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In 1980, Dolly Parton released her twenty-third solo studio album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs. A concept album about working, the album was centered on Parton's hit "9 to 5", which served as the theme song to the film of the same name.

In 1980, John Lennonʹs Grammy-winning “Double Fantasy” album, a two-record set, was released.

In 1981, On Another World, an argument ensued when Larry Ewing (Rick Porter) accused his wife, Clarice (Gail Brown), of leading Jerry Grove (Paul Tinder) on before her rape. Later, they made peace and comforted each other. Barry Snider debuted as Joe Masterson in this episode.

In 1981, On Flamingo Road, Fielding Carlyle (Mark Harmon) turned his attention to improving living conditions in Truro's impoverished barrio quarter. Meanwhile, Sam Curtis (John Beck) assumed responsibility for Alicia (Gina Gallego) and Julio (Fernando Allende) Sanchez, the adult children of one of his Cuban employees, who died at the construction site. Field learned the identity of the barrio's slumlord. Julio bristled at Alicia's reliance on Sam. Sam and Sheriff Titus Semple (Howard Duff) drew battle lines over their domain.

In 1981, On General Hospital, Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) exchanged their wedding vows at the altar. As the ceremony concluded, Helena Cassadine (guest star Elizabeth Taylor), who was lurking in the background, put a curse on the newly married couple. Luke and Laura proceeded to get ready for their honeymoon and to toss the garter belt and bouquet to the anxious guests. As Laura threw the wedding bouquet, her ex-husband, Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner), snatched it from the guests' outstretched hands. Luke then took it upon himself to show Scott that Laura was now his wife and the two of them had a big fight. The newlyweds then left on their honeymoon, agreeing to put everything in the past and to start a new life together. 30 million viewers tuned in, the largest audience in daytime television history.

In 1981, The Rolling Stonesʹ “Waiting On A Friend”/“Little T&A” 45 released.

In 1982, South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim was legally declared dead by a judge in Las Vegas, Nevada, four days after he was left in a coma from a boxing match against Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.

In 1982, The 1982 season was reduced from a 16-game schedule to nine as the result of a 57-day playersʹ strike. The strike was called by the NFLPA at midnight on Monday, September 20, following the Green Bay at New York Giants game. Play resumed November 21-22 following ratification of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by NFL owners, November 17 in New York. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was to run through the 1986 season, the NFL draft was extended through 1992 and the veteran free-agent system was left basically unchanged. A minimum salary schedule for years of experience was established; training camp and postseason pay were increased; playersʹ medical, insurance, and retirement benefits were increased; and a severance-pay system was introduced to aid in career transition, a first in professional sports.

In 1982, “Night And Day” album by Joe Jackson was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1984, R.C., “Body” by Jacksons peaked at #47 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Purple Rain” by Prince and The Revolution peaked at number two on the pop singles chart. Parodies such as “Purple Reindeer” were recorded.

In 1984, R.C., “Sex Shooter” by Apollonia Six peaked at #85 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “The War Song” by Culture Club peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, Howard Stern began broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM, New York.

In 1985, The 15th Anniversary Show of the Doctor Demento Show aired on radio. Among the highlights were interview clips from stars such as Frank Zappa, Doodles Weaver, Larry Groce, and Mel Blanc, a countdown of the all-time funny five novelty hits (5: Ballad of Irving, 4: Pencil Neck Geek, 3: Fish Heads, 2: Theyʹre Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! and 1: Dead Puppies), and the number one artist of all time (“Weird Al” Yankovic).

In 1985, The EPA named 403 chemicals potential public dangers in plant accidents. Does Tom Lehrer wish to do a followup to his “Elements” song with this event?

In 1986, On Another World, following an interruption from Reginald Love (John Considine), Michael Hudson (Kale Browne) and Donna Love (Anna Stuart) were married in the judge's chambers.

In 1987, On One Life to Live: therapist Sarah Gordon arrived to help Clint learn to adjust to his blindness. She went on to become one of Boʹs great loves.

In 1988, Justin Deas aired for the final time as Keith Timmons on Santa Barbara.

In 1989, On Guiding Light, Blake Spaulding (Sherry Stringfield) had her husband, Phillip (Grant Aleksander), committed to the mental hospital.

