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Subject: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 01/02/15 at 12:25 am

This is the continuation of the old "35 years ago" thread originally in the 70s section.

January 1, 1980: Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland (born Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée) was made Crown Princess and heir apparent on 1 January 1980, at age two, by the 1979 change to the Act of Succession of 1810 (Successionsordningen). This constitutional reform meant that the throne would be inherited by the monarch's eldest child without regard to gender.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 01/04/15 at 7:39 pm

January 4, 1980: U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a grain embargo against the USSR with the support of the European Commission.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/15 at 9:27 pm

January 25th 1980 – Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/15 at 7:55 pm

January 26th 1980 – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/15 at 7:48 pm

January 27th 1980 – Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/15 at 1:02 am

January 27th 1980 : Paul McCartney is released and deported from Japan after spending nine days in a Tokyo jail. He was arrested at the airport when customs officials found 219 grams of marijuana in his luggage.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/15 at 8:52 pm

January 28th 1980 – USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa, Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/15 at 11:13 pm

January 28th 1980 - At the Gaumont theater in Southampton, England, AC/DC play their last show with Bon Scott. The electrifying frontman would die on February 19 after a night of excessive drinking.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 01/27/15 at 11:15 pm


January 28th 1980 - At the Gaumont theater in Southampton, England, AC/DC play their last show with Bon Scott. The electrifying frontman would die on February 19 after a night of excessive drinking.

Also, Nick Carter, the youngest member of American pop group The Backstreet Boys, was born!

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 01/28/15 at 12:03 pm


Also, Nick Carter, the youngest member of American pop group The Backstreet Boys, was born!


Oh joy! I would take The New Kids any-day before the Backstrep Boys.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/15 at 5:51 pm

February 2nd 1980 – Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/15 at 9:16 pm

February 4th 1980 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/15 at 7:33 pm

1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4–3.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/15 at 2:46 am

1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/25/15 at 11:50 am

1980 – The government of Suriname is overthrown by a military coup which is initiated by the bombing of the police station from an army ship off the coast of the nation's capital, Paramaribo.

(I still have no idea where Suriname is on the map!)

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/15 at 7:25 pm


1980 – The government of Suriname is overthrown by a military coup which is initiated by the bombing of the police station from an army ship off the coast of the nation's capital, Paramaribo.

(I still have no idea where Suriname is on the map!)
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/srsa.gif

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 02/25/15 at 10:25 pm


http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/srsa.gif

Yep, some of those smaller countries are hard to find...

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/15 at 1:10 am

1980 – Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: apollonia1986 on 02/26/15 at 8:56 pm

Oh! Thanks for pointing out Suriname for me!  ;D

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/15 at 8:59 pm


Oh! Thanks for pointing out Suriname for me!  ;D
No problem.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/15 at 8:13 pm

1980 – Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 02/28/15 at 8:35 pm


1980 – Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.

The very next day, Leap Day (February 29th), Gordie Howe of the then-Hartford Whalers (now the Carolina Hurricanes) made NHL history as he scored his 800th career goal.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

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

1980 – The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 12:45 am

1980 – Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/15 at 12:29 pm

1980 – The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/15 at 4:47 am

1980 – Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/15 at 1:27 am

1980 – Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:45 am

1980 – Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/15 at 1:04 am

May 8th 1980 – The World Health Organization confirms the eradication of smallpox.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:22 am

May 9th 1980 – In Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. Thirty-five people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:23 am

May 9th 1980 – In Norco, California, five masked gunmen hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:31 pm

May 13th 1980 – An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/15 at 10:00 am

May 17th 1980 – On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/15 at 5:07 am

May 18th 1980 – Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/15 at 5:08 am

May 18th 1980 – Gwangju Massacre: students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 5:35 am

May 19th 1980 - Ringo Starr and his future wife were involved in a car crash less than half a mile from where Marc Bolan was killed, the car was a write-off but Starr and Bach were not seriously injured.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/15 at 8:25 am

May 22nd 1980 – Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/15 at 4:46 am

June 1st 1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:12 am

June 3rd 1980 – The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak. Seven tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, which take five lives, 357 single-family homes, 33 mobile homes, 85 apartments, 49 businesses and cause $300 million in damages all told, according to statistics compiled on the deadly storm by the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 5:08 am

June 10th 1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 1:03 pm

June 22nd 1980 - Don McLean had his second UK No.1 single with the Roy Orbison song 'Crying'. The song had been a No.2 US hit for Orbison in July 1961. In 1987, Orbison re-recorded the song as a duet with k.d. lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture, Hiding Out. Their collaboration won the Grammy Award.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/15 at 10:56 am

June 24th 1980 - The Atlanta Flames franchise moved to Calgary, Alberta.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 06/24/15 at 10:58 am


June 24th 1980 - The Atlanta Flames franchise moved to Calgary, Alberta.

...where they still currently play!

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/15 at 2:41 pm

1980 - Bob Weir and Mickey Hart from The Grateful Dead were arrested on suspicion of starting a riot at the San Diego Sports Arena after they tried to interfere in a drugs bust.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/15 at 4:29 am

July 4th 1980 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 3,000th career strikeout.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 07/04/15 at 11:24 am


July 4th 1980 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 3,000th career strikeout.

Yay!!

And I was minus one week old!

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 2:04 am

July 7th 1980 – Institution of sharia in Iran.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 2:06 am

July 7th 1980 – During the Lebanese Civil War, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 8:20 am

July 7th 1980 - Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert when they appeared at Eissporthalle, West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included: 'Black Dog', 'The Rain Song', 'Hot Dog', 'All My Love', 'Trampled Under Foot', 'Since I’ve Been Loving You', 'Kashmir', 'Stairway To Heaven' and 'Rock And Roll'. They finished the show with a 17-minute version of 'Whole Lotta Love'.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 07/07/15 at 11:15 am

...and American figure skater Michelle Kwan was born.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/15 at 1:55 am

July 10th 1980 – Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 07/10/15 at 11:46 pm


July 10th 1980 – Alexandra Palace burns down for a second time.

That night, in southern California... my mother was likely preparing to go to the hospital to prepare for my birth! (She has mentioned to me many a time, that for dinner that night, she ate an omelet with ortega chiles at a restaurant a few miles south of said hospital.)

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/15 at 1:26 pm


That night, in southern California... my mother was likely preparing to go to the hospital to prepare for my birth! (She has mentioned to me many a time, that for dinner that night, she ate an omelet with ortega chiles at a restaurant a few miles south of said hospital.)
It must have been the chiles!

