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In 1980, Barbara Barrie and Jackie Earl Haley reprise their movie roles as “Breaking Away” becomes a TV series on ABC. Shaun Cassidy takes over as the seriesʹ male lead. The $1,200 La Strada bike once again plays itself. But the series has a short life cycle, being canceled by January.

In 1980, On the cover of TV Guide: “Monday Night Football”. Other Articles: Actorʹs Second careers

In 1980, R.C., “Super Trooper” by ABBA peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors peaked at #36 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Without Your Love” by Roger Daltrey peaked at #20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1980, R.C., “Youʹve Lost That Lovin' Feeling” by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, In an mysterious accident that still evokes discussion today, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43. A former child star (“Tomorrow is Forever,” “Miracle on 34th Street”), Wood made a smooth transition to teenage and ingTnue roles and became a leading lady of Hollywood. Her films include “Rebel Without a Cause,” “The Searchers,” “Marjorie Morningstar,” “Splendor in the Grass,” “West Side Story,” “Gypsy,” “Love with the Proper Stranger,” “Sex and the Single Girl,” “The Great Race,” “Inside Daisy Clover,” “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice,” “The Last Married Couple in America” and “Brainstorm.”

In 1981, Kenny Rogers was at #1 on both the Country and Billboard charts with "Lady". Written by Lionel Richie, it became the first record of the 1980s to chart on all four of Billboard magazine's singles charts - country, Hot 100, adult contemporary and Top Black Singles.

In 1982, “The Nylon Curtain” album by Billy Joel was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1985, On General Hospital, Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) talked to Robin (Kimberly McCullough) about being her parents, and explained why they hadn't told her the truth before.

In 1985, On Santa Barbara, Cruz Castillo (A Martinez) proposed to Eden Capwell (Marcy Walker).

In 1985, Two spacewalking astronauts from the shuttle Atlantis assembled a 45-foot beam and a pyramid-shaped structure in a test of techniques that might be used in future space construction.

In 1986, Actor Cary Grant died of a stroke in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.

In 1986, R.C., “Donʹt Stand So Close To Me '86” by The Police peaked at #46 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “Nail It To The Wall” by Stacy Lattisaw peaked at #48 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “Weird Al” Yankovicʹs album POLKA PARTY peaked at #177 on the Billboard album chart

In 1986, R.C., “Welcome To The Boomtown” by David and David peaked at #37 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, R.C., “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, The New England Patriots shutout the Miami Dolphins in the infamous snowplow game, 3-0, and marked the end of Dan Marinoʹs streak of 30 straight games in which he had thrown for at least one touchdown.

In 1988, “T.V. 101”, TV General Drama; debut on CBS. Sam Robards stars as an energetic, innovative high-school teacher whose students learn about life and journalism via their own weekly cable news show. Also in the cast are Stacey Dash (who would later play a teenager in Clueless), Teri Polo and Matt LeBlanc. The show will be canceled before final exams.

In 1989, “A Collection: Greatest Hits…And More” album by Barbra Streisand was certified Gold by the RIAA. The South Park kids say her singing sucks.

