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Subject: The 30 years ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/09/11 at 4:49 pm

For some odd reason, the "30 years ago" thread created at the beginning of 2010 has mysteriously disappeared.


November 9, 1981: Edict No. 81-234 legally abolished slavery in Mauritania. (Source: Edward H. Lawson and Mary Lou Bertucci, Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Taylor & Francis, 1996) p990.) Despite bans made by the French colonial administration in 1905 and by the Mauritanian government in 1960 and 1980, the practice persisted, and a report to the U.N. Human Rights Commission by the London-based Anti-Slavery Society estimated that the nation of 1.5 million people had 100,000 slaves.

As usual, feel free to contribute!

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/11 at 12:58 pm

November 10th 1981 - "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 3 performances

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 11/11/11 at 2:01 pm

I was only 16 months old (1 year and 4 months) in November of '81, so I don't have any memories of that time...but we do have some pictures, so I do know a little bit about my life from that time.

Songs popular around that time included "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey, and "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John, among others.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/11 at 3:30 pm

1981 – Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 11/11/11 at 7:16 pm


I was only 16 months old (1 year and 4 months) in November of '81, so I don't have any memories of that time...but we do have some pictures, so I do know a little bit about my life from that time.

Songs popular around that time included "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey, and "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John, among others.


Back in those days when music was good.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/11 at 11:52 pm

1981 – Space Shuttle program: mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 11/21/11 at 1:44 pm

November 21, 1981: In the largest anti-nuclear protest to that time, a crowd of 350,000 marched in Amsterdam against the deployment of American missiles in Europe.
Also...The Gibraltar-registered supertanker Globe Asimi ran aground in the Lithuanian S.S.R. port of Klaipėda during a storm, and spilled 16,000 tons of fuel oil in the Baltic Sea, much of which then washed on to the beaches of what was then a Soviet Union port. The Soviet solution for cleaning the coastline was to remove 600,000 tons of oil soaked sand and then to dump it into landfills, where it seeped into the groundwater.


In addition....my mother turned 30. And I was still a year old at the time, so I have no recollection of my life from then! (However, we do have plenty of pictures.)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 11/21/11 at 1:47 pm


Back in those days when music was good.

It sure was!!

One of the biggest hits of that year was "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes, which won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year (handed out sometime in early 1982).

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/11 at 12:24 pm

1981 – Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/11 at 1:51 pm

1981 – Our Lady of Kibeho: Schoolchildren in Kibeho, Rwanda, experience the first of a series of Marian apparitions.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Class of 84 on 11/29/11 at 7:23 pm



One of the biggest hits of that year was "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes, which won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year (handed out sometime in early 1982).


I remember when we finally got cable hooked up, as soon as the cable guy left, i turned on MTV and this was the song that was playing...

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 11/29/11 at 11:36 pm



One of the biggest hits of that year was "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes, which won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year (handed out sometime in early 1982).


I remember when we finally got cable hooked up, as soon as the cable guy left, i turned on MTV and this was the song that was playing...

Oh yeah; back then, MTV was a new channel. I wish I'd had cable back then so I could see it. But we had other expenses...

I do sorta remember hearing that track on the radio back then when I was little (among other songs which I have vague recollections of hearing). My parents would often play the radio in the car whenever I traveled with them somewhere.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/11 at 1:51 am

1981 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/11 at 1:27 am

1981 – The AIDS virus is officially recognized.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 12/01/11 at 6:30 am


1981 – The AIDS virus is officially recognized.



and 30 years later, they might try to find a cure of the HIV Virus.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 12/01/11 at 11:14 am



and 30 years later, they might try to find a cure of the HIV Virus.

Scientists and other medical pros have been working on it.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/11 at 2:07 pm

1981 – A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on board.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/11 at 5:43 am

1981 – South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei "homeland" (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/11 at 3:22 pm

1981 - In one of its major rulings regarding the issue of the separation of Church and State, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of student organizations holding religious services at public colleges and universities.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:23 am

1981 – Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, and he went on to become "perhaps the world's best known death-row inmate" before his sentence was commuted to life without parole in December 2011.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/11 at 6:35 am

1981 – El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/11 at 1:22 am

1981 – Polish Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski declared martial law, suspended Solidarity and imprisoned many union leaders.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/11 at 3:03 pm

1981 – Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel's Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/11 at 11:48 pm

1981 – Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigade in Verona, Italy.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/11 at 11:48 am

1981 – Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/11 at 9:25 am

1981 – In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/12 at 4:09 am

1982 – Peruvian Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the first Latin American to hold the title of Secretary General of the United Nations.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/12 at 1:10 pm

1982 – Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/12 at 1:03 am

1982 – US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/12 at 12:34 pm

1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/12 at 1:49 pm

1982 – The Syrian army bombarded the town of Hama in order to quell a revolt by the Muslim Brotherhood, killing about 7,000–25,000 people.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/12 at 3:04 am

1982 – Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: GenXer on 02/06/12 at 11:56 pm

1981. I was 9 year's old back then. I was living abroad when my dad decided I've had enough of the foreign country I was living in and let me return to California with my older sis. 1981 was also the first time the 49ers won their first Superbowl and they had a magical season. I remember the regular season and the playoffs. I haven't felt that way about a team until the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series back in 2010.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/12 at 9:01 am

1982 - John De Lorean's car making company became bankrupt

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/12 at 3:03 am

1982 – Soviet probes Venera 14 landed on Venus.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 03/05/12 at 6:32 am

1982-John Belushi found dead of a drug overdose.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/03/12 at 10:48 pm

June 3, 1982: Israel's ambassador to Britain, Shlomo Argov, was shot and critically wounded outside a London hotel. The assassination attempt was followed by Israel's invasion of Lebanon.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/19/12 at 2:32 pm

June 1982 saw the premiere of the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial in movie theaters.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 06/19/12 at 3:07 pm


June 1982 saw the premiere of the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial in movie theaters.

I still haven't seen that. Not in my plans to either.
1982 is a year I'd rather forget.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 06/19/12 at 7:11 pm


June 1982 saw the premiere of the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial in movie theaters.


I was only 8 years old when it came out in theaters.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/20/12 at 4:52 pm


I was only 8 years old when it came out in theaters.

I was not quite 2 years old at the time.

In fact, I never even saw the movie until I was 8 years old; namely, in late 1988 on video at a friend's house. Less than 20 years after that, I found out that the majority of it was filmed in parts of L.A. that are familiar to me! (Except for the forest scenes, which are in Northern California, some 600 miles to the north.)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 06/21/12 at 6:30 am


I was not quite 2 years old at the time.

In fact, I never even saw the movie until I was 8 years old; namely, in late 1988 on video at a friend's house. Less than 20 years after that, I found out that the majority of it was filmed in parts of L.A. that are familiar to me! (Except for the forest scenes, which are in Northern California, some 600 miles to the north.)


I remember when it came out on videotape.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/21/12 at 11:09 am


I remember when it came out on videotape.

It was probably sometime in the late 80's. I remember that I received two copies of it for my birthday in 1989, and I'm pretty sure that both of them are still in good working condition.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/12 at 7:57 am


June 1982 saw the premiere of the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial in movie theaters.
I saw it then on the cinema screen and recently have seen in again on my big screen television.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/12 at 7:57 am

June 23rd 1982 – Chinese American Vincent Chin is beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 06/23/12 at 8:06 pm


I saw it then on the cinema screen and recently have seen in again on my big screen television.


How was it? ???

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/12 at 4:14 am


How was it? ???
A spectacular film, out of this world!

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/12 at 4:14 am

1982 – British Airways Flight 9 flew into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four of its engines.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 06/24/12 at 7:00 am


A spectacular film, out of this world!


I enjoyed it too.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 08/12/12 at 11:41 am


I enjoyed it too.

I first saw it on video in late 1988; I think what might've turned me on was the fact that the majority of it was filmed in the north part of L.A. city, an area which I am quite familiar with, having grown up there.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 08/12/12 at 11:42 am

August 12, 1982: Actor Henry Fonda (father of actors Jane and Peter Fonda) died at the age of 77. :\'(

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 08/12/12 at 7:17 pm


August 12, 1982: Actor Henry Fonda (father of actors Jane and Peter Fonda) died at the age of 77. :\'(


If he was alive today he would be 107.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: gumbypiz on 08/13/12 at 9:22 pm

"Fast Times At Ridgemont High" was released 30 years ago today Aug 13th, 1982.

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/A__7kLR22CeGwWaltOnE5Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD02MTI7cT04NTt3PTQwNw--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/associatedcontent/1731907.jpg

Fast Times At Ridgemont High Cast - Where Are They Now?

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Written By: Howard on 08/14/12 at 6:40 am


"Fast Times At Ridgemont High" was released 30 years ago today Aug 13th, 1982.

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/A__7kLR22CeGwWaltOnE5Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD02MTI7cT04NTt3PTQwNw--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/associatedcontent/1731907.jpg

Fast Times At Ridgemont High Cast - Where Are They Now?


and just pray they don't do a re-make.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: wsmith4 on 08/14/12 at 9:55 am

30 years ago today I was 4 years old, my litte brother was less than 2 months old, and life was GRAND.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/12 at 3:42 am

1982 – The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: GenXer on 11/07/12 at 11:15 pm


For some odd reason, the "30 years ago" thread created at the beginning of 2010 has mysteriously disappeared.


November 9, 1981: Edict No. 81-234 legally abolished slavery in Mauritania. (Source: Edward H. Lawson and Mary Lou Bertucci, Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Taylor & Francis, 1996) p990.) Despite bans made by the French colonial administration in 1905 and by the Mauritanian government in 1960 and 1980, the practice persisted, and a report to the U.N. Human Rights Commission by the London-based Anti-Slavery Society estimated that the nation of 1.5 million people had 100,000 slaves.

As usual, feel free to contribute!


The birth of the 49ers and LA Lakers ruling the 1980s. I loved both teams. I'm more of a GS Warriors fan these days, but I still bleed red and gold to this day.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: GenXer on 11/07/12 at 11:18 pm

I remember reading about the Falkland War in 1981/82 in our local newspaper back then.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 11/08/12 at 5:27 pm


The birth of the 49ers and LA Lakers ruling the 1980s. I loved both teams. I'm more of a GS Warriors fan these days, but I still bleed red and gold to this day.

That's good. Are you a Northern Californian? I'm in the southern end of the state and the Lakers are my team in the NBA.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: GenXer on 11/08/12 at 10:16 pm


That's good. Are you a Northern Californian? I'm in the southern end of the state and the Lakers are my team in the NBA.


Yup. Ironic that the Warriors and Lakers are playing each other tomorrow evening lol.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: belmont22 on 11/12/12 at 8:17 am


I remember reading about the Falkland War in 1981/82 in our local newspaper back then.