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 07/11/15 at 4:38 pm


It must have been the chiles!

I guess so! :D

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Howard on 07/11/15 at 5:53 pm


That night, in southern California... my mother was likely preparing to go to the hospital to prepare for my birth! (She has mentioned to me many a time, that for dinner that night, she ate an omelet with ortega chiles at a restaurant a few miles south of said hospital.)


How could she eat chiles before a childbirth?

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 07/11/15 at 6:26 pm


How could she eat chiles before a childbirth?

This was on the night before. Nothing wrong with those. Besides, this was (I think?) at about 6pm (I'll have to ask), and I was born the following day, just after 7am.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 9:32 am

July 23rd 1980 - Kansas City's Dan Quisenberry registered his 200th career save as the Royals defeated the New York Yankees, 5-2. Quisenberry reached 200 saves in his 409th appearance, faster than any other reliever in history.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:21 am

July 24th 1980 – The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 12:16 pm

July 25th 1980 - AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album 'Back In Black', the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott, who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest-selling album of all time, and the best-selling hard rock or heavy metal album.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 07/25/15 at 7:20 pm


July 25th 1980 - AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album 'Back In Black', the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott, who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest-selling album of all time, and the best-selling hard rock or heavy metal album.

One notable track from that album was "You Shook Me All Night Long".

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/15 at 3:32 pm

July 26th 1980 - US disco group Odyssey were at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Use It Up And Wear It Out', their only UK No.1.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 3:59 am

July 26th 1980 – Iran adopts a new "holy" flag after the Islamic Revolution.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 4:20 am

July 30th 1980 – Vanuatu gains independence.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 4:20 am

July 30th 1980 – Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

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

August 2nd 1980 – Bologna massacre: A terrorist bombing of the Central Station at Bologna, Italy, kills 85 people and wounds more than 200.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 12:52 pm

August 2nd 1980 - US swimmers set three world records at National championships.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/15 at 3:42 pm

August 2nd 1980 - The Clash released their single 'Bank Robber' after it been available as an import only. The band's record company CBS didn't want to release the record saying it was not commercial enough.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 3:38 pm

August 3rd 1980 - Duke Snider and Al Kaline enter baseball's Hall of Fame.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/15 at 11:10 am

August 6th 1980 - American University administration declares five Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles and post-season play due to transcript and curriculum abuses.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 3:35 am

August 6th 1980 – The Central Hotel Fire occurs in Bundoran, Ireland.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 12:09 pm

August 8th 1980 - The Greater London Council banned The Plasmatics from blowing a car up on stage during their UK live debut at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

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


August 8th 1980 - The Greater London Council banned The Plasmatics from blowing a car up on stage during their UK live debut at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
That show went with a bang?

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/15 at 2:29 pm

August 10th 1980 - Jack Nicklaus wins PGA Championship for fifth time.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/15 at 5:01 pm

August 10th 1980 - Steve McCatty goes the distance in the A's extra-inning loss to Seattle. Joining Matt Keough, Mike Norris, and Rick Langford, the Oakland right-hander becomes the fourth hurler on the team this season to throw a 14-inning complete game, fueling the criticism that manager Billy Martin overworks his pitching staff.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 3:52 am

August 12th 1980 – The Montevideo Treaty, establishing the Latin American Integration Association, is signed.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/15 at 3:33 pm

August 13th 1980 - Four masked robbers broke in to Todd Rundgren's New York house and proceeded to steal Hi-Fi equipment and paintings after tying the musician up. It was reported that one of the intruders had been humming his hit 'I Saw The Light'.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/15 at 3:34 pm

August 13th 1980 - Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/15 at 11:59 am

August 14th 1980 – Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 4:51 am

August 17th 1980 – Azaria Chamberlain disappears, at Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, probably taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicized trial in Australian history.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/15 at 3:14 am

August 19th 1980 – Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 2:57 pm

August 23rd 1980 - David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ashes To Ashes' his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. The video for 'Ashes to Ashes' was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 3:31 pm

August 23rd 1980 - The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52's, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 8:01 am

August 24th 1980 - Iron Maiden Whitesnake, Def Leppard, UFO, Gillan, Pat Travers Band and Rory Gallagher all appeared at the 20th National Rock Festival Reading Rock 80, England. Advance tickets £12.50.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:35 am

September 1st 1980 – Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:37 am

September 1st 1980 – Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes President of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 3:16 pm

September 1st 1980 - Fleetwood Mac ended a nine-month world tour with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsay Buckingham announced on stage, "This is our last show for a long time.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 4:03 pm

September 4th 1980 - A new version of Yes, with Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn played the first of three sold out nights at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 11:26 am

September 6th 1980 - U2 kicked off the first leg of their 29 date UK 'Boy tour' at the General Woolfe in Coventry, England.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

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

September 6th 1980 - The Jam were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Start!', the group's second UK No.1 and taken from the band's fifth album Sound Affects.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 12:57 pm

September 6th 1980 - Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100km run (7:27:22).

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 11:40 am

September 7th 1980 - Earnest Gray becomes second New York Giants' player to score four touchdowns (vs Saint Louis Cardinals).

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 5:16 pm

September 10th 1980 - Bill Gullickson sets rookie record of striking out 18.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:42 am

September 11th 1980 – Voters approve a new Constitution of Chile, later amended after the departure of president Pinochet.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/15 at 5:25 am

September 17th 1980 – The Polish trade union Solidarity was founded as the first independent labor union in a Soviet-bloc country.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/15 at 3:19 am

September 18th 1980 – Soyuz 38 carries two cosmonauts (including one Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/15 at 4:09 am

September 22nd 1980 – Iraq invades Iran.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 6:58 am

September 23rd 1980 – Bob Marley plays what would be his last concert in Pittsburgh.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/15 at 9:31 am

December 8th 1980 - John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been waiting for Lennon outside the Dakota apartments since mid-morning and had asked for an autograph earlier in the day. Lennon was pronounced dead from a massive loss of blood at 11.30pm.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 12/08/15 at 10:36 am


December 8th 1980 - John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been waiting for Lennon outside the Dakota apartments since mid-morning and had asked for an autograph earlier in the day. Lennon was pronounced dead from a massive loss of blood at 11.30pm.