In 1989, “Love Shack” single by B-52's was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1989, “Pump” album by Aerosmith was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1989, “The Seeds Of Love” album by Tears For Fears was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Don't Stand So Close To Me '86” by The Police peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Every Beat Of My Heart” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Love Will Conquer All” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Miami” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 70 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Nail It To The Wall” by Stacy Lattisaw peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Never Be The Same” by Christopher Cross peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Stranglehold” by Paul McCartney peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Welcome To The Boomtown” by David And David peaked at number 37 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Without Your Love” by Roger Daltrey peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “Find My Way Back” by Billy Newton-Davis peaked at number 79 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Freedom Overspill” by Steve Winwood peaked at number 39 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1980, “He's So Shy” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Hip To Be Square” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1980, “She's So Cold” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 10 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money Featuring Ronnie Spector peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Untouchable One” by Tom Cochrane And Red Rider peaked at number 70 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1980, “The Wanderer” by Donna Summer peaked at number 3 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Two Of Hearts” by Stacey Q peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, ✪ “Come Outside” by Wendy Richard And Mike Berry peaked at number 96 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, ✪ “Theme From 'Minder' (I Could Be So Good For You)” by Dennis Waterman peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City” by Whitesnake peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “All Fall Down” by Ultravox peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Anything” by The Damned peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers” by Motörhead peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Celebration” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Girls Can Get It” by Dr. Hook peaked at number 40 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Goldmine” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “I Like What You're Doing To Me” by Young And Co. peaked at number 20 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “I Live For The Weekend” by Triumph peaked at number 59 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “If I Say Yes” by Five Star peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Je t'aime (Allo Allo) / René Dmc” by Gorden Kaye And Vicky Michelle peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Kiss On My List” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Life Is For Living” by Barclay James Harvest peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Mixed Up World” by Timex Social Club peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Never Knew Love Like This Before” by Stephanie Mills peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Official Secrets” by M peaked at number 64 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “One World” by Owen Paul peaked at number 87 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Passion” by Rod Stewart peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “She's A Groovy Freak” by The Real Thing peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Stranger In A Strange Land” by Iron Maiden peaked at number 22 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Super Trouper” by ABBA peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1980, “The Earth Dies Screaming” by UB40 peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Warriors (Of The Wasteland)” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1986, “You Know I Love You...Don't You?” by Howard Jones peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Shaddap You Face / Ain't In No Hurry” by Joe Dolce Music Theatre peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Calling All Girls / Something On Your Mind” by Hilly Michaels peaked at number 99 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Dreamer (Live Version) / From Now On” by Supertramp peaked at number 39 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Dreamin' / Dynamite” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Emotion In Motion” by Ric Ocasek peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Heartache All Over The World” by Elton John peaked at number 7 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Hot Rod Hearts / Love Is A Mystery” by Robbie Dupree peaked at number 58 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1980, “I Will Return” by Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons peaked at number 91 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I've Been Losing You” by a-ha peaked at number 21 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby And The Range peaked at number 12 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, ✪ “Holiday In Cambodia” by Dead Kennedys peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Danger” by The Motels peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Drivin' My Life Away” by Eddie Rabbitt peaked at number 22 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Everything's On Fire” by Hunters And Collectors peaked at number 44 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “He's So Shy” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Home By The Sea” by Genesis peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)” by Grace Jones peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Lovely One” by The Jacksons peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “More Than I Can Say” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Theme From 'Caddyshack' (I'm Alright)” by Kenny Loggins peaked at number 50 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Walk This Way” by Run-D.M.C. peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1980, “You Better Run” by Pat Benatar peaked at number 42 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, “All My Love” by George Baker peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Bonnie kom je buiten spelen” by Bonnie St. Claire peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Drivin' My Life Away” by Eddie Rabbitt peaked at number 32 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Ghostdancing” by Simple Minds peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Goin' To The Bank” by The Commodores peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “I Want You” by Elvis Costello And The Attractions peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “My Number One” by Luv' peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Super Trouper” by ABBA peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Talk To Me” by Chico DeBarge peaked at number 46 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Miracle Of Love” by Eurythmics peaked at number 43 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1986, “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen peaked at number 12 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Bajen” by Kenta peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1980, “The Wanderer” by Donna Summer peaked at number 9 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Trycke é för mycké” by Dag Vag peaked at number 13 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Woman In Love” by Barbra Streisand peaked at number 1 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1980, “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Fata Morgana” by Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Geronimo's Cadillac” by Modern Talking peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Santa Maria” by Roland Kaiser peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Some Hearts Are Diamonds” by Chris Norman peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Stuck With You” by Huey Lewis And The News peaked at number 23 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “The Final Countdown” by Europe peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “True Blue” by Madonna peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Un cuore con le ali” by Eros Ramazzotti peaked at number 21 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “I Can't Wait” by Nu Shooz peaked at number 24 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Rage Hard” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood peaked at number 32 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “Amanda” by Boston peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Don't Stand So Close To Me” by The Police peaked at number 9 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1986, “This Is The World Calling” by Bob Geldof peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Woman In Love” by Barbra Streisand peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1986, “Catch The Fox (Caccia alla volpe)” by Den Harrow peaked at number 8 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1980, “Santa Maria” by Roland Kaiser peaked at number 5 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1986, “Suburbia” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1986, “U.S.S.R.” by Eddy Huntington peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1980, “What You're Proposing” by Status Quo peaked at number 2 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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