The islands are actually still disputed to this day!

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: belmont22 on 11/14/12 at 8:23 am

http://www.birthdayjams.com/us/1982-11-14

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 01/01/13 at 11:44 pm

Jan. 1, 1983: The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) officially changed to using the Internet Protocol, becoming one "subnet" of the early Internet.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/02/13 at 6:38 am


Jan. 1, 1983: The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) officially changed to using the Internet Protocol, becoming one "subnet" of the early Internet.


30 years ago? Wow. :o

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 01/02/13 at 5:38 pm


30 years ago? Wow. :o

Yep, the internet was developed in various stages before it finally became a whole in the 90's.

You learn something new every day.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 01/30/13 at 6:07 pm

January 30, 1983: Super Bowl XVII was played at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena (Los Angeles), California, and it featured the Washington Redskins defeating the Miami Dolphins by a score of 27-17.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/13 at 9:52 pm

February 8th 1983 – The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia's second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 metres (1,050 ft) deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Paul on 02/08/13 at 8:58 am

8th February 1983 - prize Irish racehorse Shergar is kidnapped (horsenapped?) never to be seen again...

...I'd imagine the glue factories and pet food manufacturers in Ireland had a field day not long after!

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Bobby on 02/09/13 at 3:42 pm


8th February 1983 - prize Irish racehorse Shergar is kidnapped (horsenapped?) never to be seen again...

...I'd imagine the glue factories and pet food manufacturers in Ireland had a field day not long after!


We've probably been eating him for the last six months as part of Findus's microwave meals.  ;D

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/13 at 10:37 pm

February 14th 1983 – United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/13 at 11:24 pm

February 16th 1983 – The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/13 at 10:17 pm

February 22nd 1983 – The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/13 at 4:31 am

March 6th 1983 – The first United States Football League game is played.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/07/13 at 9:20 pm

March 7, 1983

Tears For Fears releases their debut album The Hurting.  :)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/13 at 5:01 am

March 8th 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire".

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 03/08/13 at 5:13 am


March 7, 1983

Tears For Fears releases their debut album The Hurting.  :)


Was that the one with "Shout" on it?  ???

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: warped on 03/08/13 at 7:57 am


Was that the one with "Shout" on it?  ???


Nope. "The Hurting" was their first album, songs like "Change, Pale Shelter, Mad World" you might recognize.

"Shout" was from "Songs from the big chair". That album was released around this time of the year, back in 1985.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/10/13 at 9:04 pm

http://www.tearsforfears.com

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 03/10/13 at 9:07 pm

March 10, 1983: American country singer Carrie Underwood was born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/13 at 4:55 am

March 11th 1983 – Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 03/11/13 at 6:06 am


http://www.tearsforfears.com


Wow it's been 30 years?  :o

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Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/12/13 at 11:35 pm


Wow it's been 30 years?  :o


Yep.  It's been 30 years that they first started.  I was 6 years old when The Hurting was released.  :)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 03/13/13 at 6:33 am


Yep.  It's been 30 years that they first started.  I was 6 years old when The Hurting was released.  :)


I never knew they were around that long.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/14/13 at 3:41 pm


I never knew they were around that long.


Yep.  1983 is when they started with original line-up which included Manny Elias on drums, Ian Stanley on keyboards, Curt Smith on bass, Neil Taylor on rythm guitar, and Roland Orzabal on lead guitar.

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Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/13 at 8:05 am

March 23rd 1983 – The initial proposal to develop the Strategic Defense Initiative, a ground-based and space-based system to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles, was released.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 04/27/13 at 2:04 pm

April 27, 1983: MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan, then with the Houston Astros, struck out his 3,509th batter, to pass Walter Johnson to become the all-time leader in strikeouts. Johnson's record had been set in 1927.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 05/11/13 at 2:28 am

May 11, 1983: The European Cup Winners' Cup Final was played in Gothenburg, Sweden, and featured Aberdeen F.C. defeating Real Madrid.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/13 at 4:12 am

May 16th 1983 – Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/13 at 4:45 am

May 17th 1983

– The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

– Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/13 at 4:18 am

May 20th 1983 – First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/13 at 2:31 am

June 18th 1983 – Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/13 at 2:31 am

June 18th 1983 – Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran because of her Bahá'í Faith.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/13 at 4:59 am

July 1st 1983 – A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 07/11/13 at 10:58 am

30 years ago, I was 3 years old and don't remember much about my life from that time...but I do know that we had a party for my birthday on the day before (this I know from our photos).

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 07/11/13 at 7:18 pm


30 years ago, I was 3 years old and don't remember much about my life from that time...but I do know that we had a party for my birthday on the day before (this I know from our photos).


I was about 9 years old at the time and entered Summer Camp in the summer of 1983.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 07/12/13 at 1:35 pm


I was about 9 years old at the time and entered Summer Camp in the summer of 1983.

Cool! When I was that age, in 1989, I went to summer day camp. (Same for the year before and the year after.)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/13 at 4:29 am

July 25th 1983 – Black July: 37 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by the fellow Sinhalese prisoners.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 10/09/13 at 7:35 pm

October 1983, was the last time the Baltimore Orioles saw the World Series (they won it, 4 games to 1, over the Philadelphia Phillies, who would not get there again for another ten years). To get there, the Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox (managed by Tony LaRussa) 3 games to 1 in that year's ALCS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/13 at 4:10 am

October 21st 1983 – The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 2:11 am

October 22nd 1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 11:45 pm

October 23rd 1983 – Lebanon Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 8:02 am

October 30th 1983 – The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/13 at 12:22 am

November 2nd 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Written By: Howard on 11/02/13 at 6:19 am


November 2nd 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.



In just 2 months and 13 days it will be Martin Luther King's Birthday

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/13 at 11:56 pm

November 5th 1983 – Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/13 at 3:00 am

November 7th 1983 – 1983 United States Senate bombing: a bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No people are harmed, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:37 am

December 5th 1983 – Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 3:13 am

December 10th 1983 – Democracy is restored in Argentina with the assumption of President Raúl Alfonsín.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/13 at 3:30 am

December 12th 1983 – The Australian Labor government led by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating floats the Australian dollar.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/13 at 3:15 am

December 14th 1983 – The third Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/13 at 3:40 am

December 19th December 19th 1983 – The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/13 at 5:24 am

December 31st 1983 – Major-General Muhammadu Buhari was selected to lead Nigeria after a successful military coup d'etat that overthrew civilian President Shehu Shagari.

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Written By: nally on 12/31/13 at 2:34 pm

I actually have no memories of what I was doing on New Year's Eve 1983, but my parents do. We had gone to a family member's house for a New Years Eve gathering, and we all played bingo together. In addition, I helped my maternal grandfather call out the numbers. (Like I said, I don't remember this, but my parents do, and they remember me doing this.) I was only 3 at the time.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/14 at 12:39 pm

January 1st, 1984: Van Halen released their music album 1984.

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Written By: Howard on 01/01/14 at 3:48 pm


January 1st, 1984: Van Halen released their music album 1984.


and my favorite song "Jump" is on it.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 01/02/14 at 9:42 am


and my favorite song "Jump" is on it.

...probably the most popular track. There was also "Panama", which was also a big hit; I like that one too.

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Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 2:20 pm

Jan 2nd - NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/14 at 3:17 am

January 10th 1984 – The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy.

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/12/14 at 3:37 pm


and my favorite song "Jump" is on it.


Ditto!  ;D

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Written By: nally on 01/13/14 at 10:29 am

This date (13 January 1984) was Friday the 13th... I have no idea what I was doing, but I was probably in preschool (or nursery school), which I have some fuzzy memories of.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/14 at 3:39 am

January 22nd 1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.

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Written By: Howard on 01/22/14 at 6:37 am


January 22nd 1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.


I miss those times.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/14 at 4:00 am

January 24th 1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.

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Written By: nally on 01/24/14 at 11:18 am


January 24th 1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.


I wonder how many of those original computers are still in existence. If so, how much could they go for?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/14 at 12:08 pm


I wonder how many of those original computers are still in existence. If so, how much could they go for?
...or still being used?

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/24/14 at 3:25 pm


...or still being used?


I doubt it now. probably most of them are being sold at garage sales.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/14 at 3:29 pm


I doubt it now. probably most of them are being sold at garage sales.
Where do they go at the garage sales?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/14 at 3:45 am

January 28th 1984 – Tropical Storm Domoina made landfall in southern Mozambique, causing some of the most severe flooding recorded in the region.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/28/14 at 7:33 am


Where do they go at the garage sales?


they go to customers who miss the old style of computers.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 02/21/14 at 11:41 pm

In February of 1984, the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo (which was then part of Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Herzegovina) were going on. East Germany took home the most medals, with 24.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/14 at 5:43 am


In February of 1984, the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo (which was then part of Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Herzegovina) were going on. East Germany took home the most medals, with 24.
It was then Torvill and Dean won gold for ice skating with Bolero.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/14 at 4:11 am

February 24th 1984 – Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Zach4110 on 03/01/14 at 9:58 pm

March 1984 - US GDP growth reaches 8.20%, which in case you didn't know, is really high. (For reference, 4% is considered an economic boom)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/14 at 2:53 am

March 5th 1984 – 6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/14 at 8:48 am

March 22nd 1984 – Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.

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Written By: oingo_fan on 03/24/14 at 5:01 pm

Saturday, March 24, 1984.  Shermer High School.  Shermer, Illinois.  60062.

http://i.imgur.com/WhWXBub.jpg

...the day the Breakfast Club had detention.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 04/01/14 at 2:28 pm

April 1st, 1984: singer Marvin Gaye was shot to death, one day before he would have turned 45. :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 04/01/14 at 3:18 pm


April 1st, 1984: singer Marvin Gaye was shot to death, one day before he would have turned 45. :\'( :\'(


It should've never happened.  :\'(

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/14 at 2:52 am

April 4th 1984 – President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/14 at 3:47 am

May 6th 1984 – 103 Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/14 at 1:58 am

June 5th 1984 – The Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 3:45 am

June 6th 1984 – Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all time, is released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/14 at 6:40 am

August 30th 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/14 at 2:31 am

September 4th 1984 – The Progressive Conservative Party led by Brian Mulroney won the largest majority government by total number of seats in Canadian history during the federal election.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 09/15/14 at 7:05 am

September 15th 1984- Muppet Babies aired its first episode. Where has the time gone from nursery to having our own kids there?

