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The 80's Datebook for November 28

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In 1980, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Hosts CAPTAIN and TENILLE, plus BETTE MIDLER, DAVID BOWIE, LEO SYAER, LATOYA JACKSON, RAMONES

In 1981, Alabama football coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant won his 315th victory to become college footballʹs all-time career victory leader. Bryant surpassed Amos Alonzo Stagg with the win. (This record was broken four years later, in October 1985, by Grambling head coach, Eddie Robinson.)

In 1981, R.C., “I Heard It Through The Grapevine (part 1)” by Roger peaked at #79 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross peaked at #33 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “No Reply At All” by Genesis peaked at #29 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Twilight” by ELO peaked at #38 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Waiting For A Girl Like You” by Foreigner peaked at number two on the pop singles chart and stayed there for a record ten weeks.

In 1981, The “364 store” is open with the same hours as the average “7-11” but owner Gordon Feester (George Dzundza) and night manager Robin (Bubba Smith) manage to keep the place “Open All Night” on ABC. Writer/producer/co creator Jay Tarses writes himself in as Officer Steve (and also cowrote the showʹs theme song.)

In 1983, Kim Zimmer debuted as Reva Shayne on Guiding Light. Also, Vincent Irizarry debuted as Lujack.

In 1983, On General Hospital, Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) arrived back at the Mayor's mansion and is instantly filled with thoughts of his wife, Laura (Genie Francis). As Laura strolled around the back yard, an unknowing Luke went inside the mansion and headed to his room to have one last glass of champagne. He walked out onto the balcony outside his room, once again filled with memories of dancing with Laura on their wedding day. As he poured himself more champagne, he saw Laura from the back as she walks across the yard. He ran downstairs just as Laura caught a glimpse of Stavros' henchman staring at her from across the yard. Luke ran out to the yard and screamed Laura's name. She paused, and then ran into Luke's arms, as Luke cried and held her tight.

In 1984, On Another World, Cass (Stephen Schnetzer), Kathleen (Julie Osburn) and Cecile (Nancy Frangione) were poisoned by killer nurse Emily Benson while searching for Sally Frame.

In 1986, On One Life to Live: Viki was arrested for abducting her own baby, Jessica. The kidnapper was really Allison Perkins.

In 1987, R.C., “(Iʹve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1989, IRS agents raided the Las Vegas home of actor Redd Foxx, who owed an estimated $755,000 dollars in taxes.

In 1983, "The Gambler: The Adventure Continues" was released by CBS / Sony Pictures Television / Lion Share; Dick Lowry (director); Jim Byrnes (screenplay); Kenny Rogers, Bruce Boxleitner, Linda Evans, Johnny Crawford, Charlie Fields, David Hedison, Robert Hoy, Brion James, Paul Koslo, Cameron Mitchell, Mitchell Ryan, Gregory Sierra, Ken Swofford, Harold Gould, Macon McCalman, Lee Paul, Ann Gillespie, Marianne Gordon, Patrick Thomas O'Brien, John Putch, Roy Jenson, Whitney Rydbeck, Bart the Bear, Gary Cox, Bill Hart, Kelly Junkerman, Henry 'Hank' Kendrick, Joe Massengale, Cliff McLaughlin, Gene McLaughlin, Earl Smith, Bob Terhune, Henry Wills, Cathy Worthington, Randal Patrick; Western; Live action

In 1984, "Gallavants" was released by Marvel Productions; Art Vitello (director); Jack Mendelsohn (screenplay); Robert Lydiard, Vic Perrin, Peter Cullen, Joyce Gittlin; Family; Animation