A very sad event in the history of pop music. :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Howard on 12/08/15 at 2:44 pm


A very sad event in the history of pop music. :\'( :\'( :\'(


very sad indeed. :(

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 12/24/15 at 3:03 pm

December 24, 1980: Witnesses reported the first of several sightings of unexplained lights near RAF Woodbridge, in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, an incident called "Britain's Roswell".

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:41 am

January 1, 1981: Palau becomes a self-governing territory.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/16 at 2:43 pm

January 12th 1981 - It was reported that the White House had expanded its record library by including albums by Bob Dylan, KISS and the Sex Pistols.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 5:42 am

January 15th 1981 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation from Solidarity (Polish trade union) at the Vatican led by Lech Wałęsa.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/16 at 10:01 am

January 17th 1981 – President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 4:30 am

January 18th 1981 – Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 10:34 am

January 18th 1981- Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage at Milwaukee and was charged with the offence of simulating sex with a sledgehammer. Williams later filed a multimillion dollar civil suit against the Milwaukee Police, claming they sexually assaulted and beat her during the arrest, but a jury rejected her claims.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/16 at 7:36 am

January 19th 1981 – Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 01/19/16 at 5:38 pm


January 19th 1981 – Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

This, of course, was Jimmy Carter's last full day as President.

Subject: Re: 35 Years Ago thread (continued)

Written By: nally on 01/20/16 at 12:11 am

January 20, 1981 - Ronald Reagan inaugurated as 40th President of the United States. The same day, the 52 American hostages were released from Iran.

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January 21st 1981 – Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.

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January 25th 1981 - The Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 in Super Bowl XV. The Raiders won the Super Bowl after entering the playoffs as a wildcard team.

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January 25th 1981 – Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.

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January 25th 1981 - The Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 in Super Bowl XV. The Raiders won the Super Bowl after entering the playoffs as a wildcard team.

January 25th 1981 – Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.

...and American pop-R&B singer/songwriter Alicia Keys was born!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/16 at 10:16 am

January 28th 1981 – Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the

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February 1st 1981 – The Underarm bowling incident of 1981 occurred when Trevor Chappell bowls underarm on the final delivery of a game between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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February 7th 1981 - Kool & The Gang started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Celebration' the group's first No.1 and 8th top 40 hit, a No.7 hit in the UK.

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February 7th 1981 - John Lennon was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Woman', an ode to his wife Yoko Ono. It was Lennon's third No.1 in seven weeks after his death on December 8, 1980.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 6:34 am

February 8th 1981 – Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens F.C.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 7:55 am

February 8th 1981 -  R.E.M. made their first ever-recording sessions at Bombay Studios Smyrna, Georgia. Tracks included 'Gardening At Night', 'Radio Free Europe' and '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville.

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February 10th 1981 – A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel–casino kills eight and injures 198.

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February 11th 1981 – Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.

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February 13th 1981 – A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

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February 13th 1981 - Island Records launched 'One Plus One' cassettes, one side had one of their artist's albums and the other was blank so you could record on it!

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February 13th 1981 - Island Records launched 'One Plus One' cassettes, one side had one of their artist's albums and the other was blank so you could record on it!

...a "Friday the 13th" date, and the first ever Friday the 13th of my life! (I was only seven months old.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:17 am

February 14th 1981 – Stardust fire: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

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February 19th 1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 11:19 am

February 22nd 1981- One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Shaddap You Face,' famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, off the UK No.1 slot. 'Shaddap You Face' was Number 1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 million copies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:04 am

February 23rd 1981 – In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.

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February 24th 1981 – An earthquake registering 6.7 (surface wave magnitude) hits Athens. This intensity IX (Violent) shock killed 16 people and destroyed buildings in several towns west of the city.

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February 25th 1981 - The Boston Bruins and the Minnesota North Stars set a record for most penalties in a game. There were 84 penalties that totaled 392 minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 9:41 am

February 25th 1981 - Winners at this year's Grammy Awards included Bob Seger who won Best Rock performance for 'Against The Wind', Pat Benatar won Best female performance for 'Crimes Of Passion' and Christopher Cross won Best new artist and Best song for 'Sailing.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:45 am

February 26th 1981 - Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. purchased the Denver Broncos from Gerald and Allan Phillips.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 6:04 am

February 28th 1981 - The Association performed "Dreamer" on "American Bandstand."

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February 28th 1981 - Country music star Eddie Rabbitt crossed over to the Pop chart to score a US No.1 hit with 'I Love a Rainy Night'. He had earlier written the Elvis Presley smash 'Kentucky Rain' before having a No.5 hit with 'Drivin' My Life Away'. Although it sounds like he made up a stage name, his real name is Edward Thomas Rabbitt.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:34 am

March 1st 1981 – Provisional Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.

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March 1st 1981 - The movie "Elvis And The Beauty Queen" aired on NBC-TV. Don Johnson played the part of Elvis Presley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 7:28 am

March 2nd 1981 - Michael Jackson was a guest on Diana Ross' third TV special "diana" on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 4:59 am

March 4th 1981 - Guy LaFleur (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1000th career point.

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March 7th 1981 - James Taylor & J.D. Souther performed "Her Town Too" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 1:28 pm

March 9th 1981 – Robert Plant played a secret gig at Keele University, England with his new band The Honey Drippers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 9:04 am

March 12th 1981 - Bow Wow Wow were forced to cancel the first dates of a UK tour after Greater London Council stated that singer Annabella Lwin aged 15 would be guilty of truancy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 6:00 am

March 14th 1981 - Jermaine Jackson performed "You Like Me, Don't You" on "American Bandstand."

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March 14th 1981 – Eric Clapton was hospitalised with bleeding ulcers causing a US tour to be cancelled. He was back in hospital five weeks later after being involved in a car crash.

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March 18th 1981 - The first episode of "The Greatest American Hero" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 3:01 pm

March 20th 1981 - NFL owners adopted a disaster plan for re-stocking a team should a club be involved in a fatal accident.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 7:04 am

March 21st 1981 - Juice Newton performed "Angel of the Morning" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 2:11 pm

March 21st 1981 - REO Speedwagon went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Keep On Loving You', the group's first top 40 hit and first No.1, a No.7 hit in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 6:53 am

March 23rd 1981 - CBS Television announced plans to reduce "Captain Kangaroo" to a 30-minute show each weekday morning.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:27 am

March 30th 1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another two people are wounded at the same time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 10:04 am

April 2nd 1981 - CBS records launched the 'Nice Price' series of back catalogue albums in the UK. The first batch priced at £2.99 included early albums by Bob Dylan, Santana, Billy Joel, ABBA, Janis Joplin and Simon and Garfunkel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 10:04 am


April 2nd 1981 - CBS records launched the 'Nice Price' series of back catalogue albums in the UK. The first batch priced at £2.99 included early albums by Bob Dylan, Santana, Billy Joel, ABBA, Janis Joplin and Simon and Garfunkel.
I remember that!

