximately 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, Fricot City featured some twenty homes, two gymnasiums, two swimming pools, a full twelve-grade school, a fire station, an infirmary and a chapel.

In 1987, First condom commercial on BBC TV.

In 1987, For the first time in ten years Sonny and Cher reunited and were prodded by David Letterman into singing “I Got You Babe” on his TV show “Late Night with David Letterman”.

In 1988, ABC presents the first of 18 hours (in seven parts spread over eleven days) of the miniseries “War and Remembrance.” But alas, this is only part “One.” When all is said and done (and, in this truly unabridged version, all will be said and done), the tale will last 30 hours.

In 1989, On As the World Turns, Emily Stewart (Melanie Smith) was asked on the witness stand if her relationship with Paul Ryan Stenbeck had become sexual.

In 1989, On Guiding Light, Phillip Spaulding (Grant Aleksander) attempted to dig up the grave of Beth Raines until Rick Bauer (Michael O'Leary) and the cops stopped him.

In 1989, Time Magazine declares, “We are seeing the future of the TV talk show, and it is, well, funky.” On the cover (and in the house), Arsenioooooooooooooooo Hall.

In 1981, "Porky's" was released by 20th Century Fox / Astral Films; Bob Clark (director/screenplay); Kim Cattrall, Scott Colomby, Kaki Hunter, Nancy Parsons, Alex Karras, Susan Clark, Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O'Reilly, Tony Ganios, Boyd Gaines, Doug McGrath, Art Hindle, Wayne Maunder, Chuck Mitchell, Eric Christmas, Jack Mulcahy, Will Knickerbocker, Bill Hindman; Teen, Comedy; Live Action

In 1981, "The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper" was released by Universal Pictures / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment; Roger Spottiswoode (director); Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (screenplay); Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders, Paul Gleason, R.G. Armstrong, Dorothy Fielding, Nicolas Coster, Cooper Huckabee, Howard K. Smith, Christopher Curry; Crime, Thriller; Live Action

In 1987, "Cross My Heart" was released by Universal Pictures; Armyan Bernstein (director/screenplay); Gail Parent (screenplay); Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser, Joanna Kerns, Jessica Puscas, Lee Arenberg, Corinne Bohrer, Jason Stuart, Shelley Taylor Morgan, Eric Poppick, Steven J. Zmed; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1987, "The Running Man" was released by TriStar Pictures / Taft Entertainment / HBO Films; Paul Michael Glaser (director); Steven E. de Souza (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, Marvin J. McIntyre, Mick Fleetwood, Professor Toru Tanaka, Gus Rethwisch, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown, Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dweezil Zappa, Kurt Fuller, Rodger Bumpass, Edward Bunker, Sven-Ole Thorsen; Sci-Fi, Action; Live Action

In 1988, "Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf" was released by Worldvision Enterprises / Hanna-Barbera Productions; Ray Patterson (director); Jim Ryan (screenplay); Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Hamilton Camp, B.J. Ward, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Alan Oppenheimer, Pat Musick, Ed Gilbert, Jim Cummings, Joan Gerber, Brian Stokes Mitchell; Comedy, Mystery; Animation

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “A Love Song” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Get Closer” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at number 29 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heartlight” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Wouldn't Beg For Water” by Sheena Easton peaked at number 64 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Muscles” by Diana Ross peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Shakin'” by Eddie Money peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “You Don't Want Me Anymore” by Steel Breeze peaked at number 16 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Pressure” by Billy Joel peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Look Of Love” by ABC peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The One You Love” by Glenn Frey peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, ✪ “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, ✪ “Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Devil Or Angel” by Billy Fury peaked at number 58 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Heartbreaker” by Dionne Warwick peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Can See Her Now” by Dramatis peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “I Don't Wanna Dance” by Eddy Grant peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Jack And Diane” by John Cougar peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Never Give You Up” by Sharon Redd peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Old Flames” by Foster And Allen peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Ooh La, La, La (Let's Go Dancing)” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Stranger” by Shakatak peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “You Can Do Magic” by America peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Zambezi” by Piranhas Featuring Boring Bob Grover peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “After The Goldrush / I Have No Answers” by Prelude peaked at number 98 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Don't Go / Winter Kills” by Yazoo peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Friends in Love / When The Lovin' Goes Out of The Lovin'” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 46 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Don't Run Away And Hide” by Kitten peaked at number 18 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Glittering Prize” by Simple Minds peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Memory” by Elaine Paige peaked at number 33 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Space Age Love Song” by A Flock Of Seagulls peaked at number 31 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Adios amor” by Andy Borg peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Amor, amor, amor” by André Hazes peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “It's Raining Again” by Supertramp peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Love Me Do” by The Beatles peaked at number 32 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Midnight Blue” by Louise Tucker peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Situation” by Yazoo peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1982, “The Girl Is Mine” by Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney peaked at number 16 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Dancing In Madness” by Secret Service peaked at number 11 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “En främlings ögon” by Lustans Lakejer peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Never Again” by Tomas Ledin And Agnetha Fältskog peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

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

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Africa” by Toto peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Don't Go” by Yazoo peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Give Me Your Heart Tonight” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 10 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Hot In The City” by Billy Idol peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Made In Italy” by Ricchi And Poveri peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Piccolo amore” by Ricchi And Poveri peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Private Investigations” by Dire Straits peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Schönes Madl” by Ulli Bäer peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Weil i di mog” by Relax peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1982, “Africa” by Toto peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Master Piece” by Gazebo peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1982, “Private Investigations” by Dire Straits peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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