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Written By: Howard on 09/15/14 at 2:10 pm


September 15th 1984- Muppet Babies aired its first episode. Where has the time gone from nursery to having our own kids there?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwaddpsKdKg

brings back memories.  :)

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Written By: nally on 10/12/14 at 10:45 am


September 15th 1984- Muppet Babies aired its first episode. Where has the time gone from nursery to having our own kids there?


brings back memories.  :)

I used to watch that show too.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 10/12/14 at 10:45 am

12 October 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurred at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. A long-delay time bomb was planted in the hotel by Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member Patrick Magee, with the purpose of killing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet, who were staying at the hotel for the Conservative Party conference. Although Thatcher narrowly escaped injury, five people were killed, including two high-profile members of the Conservative Party, and 31 were injured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/14 at 4:01 am


12 October 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurred at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. A long-delay time bomb was planted in the hotel by Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member Patrick Magee, with the purpose of killing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet, who were staying at the hotel for the Conservative Party conference. Although Thatcher narrowly escaped injury, five people were killed, including two high-profile members of the Conservative Party, and 31 were injured.
A day I remember well.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 11/07/14 at 8:09 am

Nov 6, 1984: Ronald Reagan reelected to the presidency, carrying 49 states (all except 1: Minnesota, which was won by Walter Mondale, and the District of Columbia).

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/16/14 at 11:39 pm

December 16 1984

http://takemeback.to/16-December-1984#.VJEWH9LF8SE

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Written By: Howard on 12/17/14 at 6:59 am


December 16 1984

http://takemeback.to/16-December-1984#.VJEWH9LF8SE


Wow, Winter this is great, I like looking back on what happened on a certain day. :)

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Written By: Howard on 12/17/14 at 7:02 am

Suzanne Somers does her first pictorial for Playboy.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 12/31/14 at 12:17 am

Christmas 1984... I don't have any actual (concrete) memories of what I was doing, given that I was 4 at the time, but I do remember some of the gifts I got. This I know from looking at the pictures in our family photo album from that time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/15 at 1:46 am

January 10th 1985 – Sir Clive Sinclair launches the Sinclair C5 personal electric vehicle, which became a notorious commercial failure and later a cult collector's item.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/15 at 8:53 pm

January 28th 1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 01/28/15 at 2:28 pm


January 28th 1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/15 at 9:17 am

1985 – William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/15 at 9:19 am

1985 – EastEnders, BBC's flagship soap opera, broadcasts for the first time.

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Written By: Howard on 02/19/15 at 3:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa2fGMsBOr0

"She's The Boss" by Mick Jagger was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/15 at 8:16 pm

1985 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.

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Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 02/28/15 at 11:52 pm

03/01/1985

The charity single Tears Are Not Enough is released.  Money raised went to local food banks and famine relief in Ethiopia.

_IYstN1GNBs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/15 at 2:34 am

1985 – Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 12:47 am

1985 – The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS infection, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/15 at 8:12 am

1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/15 at 6:14 am

1985 – Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/15 at 6:04 pm

1985 – First episode of Neighbours broadcast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/15 at 12:57 pm

1985 – 200 ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the neo-Nazi survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas. The CSA surrenders two days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/15 at 4:51 am

1985 – The ATF raids The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:33 pm

May 13th 1985 – Police release a bomb on MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/15 at 1:11 am

May 29th 1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/15 at 1:11 am

May 29th 1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/15 at 2:10 am

June 6th 1985 – The remains of Josef Mengele, a Nazi physician notorious for human experiments done on Auschwitz inmates, were discovered in Embu das Artes, Brazil.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/15 at 2:37 pm

June 8th 1985 - Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', the group's first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, '19' by Paul Hardcastle - was not an actual song, but only a "dialogue collage."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/15 at 3:05 am

June 9th 1985 – Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon. He will not be released until 1991.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 8:51 am

June 19th 1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 1:20 pm

June 22nd 1985 - Bryan Adams started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Heaven', his first No.1 single, it made No.35 in the UK. The song had been featured in the film 'Night In Heaven'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 3:16 am

June 23rd 1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/15 at 1:23 pm

June 29th 1985 - David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' for the forthcoming 'Live Aid' fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 06/29/15 at 1:34 pm


June 29th 1985 - David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' for the forthcoming 'Live Aid' fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.


Did you like the video?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/15 at 1:36 pm


Did you like the video?
Yes I did.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 06/29/15 at 2:29 pm


Yes I did.


I thought it was ok.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 1:50 am


I thought it was ok.
It look fun to make.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/15 at 4:55 am

June 30th 1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/30/15 at 11:01 am


June 30th 1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

:\'(

Also, American Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was born.

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Written By: Howard on 06/30/15 at 1:09 pm


It look fun to make.


and all that staring in the camera too.

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Written By: nally on 06/30/15 at 4:50 pm


and all that staring in the camera too.

I have heard that version of the song, but I don't know it as well as the original.

Van Halen also recorded a cover of it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/15 at 8:10 am

July 6th 1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 2:22 am

July 7th 1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/15 at 1:58 am

July 10th 1985 – The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 6:17 am

July 11th 1985 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: yelimsexa on 07/13/15 at 6:10 am

Another name for this thread could be "The Tricennial Thread".

July 13th, 1985- Live Aid, a multinational rock festival in order to combat famine in Africa, was held in London, Philadelphia, Sydney, and Moscow. It was broadcast around the world in over 150 countries. Unfortunately, despite the over US$150 million that was raised, its true impacts were negilible.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 07/13/15 at 10:49 am


Another name for this thread could be "The Tricennial Thread".

July 13th, 1985- Live Aid, a multinational rock festival in order to combat famine in Africa, was held in London, Philadelphia, Sydney, and Moscow. It was broadcast around the world in over 150 countries. Unfortunately, despite the over US$150 million that was raised, its true impacts were negilible.

A memorable event indeed. Even though I had just turned 5 when it happened, I still know about it from having read information in various sources. O0

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 07/13/15 at 2:23 pm


Another name for this thread could be "The Tricennial Thread".

July 13th, 1985- Live Aid, a multinational rock festival in order to combat famine in Africa, was held in London, Philadelphia, Sydney, and Moscow. It was broadcast around the world in over 150 countries. Unfortunately, despite the over US$150 million that was raised, its true impacts were negilible.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/LiveAidlogo.jpg

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/14/15 at 6:55 am


Another name for this thread could be "The Tricennial Thread".

July 13th, 1985- Live Aid, a multinational rock festival in order to combat famine in Africa, was held in London, Philadelphia, Sydney, and Moscow. It was broadcast around the world in over 150 countries. Unfortunately, despite the over US$150 million that was raised, its true impacts were negilible.
A day I remember well, we were visiting friends and the television was on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 5:56 am

July 16th 1985 - The All-Star Game, televised on NBC-TV, was the first program broadcast in stereo by a TV network.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 07/16/15 at 3:10 pm


July 16th 1985 - The All-Star Game, televised on NBC-TV, was the first program broadcast in stereo by a TV network.

National League beat the American League, 6-1, at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN (the Twins' then home stadium). San Diego Padres pitcher Lamarr Hoyt was named MVP.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/15 at 1:00 am

July 17th 1985 – Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states François Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 10:40 am

July 18th 1985 - Jack Nicklaus II, at age 23 years old, made his playing debut on the pro golf tour at the Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, IL.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/18/15 at 4:28 pm

July 18, 1985 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 1:02 pm

July 21st 1985 - The greatest money winner in horse racing history, John Henry, retired. He won 39 races in 83 starts and earned $6,597,947.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/21/15 at 5:39 pm


July 21st 1985 - The greatest money winner in horse racing history, John Henry, retired. He won 39 races in 83 starts and earned $6,597,947.


Is there any other money winners who got that much money like him?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 5:40 pm


Is there any other money winners who got that much money like him?
Probably others have won more since ?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 6:24 am

August 2nd 1985 – Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 1:19 pm

August 2nd 1985 - Chicago White Sox backstop Carlton Fisk tags out two New York Yankees' runners at home plate during the same play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 8:59 am

August 3rd 1985 - 'Drive' by The Cars was re-released following it's dramatic use on TV during the Live Aid concert. All the royalties from the record went to the Band Aid trust.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 12:30 pm

August 3rd 1985 - Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Into The Groove'. The track was taken from the movie 'Desperately Seeking Susan' which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. 'Into The Groove' is Madonna's best selling single in the UK, having sold over 850,000 copies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 12:51 pm

August 3rd 1985 - Tears For Fears started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Shout', the duo's second US No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 2:05 am

August 7th 1985 – In Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England, a local magistrate and his family were murdered in what The Times described as "a classic whodunit".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 2:40 am

August 7th 1985 – Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/15 at 3:31 am

August 7th 1985 - A five-year agreement between the major league baseball players union and team owners ended a two-day mid-season players' strike. The season resumed the next day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 3:23 am

August 12th 1985 – Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed into the ridge of Mount Takamagahara in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520 of 524 on board in the world's worst single-aircraft aviation disaster.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 10:53 am

August 12th 1985 - Kyu Sakamoto was killed in a plane crash when JAL Flight 123, a 747, crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo. He was 43. He had the 1963 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Sukiyaki', the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US singles chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 1:43 pm

August 17th 1985 - Dave Kingman hits his 400th home run.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/15 at 5:45 pm

August 21st 1985 - Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 4:01 am

August 23rd 1985 – Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 10:26 am

August 23rd 1985 - Paul Hornung awarded US$1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 11:10 am

August 23rd 1985 - Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin, Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 11:19 am

August 24th 1985 - Huey Lewis and the News started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love'. As featured in the movie 'Back To The Future'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/15 at 5:46 am

August 27th 1985 – The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:42 am

September 1st 1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:24 pm

September 3rd 1985 - New York Mets' Gary Carter hits three consecutive home runs in a game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 8:58 am

September 4th 1985 – The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 3:33 pm

September 4th 1985 - Igor Paklin of the USSR sets a new high jump world record at 2.41 metres.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 3:40 pm

September 4th 1985 - New York Mets' Gary Carter's two home runs ties record of five home runs in two games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 3:43 am

September 6th 1985 – Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 12:55 pm

September 6th 1985 -  'Desperately Seeking Susan' went on general release in the UK, the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 10:54 am

September 7th 1985 - David Bowie and Mick Jagger were at No.1 on the UK singes chart with their version of the Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity appeal. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at the JFK Stadium, until it was realised that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 11:10 am

September 7th 1985 - John Parr started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'St Elmo's Fire', taken from the film of the same name a No.6 hit in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:44 am

September 11th 1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:45 am


September 11th 1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.
The only baseball player I have knowingly seen,

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Written By: nally on 09/11/15 at 4:25 pm


September 11th 1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.

The only baseball player I have knowingly seen,

He still holds the record for most hits in MLB, although Ichiro Suzuki is fast approaching that many professional baseball hits (combining his stats from the Japanese league, where he played prior to 2001, and MLB).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/15 at 4:49 pm

September 13th 1985 – Super Mario Bros., one of the best-selling and most influential video games of all time, was first released for the NES in Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 12:53 am

September 13th 1985 – Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 12:53 am

September 13th 1985 – The Golden Girls a television sitcom premieres on NBC

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 1:56 pm

September 22nd 1985 - The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the event had been spurred on by Bob Dylan's comments at Live Aid earlier in that year that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers. The star studded line-up of country stars included: Alabama, Hoyt Axton, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels Band, John Denver, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 2:24 pm

September 22nd 1985 - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes to become Heavyweight Boxing Champ. First time a light heavyweight defeats the reigning heavyweight champion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 2:40 pm

September 22nd 1985 - Saint Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man.