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Written By: nally on 04/02/16 at 3:56 pm


March 30th 1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another two people are wounded at the same time.

An incident that was looked back upon, earlier this week. Reagan survived the shot, and would eventually serve two full terms.

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


An incident that was looked back upon, earlier this week. Reagan survived the shot, and would eventually serve two full terms.
There is an exhibit at the Reagan Archive and Library, that displays the gun, the suit he was wearing at the time, and pictures of the event. I took photos of these when I visited it.

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Written By: nally on 04/02/16 at 4:05 pm


There is an exhibit at the Reagan Archive and Library, that displays the gun, the suit he was wearing at the time, and pictures of the event. I took photos of these when I visited it.

Excellent.

I'd like to visit the place someday; might be interesting. It is a fairly short drive away from where I live (about 26 miles or so one way).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 10:57 am

April 7th 1981- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their first full-scale tour in Hamburg, Germany. This was Springsteen's first tour outside North America, which would take in 10 countries.

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April 7th 1981 – Producer and manager, Kit Lambert died of a cerebral hemorrhage after falling down a flight of stairs at his mother's home in London, England. Lambert managed The Who from 1964-1967 and produced the 'Tommy' album. Also produced Arthur Brown's 1968 hit 'Fire'.

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April 11th 1981 – A massive riot in Brixton, south London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.

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April 11th 1981 - Sister Sledge performed "All American Girls" on "American Bandstand."

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April 18th 1981 – The longest professional baseball game is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game is suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.

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April 18th 1981 - This year's Eurovision Song contest winners Bucks Fizz were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their first No.1 single 'Making Your Mind Up.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 1:42 pm

April 20th 1981 - John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to drug possession charges; the sentence was suspended after 30 days. Phillips started touring the US lecturing against the dangers of taking drugs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 2:36 pm

April 22nd 1981 - Eric Clapton was hospitalized after he suffered bruised ribs and a lacerated chin in a car accident in Seattle, WA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 8:48 am

April 23rd 1981 - Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins reunited in Stuttgart, Germany and recorded "The Survivors."

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April 24th 1981 - New Order started work on their first album at Strawberry studios in Stockport, England.

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April 25th 1981 – More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.

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April 25th 1981 - Dr. Hook performed "That Didn't Hurt Too Bad" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 4:47 am

April 25th 1981 - Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio performed "A Woman Needs Love" on "American Bandstand."

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

April 27th 1981 - Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach were married in London. Paul McCartney and George Harrison attended the ceremony.

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April 27th 1981 - Paul McCartney announced that he would carry on as a solo artist after the breakup of Wings.

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April 27th 1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

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May 4th, 1981: The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.

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May 5th 1981 – Irish republican Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.

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May 6th 1981 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.

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May 6th 1981 - The 100th episode of "Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC.

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May 9th 1981 - Bill Medley performed "Don't Know Much" on American Bandstand.

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May 10th 1981 – François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.

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May 11th 1981 - George Harrison's single for "All Those Years Ago" was released in the U.S. The recording of the song featured all three remaining Beatles (Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 9:25 am

May 11th 1981 - Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died of lung cancer and a brain tumour aged 36. Had the 1981 single 'No Woman No Cry', plus over ten other UK Top 40 singles. In 1990, the 6th February was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. The compilation album, Legend, released in 1984, is the best-selling reggae album ever with sales of more than 20 million copies. Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers' Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 2:38 am

May 12th 1981 – Francis Hughes starves to death in the Maze Prison in a Republican campaign for political prisoner status to be granted to Provisional IRA prisoners.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 9:24 am

May 12th 1981 - Meat Loaf filed for bankruptcy with debts of over $1 million

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May 12th 1981 - Van Halen kicked off their 82 date North American Fair Warning Tour at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 4:07 am

May 13th 1981 – Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 5:28 am

May 15th 1981 - George Harrison's single for "All Those Years Ago" was released in the U.K. The recording of the song featured all three remaining Beatles (Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 8:34 am

May 15th 1981 - "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" was aired.

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May 15th 1981 - Former Sex Pistol John Lydon's band Public Image Ltd performed a show at New York's Ritz Club posing behind a video screen while the music was played from tapes. They were showered with missiles and eventually booed off stage.

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

May 16th 1981 - Craig Reynolds (Houston Astros) hit 3 triples against the Chicago Cubs.

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May 16th 1981 - Franke and the Knockouts performed "Sweethearts" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 11:47 am

May 29th 1981 - The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.

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May 29th 1981 - Prince performed in Europe for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:06 am

May 30th 1981 - "Nightline" extended from four nights a week to five nights a week.

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May 30th 1981 - Don McLean performed "Yesterday Once More/Nothing Remains the Same" on American Bandstand.

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May 30th 1981 – In Chittagong, Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh, was assassinated. (b. 1936)

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May 30th 1981 - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the quickest to get 1,000,000 people to attend games in a season. It took 22 games.

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May 31st 1981 – The burning of Jaffna library in Sri Lanka. It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century.

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June 1st 1981 - The first issue of the Heavy Metal magazine Kerrang! was published as a special pull-out by UK weekly music paper Sounds. AC/DC had the front cover plus features on Motorhead, Girlschool and Saxon.

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June 10th 1981 - Pete Rose got his 3,630th career hit. The feat tied Stan Musial's National League record.

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June 10th 1981 - Pete Rose got his 3,630th career hit. The feat tied Stan Musial's National League record.
What happened next?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 3:13 pm

June 10th 1981 - Andy Gibb opened in the role of Frederic in a Los Angeles production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."

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Written By: nally on 06/16/16 at 10:42 pm

June 16, 1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/16 at 5:57 am

June 18th 1981 – The Treaty of Basseterre is signed, creating the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

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June 18th 1981 – The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight.