In 1986, "Eye of the Tiger" was released by Village Roadshow Pictures; Richard C. Sarafian (director); Michael Thomas Montgomery (screenplay); Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel, Bert Remsen, Denise Galik, William Smith, Judith Barsi, Kimberlin Brown, Ted Markland; Action, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “(I've Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley And Jennifer Warnes peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Guaranteed For Life” by Millions Like Us peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Part 1)” by Roger peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I'm Just Too Shy” by Jermaine Jackson peaked at number 60 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Love Will Find A Way” by Yes peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross peaked at number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “No Reply At All” by Genesis peaked at number 29 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Talking Out Of Turn” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 65 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Old Songs” by Barry Manilow peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Twilight” by Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Waiting For A Girl Like You” by Foreigner peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Destroyer” by The Kinks peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “All Touch” by Rough Trade peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)” by Christopher Cross peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Brilliant Disguise” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Casanova” by LeVert peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Come On, Let's Go” by Los Lobos peaked at number 25 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Contact” by Platinum Blonde peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Think We're Alone Now” by Tiffany peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Won't Forget You” by Poison peaked at number 38 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I've Done Everything For You” by Rick Springfield peaked at number 40 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “It's A Sin” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” by Chilliwack peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Only Time Will Tell” by Saga peaked at number 93 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Peace Of Mind” by The Grapes Of Wrath peaked at number 56 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Stay With Me” by Tu peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1981, “We're In This Love Together” by Al Jarreau peaked at number 41 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Brilliant Disguise” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 9 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Casanova” by LeVert peaked at number 11 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Come On, Let's Go” by Los Lobos peaked at number 25 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Contact” by Platinum Blonde peaked at number 13 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Think We're Alone Now” by Tiffany peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Won't Forget You” by Poison peaked at number 38 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “It's A Sin” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 8 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Only Time Will Tell” by Saga peaked at number 93 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Peace Of Mind” by The Grapes Of Wrath peaked at number 56 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Stay With Me” by Tu peaked at number 18 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “A Wonderful Time Up There” by Alvin Stardust peaked at number 56 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Back In My Arms” by Chris Paul peaked at number 74 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Can't Help Myself” by Linx peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “City Lights” by William Pitt peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Colours Fly By” by The Teardrop Explodes peaked at number 54 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Dinner With Gershwin” by Donna Summer peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Flying” by Chas 'n' Dave peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Here I Go Again / Bloody Luxury” by Whitesnake peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “High Time” by Icicle Works peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Dreamed A Dream” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Won't Cry” by Glen Goldsmith peaked at number 34 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “In Dulce Decorum” by The Damned peaked at number 72 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “King Without A Crown” by ABC peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Let's Be Lovers Tonight” by Sherrick peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Let's Groove” by Earth, Wind And Fire peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Let's Start Over” by Myles Jaye peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Love Me Tonight” by Trevor Walters peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Nothing's Gonna Change” by Labi Siffre peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Oh No” by The Commodores peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Paint Me Down” by Spandau Ballet peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Ride The Love Train” by Light Of The World peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Rose Royce Express” by Rose Royce peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Sho' You Right” by Barry White peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “So Amazing” by Luther Vandross peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “So Emotional” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Some Guys Have All The Luck” by Maxi Priest peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Tears Are Not Enough” by ABC peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Sweetest Girl” by Scritti Politti peaked at number 64 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)” by Boney M. peaked at number 39 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Yes Tonight, Josephine” by The Jets peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Beautiful World / Planet Earth” by Devo peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “(There's) No Gettin' Over Me / I Live My Whole Life At Night” by Ronnie Milsap peaked at number 98 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Alone With You / Stop And Think / To The Bone” by Sunnyboys peaked at number 28 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Back To The 60's (medley) / Coco-Nite” by Tight Fit peaked at number 71 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)” by Eurythmics peaked at number 13 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Dance In My Pants / Left In The Dark” by Jim Steinman peaked at number 66 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Do To You” by The Machinations peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Fear Of Thunder / I'm Into You” by Peter Cupples peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Life Wasn't Meant To Be Easy / Sunday Best” by The Barrow Creek Boys peaked at number 72 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “That's No Way To Love Someone / Blame It On The Weather (Live) (as The John Farnham Band)” by John Farnham peaked at number 52 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Thin Wall / I Never Wanted To Begin” by Ultravox peaked at number 95 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “The Voice / 22,000 Days” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Too Much Ain't Enough Love” by Jimmy Barnes peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Whisper In Your Ear / Dirty Old Man” by Ian "The Kid" Macrae / Hon. Nick Jones And The Holroyd Bad Girls peaked at number 100 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1987, “You Win Again” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “(Si si) Je suis un Rock Star” by Bill Wyman peaked at number 6 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, ✪ “Back In The U.S.S.R.” by Billy Joel peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Boodle Boodle Boodle” by The Clean peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Coat” by The Pin Group peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Drive Baby Drive” by Shona Laing peaked at number 45 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “He's Gonna Step On You Again” by The Party Boys peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?” by Mental As Anything peaked at number 16 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Mony Mony (Live)” by Billy Idol peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “You Weren't In Love With Me” by Billy Field peaked at number 22 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Young Turks” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “It's My Party” by Dave Stewart And Barbara Gaskin peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, ✪ “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Crazy Crazy Nights” by KISS peaked at number 28 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Dance Little Sister” by Terence Trent D'Arby peaked at number 3 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Desire” by Future World Orchestra peaked at number 40 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I Got The Fire In Me” by Guys And Dolls peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “I” by KISS peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Jack Le Freak” by Chic peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Let's Start II Dance Again” by Bohannon peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Little Lady” by Aneka peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1987, “So Emotional” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees” by Marcia Hines peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Don't Say Go” by Trance Dance peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Oh Mama” by Lili And Susie peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Rent” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1987, “The Light From Fantasia” by French Revolution peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, ✪ “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, ✪ “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Bad” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Causing A Commotion” by Madonna peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Dance Little Lady [1987]” by Tina Charles peaked at number 25 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Du And i” by Erwin Bros And Bessie Brühl peaked at number 30 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Du bist wie a Wunder” by Carl Peyer peaked at number 23 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “I Don't Want To Be A Hero” by Johnny Hates Jazz peaked at number 22 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Küss' die Hand, schöne Frau” by Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Ma che bello questo amore” by Eros Ramazzotti peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You” by Glenn Medeiros peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Prince Charming” by Adam And The Ants peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Sayonara Boy” by Bilgeri peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Wired For Sound” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “It's All In The Game” by Carmel peaked at number 47 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1987, “La Bamba” by Los Portos peaked at number 46 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me)” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 4 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, “Come On, Let's Go” by Los Lobos peaked at number 22 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Faith” by George Michael peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1981, “Strada facendo” by Claudio Baglioni peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1981, “We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)” by Boney M. peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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