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The 80's Datebook for November 30

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In 1980, Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums: "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), "Love The World Away" (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law". This was also Rogers' third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).

In 1980, On “Alice,” Mel teaches Aliceʹs son Tommy how to deal with a school bully — by fighting. But after getting suspended, Tommy finally learns his “very important” lesson. Awwww.

In 1981, Beverlee McKinsey aired for the final time as Iris Wheeler in Texas.

In 1981, “The Regis Philbin Show”, TV Talk Show; debut on NBC.

In 1982, The Michael Jackson album “Thriller” was released by Epic Records.

In 1982, The motion picture “Ghandi,” starring Ben Kingsley as the spiritual leader who led India to independence from Britain, had its world premiere in New Delhi.

In 1982, “Speak Of The Devil” album by Ozzy Osbourne was released

In 1983, Boy George made his first appearance on “The Tonight Show” and got chummy with guest host Joan Rivers, who once commented that Boy George looked like Brooke Shields on steroids.

In 1983, Radio Shack announced the Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip). Hey, there really was a 186 chip between the 86 and the 286 chips after all.

In 1983, TV Guide Listing: 9 p.m./ET “The Facts of Life” (NBC): The girls organize a counterspy operation to combat the cutthroat tactics of a deli owner (William Windom) whoʹs been copying Ednaʹs recipes and then underselling her. Mrs. Garrett: Charlotte Rae. Blair: Lisa Whelchel. Jo: Nancy McKeon.

In 1984, “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” album by Elmo And Patsy was released

In 1985, On the cover of TV Guide: “is Knots Landing Better?” Other Articles: Barry Manilow, John and Yoko.

In 1985, R.C., “Chain Reaction” by Diana Ross peaked at #95 on the pop singles chart. She tried to sound like The Supremes without the backing girl group but bombed as her music era came to a sad end.

In 1985, R.C., “Iʹm Your Man” by Wham! peaked at number one on the United Kingdom pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Separate Lives” by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, R.C., “Whoʹs Zoomin' Who” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1985, The Dead Kennedys released their “Frankenchrist” album, which included a poster deemed to be obscene.

In 1985, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” single by Bruce Springsteen was released

In 1987, In an interview broadcast by NBC, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev acknlowledged that his country was engaged in “Star Wars”-related research, but said there were no plans to build a space-based system against nuclear attack.

In 1987, “CBS This Morning” began airing on CBS

In 1987, “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded the first of his “Even Worse” LP: “Melanie” and “Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White”.

In 1988, On One Life to Live, it was a double wedding with Tina marrying Cord and Asa marrying Renee.

In 1988, “Good Morning, Miss Bliss”, produced by NBC, began airing on Disney Channel. This would later evolve into “Saved By The Bell” the following year. In reruns, it was retroactively known as “Saved By The Bell: The Junior High Years” with a revised introduction. This show would be used as a building block for NBC to help launch its NBC-Teen Saturday morning lineup as it began phasing out cartoon shows such as Smurfs and Chipmunks by the fall of 1992. The pilot of “Bliss” aired on July 11, 1987, on NBC.

In 1989, All News Channel by Viacom was launched.

In 1989, “Jive Bunny And Mastermixers” album by Jive Bunny And Mastermixers was released

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Discipline Of Love (Why Did You Do It)” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Freedom” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 59 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush peaked at number 30 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

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

In 1985, “Sounds Of Your Voice” by Jon Butcher Axis peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Tears Are Falling” by KISS peaked at number 51 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Who's Zoomin' Who” by Aretha Franklin peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Be Near Me” by ABC peaked at number 22 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Do You Think They Can Tell?” by The Body Electric peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Here's The World” by Paul Hyde And The Payola$ peaked at number 91 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “One Of The Living” by Tina Turner peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Respect Yourself” by The Kane Gang peaked at number 92 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Soul Kiss” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 21 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Tears Are Falling” by KISS peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Uncle Sam” by Madness peaked at number 21 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Again” by Jimmy Tarbuck peaked at number 68 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Almost Seems” by Clannad peaked at number 80 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Best Mix Of Our Lives” by Modern Romance peaked at number 81 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Blue” by Fine Young Cannibals peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Brave New World” by New Model Army peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Do You Really Love Your Baby” by The Temptations peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Final Solution” by Peter Murphy peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Go Home” by Stevie Wonder peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Heavenly Action” by Erasure peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I'm Your Man” by Wham! peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's You It's You It's You” by Joe Dolan peaked at number 96 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Jealous Guy” by John Lennon peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Let My People Go” by Winans peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow” by Freddie Mercury peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Dream Academy peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Revolution” by The Cult peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Road To Nowhere” by Talking Heads peaked at number 6 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “That's What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick And Friends peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Show” by Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “When Love Breaks Down” by Prefab Sprout peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1985, “You Are My Lady” by Freddie Jackson peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Hole In My Shoe” by neil peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “And We Danced” by The Hooters peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Cherish” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Don't Go” by Pseudo Echo peaked at number 4 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Endless Road (And I Want You To Know My Love)” by Time Bandits peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Johnny Come Home” by Fine Young Cannibals peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Power Of Love” by Jennifer Rush peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “E papa” by Patea Maori Club peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Men Without Shame” by Phantom, Rocker And Slick peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Say I'm Your Number One” by Princess peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade peaked at number 11 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Yesterday's Men” by Madness peaked at number 38 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Al jouw woorden zijn te veel” by André Hazes peaked at number 10 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Alle meisjes willen kussen” by John Spencer peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Emergency” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “It's Only Love” by Bryan Adams And Tina Turner peaked at number 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Something About You” by Level 42 peaked at number 33 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Sophietje” by De Vrolijke Vagebonden peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Power Of Love” by Jennifer Rush peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “In The Heat Of The Night” by Sandra peaked at number 2 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “King For A Day” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 10 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Snabbköpskassörsken” by Di Sma Undar Jårdi peaked at number 20 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

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

In 1985, “That's What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick And Friends peaked at number 7 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, ✪ “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Gö, du bleibst heut Nacht bei mir” by STS peaked at number 2 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I Can Lose My Heart Tonight” by C.C. Catch peaked at number 24 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “If I Was” by Midge Ure peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Nikita” by Elton John Featuring George Michael And Nik Kershaw peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “One Of The Living” by Tina Turner peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Pretty Young Girl” by Bad Boys Blue peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Touch By Touch” by Joy peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Wenn i bei dir bin” by KGB (Kurt Gober Band) peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Endicott” by Kid Creole And The Coconuts peaked at number 28 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Hot Shot” by Jimmy Cliff peaked at number 24 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “I Got You Babe” by UB40 With Chrissie Hynde peaked at number 29 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Je te donne” by Goldman / Jones peaked at number 1 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lolita” by Tony McKenzie peaked at number 35 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Ne raccroche pas” by Christophe peaked at number 15 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Shanana” by Citizen's peaked at number 39 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1985, “The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade peaked at number 30 on the France pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1985, “Gambler” by Madonna peaked at number 23 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Lipstick, Powder + Paint” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 22 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1985, “Oh Sheila” by Ready For The World peaked at number 13 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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

In 1985, “Yeh Yeh” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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