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Written By: nally on 10/28/15 at 10:41 pm

A day late... on October 27, 1985, the Kansas City Royals won their first (and only one to date, thus far) World Series title, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3. Starting pitcher Bret Saberhagen was named MVP.

The Royals would not see the postseason again until 2014.

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Written By: nally on 11/13/15 at 3:25 pm

November 13, 1985 : The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted, causing a volcanic mudslide that buried the town of Armero, Colombia (destruction pictured), and killed approximately 23,000 people.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:48 am

December 31, 1985: American singer, songwriter and actor Ricky Nelson dies in a plane crash in De Kalb, Texas.

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Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:40 am

January 1, 1986: In Northern Ireland as part of The Troubles, James McCandless (39) and Michael Williams (24), both Protestant members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, were killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote controlled bomb hidden in a litter bin and detonated when their foot patrol passed at Thomas Street, Armagh.

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Written By: nally on 01/08/16 at 7:45 pm

A couple days late... on January 6, 1986, the U.S.-based game show The $1,000,000 Chance Of A Lifetime premiered in syndication, hosted by the late Jim Lange. It would only last two seasons on the air.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/16 at 7:42 am

January 11th 1986 – First winter ascent of Kangchenjunga by Krzysztof Wielicki and Jerzy Kukuczka from Poland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 9:46 am

January 12th 1986 – Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61-C as a Mission Specialist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 9:05 am

January 12th 1986 – First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/16 at 6:24 am

January 19th 1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 6:26 am

January 20th 1986 – In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.

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Written By: nally on 01/20/16 at 11:46 am


January 20th 1986 – In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.

That's right!

I have rather vague memories of it, given that I was 5 1/2 at the time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 1:42 pm


January 20th 1986 – In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan appeared at a concert to celebrate the first Martin Luther King day in the US.

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Written By: nally on 01/20/16 at 3:02 pm


Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan appeared at a concert to celebrate the first Martin Luther King day in the US.

Very interesting; this I did not know. :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 7:53 am

January 21st 1986 - Former major-league player, Randy Bass, became the highest-paid baseball player in Japanese history. Bass signed a three-year contract for $3.25 million. He played for the Hanshin Tigers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 8:10 am

January 25th 1986 – The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 10:10 am

January 25th 1986 – US manager Albert Grossman died of a heart attack while flying on Concorde from New York to London. He managed Bob Dylan (between 1962 and 1970), Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren. Grossman built the Bearsville Recording Studio near Woodstock in 1969 and in 1970 he founded Bearsville Records.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 11:07 am

January 25th 1986 –Norwegian group A-Ha were at No.1 in the UK with 'The Sun Always Shines On TV.' Becoming the first ever-Norwegian act to score a UK No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 7:47 am

January 26th 1986 – The Ugandan government of Tito Okello is overthrown by the National Resistance Army, led by Yoweri Museveni.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 11:21 am

January 26th 1986 - Allen Collins, guitarist from Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed his car, paralysing him from the waist down and killing his girlfriend Debra Jean Watts. Collins had survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed two other band members.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 01/28/16 at 5:21 am

IMO the biggest tragedy of the 1980s is commemorated 30 years ago today when the Challenger, the 25th mission of the Space Shuttle program exploded just two minutes after launch killing all seven astronauts on board, including former teacher Christa McAuliffe. I was just a baby, but reading about it after the fact and experiencing Columbia in 2003 still sheds tears into what could go wrong with spaceflight still can, as was evidence by a reusable rocket failing to land on a carrier in the ocean earlier this month.  :-8EU8Ru2Pwpo
os8V_2hrvrg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/16 at 5:39 am


IMO the biggest tragedy of the 1980s is commemorated 30 years ago today when the Challenger, the 25th mission of the Space Shuttle program exploded just two minutes after launch killing all seven astronauts on board, including former teacher Christa McAuliffe. I was just a baby, but reading about it after the fact and experiencing Columbia in 2003 still sheds tears into what could go wrong with spaceflight still can, as was evidence by a reusable rocket failing to land on a carrier in the ocean earlier this month.  :-8EU8Ru2Pwpo
:\'(

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Written By: nally on 01/28/16 at 6:22 pm


IMO the biggest tragedy of the 1980s is commemorated 30 years ago today when the Challenger, the 25th mission of the Space Shuttle program exploded just two minutes after launch killing all seven astronauts on board, including former teacher Christa McAuliffe. I was just a baby, but reading about it after the fact and experiencing Columbia in 2003 still sheds tears into what could go wrong with spaceflight still can, as was evidence by a reusable rocket failing to land on a carrier in the ocean earlier this month.  :-[


A sad event indeed in the history of spacecraft. :\'(

I was only 5 1/2 years old at the time it happened, and in kindergarten, so I do not remember hearing of it firsthand...if I did, I would've been too young to know about it.

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Written By: Howard on 01/29/16 at 7:35 am


IMO the biggest tragedy of the 1980s is commemorated 30 years ago today when the Challenger, the 25th mission of the Space Shuttle program exploded just two minutes after launch killing all seven astronauts on board, including former teacher Christa McAuliffe. I was just a baby, but reading about it after the fact and experiencing Columbia in 2003 still sheds tears into what could go wrong with spaceflight still can, as was evidence by a reusable rocket failing to land on a carrier in the ocean earlier this month.  :-8EU8Ru2Pwpo
os8V_2hrvrg


an upsetting moment in history.  :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/16 at 3:24 pm

February 1st 1986 -  Music publisher Dick James died of a heart attack aged 65. Worked with many UK 60's acts including The Beatles. James signed Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin as unknown artists in 1967 and was the founder of the DJM record label.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 10:08 am

February 3rd 1986 - Dire Straits were at No.1 on the UK album charts with their fifth studio album Brothers in Arms. With ten weeks at No.1, the album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history and won two Grammy Awards in 1986, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards. Brothers in Arms also spent nine weeks at No.1 on the Billboard 200 in the US, and thirty-four weeks at No.1 on the Australian Album Chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 2:43 am

February 7th 1986 – Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 6:12 am

February 8th 1986 – Hinton train collision: Twenty-three people are killed when a VIA Rail passenger train collides with a 118-car Canadian National freight train near the town of Hinton, Alberta, west of Edmonton. It is the worst rail accident in Canada until the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec
derailment in 2013 which killed forty-seven people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 8:46 am

February 8th 1986 -  Billy Ocean started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going', as featured in the film 'The Jewel Of The Nile.' The video was banned in the UK because it featured non-musician union members. Boyzone took the song to No.1 in 1999.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/16 at 10:58 am

February 9th 1986 – Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 6:55 am

February 11th 1986 - Boy George guest-starred on an episode of "The A-Team."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 7:47 am

February 11th 1986 - The single "Superbowl Shuffle" by the Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew was certified gold by the RIAA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 2:32 pm

February 15th 1986 - Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', which was also a No.5 in the UK.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 02/15/16 at 2:37 pm


February 15th 1986 - Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', which was also a No.5 in the UK.


A number of famous people were born on that day, including:

Johnny Cueto, Dominican-born pro baseball pitcher, who will pitch for the San Francisco Giants this year
Amber Riley, American actress and singer, who starred on "Glee" from 2009-2015


Happy 30th birthday to Johnny and Amber!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 1:34 am

February 16th 1986 – The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 5:52 am

February 19th 1986 – Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in the eastern province of Sri Lanka.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 2:50 am

February 22nd 1986 - MTV aired 22 hours of the Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their station's 20th anniversary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 4:35 am

February 22nd 1986 – Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:50 am

February 25th 1986 – People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 2:48 pm

February 28th 1986 - George Michael announced that Wham! would officially split during the summer. Wham! sold more than 25 million certified records worldwide from 1982 to 1986.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 3:43 pm

February 28th 1986 - Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years' was named Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album Of The Year at the 18th annual Grammy Awards. In his acceptance speech, Simon told the audience "I'd like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:09 pm

March 1st 1986 - Mr Mister started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kyrie', the group's second US No.1, a No.11 hit in the UK. Also the group's album 'Welcome To The Real World' went to No.1 on the US album chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:38 am

March 3rd 1986 - The pilot episode of "Matlock" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 5:36 am

March 4th 1986 – The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 7:41 am

March 4th 1986 – American songwriter Howard Greenfield died of a brain tumour aged 50. Working out of the famous Brill Building with Neil Sedaka he co-wrote many hits including 'Calendar Girl', 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do', and 'Crying In The Rain' with Carole King. Also wrote TV theme songs including the theme to 'Bewitched.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 8:42 am

March 4th 1986 – After just completing a two set show with The Band in Winter Park, Florida, 41 year old Richard Manuel of The Band hung himself from a shower curtain rod in a hotel room in Florida. His band mate, Robbie Robertson honoured his friend with the song, 'Fallen Angel' in 1987.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 1:59 am

March 7th 1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:59 am

March 7th 1986 - The final episode of "Different Strokes" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 5:02 am

March 8th 1986 - Martina Navratilova became the first woman tennis player to win more than $10 million in her career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 10:37 am

March 8th 1986 – Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the 'Chain Reaction.' Written and produced by The Bee Gees (who also provided the backing vocals for the single). The single became her first No.1 single in the UK since 'I'm Still Waiting' in 1971.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 12:35 pm

March 8th 1986 – Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US album chart with her self-titled album. It spent a total of 14 weeks at the No.1 position.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/16 at 8:51 am

March 13th 1986 – Claiming the right of innocent passage, American warships USS Yorktown and USS Caron entered the Soviet territorial waters in the Black Sea, inciting Soviet combat readiness.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:14 am

March 15th 1986 – Collapse of the Hotel New World: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 1:02 pm

March 20th 1986 - Fallon Carrington and Jeff Colby were wed on the TV drama "The Colby’s". "The Colby’s" was an offshoot of "Dynasty".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 6:55 am

March 21st 1986 – Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the World Figure Skating Championships

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 12:05 pm

March 21st 1986 - "Parade" (the soundtrack for "Under the Cherry Moon") by Prince was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 2:13 am

March 24th 1986 – The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:57 am

March 25th 1986 - The first episode of "Perfect Strangers" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 4:58 pm

March 25th 1986 - Guns N' Roses signed a world-wide deal with Geffen Records. The band has now sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, their 1987 debut album, Appetite For Destruction has sold in excess of 28 million copies worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 5:45 am

March 29th 1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 3:15 pm

March 29th 1986 - Austrian singer Falco started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock Me Amadeus', also a No.1 in the UK. Falco became the first German speaking artist to achieve a No.1 on the US charts.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 3:15 pm


March 29th 1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.
For how much?

