1980 music

# 265 - 1980: Music and Headlines


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1980. John Lennon Assassinated. The Miracle on Ice. The Olympic Boycott. The Iran-Iraq War begins. The Hostage Crisis and the Rise of the Reaganites. Who Shot J.R.? Pac-Man. Rubik's Cube. The Screen Actors Guild Strike of 1980. Those were some of the things that took place in 1980 as we transitioned out of the 1970s into the 1980s.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NCAA Football: Georgia Bulldogs
NCAA Basketball: Louisville Cardinals
Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup: New York Islanders
World Series: Philadelphia Phillies
Big Ten Football: Michigan

ENTERTAINMENT:
- The Screen Actors Guild goes on Strike, leading to a boycott of the Emmy Awards, where only ONE actor (the late Powers Boothe) showed up, and believe it or not, that actor won.
- Who Shot J.R.? brings "Dallas" to cult status. (Spoiler: It was Kristin. Seriously. You've had 38 years.)
- John Lennon is shot to death outside his apartment in New York. News of his death was broken live on Monday Night Football, as fans mourned all over the world.
- Evita dominates the Tony Awards. Best Play Children of a Lesser God and 1981 Tony Winners 42nd Street and Amadeus make their Broadway debuts. 42nd Street director/choreographer Gower Champion passes away on the morning of the show's opening performance.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: Taxi (ABC)
Drama Series: Lou Grant (CBS)
Limited Series: Edward and Mrs. Simpson (Syndicated)
Drama or Comedy Special: The Miracle Worker (NBC)
Daytime Drama: Guiding Light (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Richard Mulligan, Soap (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Cathryn Damon, Soap (ABC)
Actor, Drama: Edward Asner, Lou Grant (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Barbara Bel Geddes, Dallas (CBS)
Actor, Limited Series or Special: Powers Boothe, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (CBS) - the ONLY Actor to show up to accept their Emmy on Emmy night
Actress, Limited Series or Special: Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker (NBC)

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