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The 80's Datebook for November 23

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In 1981, The Hewpex Sports Network replaces Early Wynn with Jerry Howarth, who will spend 36 seasons in the Blue Jaysʹ broadcast booth before announcing his retirement at the start of spring training in 2018. For the first 23 years, he worked with legendary announcer Tom Cheek as part of Torontoʹs play-by-play radio team, with their partnership becoming known as “Tom and Jerry.”

In 1982, The FCC drops limits on the duration and frequency of TV ads, enabling Mike Levey, Ron Popeil and Dionne Warwick to host their own late-night “shows.”

In 1983, “The Hitchhiker” TV Thriller Anthology debut on HBO.

In 1984, On Dallas, Miss Ellie Ewing (Barbara Bel Geddes) took down the late Jock's portrait.

In 1984, On Days of our Lives, Andre (Thaao Penghlis) presumably died when he fell into quicksand following a fight with Tony (also Thaao Penghlis). Meanwhile, Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) shot Roman (Wayne Northrop) who fell off a cliff onto the beach where Bo (Peter Reckell) found him. Bo was devastated when his brother Roman was presumed dead after falling off a cliff while scuffling with Stefano.

In 1985, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Whoʹs The Boss?” Other Articles: Dallas and Dynasty, Merv Griffin.

In 1985, Pee Wee Herman hosts “Saturday Night Live.” The cast finally seems hip by comparison.

In 1985, R.C., “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Thompson Twins peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “One Of The Living” by Tina Turner peaked at #15 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, The Touchstone Pictures live-action feature film, “Good Morning, Vietnam” is pre-released in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, in order to generate publicity before a general release.

In 1988, Bill Murrayʹs “Scrooged,” co-starring David Johansen, opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1988, On General Hospital, Julian Jerome (Jason Culp) returned to find a delirious Cheryl Stansbury (Jennifer Anglin) collapsed inside the safe house.

In 1988, Wayne Gretzky scored his 600th National Hockey League goal.

In 1989, Paul McCartney began his first North American tour in 13 years, playing the first of five dates in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood. Scalpers got as much as $600 for tickets.

In 1988, "Buster" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Vestron Pictures; David Green (director); Colin Shindler (screenplay); Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb, Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Stephanie Lawrence, Michael Attwell, Ralph Brown, Anthony Quayle, Ellie Beaven, Christopher Ellison, Michael Byrne, Clive Wood, Harold Innocent, Rupert Vansittart, John Benfield, John Barrard, Carole Collins, Amy Shindler, David Shindler; Romance, Comedy, Crime; Live Action

In 1988, "Cocoon: The Return" was released by 20th Century Fox; Daniel Petrie (director); Stephen McPherson (screenplay); Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Barret Oliver, Maureen Stapleton, Elaine Stritch, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Tahnee Welch, Linda Harrison, Clint Howard, Tyrone Power Jr.; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama; Live Action

In 1988, "Full Moon in Blue Water" was released by Trans World Entertainment; Peter Masterson (director); Bill Bozzone (screenplay); Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith, Elias Koteas, Kevin Cooney, David Doty, Gil Glasgow, Becky Gelke, Marietta Marich, Lexie Masterson, Mark Walters, Ben Jones, Tiny Skaggs, Bill Johnson; Comedy, Drama, Romance; Live Action

In 1988, "Hanna's War" was released by Cannon Films; Menahem Golan (director/screenplay); Stanley Mann (screenplay); Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence, David Warner, Vincent Riotta, Avi Korein, Ingrid Pitt, John Stride, Shimon Finkel; Drama; Live Action

In 1988, "Scrooged" was released by Paramount Pictures; Richard Donner (director); Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue (screenplay); Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, Alfre Woodard, David Johansen, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Michael J. Pollard, Mabel King, Jamie Farr, Robert Goulet, Buddy Hackett, John Houseman, Lee Majors, Pat McCormick, Brian Doyle-Murray, Mary Lou Retton, Jean Speegle Howard, June Chandler, Mary Ellen Trainor, Bruce Jarchow, Peter Bromilow, Jack McGee, Kathy Kinney, Tony Steedman, Rebeca Arthur, Selma Archerd, Roy Brocksmith, Sachi Parker, Delores Hall, Anne Ramsey, Logan Ramsey, Wendie Malick, Joel Murray, Mitch Glazer, Maria Riva, Michael O'Donoghue, Amy Hill, Miles Davis, Larry Carlton, David Sanborn, Paul Shaffer, Solid Gold Dancers, Don LaFontaine, John Murray, Nicholas Phillips, Al 'Red Dog' Weber, Michael Eidam, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Lisa Mende, Ryan Todd, Chaz Conner Jr.; Christmas, Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Hurts To Be In Love” by Gino Vannelli peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Love Grammar” by John Parr peaked at number 89 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “One Of The Living” by Tina Turner peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Soul Kiss” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Never” by Heart peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “One More Colour” by Jane Siberry peaked at number 27 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Separate Lives” by Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Brothers In Arms” by Dire Straits peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Day By Day” by Shakatak With Al Jarreau peaked at number 53 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Don't Break My Heart” by UB40 peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “In Search Of Love” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's Only Love” by Bryan Adams And Tina Turner peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lost Weekend” by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Make 'em Move” by Sly And Robbie peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Miricles” by Gary Numan peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Music Is The Answer” by Colonel Abrams peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Nineteen” by Phil Lynott peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “One Vision” by Queen peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “R.S.V.P.” by Five Star peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves” by Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “That Certain Smile” by Midge Ure peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Heart And Soul EP” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Highest High” by China Crisis peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Tiny Dynamite” by Cocteau Twins peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “You Really Touch My Heart” by Amii Stewart peaked at number 89 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Your Personal Touch” by Evelyn 'Champagne' King peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Appetite” by Prefab Sprout peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cold Fever” by Models [AU] peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lonely Ol' Night” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaked at number 32 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Money's Too Tight (To Mention)” by Simply Red peaked at number 21 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Pleasure And Pain” by Divinyls peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Gambler” by Madonna peaked at number 45 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Oh Sheila” by Ready For The World peaked at number 24 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Slave To The Rhythm” by Grace Jones peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Power Of Love (You Are My Lady)” by Air Supply peaked at number 21 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “You Are My Lady” by Freddie Jackson peaked at number 47 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Bring On The Dancing Horses” by Echo And The Bunnymen peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Come On And Do It” by Poussez! peaked at number 44 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Election Day” by Arcadia peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Enkele reis” by Koos Alberts peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Love Take Over” by Five Star peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

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

In 1985, “Takes A Little Time” by Total Contrast peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “That's What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick And Friends peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Taste Of Your Tears” by King peaked at number 50 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Trapped” by Colonel Abrams peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)” by Eurythmics peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Election Day” by Arcadia peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “If I Was” by Midge Ure peaked at number 16 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Say I'm Your Number One” by Princess peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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