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Written By: nally on 03/30/16 at 12:18 pm


March 29th 1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.

For how much?

Who knows?

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Written By: nally on 03/30/16 at 12:18 pm

The next day, 30 March 1986, was Easter Sunday.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 03/30/16 at 2:54 pm


March 29th 1986 - Austrian singer Falco started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock Me Amadeus', also a No.1 in the UK. Falco became the first German speaking artist to achieve a No.1 on the US charts.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVikZ8Oe_XA

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 4:18 am

March 31st 1986 – Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:19 pm

March 31st 1986 - O'Kelly Isley of The Isley Brothers died of a heart attack, aged 48. Had a hit in 1962 original version of 'Twist and Shout', (later covered by The Beatles) and the 1968 UK No.3 single 'This Old Heart Of Mine' and 1969 US No.2 single 'It's Your Thing'.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 3:29 am

April 2nd 1986 – Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist most widely known for the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:25 am

April 2nd 1986 - Paul Coffey (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 47th and 48th goals of the season. He broke Bobby Orr's NHL record for most goals by a defenseman. Orr had scored 46 goals in 1974-75.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 11:57 am

April 13th 1986 - Jack Nicklaus, at age 46, won his sixth Masters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:23 am

April 15th 1986 – The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 9:02 am

April 19th 1986 - Prince started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss.' Prince also had the No.2 song 'Manic Monday', by The Bangles, which he wrote under the pseudonym 'Christopher.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 9:03 am

April 20th 1986 – Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:43 am

April 22nd 1986 - NBC aired the final episode of "Riptide

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 12:25 am

April 25th 1986 – Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:53 am

April 25th 1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:02 pm

April 26th 1986 - Van Halen started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with '5150'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:14 am

April 27th 1986 - Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupted HBO.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:59 am

April 27th 1986 – The city of Pripyat as well as the surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl disaster.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 04/27/16 at 11:32 pm


April 27th 1986 - Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupted HBO.

April 27th 1986 – The city of Pripyat as well as the surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl disaster.

One of my notable childhood memories occurred on this date. I went to a Dodgers baseball game with my family and lost a tooth while eating a hotdog. (I was only 5 3/4 at the time.)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 4:10 am


One of my notable childhood memories occurred on this date. I went to a Dodgers baseball game with my family and lost a tooth while eating a hotdog. (I was only 5 3/4 at the time.)
I trust the tooth was placed under you pillow that night?

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 4:10 am

April 28th 1986 – The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 04/28/16 at 6:33 pm


I trust the tooth was placed under you pillow that night?

I'm sure it was. We had to carry it home somehow.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 05/01/16 at 12:31 pm

Two days late for this, but...

April 29, 1986:
A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroyed 400,000 books and other items.
Chernobyl disaster: American and European Spy Satellites captured the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 10:44 am

May 5th 1986 - It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 2:37 am

May 7th 1986 – Canadian Patrick Morrow becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 12:59 pm

May 8th 1986 - Reporters were told that 84,000 people had been evacuated from areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 12:58 pm

May 10th 1986 - Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first black pilot to fly with the Blue Angels team.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 4:22 pm

May 10th 1986 - Falco was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rock Me Amadeus.' Falco became the first-ever Austrian act to score a UK and US No.1 hit single and the first German speaking artist to achieve a No.1 on the US charts. Falco died of severe injuries received on 6 February 1998, when his Mitsubishi Pajero collided with a bus in the Dominican Republic. It was later determined that the bus driver was speeding, for which the driver served three years in prison. His estate claims he has sold 20 million albums and 15 million singles, which makes him the best selling Austrian singer of all time.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 10:50 am

May 12th 1986 – NBC debuts the current well-known peacock as seen in the NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 11:59 am

May 12th 1986 - Joe Strummer of The Clash was banned from driving after being convicted of drink driving.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 2:24 pm

May 15th 1986 – Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver, was killed while testing the Brabham BT55 at the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet. (b. 1958)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 3:01 am

May 16th 1986 – The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:26 pm

May 17th 1986 - Spitting Image started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Chicken Song.' Spitting Image had become the 'must see' Sunday night UK TV show, which mocked politicians and public figures.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/26/16 at 6:40 am

Remember Hands Across America? It was talk of the country during Memorial Day 30 years back.
watch?v=2uRYhezh0-I&index=19&list=PLk1PAXuON1YB1RJWcYpwqC_8TPO8Cv7BH

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 05/26/16 at 2:36 pm


Remember Hands Across America? It was talk of the country during Memorial Day 30 years back.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZorfXa5pBc


Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 05/27/16 at 10:40 pm


Remember Hands Across America? It was talk of the country during Memorial Day 30 years back.

I so remember it. O0

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:34 am

May 28th 1986 - Dick Clark's "America Picks the No. 1 Songs" TV special aired.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 12:35 pm

May 28th 1986 - Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor William McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to Iran were being diverted to the Contras.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 3:21 pm

May 31st 1986 - Peter Gabriel scored his second solo UK No.1 album with 'So' featuring the singles 'Sledgehammer' and a duet with Kate Bush 'Don't Give Up'.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 1:44 am

June 9th 1986 - The Rogers Commission released a report on the Challenger disaster. The report explained that the spacecraft blew up as a result of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 4:00 pm

June 10th 1986 -  Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead went into a five day diabetic coma, resulting in the band withdrawing from their current tour.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 06/13/16 at 10:38 pm

June 13, 1986:
Jazz musician Benny Goodman passed away.
The Olsen twins (Mary-Kate and Ashley) were born!

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 2:26 pm

June 14th 1986 – The Mindbender accident happens at West Edmonton Mall. 3 people died, and 1 person was injured in the accident. This accident caused WEM to close the Mindbender for a few months for upgrades to it. Since 1986, the Mindbender has run accident free ever since.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 5:08 pm

June 14th 1986 - Bob Geldof was named in HRH The Queen's Birthday Honours List, receiving an honorary Knighthood in recognition of his humanitarian activities.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 4:12 pm

June 21st 1986 - Genesis scored their fourth UK No.1 album with their 13th studio album 'Invisible Touch'. It remained in the charts for 96 weeks, making it the most commercially successful album of their career, eventually selling over 15 million copies worldwide and produced five US Top 5 singles, including the title track.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 7:18 am

June 22nd June 22nd 1986 – The controversial Hand of God goal by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century also by Maradona. Argentina would win 2–1 and go on to win the world cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 4:50 am

June 24th 1986 - The Empire State Building was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 1:48 pm

June 25th 1986 - The U.S. Congress approved $100 million in aid to the Contras fighting in Nicaragua.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 1:47 am

June 27th 1986 - Anne White wore only a body stocking at Wimbledon.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 2:05 am

June 27th 1986 - Robby Thompson (San Francisco) was caught stealing bases four times in one game.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 2:04 pm

June 27th 1986 - The World Court ruled that the U.S. had broken international law by aiding Nicaraguan rebels.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 3:25 pm

June 28th 1986 - Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 'The Edge Of Heaven'. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 4:48 am

June 30th 1986 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick that states can outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 07/06/16 at 10:00 pm

July 1, 1986 (I'm a little late) - John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China opens in theaters. A complete bomb at the time, it has since become another Carpenter cult classic.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 07/23/16 at 5:49 pm

July 23, 1986: In London, England, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 7:37 am

Died this day in 1986, English songwriter, producer and manager Gordon Mills died of stomach cancer. Worked with Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones and Gilbert O'Sullivan. Wrote the 1963 No.4 UK hit ‘I'll Never Get Over You’, for Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, and ‘I'm The Lonely One’ a hit for Cliff Richard.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/16 at 6:31 am

July 30th 1986, Boy George was fined £250 by a London court for possession of heroin.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/16 at 7:19 am

July 30th 1986, Variety magazine reported that RCA had dropped John Denver from its roster after the release of his single, ‘What Are We Making Weapons For’. Variety said the song upset the record company's new owner, General Electric, one of the largest defense contractors in the US.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/16 at 9:26 am

August 12th 1986 - Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first UK shows for five years.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: ralfy on 08/19/16 at 3:50 am

"Casualty reveals a first look at its movie-length 30th anniversary episode in this new trailer"

http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/casualty/news/a803116/casualty-first-look-at-movie-length-30th-anniversary-episode-new-trailer/

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 08/19/16 at 1:53 pm

August 19th, 1986: Two weeks after being stolen, the Picasso painting Weeping Woman was found in a locker at the Spencer Street Station in Melbourne, Australia.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 10:18 pm

August 25th 1986 - Paul Simon's "Graceland" was released.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 08/26/16 at 12:11 am

...and I remember that I was on my very first vacation trip with my parents. I was 6 at the time. I think this was the day we visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. :)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 1:42 am

August 27th 1986 - Nolan Ryan, while with the Houston Astros, earned his 250th career win against the Chicago Cubs.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 5:34 am

August 31st 1986 – The Soviet passenger liner Admiral Nakhimov sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.


Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 9:06 pm

August 31st 1986 - After living together for 10 years Bob Geldof married TV presenter Paula Yates in Las Vegas with Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon as the best man. Yates died of a drug overdose on 17th September 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 1:09 am

September 1st 1986 - Jerry Lewis raised a record $34 million for Muscular Dystrophy during his annual telethon for Jerry’s kids over the Labor Day weekend.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 6:31 am

September 2nd 1986 - The Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs played 14 innings and used 53 players in the game. Houston won the game 8-7 when the game resumed the next day.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 6:56 pm

September 2nd 1986 - Debbie Gibson began recording the album "Out of the Blue." She was 16 years old and still in school at the time.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 12:07 am

September 3rd 1986 - Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler of the Netherlands agreed to merge and form the world’s largest accounting firm.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 6:37 am

September 3rd 1986 - The Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in the 18th inning. The game ended after 14 innings were played. The two teams had used a record 53 players the day before.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 4:11 am

September 4th 1986 - South African security forces halted a mass funeral for the victims of the riot in Soweto.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 7:11 pm

September 4th 1986, After just getting his driving license back after a five-year suspension, Gregg Allman from The Allman Brothers Band was arrested in Florida for drunk driving.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 12:33 am

September 5th 1986 - Merv Griffin aired his final program for Metromedia Television after 23 years on various talk shows.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 5:52 am

September 5th 1986 - Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" won the MTV award for Best Video.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 6:44 am

September 5th 1986 - NASA launched DOD-1.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 6:40 am

September 6th 1986 – In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal's organization kill 22 and wound six inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue during Shabbat services.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 3:41 am

September 9th 1986 - Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on WTBS in Atlanta, GA.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 6:27 am

September 9th 1986 – India national cricket team plays their last ODI Cricket match in Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium during Australia tour..

