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

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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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

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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