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June 20th 1981 - Stars on 45 went to No.1 on the US singles chart, a medley of Beatles songs set to a disco beat. It was the start of a flood of 'Stars On' hits including Stars on Stevie Wonder, punk songs, Status Quo and Chas & Dave.

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June 22nd 1981 - Mark Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge of murdering John Lennon in 1980. He was later sentenced to 20 years to life.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 3:38 am

June 24th 1981 - The final episode of "Charlie's Angels" was aired on ABC-TV.

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June 24th 1981 – The Humber Bridge is opens to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 9:35 am

June 25th 1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided that male-only draft registration was constitutional.

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June 25th 1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 5:42 am

June 27th 1981 – The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its "Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 8:14 am

June 27th 1981 - Michael Jackson had his first solo UK No.1 with 'One Day In Your Life' a song recorded by Jackson for his 1975 album, Forever, Michael.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 8:36 am

June 27th 1981 - Motorhead scored their only UK No.1 album with 'No Sleep Til Hammersmith'. The live album was recorded at Leeds and Newcastle shows during their Short, Sharp Pain In The Neck tour in 1981. The name of the tour was a reference to the injury sustained by Phil Taylor when he was dropped on his head during some after-show horseplay. Despite the title of the album, the London venue the Hammersmith Odeon was not played on the tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 4:10 pm

June 28th 1981 – A powerful bomb explodes in theran, killing 73 officials of the Islamic Republican Party.

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July 29th 1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 7:01 pm

July 29th 1981, On the day of the wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana, a bunch of records were released relating to the event, 'Lady D', by Typically Tropical, 'Charlies Angles', by Mini & The Metros and 'Diana', from Mike Berry. They all failed to reach the charts.

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Written By: nally on 08/01/16 at 9:59 pm

August 1st, 1981: MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

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Written By: Howard on 08/02/16 at 2:40 pm


August 1st, 1981: MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cJqfzdANTDw/Tj7Qcp-45bI/AAAAAAAAFts/IH7hX6vi_Cg/s1600/mtv.png

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/16 at 4:42 am

August 3rd 1981 – Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front – Suxxali Reew Mi.

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Written By: nally on 08/05/16 at 11:58 am


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cJqfzdANTDw/Tj7Qcp-45bI/AAAAAAAAFts/IH7hX6vi_Cg/s1600/mtv.png

In more recent years however, the "M" actually seems to stand for something different, lol.

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Written By: nally on 08/05/16 at 11:58 am

August 5th 1981 - President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.

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Written By: Howard on 08/05/16 at 3:44 pm


In more recent years however, the "M" actually seems to stand for something different, lol.


I know.  ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/16 at 10:38 pm


In more recent years however, the "M" actually seems to stand for something different, lol.
M for Mundane?

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Written By: Howard on 08/09/16 at 2:25 pm


M for Mundane?


or better yet Moronic.  ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/16 at 12:27 am

August 10th 1981 – Murder of Adam Walsh: The head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/16 at 9:47 am

August 12th 1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released.

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Written By: Howard on 08/12/16 at 3:02 pm


August 12th 1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released.


http://www.oldcomputers.net/pics/ibm5150.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/16 at 8:19 pm


http://www.oldcomputers.net/pics/ibm5150.jpg
I remember using one of them at my local library.

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Written By: Howard on 08/13/16 at 7:23 am


I remember using one of them at my local library.


It's such a far cry of what computers we use now.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/16 at 1:50 am

August 22nd 1981 - Manhattan Transfer performed "Boy from New York City" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/16 at 9:56 pm

August 24th 1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 12:57 am

August 25th 1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/16 at 8:08 am

August 26th 1981 - Ottawa City Council named 'Paul Anka Day' to celebrate his 25th anniversary in show-business. The council also named a street in Ottawa 'Paul Anka Drive' in his honour. The Canadian singer songwriter had written over 900 songs including the classic 'My Way'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 6:05 am

August 27th 1981 - Work began on recovering a safe from the Andrea Doria. The Andrea Doria was a luxury liner that had sank in 1956 in the waters off of Massachusetts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/16 at 5:38 am

August 28th 1981 - "The New York Daily News" published its final afternoon edition.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 12:17 am

August 31st 1981 - The 30-year contract between Milton Berle and NBC-TV expired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 12:40 am

September 1st 1981 – A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 5:41 am

September 2nd 1981 - The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners played to a 7-7 tie after 19 innings. It was the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was resumed the following day and the Mariners won 8-7 in 20 innings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 8:06 am

September 2nd 1981 - The single "Controversy" was released by Prince.

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

September 3rd 1981 - David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 3:35 am

September 3rd 1981 – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women enters into force.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 4:04 am

September 3rd 1981 - Egypt arrested more than 1,500 opponents of the government.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 4:48 am

September 3rd 1981 - The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners played the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was ended in a 7-7 tie after 19 innings the previous day. The Mariners won the game 8-7.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 4:36 am

September 4th 1981 - The Soviet Union began war games with about 100,000 troops on the Polish border.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 6:21 pm

September 4th 1981 - George Strait's first album, "Strait Country," was released in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 4:41 am

September 5th 1981, Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of 'Tainted Love.' The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964. (Jones who became Marc Bolan's girlfriend was the driver of the car, that crashed and killed Bolan on 16 September 1977. Jones nearly died in the accident).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 4:55 am

September 6th 1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers) tied a National League record of seven shutouts by a rookie pitcher.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 4:12 am

September 9th 1981 - Sting and Phil Collins both played their first solo sets at Amnesty's International's "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 6:16 am

September 9th 1981 - Nicaragua declared a state of economic emergency and banned strikes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 1:34 am

September 10th 1981 - Pablo Picasso's mural Guernica was received in the town of Guernica.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 8:18 pm

September 13th 1981 - John McEnroe won his third consecutive U.S. Open.