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 6:31 am

September 9th 1986 - Frank Reed was taken hostage in Lebanon by pro-Iranian kidnappers. The director of a private school in Lebanon was released 44 months later.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 8:17 am

September 9th 1986 - Gennadiy Zakharov was indicted by a New York jury on espionage charges. Zakharov was a Soviet United Nations employee.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 7:40 am

September 12th 1986, Public Image Ltd guitarist John McGeoch needed 40 stitches in his face after a two-litre wine bottle was thrown at the stage during a gig in Vienna.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 5:00 am

September 13th 1986, Berlin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder written and produced 'Take My Breath Away'. On the B side, The Righteous Brothers 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', both songs were featured in the film 'Top Gun'.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 5:28 am

September 13th 1986, The Communards were at No.1 on the UK with the singles chart with 'Don't Leave Me This Way', which had been a hit for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1975 and later a hit for Thelma Houston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 9:20 pm

September 13th 1986 - Bert Blyleven (Minnesota Twins) surrendered five homes runs. The game raised Blyleven's total to 44 for the year setting an American League record.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/16 at 2:50 am

September 15th 1986 - NBC aired the pilot episode of "L.A. Law."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 4:17 am

September 19th 1986 - "Press To Play" was released by Paul McCartney.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 7:36 am

September 19th 1986 - U.S. health officials announced that AZT, though an experimental drug, would be made available to AIDS patients.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 7:56 am

September 20th 1986 - Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres) stole five bases in one game against Houston.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 7:31 pm

September 21st 1986, The National Inquirer Magazine featured a picture of Michael Jackson in an oxygen chamber with a story claiming that Jackson had a bizarre plan to live until he was 150 years old.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:04 am

September 22nd 1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:55 am

September 22nd 1986 - The TV show "ALF" debuted on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 2:17 am

September 23rd 1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets a major league record by striking out the first eight batters he faces in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 6:47 am

September 23rd 1986 - The first season of "Matlock" began on NBC.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 09/23/16 at 7:09 am


September 22nd 1986 - The TV show "ALF" debuted on NBC.


My Father has all the episodes on VHS.  :)

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 8:10 am


My Father has all the episodes on VHS.  :)
A Lifetime Fan?

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Howard on 09/23/16 at 8:31 am


A Lifetime Fan?


He was once.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 8:48 am

September 23rd 1986 - Japanese newspapers quoted Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone as saying that minorities lowered the "intelligence level" of America.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 7:44 pm

September 23rd 1986 - An anti-crack rally was headlined by James Brown, Freddie Jackson, and Melba Moore at New York's Plaza Hotel.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 2:03 am

September 25th 1986 - An 1894-S Barber Head dime was bought for $83,000 at a coin auction in California. It is one of a dozen that exist.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 3:57 am

September 25th 1956 - A transatlantic telephone-cable system began operation between Newfoundland and Scotland.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 9:08 am

September 26th 1986 - The episode of "Dallas" that had Bobby Ewing returning from the dead was aired.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 8:02 am

September 27th 1986, The Beatles track 'Twist and Shout' re-entered the US singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared, after the song was featured in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 6:33 pm

September 27th 1986 - The U.S. Senate approved federal tax code changes that were the most sweeping since World War II.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 6:44 pm

September 27th 1986, Metallica bass player Cliff Burton was crushed to death after the bands tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen. During a European tour members from the band drew cards for the most comfortable bunk on the tour bus, Burton had won the game with an Ace of Spades and was asleep when the tour bus ran over a patch of black ice and skidded off of the road. He was thrown through the window of the bus, which fell on top of him.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 3:01 pm

September 28th 1986 – The Democratic Progressive Party was established under the Martial law in Taiwan, becomes the first opposition party in Taiwan.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 4:27 pm

September 29th 1986 - The first episode of "Designing Women" aired on CBS.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 9:37 pm

September 30th 1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel's covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy by the Israeli Mossad.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 2:04 am

October 10th 1986 – The 5.7 Mw San Salvador earthquake shook San Salvador, El Salvador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Up to 1,500 people were killed.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 2:00 am

October 11th 1986 - Janet Jackson's single "When I Think Of You" hit #1 in the U.S. The #1 hit by Janet made her and her brother Michael the first siblings to have solo #1s in the rock era. Michael had had a #1 hit with "Ben" 14 years before.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 6:06 am

October 11th 1986 – Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 3:44 pm

October 11th 1986, Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from her album. 'True Blue' her third UK No.1. The title came from a favorite expression of her then husband Sean Penn and was a direct tribute to him.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 7:33 pm

October 11th 1986, Janet Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'When I Think Of You', her first US No.1, a No.10 hit in the UK.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/16 at 1:55 am

October 12th 1986 - Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) became the first National Football League (NFL) player to accumulate 20,000 yards.

Subject: Re: The 30 years ago Thread (all new!)

Written By: nally on 10/12/16 at 10:47 pm

October 12th, 1986: In Game Five of the American League Championship Series, the then-California Angels looked set to earn their first-ever trip to a World Series.
The Angels took a 3-2 lead in the 6th inning, and extended it to 5-2 in the 7th inning; the lead would hold through the 8th inning as well... but in the 9th, the Boston Red Sox chipped away at the lead; this rally was capped when Boston center fielder Dave Henderson launched a home run into the left field stands, stunning the hometown crowd and greatly redeeming himself for his earlier miscue (a deflection of a long fly ball hit by Angels' Bobby Grich), giving the Sox a 6-5 lead.
Angels would tie up the game in the bottom of the 9th, forcing extra innings. In the 11th, Henderson would be a hero again for the Red Sox; he hit a sacrifice fly to put them ahead 7-6, a lead they would keep.

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Written By: nally on 10/12/16 at 11:02 pm

...and in the National League Championship Series, the Houston Astros won Game Four, over the New York Mets, to tie up that series at 2 games apiece.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/16 at 8:25 pm

October 21st 1986 – In Lebanon, pro-Iran kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).

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Written By: nally on 10/25/16 at 11:30 am

October 25th 1986: The New York Mets came from behind in the 10th inning to score the winning run(s) in Game Six of the World Series, tying the series up at 3 games apiece and preventing the Boston Red Sox from their first title in 68 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 10:13 pm

October 25th 1986, Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Slippery When Wet'. Featuring two US No.1 singles, 'You Give Love A Bad Name' and 'Livin' On A Prayer'. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies world wide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 11:23 pm

October 25th 1986, For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper's 'True Colors' held down the No.1 position, followed by Tina Turner's 'Typical Male' at No.2 and Janet Jackson's 'When I Think Of You' at No.3.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 6:18 am

October 27th 1986 – The British government suddenly deregulated financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

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Written By: nally on 10/27/16 at 9:47 pm

Also on October 27th 1986: The New York Mets won Game Seven of the World Series, denying the Boston Red Sox yet another title. (They'd have to wait another 18 years to the day before finally winning one.) Also, this game had been slated to be played on the 26th, a Sunday, but inclement weather forced the game to be postponed to Monday the 27th.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 10/28/16 at 9:14 am


Also on October 27th 1986: The New York Mets won Game Seven of the World Series, denying the Boston Red Sox yet another title. (They'd have to wait another 18 years to the day before finally winning one.) Also, this game had been slated to be played on the 26th, a Sunday, but inclement weather forced the game to be postponed to Monday the 27th.


I myself have a Betamax recording of that night's NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants (the Giants won). During the third quarter, a pause of about 30 seconds was used to congratulate the Mets victory.

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Written By: nally on 10/28/16 at 6:19 pm


I myself have a Betamax recording of that night's NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants (the Giants won). During the third quarter, a pause of about 30 seconds was used to congratulate the Mets victory.

Well that's nice that the N.Y. Giants (football) honored their fellow pro sports team. O0

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Written By: nally on 11/06/16 at 12:20 pm

November 6th 1986: Sumburgh disaster: A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 21⁄2 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 1:51 pm

November 8th 1986, Berlin started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Your Breath Away'. The song which was featured in the film 'Top Gun', was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 7:29 am

November 9th 1986 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Shooting Star" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 5:35 pm

November 11th 1986, Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intend to continue using the name without Roger Waters and were recording their next album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 6:45 am

November 13th 1986 – The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 7:41 am

November 13th 1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 7:02 am

November 15th 1986, Pop history was made when the Top 5 UK singles were all by female vocalists; Corinne Drewery from Swing Out Sister, Mel and Kim, Susannah Hoffs from The Bangles, Kim Wilde and Terri Nunn from Berlin who were at No.1 with 'Take My Breath Away.'

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Written By: nally on 11/15/16 at 10:40 pm


November 8th 1986, Berlin started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take My Breath Away'. The song which was featured in the film 'Top Gun', was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.

It had also hit #1 on the U.S. charts (not sure of the date(s) though).

There is a line near the middle of the song that is often misheard; the correct lyric is "Through the hourglass I saw you", but it is commonly misheard as "Julio Iglesias saw you"; I think the misheard one is funnier. :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/16 at 3:27 pm

November 22nd 1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 4:02 pm

November 24th 1986 - Paul McCartney took part in the annual "Royal Variety Performance" at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 7:55 am

November 25th 1986 - U.S. President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. National Security Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 2:44 pm

November 25th 1986 – The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/16 at 3:48 pm

November 29th 1986 – The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 7:46 pm

December 3rd 1986, Judas Priest were sued by two families, alleging that the band were responsible for their son's forming a suicide pact and shooting themselves after listening to Judas Priest records. The parents and their legal team alleged that a subliminal message of 'do it' had been included in the Judas Priest song Better By You, Better Than Me from the Stained Class album and alleged the command in the song triggered the suicide attempt. The trial lasted from 16 July to 24 August 1990, when the suit was dismissed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 5:32 pm

December 6th 1986 - Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to get into advertising when he became a spokesman for a wine cooler company.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 8:23 pm

December 6th 1986, Europe were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Final Countdown'. They became only the second Swedish act to score a UK No.1. The song reached No.1 in 25 countries and the song's lyrics were inspired by David Bowie's song 'Space Oddity'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 12:42 pm

December 7th 1986 - Huey Lewis and the News sang the U.S. national anthem a capella before a San Francisco 49ers-New York Jets NFL football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 5:56 am

December 8th 1986 - The 100th episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/16 at 5:13 pm

December 13th 1986, Bruce Hornsby & The Range went to No.1 on the US singles chart, with 'The Way It Is', a No.15 hit in the UK. Written by Bruce Hornsby and his brother John Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the American Civil Rights Movement. The song was heavily sampled by Tupac Shakur in his song, 'Changes' from 1998.