In 1989, The Disney movie “The Little Mermaid” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1989, “Steel Magnolias,” starring Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts, opens in theaters nationally

In 1988, "Cherry 2000" was released by Orion Pictures; Steve De Jarnatt (director); Michael Almereyda (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Tim Thomerson, Pamela Gidley, Harry Carey Jr., Jennifer Mayo, Ben Johnson, Brion James, Marshall Bell, Larry Fishburne, Michael C. Gwynne, Jack Thibeau, Robert Z'Dar, Jennifer Balgobin, Cameron Milzer; Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1989, "All Dogs Go to Heaven" was released by United Artists / Sullivan Bluth Studios; Don Bluth (director); David N. Weiss (screenplay); Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Judith Barsi, Vic Tayback, Charles Nelson Reilly, Loni Anderson, Melba Moore, Ken Page, Rob Fuller, Earleen Carey, Godfrey Quigley, Anna Manahan, Candy Devine, Dan Kuenster, David N. Weiss, Charlie Adler, Jack Angel, Nancy Cartwright, Philip L. Clarke, Patrick Pinney, Laura Summer, Nigel Pegram, Jay Stevens, Kelly Briley, Cyndi Cozzo, Thomas Durkin, Dana Rifkin, Daryl Gilley, John Carr, John Eddings, Jeff Etter, T. Dan Hofstedt, Dan Molina, Mark Swan, Taylor Swanson, Dick Zondag, Anaida R. Garcia; Musical, Family; Animation

In 1989, "Harlem Nights" was released by Paramount Pictures; Eddie Murphy (director/screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Della Reese, Berlinda Tolbert, Stan Shaw, Jasmine Guy, Vic Polizos, Lela Rochon, David Marciano, Arsenio Hall, Thomas Mikal Ford, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Charlie Murphy, Robin Harris, Michael Buffer, Reynaldo Rey, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Desi Arnaz Hines II, Uncle Ray Murphy, Don Familton; Comedy, Crime; Live Action

In 1989, "The Little Mermaid" was released by Walt Disney Pictures; Ron Clements, John Musker (directors/screenplay); Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Buddy Hackett, Paddi Edwards, Ben Wright, Edie McClurg, Kimmy Robertson, Caroline Vasicek, Will Ryan, René Auberjonois, Gerrit Graham, J. D. Daniels, Rod McKuen, Malachi Pearson, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Hamilton Camp, Debbie Shapiro, Ed Gilbert, Charlie Adler, Jack Angel, Steve Bulen, Nancy Cartwright, Philip L. Clarke, Jennifer Darling, Gail Farrell, Donny Gerrard, Phillip Ingram, Anne Lockhart, Sherry Lynn, Patrick Pinney, Sally Stevens, Jackie Ward, Robert Weil, Susan Boyd, Allan Davies, Mitch Gordon, Willie Greene Jr., Linda Harmon, Walter S. Harrah, Luana Jackman, William A. Kanady, Edie Lehmann, Melissa MacKay, Guy Maeda, Lynn Dolin Mann, Arne B. Markussen, Mickie T. McGowan, Gene J. Merlino, Lewis Morford, Kathleen O'Connor, Marilyn Powell, Gloria G. Prosper, Michael Redman Jr., Robert Tebow, Rob Trow, Joe Turano, Bobbi White, Robert S. Zwirn; Musical, Fantasy, Family; Animation

In 1989, "Mystery Train" was released by Orion Classics; Jim Jarmusch (director/screenplay); Youki Kudoh, Masatoshi Nagase, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinque Lee, Rufus Thomas, Jodie Markell, Nicoletta Braschi, Elizabeth Bracco, Sy Richardson, Tom Noonan, Joe Strummer, Rick Aviles, Steve Buscemi, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Tom Waits; Anthology; Live Action

In 1989, "Prancer" was released by Orion Pictures / Nelson Entertainment / Cineplex Odeon Films; John D. Hancock (director); Greg Taylor (screenplay); Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Abe Vigoda, Michael Constantine, Ariana Richards, Rebecca Harrell, John Joseph Duda, Johnny Galecki, Rutanya Alda, Mark Rolston, Walter Charles, Michael Luciano, Jesse Bradford, Sandra Olson, Dan Atherton, Boo; Family, Christmas; Live Action