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Written By: Howard on 09/14/16 at 2:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVZEwr4SmOM
Happy 35th Anniversary  :)

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/mIwBE6Tq3J0/hqdefault.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 3:16 pm

September 14th 1981 - Pink Floyd's movie "The Wall" began production.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 3:50 pm

September 14th 1981, The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan's Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get into the 350-person venue. Police were drafted in to control the crowds, which resulted in eleven fans being arrested.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/16 at 4:58 am

September 15th 1981 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/16 at 3:50 pm

September 15th 1981 – The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/16 at 3:57 pm

September 15th 1981 – Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 10:48 pm

September 18th 1981 - A museum honoring former U.S. President Ford was dedicated in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 10:50 pm

September 18th 1981 – Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 10:55 pm

September 18th 1981, Gary Numan took off on a round the world trip in a single engine Cessna plane. The attempt ended after he was forced to land in India, where local police arrested him.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 6:09 pm

September 19th 1981 - A video of the Jacksons' "The Triumph (Can You Feel It)" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 6:21 pm

September 19th 1981 - Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York's Central Park for an HBO special. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 7:47 pm

September 19th 1981, The Rolling Stones album 'Tattoo You' started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US chart, the band's ninth US No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 5:35 am

September 20th 1981 - Marcus Allen (USC) rushed for 274 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 21-0 victory over Indiana.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 5:17 am

September 21st 1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

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Written By: nally on 09/21/16 at 11:22 am


September 21st 1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

A historical moment in U.S. history. O0

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 4:27 pm

September 21st 1981 – Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 6:30 pm

September 21st 1981, Adam And The Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second No.1 'Prince Charming'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 7:58 pm

September 21st 1981 – Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 5:45 am

September 22nd 1981, American composer Harry Warren died aged 88. He wrote over 800 songs including 'I Only Have Eyes For You', (a hit for The Flamingos and Art Garfunkel), ‘You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby’, ‘Jeepers Creepers’, ‘That's Amore’ and ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’. Warren's songs have been featured in over 300 films.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 2:38 am

September 25th 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been nominated the previous July by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 3:03 am

September 25th 1981 – Belize joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 8:45 am

September 26th 1981 – Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 4:16 pm

September 26th 1981, Bruce Dickinson joined UK rock band Iron Maiden, (Dickinson had been the vocalist with Samson).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 5:22 pm

October 1st 1981, The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.

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Written By: nally on 10/06/16 at 6:36 pm

October 6th 1981: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 5:44 am

October 8th 1981 - U.S. President Reagan greeted former Presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon to the White House. The group was preparing to leave for Egypt to attend the funeral of Anwar Sadat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 7:21 pm

October 10th 1981, The Police went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Ghost In The Machine', the bands third No.1 LP.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 7:04 pm

October 11th 1981, The Rolling Stones performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a 50-date North American tour. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/16 at 8:22 pm

October 21st 1981 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of power dominated by conservative forces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 5:32 pm

October 22nd 1981 – The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 9:47 pm

October 25th 1981 - David Woodley (Miami Dolphins) passed for 408 yards in a 28-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 2:02 am

October 26th 1981 - The 10th season of "M*A*S*H" began on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 5:00 am

October 27th 1981 – The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 8:51 pm

November 8th 1981 - Don Shula, coach of the Miami Dolphins, recorded his 200th NFL victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:09 am

November 11th 1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (L.A. Dodgers) became the first pitcher to win Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award in the same season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:25 am

November 11th 1981 - The Minnesota North Stars scored 8 goals in the second period against the Winnipeg Jets. The North Stars won the game 15-2.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:31 am

November 11th 1981 – Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 3:08 pm

November 11th 1981 - Stuntman Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago in about six hours.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 6:59 am

November 12th 1981 – Space Shuttle program: Mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 4:45 pm

November 13th 1981, U2 kicked off a 23 date North American 'October' tour at JB Scott's in Albany, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 3:43 pm

November 14th 1981, The Police had their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', a No.3 hit in the US.

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Written By: nally on 11/16/16 at 9:30 pm


November 11th 1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (L.A. Dodgers) became the first pitcher to win Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award in the same season.

Two weeks earlier, he helped the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees in the World Series! (It was the most recent World Series matchup of these two teams, who faced each other many times when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn!)

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Written By: nally on 11/16/16 at 9:30 pm

November 16th 1981 - the Senate confirmed Dr. C. Everett Koop to be surgeon general. Oscar-winning actor William Holden, 63, was found dead in his Santa Monica, California, apartment.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 7:15 am

November 23rd 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.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 1:30 am

November 24th 1981 - The first episode of "Simon & Simon" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 6:30 am

November 25th 1981 – Pope John Paul II appoints Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Written By: nally on 11/25/16 at 11:35 am


November 25th 1981 – Pope John Paul II appoints Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The very same day, George W. Bush (who 20 years later would become the 43rd U.S. President) and his wife Laura became parents of twin daughters, Barbra and Jenna. (Happy 35th birthday to the Bush twins!)

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Written By: nally on 11/28/16 at 6:45 pm

November 28th 1981: Bear Bryant became the winningest coach in college football history when Alabama beat Auburn, 28-17, for his 315th victory. Bryant would finish his career the next year with 323 wins, 85 losses and 17 ties. Four years later, Eddie Robinson of Grambling State would surpass Bryant, and would retire in 1997 with a 408-167-16 record.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/16 at 3:33 pm

November 29th 1981 – Natalie Wood, American actress, tragically drowns while on a weekend boat trip (b. 1938)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 4:48 am

November 30th 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 end inconclusively on December 17.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 7:36 am

December 4th 1981 – South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei "homeland" (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 3:30 am

December 5th 1981, Julio Iglesias was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Begin The Beguine.' A Cole Porter song from 1935 with Spanish lyrics it was the singer's only UK chart topper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 8:00 am

December 9th 1981 - Prince's concert in Houston, TX, was filmed for a planned documentary. The documentary was never released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/16 at 11:07 pm

December 12th 1981, The Human League had their only UK No.1 single with 'Don't You Want Me.' The Christmas hit of 81, the biggest seller of 1981 and Virgin Records first No.1 UK single. The group's singer Phil Oakey disliked the song so much that it was relegated to the last track on their latest album' Dare'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/16 at 5:32 pm

December 27th 1981, American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader Hoagy Carmichael died aged 82. Composer of 'Georgia On My Mind', (covered by many acts including Ray Charles), 'Star Dust' and 'Lazy River'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 4:22 am

December 31st 1981 – A coup d'état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann's PNP government and replaces it with the Provisional National Defence Council led by Flight lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/17 at 12:26 am

January 1st 1982 - Peruvian Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the first Latin American to hold the title of Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/17 at 10:43 pm

January 2nd 1982 - The New York Islanders began a 23 undefeated home streak.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 7:00 am

January 15th 1982, The Police kicked off the North American leg of their 119-date Ghost In The Machine world tour at Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, supported by The Go-Go's.

