Ahh, the 80's! The decade started off with us wearing IZOD alligator shirts with the collars flipped up, Ronald Wilson Reagan was elected the 40th President of the United States and would carry us through most of the 80's, the Sony Walkman was introduced and so were roller blades and Post-It notes. Everyone was trying their hand at solving the Rubik's Cube. CNN came on the air giving us 24 hours of news coverage. Nothing came between Brooke Shields and her Calvin's. We found out who shot J.R.--it was his wife's younger sister who was pregnant with his child. Air Supply, Survivor and .38 Special debuted.
|*Call me-Blondie||*Coward Of The County-Kenny Rogers|
|*(Just Like) Starting Over-John Lennon||*My Heart-Ronnie Milsap|
|*Rock With You-Michael Jackson||*I'll be Coming Back For More-T.G. Sheppard|
|*Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen||*My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys-Willie Nelson|
|*Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)-Pink Floyd||*Tennessee River-Alabama|
|*Funky Town-Lipps, Inc.||*Stand By Me-Mickey Gilley|
|*Magic-Olivia Newton-John||*Dancin' Cowboys-Bellamy Brothers|
|*Upside Down-Diana Ross||*You Win Again-Charlie Pride|
|*Woman In Love-Barbara Streisand||*He Stopped Loving Her Today-George Jones|
|*Another One Bites The Dust-Queen||*One Day At A Time-Cristy Lane|
|*Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)-Paul McCartney & Wings||*Starting Over Again-Dolly Parton|
|*It's Still Rock & Roll To Me-Billy Joel||*It's Like We Never Said Goodbye-Crystal Gayle|
|*Sailing-Christopher Cross||*Gone Too Far-Eddie Rabbitt|
|*Do That To Me One More Time-Captain & Tenille||*Beneath Still Waters-Emmylou Harris|
|*Please Don't Go-K.C. & The Sunshine Band||*Years-Barbara Mandrell|
Order Billboard Top Hits 1980
|*60 Minutes||*The Dukes Of Hazard|
|*NBC Tuesday Night Movie||*The Love Boat|
|*Three's Company||*The Jeffersons|
*The Jazz Singer
*9 To 5
*Coal Miner's Daughter, Best Actress--Sissy Spacek
*Friday The 13th
*The Elephant Man
*Raging Bull, Best Actor--Robert De Niro
*The Empire Strikes Back
*Ordinary People, Best Picture
*Oh, God! Book II
*Fame, Best Original Song--"Fame" Irene Cara
*Mount St. Helens in the state of
Washington erupted, and 8 people lost their lives.
*The movie "Urban Cowboy" attracted millions of new fans to country music and country apparel.
*American speed skater Eric Heiden won 5 gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY.
*Eight American servicemen died in a failed attempt to rescue the Americans being held hostage in Tehran.
*Comedian Richard Pryor set himself on fire while freebasing cocaine and nearly died.
*On Monday December 8, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman outside Lennon's residence in New York.
*In baseball the Philadelphia Phillies beat
the Kansas City Royals 4 games to 2.
*The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia '76ers 4 games to 2.
*The New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2.
*The 1980-81 football season ended with the Oakland Raiders over the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10.
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