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Written By: nally on 12/19/16 at 11:14 am


December 13th 1986, Bruce Hornsby & The Range went to No.1 on the US singles chart, with 'The Way It Is', a No.15 hit in the UK. Written by Bruce Hornsby and his brother John Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the American Civil Rights Movement.

A nice song to listen to, despite the lyrical references to hard times.

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Written By: nally on 12/19/16 at 11:15 am

December 19th 1986: Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 5:46 am

December 31st 1986 – Arson at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97 people and injures 140.

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Written By: nally on 02/02/17 at 5:55 pm

February 2nd 1987: After the 1986 People Power Revolution, the Philippines enacts a new constitution.

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Written By: nally on 02/06/17 at 12:31 pm

February 6th 1987: Justice Mary Gaudron becomes the first woman to be appointed to the High Court of Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/17 at 8:55 pm

February 9th 1987, Winners at this years Brit awards held in London included Peter Gabriel who won British Male Solo Artist, Kate Bush won British Female Solo Artist, Best British Group went to Five Star, British Album was Dire Straits 'Brothers In Arms', British Breakthrough Act was The Housemartins, International Solo Artist went to Paul Simon. The Bangles won Best International Group, Best British Video went to Peter Gabriel for 'Sledgehammer' and Best British Single was The Pet Shop Boys for 'West End Girls'.

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Written By: nally on 02/25/17 at 10:47 am

February 25th 1987 -  Southern Methodist University's football program is the first college football program to receive the death penalty by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. It was revealed that athletic officials and school administrators had knowledge of a "slush fund" used to make illegal payments to the school's football players as far back as 1981.

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Written By: nally on 03/04/17 at 2:48 pm

March 4th 1987 - US President Ronald Reagan made a nationally televised address in which he accepted full responsibility for illegal actions in the Iran–Contra affair.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 2:18 am

March 6th 1987 – The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds, killing 193.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 9:45 pm

March 7th 1987, The first five Beatles albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles for Sale and Help! were released on Compact disc. Capitol Records decided to release the original UK mixes of the Beatles albums, which means that the first four CDs are released in mono. This marks the first time that many of these mono mixes were available in the US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 12:32 am

March 19th 1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 4:24 am

March 30th 1987 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AZT. The drug was proven to slow the progress of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

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Written By: Zelek3 on 03/20/17 at 4:39 am

Phil, how can you post all these millions of factoids day after day for years and not get exhausted? :o I'm impressed.

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Written By: nally on 03/24/17 at 3:22 pm

March 24th 1987 - Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and French Prime Minister and future President of France, Jacques Chirac, sign the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort (now called Disneyland Paris) and to develop the Val d'Europe area of the new town Marne-la-Vallée in Paris, France.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 04/18/17 at 5:43 pm


March 24th 1987 - Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and French Prime Minister and future President of France, Jacques Chirac, sign the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort (now called Disneyland Paris) and to develop the Val d'Europe area of the new town Marne-la-Vallée in Paris, France.


April 18th, 1987- MTV's showcase for hard rock, metal, and later grunge, The Headbangers' Ball, launches.

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Written By: nally on 04/19/17 at 6:43 pm

April 19th 1987: The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with "Good Night."

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Written By: nally on 04/23/17 at 7:22 pm

April 23rd 1987: Carole King sues the owner of her record company, Lou Adler, claiming that she is owed more than $400,000 in royalties. King also asks for rights to her old recordings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 7:19 pm

May 1st 1987 – Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 7:25 am

May 3rd 1987 – A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 6:40 pm

May 4th 1987, American blues vocalist, harmonica player Paul Butterfield, who fronted The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, died at his home in North Hollywood, California, of drug-related heart failure, he was 44. Gained international recognition, as one of the early acts performing during the Summer of Love, at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock festival.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 9:31 pm

May 4th 1987 - The First Bank of the United States was listed as a National Historic Landmark.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 11:01 pm

May 4th 1987 - Live models were used for the first time in Playtex bra ads.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 7:03 am

May 5th 1987 – Iran–Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 6:17 pm

May 15th 1987 – The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.

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Written By: nally on 06/11/17 at 10:26 am

June 11th 1987: Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng, and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black MPs in Great Britain.

The next day, U.S. President Ronald Reagan told Mr. Gorbachev to "Tear down this wall!", referring to the Berlin Wall in Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/17 at 5:22 am

June 17th 1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

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Written By: nally on 06/19/17 at 12:26 pm

June 19th 1987: Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 6:12 pm

July 4th 1987 – In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (a.k.a. the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/17 at 9:39 pm

July 19th 1987, Bruce Springsteen played his first ever show behind the Iron Curtain when he appeared in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people. The show was broadcast on East German TV.

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Written By: nally on 07/24/17 at 11:55 pm

July 24th 1987: Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda became the oldest person to climb Japan's highest peak.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 7:40 am

August 10th 1987, Wilson Pickett was found guilty by a New Jersey court of possessing a shotgun with intent to endanger life following his involvement in a fist fight in a bar.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 12:51 pm

August 14th 1987 - Mark McGwire set the record for home runs by a rookie when he connected for his 49th home run of the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 1:10 am

August 15th 1987, Michael Jackson had his third UK No.1 with the single 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You', a duet with Siedah Garrett. It was originally intended to be a duet between Jackson and either Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Session singer Siedah Garrett also worked with Madonna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 1:17 pm

August 15th 1987 - On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 2:48 am

August 16th 1987 - Cinemax-TV premiered "Elvis '56."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 12:27 pm

August 16th 1987 – Northwest Airlines Flight 255 a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crashes after take off in Detroit, Michigan, killing 154 of the 155 on board, plus two people on the ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 8:50 am

August 18th 1987 - Earl Campbell announced his retirement from the National Football League (NFL).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 1:03 pm

August 22nd 1987 - Bon Jovi headlined the Mosters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 3:39 pm

August 22nd 1987, Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Who's That Girl', her sixth US No.1 and also a No.1 in the UK. The track was from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 12:35 pm

August 23rd 1987 - Robert Jarvik and Marilyn Mach vos Savant were married. The event was called the "Union of Great Minds" since Savant had an IQ of 228 and Jarvik was the inventor of the artificial heart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 2:45 pm

September 2nd 1987 - Donald Trump takes out a full page New York Times ad lambasting Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 4:42 pm

September 2nd 1987 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 2:43 pm

September 4th 1987, Mike Joyce drummer with The Smiths, quit the band saying that 'the present role within the group had been fulfilled'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 2:09 am

September 5th 1987 - "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 9:40 am

September 5th 1987, Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot. Staff at the concert claimed they were assaulted by Astbury, who spent the night in the local police cells.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 5:54 pm

September 5th 1987 - John McEnroe was fined $17,500 and suspended for two months for his behavior during a match with Slobodan Zivojinovic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 12:25 pm

September 11th 1987 - Prince's Paisley Park Studios officially opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 4:48 am

September 13th 1987, Michael Jackson started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Bad', his follow up to the Thriller album It stayed at No.1 on the US chart for six weeks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 11:35 am

September 13th 1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.

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Written By: nally on 09/16/17 at 3:41 pm

September 16th 1987: The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.

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Written By: nally on 09/16/17 at 3:43 pm

One day late... on September 15th 1987, Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, his first one ever to the city, where he made an arrival day speech to local leaders of the U.S. entertainment industry.

The next day, he celebrated a special Mass at Dodger Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 11:13 pm

September 25th 1987 - The booty collected from the Wydah, which sunk off Cape Cod in 1717, was auctioned off. The worth was around $400 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 11:20 am

September 28th 1987 - The first episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 12:22 pm

September 28th 1987 - Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson were guests on the television show "$10,000 Pyramid."

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Written By: nally on 09/28/17 at 12:34 pm


September 28th 1987 - Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson were guests on the television show "$10,000 Pyramid."

I seem to remember watching that episode; I remember when both were on there. I was 7 years old at the time and a regular watcher of the show.

Also that day, American actress/singer Hilary Duff was born!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 3:00 pm

September 29th 1987 - New York Yankees' Don Mattingly hits Major league record sixth grand slam of the year.

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Written By: nally on 10/01/17 at 2:01 pm

October 1st 1987: The 5.9 Mw Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley with a Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 200.


The first major earthquake I remember feeling.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 11:59 am

October 4th 1987 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Murdered Madam" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 3:31 pm

October 4th 1987 - James Jefferson of Winnipeg Blue Bombers scores two touchdowns on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 9:05 am

October 6th 1987 - Microsoft unveils the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software for Microsoft Windows 2.0, the first major application for Windows

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 6:36 am

October 10th 1987, Whitesnake went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Here I Go Again', a No.9 hit in the UK in 1987.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 1:17 am

October 11th 1987 – First public display of AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 6:30 am

October 11th 1987 – Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed thousands of ethnic Tamil civilians and hundreds of Tamil Tigers and Indian Army soldiers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 10:53 am

October 12th 1987 - Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for American League pennant.

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Written By: nally on 10/14/17 at 9:42 am

October 14th 1987: A 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down an abandoned well at a private day care center.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 5:33 am

October 19th 1987 – The United States Navy conducts Operation Nimble Archer, an attack on two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 12:12 pm

October 19th 1987 - Billy Martin hired as manager of New York Yankees for fifth time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:08 pm

October 19th 1987 - "Black Monday": stock markets around the world suffer an unexpected dramatic drop, with the American Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 22.6 percent (508 points), the largest one-day drop in recorded stock market history, and first financial crisis of the modern globalized era. Canada's TSX 300 index drops 407 points, a record 11.3 percent. England's FTSE index sdrops 250 points, representing value of US$107.5 billion. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index drops 420 points, an 11 percent drop.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 2:20 am

October 24th 1987, Sting went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his third solo release 'Nothing Like The Sun.' The title comes from Shakespeare's Sonnet No.130 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"), which Sting used in the song "Sister Moon". The album won Best British Album at the 1988 Brit Awards.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 1:58 pm

October 24th 1987 - NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 2:14 pm

October 25th 1987 - Minnesota Twins win their first World Series championship beating Saint Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 4:43 am

October 31st 1987 - A pair in Coventry, England ties the world record for the longest singles tennis match at 80 hours 21 minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 6:08 am

October 31st 1987 - First jockey to win nine races in one day (Chris Antley at Belmont).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 11:59 am

October 31st 1987, Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from 86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million and third place Bruce Springsteen $56 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 6:30 am

November 1st 1987 - U2 opened for itself by pretending to be a country-rock group called The Dalton Brothers during a concert in Indianapolis, IN.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 7:25 am

November 1st 1987 - 22,000 run in New York City Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 4:42 pm

November 8th 1987 – Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.