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Written By: nally on 02/09/17 at 8:22 pm

February 9th 1982 - George Harrison presented UNICEF with a cheque for $9 million (£5.3 million), ten years after the fundraising The Concert For Bangladesh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 3:22 am

March 6th 1982, Tight Fit were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Tokens hit 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight.' It was first recorded by its writer, Solomon Linda, and his group, The Evening Birds, in 1939. In 2004, the song became the subject of a lawsuit between the family of its writer Solomon Linda and Disney. The suit claimed that Disney owed $1.6 million in royalties for the use of 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' in the film and stage production of The Lion King. A settlement was reached for an undisclosed amount in 2006.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/17 at 8:37 am

March 14th 1982, Metallica made their live debut when they appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 7:13 pm

March 15th 1982, Bob Dylan was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame at the 13th annual dinner held at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. After the ceremony Dylan gave a short interview to Jane Hansen, which was broadcast by NBC, TV in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 5:21 am

March 19th 1982 – Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 4:01 am

March 20th 1982 - U.S. scientists' returned from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found there.

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Written By: nally on 03/30/17 at 6:34 pm

March 30th 1982 - Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

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Written By: nally on 04/17/17 at 2:12 pm

April 17th 1982 - Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.

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Written By: nally on 04/21/17 at 4:02 pm

April 21st 1982: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers (Major League Baseball) becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 7:10 pm

May 1st 1982 – Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 8:11 am

May 2nd 1982 – Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 8:47 pm

May 4th 1982 – Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/17 at 8:06 am

May 12th 1982 – During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 6:15 am

May 15th 1982, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ebony And Ivory'. The song gave McCartney his 24th US No.1 as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say "black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!". It was later named as the tenth worst song of all time by Blender magazine and in 2007 was named the worst duet in history by BBC 6 Music listeners.

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Written By: nally on 06/07/17 at 1:06 pm

June 7th 1982: Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/17 at 1:30 am

June 21st 1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 2:07 am

June 24th 1982 – "The Jakarta Incident": British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 1:29 pm

July 4th 1982 – Three Iranian diplomats and a journalist are kidnapped in Lebanon by Phalange forces almost 34 years ago, and their fate remains unknown.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 10:08 pm

July 4th 1982 - Diana Ross began her first solo world tour at Giant Stadium in the Meadowlands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 11:21 pm

July 4th 1982 - Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden.

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Written By: nally on 07/12/17 at 10:48 am

July 12th 1982: Checker Motors Corporation ceases production of automobiles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/17 at 2:29 pm

August 8th 1982 - Doug DeCinces hit three home runs against the California Angels. He had hit three home runs against Minnesota five days earlier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 1:28 am

August 10th 1982 - Johnny Lyon (Asbury Jukes) and Jill Glasner were married.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 9:43 am

August 11th 1982 – A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, killing one passenger and injuring 15 others.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 3:46 pm

August 11th 1982 - The self-titled album "Vanity 6" was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 7:31 am

August 18th 1982 - The longest baseball game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, went 21 innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cubs 2-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 2:01 pm

August 18th 1982 - The volume on the New York Stock Exchange topped the 100-million level for the first time at 132.69 million shares traded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 3:53 pm

August 18th 1982, The City of Liverpool named four Streets after the fab four: John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 12:18 pm

August 23rd 1982 - Gaylord Perry (Seattle Mariners) was tossed out of a game for throwing an illegal spitball.

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Written By: nally on 08/29/17 at 5:58 pm

August 29th 1982: The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. (However, it wasn't named immediately.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 3:06 pm

September 1st 1982 – The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 5:20 pm

September 1st 1982 - J.R. Richard returned to major league baseball after a two year absence following a near-fatal stroke.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 11:01 am

September 4th 1982, Survivor were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the theme from the film Rocky III 'Eye Of The Tiger', their only chart topper. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 12:09 pm

September 4th 1982, The Steve Miller Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Abracadabra' the group's third US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK. The song is said to have been inspired by Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on Hullabaloo in the 1960s.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 2:27 pm

September 6th 1982 - Peter Gabriel's "Security" album was released. The album is also known as "Peter Gabriel 4."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 10:49 am

September 13th 1982 - Joe Lefevre gets six hits in one baseball game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 5:21 am

September 21st 1982 - National Football League (NFL) players began a 57-day strike. It was their first regular-season walkout.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 7:29 am

September 21st 1982 - New Jersey Devils beat New York Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; first hockey in Meadowlands (New Jersey).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 1:33 pm

September 21st 1982 - 2,251 turn out to see the Montreal Expos play the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 4:12 pm

September 21st 1982 - San Francisco cable cars cease operations on Market Street after 122 years of service, for two years of repairs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 3:44 pm

September 25th 1982, Queen made a guest appearance on US TV's Saturday Night Live, where they performed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Under Pressure'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 11:01 pm

September 25th 1982 - Pennsylvania prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 are his own children).

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Written By: nally on 10/01/17 at 3:17 pm

Here are some notable things that occurred on Friday October 1st 1982:

Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
Epcot opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a constructive vote of no confidence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 6:21 am

October 2nd 1982, Peter Gabriel and Steve Hacket joined their former band mates in Genesis for a one-time benefit performance at The Milton Keynes Bowl in Buckinghamshire, England to help raise money for Gabriel's WOMAD project (World of Music, Arts and Dance).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 9:33 am

October 2nd 1982, John Cougar started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Jack and Diane', his first US No.1a No.25 hit in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 10:33 pm

October 4th 1982 - The group Squeeze broke up.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 3:53 am

October 8th 1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 11:21 am

October 8th 1982 - In Poland, all labor organizations, including Solidarity, were banned.

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Written By: nally on 10/14/17 at 9:40 am

October 14th 1982: U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 6:44 am

October 16th 1982 - Hall & Oats performed "Your Imagination," "Maneater," "Did it in a Minute" and "I Can't Go for That" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 5:04 pm

October 19th 1982 - American Automaker John De Lorean is arrested for selling cocaine to undercover FBI agents (he is later found not guilty due to entrapment).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 1:36 pm

October 25th 1982 - The first episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 6:54 am

October 26th 1982 - Steve Carlton becomes first pitcher to win four Cy Young awards.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 5:27 pm

October 28th 1982 - Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev condemned the U.S. for arms buildup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 3:01 am

November 3rd 1982 - Detroit Pistons block 20 Cleveland Cavalier shots tying NBA regulation game record.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 4:55 am

November 6th 1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the National Football League (NFL) could not dictate the home town of a team. The case resulted from the Oakland Raiders wanting to move to Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 7:21 am

November 6th 1982, Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged its 43rd week in the Top 100.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 11/06/17 at 8:09 am


November 6th 1982, Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged its 43rd week in the Top 100.


