Today during the 80s in the month of August


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Mr. Eighties
Apr 29, 2023
August 1st
  1. 1980 The Associate’s The Affectionate Punch and Siouxsie & the Banshees’ Kaleidoscope albums were released. The movies The Final Countdown, The Hunter, Loose Shoes and Raise the Titanic were released. Cinemax made its debut.
  2. 1981 Diana Ross and Lionel Richie‘s single Endless Love was released. MTV made its debut.
  3. 1982 Neil Young and the Shocking Pinks‘ and Everybody's Rockin' were released.
  4. 1983 Bette Midler‘s No Frills album was released.
  5. 1985 Saxon’s Innocence Is No Excuse album was released.
  6. 1986 Crowded House‘s Crowded House album was released. The movies Howard the Duck, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Flight of the Navigator and Good to Go were released.
  7. 1987 Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama) got married in France. MTV Europe made it’s debut.
  8. 1988 Bruce Springsteen‘s Chimes of Freedom and Gregory Isaacs‘ Red Rose for Gregory albums were released.
August 2nd
  1. 1980 Olivia Newton-John‘s song Magic became number one in the U.S.
  2. 1982 Steve Winwood‘s Talking Back to the Night album was released.
  3. 1983 Jackson Browne‘s Lawyers in Love album was released.
  4. 1984 The movie The Bostonians was released.
  5. 1985 The movies Weird Science, Fright Night and Follow That Bird were released.
  6. 1986 Peter Cetera’s song Glory of Love became number one in the U.S. Vinnie Vincent Invasion‘s Vinnie Vincent Invasion album was released.
  7. 1989 The movie Parenthood was released.
August 3rd
  1. 1984 The movies Joy of Sex, The Philadelphia Experiment and Grandview, U.S.A were released.
  2. 1987 Def Leppard‘s Hysteria album was released.
  3. 1989 Primetime premiered on ABC.
August 4th
  1. 1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono began recording their Double Fantasy album. The soap opera show Texas aired for the first time on NBC.
  2. 1989 Testament’s Practice What You Preach album was released. The movie Lock Up was released. The final episode of Highway to Heaven aired on tv.
August 5th
  1. 1981 President Ronald Reagan Fired 11,359 Air-Traffic Control Workers for ignoring his order to stop striking and return to work.
  2. 1983 Rick James‘ Cold Blooded, Elvis Costello and the Attractions‘ Punch the Clock albums were released. The movies Risky Business, Get Crazy, The Star Chamber, Twice Upon a Time and Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island were released.
  3. 1985 Various Artists‘ Now That's What I Call Music 5 (UK Series) and The Pogues‘ Rum Sodomy & the Lash albums were released.
  4. 1986 Lionel Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling album was released.
  5. 1987 The movie The Stakeout was released.
  6. 1988 The movies The Blob, Vibes and The Rescue were released.
August 6th
  1. 1982 The movie Things Are Tough All Over was released.
  2. 1988 Yo! MTV Raps premiered in Mtv.
August 7th
  1. 1981 The movies Heavy Metal, Student Bodies and Condorman were released.
  2. 1983 Black Sabbath‘s Born Again was released.
  3. 1985 The movie Real Genius was released.
  4. 1987 The movies Who’s That Girl, Back to the Beach, Masters of the Universe, Nadine and The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland were released. The final episode of the tv show Airwolf aired.
August 8th
  1. 1980 The movies Xanadu and The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu were released.
  2. 1981 The movie Hell Night was released.
  3. 1982 U2’s song I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For became the number one song in the U.S.
  4. 1983 Billy Joel’s An Innocent Man and the The Chameleons‘ Script of the Bridge albums were released. The television news show NBC News at Sunrise premiered on NBC.
  5. 1986 The movies One Crazy Summer, The Transformers: The Movie and She’s Gotta Have It were released.
  6. 1987 The television game show Animal Crack-Ups premiered.