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Written By: nally on 11/09/17 at 7:21 pm


November 8th 1987 – Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
Very sad. :\'(

The next day, Monday November 9th, is a day that I can remember very well in my life. That was the day I had my tonsils removed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 4:58 pm

November 11th 1987 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Irises" was sold for a then record 53.9 million dollars in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 1:20 pm

November 12th 1987 - Sly Stone was arrested for nonpayment of child support when he arrived an hour late for his "comeback" concert in LA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 3:01 pm

November 12th 1987 - The American Medical Association issued a policy statement that said it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 1:51 pm

November 13th 1987 - Sonny and Cher sang "I Got You Babe" on the David Letterman show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 2:43 pm


Shouldn't that be inthe "35 years ago" thread?
Oops!

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Written By: nally on 11/13/17 at 2:45 pm


November 13th 1987 - Sonny and Cher sang "I Got You Babe" on the David Letterman show.

A Friday the 13th!


As for me, I was staying home from school because I was recovering from having my tonsils out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 5:33 am

November 14th 1987, George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album 'Faith'. The album won several awards including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989. To date, the album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Between 1987 and 1988, Faith produced six Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hits, four of which ('Faith', 'Father Figure', 'One More Try', and 'Monkey') reached No.1, making him the only British male singer to have four No.1 singles from one LP on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 11:02 am

November 14th 1987, T'Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'China In Your Hand'. The song's title according to singer Carol Decker is the effect you get if you hold a china cup to a light, you can see your hand through it.

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Written By: nally on 12/22/17 at 1:07 pm


November 14th 1987, T'Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'China In Your Hand'. The song's title according to singer Carol Decker is the effect you get if you hold a china cup to a light, you can see your hand through it.

Interesting. :)

That song must not have been successful outside the band's native England, for in the U.S. the only song I know of theirs is "Heart And Soul", which was a hit earlier in the year.

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Written By: nally on 12/22/17 at 1:07 pm

December 22nd 1987: The Zimbabwe African National Union and Zimbabwe African People's Union agreed to merge, bringing an end to the Gukurahundi, the suppression of predominantly Ndebele civilians by the 5th Brigade.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/18 at 6:26 pm

January 1st 1988: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America comes into existence, creating the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.

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Written By: nally on 01/31/18 at 7:26 pm

January 31st 1988: Super Bowl XXII, at Qualcomm Stadium (then known as Jack Murphy Stadium) in San Diego, CA, featured the NFC champion Washington Redskins defeating the AFC champion Denver Broncos by a score of 42 to 10. The bulk of the scoring occurred in the second quarter.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 01/31/18 at 9:17 pm


January 31st 1988: Super Bowl XXII, at Qualcomm Stadium (then known as Jack Murphy Stadium) in San Diego, CA, featured the NFC champion Washington Redskins defeating the AFC champion Denver Broncos by a score of 42 to 10. The bulk of the scoring occurred in the second quarter.


And the half time performers were the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, 400 swing band members, 300 Jazzercisers, 88 tuxedoed pianists playing 88 grand pianos, two college marching bands (San Diego State’s and USC’s) and Chubby Checker singing “The Twist". Times have changed.

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Written By: nally on 01/31/18 at 10:31 pm


And the half time performers were the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, 400 swing band members, 300 Jazzercisers, 88 tuxedoed pianists playing 88 grand pianos, two college marching bands (San Diego State’s and USC’s) and Chubby Checker singing “The Twist". Times have changed.

They certainly have. I actually don't remember all those myself, since I didn't watch the game (I was only 7 1/2 at the time), but I do know that that's when it occurred. :)

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Written By: nally on 02/17/18 at 2:12 pm

February 17th 1988: 1988 Oshakati bomb blast: A bomb explodes outside the First National Bank in Oshakati, Namibia, killing 27 and injuring 70. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 04/05/18 at 7:25 pm

April 5th 1988: Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis wins the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 4:22 am

May 1st 1988 - The final episode of Magnum", p.i." aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 4:24 pm

May 4th 1988 – The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of Space Shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.

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Written By: nally on 05/04/18 at 11:29 pm


May 4th 1988 – The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of Space Shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
:\'( :\'(

The very next day, British musician Adele was born.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 4:33 pm

May 13th 1988, Scottish band Fairground Attraction were at No.1 on the UK singles with 'Perfect'. The group featured Eddi Reader who had previously worked as a backing singer with the Eurythmics and Sandie Shaw. 'Perfect' won the award for Best Single at the 1989 BRIT Awards.

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Written By: nally on 05/13/18 at 8:19 pm


May 13th 1988, Scottish band Fairground Attraction were at No.1 on the UK singles with 'Perfect'. The group featured Eddi Reader who had previously worked as a backing singer with the Eurythmics and Sandie Shaw. 'Perfect' won the award for Best Single at the 1989 BRIT Awards.

...which was Friday the 13th! :D Lucky them!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 6:13 am

May 15th 1988 – Soviet–Afghan War: After more than eight years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins to withdraw 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 9:55 am

May 15th 1988 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Lady in the Lake" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 1:42 pm

June 11th 1988, Nelson Mandella's 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 06/12/18 at 6:20 am


June 11th 1988, Nelson Mandella's 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.


I have a copy of much of that concert with over five hours of footage, and in America, it was broadcast on the then-young Fox network.

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Written By: nally on 08/08/18 at 11:12 am

30 years ago today, the date was written as 8/8/88!

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Written By: Howard on 08/08/18 at 3:02 pm


30 years ago today, the date was written as 8/8/88!


Wow, can't believe that was 30 years ago! :o

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Written By: nally on 08/08/18 at 4:03 pm


Wow, can't believe that was 30 years ago! :o

I actually don't remember what I was doing that day, but I do know that it was a Monday, and I was 8 years old. I did not go to summer daycamp, as I was doing it on Tuesdays/Thursdays then.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 11:46 am

August 13th 1988 - Boston Red Sox win American League record 24 straight home games.

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Written By: nally on 09/17/18 at 11:08 am

September 17th 1988 - The 1988 Summer Olympics are opened in Seoul, South Korea.

I had not realized/remembered they'd started that late in the year!

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Written By: nally on 09/18/18 at 5:50 pm

September 18th 1988: The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar (or Burma, as it was then known) comes to an end.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 10:55 am

September 26th 1988 - Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his Olympic 100m gold for failing drug test.

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Written By: nally on 10/08/18 at 11:48 pm


September 26th 1988 - Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his Olympic 100m gold for failing drug test.

Naughty naughty! :o

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Written By: nally on 10/08/18 at 11:50 pm

October 8th 1988 - The New York Mets won Game Three of the NLCS to take a 2-1 series lead, but that wouldn't stop the Dodgers from coming back to eventually win the series. (The game was played on this date rather than Friday the 7th due to inclement weather in New York.)

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Written By: wsmith4 on 10/09/18 at 5:26 am

Nov 7 2012 NASA lands first ever spacecraft on the surfiss of Jupiter

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 6:47 am

October 10th 1988 - The U2 album "Rattle and Hum" was released.

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Written By: nally on 10/13/18 at 12:00 am

October 12th 1988: L.A. Dodgers defeated the New York Mets to win the series in a deciding 7th game, and move on to the World Series.

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Written By: nally on 10/15/18 at 12:09 pm

October 15th 1988: The World Series began, between the Oakland Athletics and L.A. Dodgers; the opening game was played at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the game 5-4, on a walk-off two run pinch-hit home run by Kirk Gibson, who was not expected to play at all due to injury...but that would be his only appearance in the series.

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Written By: nally on 10/20/18 at 6:44 pm

October 20th 1988: The Dodgers won their most recent World Series title, defeating the Oakland Athletics in 5 games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 6:29 pm

October 23rd 1988 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) passed for 521 yards, three touchdowns and completed 35 of 60 against the New York Jets. It was considered the single-best passing day in NFL history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 6:10 am

October 31st 1988 - First Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts beat Denver Broncos 55-23.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 4:10 pm

October 31st 1988 - Debbie Gibson held a séance at her Halloween party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious.

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Written By: nally on 10/31/18 at 6:52 pm


October 31st 1988 - First Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts beat Denver Broncos 55-23.

October 31st 1988 - Debbie Gibson held a séance at her Halloween party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious.

Interesting!


On that day, I wore an "alarm clock" costume, which my family & I made together. (We took a cardboard box and drew a clock face on it, and attached moveable hands.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 2:38 pm

November 2nd 1988 – The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/05/18 at 3:57 am

Obey. Consume. Conform. Submit.

November 4, 1988 - John Carpenter's They Live is released in U.S. theaters. The Roddy Piper/Keith David fight scene is one of the longest in film history.

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 2:03 pm

November 14th 1988 - Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/16/18 at 4:02 am

Also November 14, 1988 - Murphy Brown debuts on CBS. Taking aim at Republicans and Dan "Potatoe" Quayle and throwing in some Motown to boot, the show ran until 1998. A Trump-era revival currently airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30 CT, also on CBS.


https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/murphy-brown.jpg?w=446&h=299&crop=1

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Written By: nally on 11/18/18 at 2:58 pm


Obey. Consume. Conform. Submit.

November 4, 1988 - John Carpenter's They Live is released in U.S. theaters. The Roddy Piper/Keith David fight scene is one of the longest in film history.

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."

Four days later, George H.W. Bush was elected as the 41st U.S. President; this was the most recent occasion that a Vice President was elected to the presidency. (And the last time a candidate carried 400 or more electoral votes.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 2:30 pm

November 21st 1988 - Ted Turner officially buys Jim Crockett Promotions, known as NWA Crockett, and turns it into World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 2:48 pm

December 2nd 1988 - ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 4:40 pm

December 2nd 1988 – Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.

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Written By: nally on 12/02/18 at 10:18 pm


December 2nd 1988 - ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history.

O0

That day was a Friday, so I know I went to school, in the 3rd grade...but I do not remember anything eventful from that day in my life.

"Sports Center" is still airing these days, which makes sense since it is a major program of the ESPN channel.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/10/18 at 4:37 pm

30 years ago today, my life changed. I didn't realize it then but it changed for the better.


Cat

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 4:05 pm

December 14th 1988 - CBS won the exclusive rights to major league baseball's 1990-94 seasons for $1.1 billion.

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Written By: nally on 12/14/18 at 7:15 pm


December 14th 1988 - CBS won the exclusive rights to major league baseball's 1990-94 seasons for $1.1 billion.


Also on that day, American actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens was born. She's probably best known for starring in the High School Musical film trilogy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 11:51 am

December 21st 1988 – A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.  :\'( :\'( :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 7:44 am

December 22nd 1988 - Two robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of US$3 million in New Jersey.

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Written By: nally on 01/20/19 at 11:00 am

January 20th 1989: George H.W. Bush took office as the 41st President of the United States; this would be his only term. (Also, back then he was often referred to simply as "George Bush" because his eldest son, George W. Bush, was not quite well-known yet.)

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