In 1989, "Steel Magnolias" was released by TriStar Pictures / Rastar; Herbert Ross (director); Robert Harling (screenplay); Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sam Shepard, Bill McCutcheon, Jonathan Ward, Knowl Johnson, Ann Wedgeworth, Bibi Besch, Janine Turner, James Wlcek, Tom Hodges, Ronald Young, C. Houser, Daniel Camp, Norman Fletcher; Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1989, "Valmont" was released by Orion Pictures; Miloš Forman (director/screenplay); Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay); Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Siân Phillips, Jeffrey Jones, Henry Thomas, Fabia Drake, T. P. McKenna, Isla Blair, Ian McNeice, Aleta Mitchell, Ronald Lacey, Vincent Schiavelli, Sandrine Dumas; Romance, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Body” by The Jacksons peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Edge Of A Dream” by Joe Cocker peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Girls With Guns” by Tommy Shaw peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Heaven's On Fire” by KISS peaked at number 49 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Purple Rain” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Sex Shooter” by Apollonia 6 peaked at number 85 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The War Song” by Culture Club peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “What About Me?” by Kenny Rogers With Kim Carnes And James Ingram peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)” by Romeo Void peaked at number 76 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hard Habit To Break” by Chicago peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Let It Go” by Luba peaked at number 32 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Lucky Star” by Madonna peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” by Anne Murray With Dave Loggins peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “On The Dark Side” by John Cafferty And The Beaver Brown Band peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Purple Rain” by Prince And The Revolution peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Shangri-La” by Steve Miller Band peaked at number 82 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “(How To Be A) Millionaire” by ABC peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) / European Queen (No More Love On The Run)” by Billy Ocean peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Change Your Wicked Ways” by Pennye Ford peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Forgive Me Girl” by Force M.D.'s peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Gimme All Your Lovin'” by ZZ Top peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Gotta Get You Home Tonight” by Eugene Wilde peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hypnotize” by Scritti Politti peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Keeping Secrets” by Switch peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rattlesnakes” by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “School Daze” by W.A.S.P. peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Somebody / Blasphemous Rumors” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Stay” by The Blue Nile peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Chant Has Just Begun” by The Alarm peaked at number 48 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Lost Opera” by Kimera And The Operaiders peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Price” by New Model Army peaked at number 98 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Wild Boys” by Duran Duran peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “This Is Mine” by Heaven 17 peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Twist And Shout” by The Who peaked at number 87 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Until You Come Back To Me” by Floy Joy peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Better Be Good To Me” by Tina Turner peaked at number 28 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Between The Eyes” by The Angels (Australia) peaked at number 44 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The War Song” by Culture Club peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “We're Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “If This Is It” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Just The Way You Like It” by The S.O.S. Band peaked at number 50 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Passengers” by Elton John peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Penny Lover” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rio” by Duran Duran peaked at number 36 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Warrior” by Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “De Country-Dans” by De Havenzangers peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Forever Young” by Alphaville peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Ik wil weer naar huis” by De Toendra's peaked at number 17 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “In The Evening” by Sheryl Lee Ralph peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Lost In Music [1984 Nile Rodgers Mix]” by Sister Sledge peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Chinese Eyes” by Fancy peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann” by Nena peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Kills” by Freddie Mercury peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Sunglasses” by Tracey Ullman peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Agadoo” by Black Lace peaked at number 48 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Arrête ton clip!” by Mini-Star peaked at number 28 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Big In Japan” by Alphaville peaked at number 13 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Dream” by P. Lion peaked at number 25 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “La fille aux bas nylon” by Julien Clerc peaked at number 18 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Loin d'ici” by Michel Delpech peaked at number 47 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Master And Servant” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 34 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “On s'embrasse on oublie tout” by Frédéric François peaked at number 43 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rien à personne” by Johnny Hallyday peaked at number 19 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at number 9 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Drive” by The Cars peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Forever Young” by Alphaville peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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