Here's the original by Gloria Jones:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSv9LOMDhbU

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 3:51 pm


Here's the original by Gloria Jones:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSv9LOMDhbU
O0, and she was the girlfriend of the Marc Bolan, the front man of T. Rex.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 3:59 pm

November 6th 1982, Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker started a three week run at No.1 on the US with a song taken from the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman', 'Up Where We Belong'.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 11/06/17 at 4:03 pm


O0, and she was the girlfriend of the Marc Bolan, the front man of T. Rex.


I know, I saw them live in 1973. Gloria was with them on backing vocals at that point. But she did "Tainted Love" way back in 1964.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 7:42 am

November 9th 1982 - Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a boxing commentator for NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 12:50 pm

November 10th 1982 - Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75. He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 11:56 am

November 11th 1982, Prince kicked off his 87-date '1999' North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Written By: nally on 11/11/17 at 11:57 am


November 11th 1982, Prince kicked off his 87-date '1999' North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Of course, when his song "1999" came out, the year seemed so far away!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 11:59 am

November 11th 1982 - 30th time New York Islanders shut-out-2-0 versus Minnesota North Stars.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 12:00 pm


Of course, when his song "1999" came out, the year seemed so far away!
Back at that time, I was not visualizing that year at all.

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Written By: nally on 11/11/17 at 12:18 pm

Neither was I (since I was only 2 at the time and have no memories at all of that time), but as the year came closer it was more apparent.

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Written By: annimal on 11/11/17 at 12:21 pm

I was at least less then 1

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Written By: Howard on 11/11/17 at 2:40 pm


Of course, when his song "1999" came out, the year seemed so far away!



It was 17 years before that year arrived.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 11:38 am

November 12th 1982 - Yuri V. Andropov was elected to succeed the late Leonid I. Brezhnev as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee.

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Written By: annimal on 11/12/17 at 12:38 pm

I wasw two months old then

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 5:46 am

November 13th 1982, Men At Work started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut album 'Business As Usual', which went on to sell over five million copies in the US.

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Written By: AmericanGirl on 11/13/17 at 6:13 am


November 13th 1982, Men At Work started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut album 'Business As Usual', which went on to sell over five million copies in the US.


I have one of those 5 million  :D 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 6:34 am


I have one of those 5 million  :D 
O0

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 11:51 am

November 13th 1982 - Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when knocked out by Ray Mancini.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 1:53 pm

November 13th 1982 - Toni Basil performed "Mickey" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 2:43 pm

November 13th 1982 - Chilliwack performed "Whatcha Gonna Do" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 4:23 pm

November 14th 1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.

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Written By: annimal on 11/14/17 at 9:14 pm

Men At Work? never heard of them

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Written By: nally on 11/14/17 at 11:06 pm


Men At Work? never heard of them

They were an Australian rock band, led by Colin Hay.

Their biggest hits in the States include "Who Can It Be Now" and "Down Under", both of which were #1 hits in 1982. Both still get generous radio airplay these days (at least on stations that I listen to).

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Written By: annimal on 11/15/17 at 10:19 am

really?  I'll have to try listening to those some time

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Written By: nally on 11/15/17 at 11:08 am

Who Can It Be Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_QUijD6PzA

Down Under: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jHXu86O01w

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Written By: nally on 01/01/18 at 6:25 pm

1 January 1983: The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.

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Written By: nally on 02/17/18 at 2:16 pm

One day late... on February 16th 1983, The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people, in one of Australia's worst bushfire disasters. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 12:34 pm

April 30th 1983, Michael Jackson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Beat It', his fifth solo US No.1. The third single from the singer's Thriller album featured Eddie Van Halen on the song's distinctive overdriven guitar solo, but Halen was prevented by his record label from appearing in the music video.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 1:50 pm

May 6th 1983 – The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by experts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 8:14 am

May 7th 1983, Former Jam leader Paul Weller unveiled his new group The Style Council at an anti nuclear benefit gig in London. The Style Council scored seven UK Top 10 hits and the band was also very successful in Australia and New Zealand during the 1980s, with multiple hit singles and albums.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 12:45 pm

June 10th 1983, Chris Sievey of UK group The Freshies released the first computer game single. When played on a Sinclair ZX 81 computer via a record deck the lyrics of the song came on the screen.

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Written By: nally on 07/24/18 at 5:55 pm

July 24th 1983: George Brett, batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 5:12 pm

August 15th 1983 - Six-month-old Lisa Harap of Queens Village, NY became the youngest identifiable living person to appear on a cover of "TIME" magazine.

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Written By: nally on 09/23/18 at 3:01 pm

September 23rd 1983: Saint Kitts And Nevis joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 2:35 pm

September 26th 1983 – Soviet nuclear false alarm incident: Military officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 5:40 am

October 11th 1983 - The last hand-cranked telephones in the U.S. went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond, ME, were switched to direct-dial service.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 12:15 pm

October 23rd 1983 - Near-simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 US servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and six Lebanese civilians.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 10:47 am

October 25th 1983 - Microsoft Word is first released for personal computers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 1:32 pm

October 25th 1983 - U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to U.S. citizens after a recent coup within Grenada's Communist (pro-Cuban) government.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 11:33 am

November 1st 1983 - IBM announces the IBM PCjr. It features an Intel 8088 CPU, 64 kB RAM, detached keyboard, cartridge slots, and joystick, for $670.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 3:03 pm

November 2nd 1983 - At the White House Rose Garden, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honour American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 1:58 pm

December 2nd 1983, MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson's Thriller video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/18 at 12:53 pm

December 4th 1983 - U.S. jet fighters struck Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon in retaliation for attacks directed at American reconnaissance planes. Navy Lt. Robert O. Goodman Jr. was shot down and captured by Syria.

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Written By: nally on 12/31/18 at 11:29 pm

December 31st 1983: The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government. That is, the system was divided into independent companies by a U.S. Justice Department mandate.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 01/25/19 at 4:50 am

On January 24th, Apple Computer introduced Macintosh. And you saw why 1984 wouldn't be like "1984."

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