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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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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 3:34 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 4:09 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 8:34 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 10:46 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 11:02 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 1:55 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 9:19 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 4:32 am

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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Written By: nally on 02/13/16 at 4:09 pm


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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 4:49 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:30 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:44 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 3:36 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 9:26 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:08 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 1:52 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 5:22 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 2:48 pm

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 8:52 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 3:41 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 2:05 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 4:13 am

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

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:09 am

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

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Written By: nally on 05/04/16 at 12:49 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 1:29 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 1:42 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 9:35 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 4:57 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 1:15 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 4:35 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 2:57 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 5:40 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 2:59 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:25 pm

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 5:29 pm

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 5:46 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 1:17 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 4:14 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 6:27 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 6:27 am


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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