  7. 1988 NWA’s Straight Outta Compton, Robert Cray’s Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Marty Friedman‘s Dragon’s Kiss and D.I.’s What Good Is Grief to a God? albums were released. UB40’s single Red Red Wine was released.
August 9th
  1. 1980 George Benson’s Give Me the Night album was released. The television show That’s My Line premiered on CBS.
  2. 1982 Don Henley’s I Can’t Stand Still album was released. The television show Filthy Rich premiered on CBS.
  3. 1983 The Animals’ Ark album was released.
  4. 1984 Iron Maiden started their “World Slavery” tour in Warsaw, Poland making it the first time a western band performed behind the Iron Curtain.
  5. 1985 The movies Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, My Science Project, Summer Rental and Pray for Death were released.
  6. 1986 Ratt’s Dancing Undercover and Motörhead’s Orgasmatron albums were released. The final episode of the television show The Paper Chase aired.
  7. 1989 The movie the Abyss was released.
August 10th
  1. 1980 The movie Why Would I Lie? was released.
  2. 1981 John Walsh's son Adam, was found dead after being abducted from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida. Bob Dylan’s Shot of Love and Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía‘s Friday Night in San Francisco (Live) albums were released.
  3. 1983 Rufus’ Stompin' at the Savoy live album was released.
  4. 1984 Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Voivoid’s War and Pain albums were released. The movies Red Dawn and Cloak & Dagger were release.
  5. 1985 The final episode of the cartoon show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids aired on tv.
  6. 1988 Winger’s Winger album was released. The movie Clean and Sober was released.
  7. 1989 White Lion‘s Big Game album was released.
August 11th
  1. 1984 The final episode of the television show Boone aired.
  2. 1982 A passenger was killed and 15 were injured when a bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 830, en route From Tokyo to Honolulu.
  3. Ray Parker Jr’s song Ghostbusters became number 1 on the Billboard charts.
  4. 1988 Steve Winwood‘s single Roll With It was released.
  5. 1989 The movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child was released.
August 12th
  1. 1980 Paul Simon’s One-Trick Pony album was released.
  2. 1981 Luther Vandros’ Never Too Much album was released.
  3. 1983 The movies Cujo, Curse of the Pink Panther, The Man Who Wasn't There and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 were released.
  4. 1985 Neil Young’s Old Ways album was released.
  5. 1988 Death’s Leprosy album was released. The movies Young Guns, The Last Temptation of Christ, Mac and Me and Tucker: The Man and His Dream were released.
  6. 1989 The stand up comedy television show Comic Strip Live premiered on Fox.
August 13th
  1. 1982 The movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Friday the 13th Part III and Tempest were released.
  2. 1984 The television show Call to Glory premiered on ABC.
  3. 1985 The Miami Sound Machine’s Primitive Love album was released. The television show West 57th premiered on CBS.
  4. 1986 MC Hammer‘s Feel My Power album was released.
  5. 1987 Twisted Sister’s Love is for Suckers album was released.
August 14th
  1. 1980 The movie Octagon was released.
  2. 1981 Christopher Cross‘ Arthur’s Theme single was released. The movies Deadly Blessing, They All Laughed and An Eye for an Eye were released.
  3. 1985 Stevie Wonders’ Part Time Lover single was released.
  4. 1987 The Fat Boys Crushin‘ album was released. The movies Can’t Buy Me Love, North Shore, The Monster Squad, Disorderlies and No Way Out were released.
August 15th
  1. 1980 America‘s Alibi and the Cars Panorama albums were released. The movies My Bodyguard, Smokey and the Bandit II, The Kidnapping of the President and Those Lips, Those Eyes were released.
  2. 1981 The Kinks’ Give the People What They Want and The Pretenders‘ Pretenders II were released.
  3. 1983 AC/DC’s Flick of the Switch, Cheap Trick’s Next Position Please and the Stray Cats‘ Rant N' Rave with the Stray Cats albums were released. The movies Prisoners of the Lost Universe and Escape from the Bronx were released.
  4. 1984 The movies The Woman in Red and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension were released.
  5. 1986 The movies the Fly and Armed and Dangerous were released.
  6. 1988 Michelle Shocked‘s Short Sharp Shocked, Glen Frey’s Soul Searchin' and The Wonder’s The Eight Legged Groove Machine albums were released.
  7. 1989 Ray Lynch‘s No Blue Thing was released. Kenny Roger’s single Islands in the Stream was released.
August 16th
  1. 1980 Barbra Streisand‘s single Woman in Love was released. The First Monsters of Rock Heavy Metal Festival, took place at Donington Park in England. The festival featuring Judas Priest, The Scorpions and other bands. Bill Ward the drummer of Black Sabbath left.
  2. 1983 Singer, Paul Simon married actress, Carrie Fisher at Simon's Central Park Duplex
  3. 1985 The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Freaky Styley album was released. The movies Volunteers, American Flyers, The Return of the Living Dead and Year of the Dragon were released. Sean Penn and Madonna got married in a clifftop mansion in Malibu, California.
  4. 1986 Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach became number one in the U.S.
  5. 1989 The Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Mother’s Milk was released. The movie Uncle Buck was released.
August 17th

  1. 1982 The first mass production of compact discs began in Langenhagen, Germany.
  2. 1984 W.A.S.P.’s W.A.S.P. album was released. The movies Sheena and Tightrope were released. Bruce Springsteen's 1984 album, “Born in the USA” was the first cd sold in the United States.
  3. 1985 The Hormel strike began in Austin, Minnesota.
  4. 1987 New Order’s Substance Compilation and Tom Waits Franks Wild Years albums were released.
  5. 1988 2 Live Crew‘s Move Somethin' album was released.
  6. 1989 Public Affection’s The Death of a Dictionary album was released. FM premiered on NBC.
August 18th
  1. 1980 Yes’ Drama and Johnny Van Zant‘s No More Dirty Deals albums were released.
  2. 1981 Wall of Voodoo‘s Dark Continent album was released.
  3. 1982 Four Streets in Liverpool, England were named after The Beatles
  4. 1983 Kajagoogoo‘s White Feathers album was released. Hurricane Alicia hit the greater Houston area in the U.S. Killing 21 People.
  5. 1986 Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet, ABBA’s ABBA, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds‘ Kicking Against the Pricks, Five Star’s Silk & Steel and Warlock’s True as Steel albums were released.
  6. 1987 Debbie Gibson‘s Out of the Blue album was released.
  7. 1989 Bill Bruford's Earthworks‘ Dig? album was released. The movies Casualties of War, Sex, Lies and Videotapes, Eddie and the Cruisers II and Blood Red albums were released.
August 19th
  1. 1980 Fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, staged a riot after Alice Cooper cancelled a concert due to an illness.
  2. 1983 The movies Easy Money, Mr. Mom and Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn were released.
  3. 1985 The Family‘s the Family album was released. NBC's Today Show was interrupted by David Letterman by leaning out of his office window and yelled, "My name is Larry Grossman (The President of NBC News) and I'm not wearing any pants!"
  4. 1988 The movies Married to the Mob and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master were released.
August 20th
  1. 1980 Al Stewart‘s 24 Carrots album was released.
  2. 1982 Yazoo’s Upstairs at Eric's album was released. The movie the Beastmaster was released.
  3. 1983 Heart’s Passionworks album was released. The Rolling Stones signed a $28 million dollar recording contract with CBS.
  4. 1985 Asia’s Astra was released.
  5. 1986 Huey Lewis and the News‘s Fore! album was released. In Edmonton, Oklahoma 44-Year old postal worker, Patrick Sherrill gunned down 14 of his co-workers and injuring 6 before turning the gun on himself.
  6. 1989 The tv show Saved By the Bell aired.