1980s culture

# 227: 1987: Music & Headlines


2:00:45 minutes (110.55 MB)

HEADLINES:
- President Reagan orders Soviet Premier Gorbachev to "tear down the Berlin Wall".
- Iran Contra

LOCAL HEADLINES:
- Ohio State FIRES Head Coach Earle Bruce after nine seasons; The B*ckeyes go out on top in Bruce's final game, a 23-20 win over Michigan. Ohio's last win in Ann Arbor until Jim Tressel became coach.
- Wexley
- Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart is re-elected.

LOCAL SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
- Newark Catholic Green Wave win their fourth State Football Championship in a row in Division V; Columbus Academy Vikings win the Division IV Football Title
- Upper Arlington Golden Bears win the State Baseball Title

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants
AFC: Denver Broncos
NFC: Washington Redskins
NBA: Boston Celtics
NCAA Tournament: Indiana

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
Drama Special: Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)

Popular TV Shows were Cheers, The C*sby Show, The Golden Girls, Night Court, L.A. Law, Family Ties, and Murder, She Wrote.
Debuting on TV in 1987 were The Bold and the Beautiful, Star Trek: The Next Generation, thirtysomething, Full House, A Different World, and the FOX Network (and Married with Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, and 21 Jump Street with it)

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1986 films):
Best Picture: Platoon
Best Director: Oliver Stone, Platoon
Best Actress: Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
Best Actor: Paul Newman, The Color of Money

Popular Films included Dirty Dancing, The Last Emperor, Moonstruck, The Untouchables, Broadcast News, Wall Street, and Mannequin

GRAMMY AWARDS (for 1985-86 Music)
Best Album: Graceland

TONY AWARDS
Best Musical: Les Miserables

# 188: 1981 - Music & Headlines


2:00:48 minutes (110.61 MB)

Tonight on the Show, we're headed back to 1981. Columbia becomes the first re-usable Space Shuttle. Prince Charles marries Lady Diana in one fairytale wedding, while Luke and Laura (on General Hospital) get hitched in the other. MTV launches (in fact, it launched 35 years ago today). The first cases of AIDS are diagnosed. Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President, and both he and Pope John Paul II dodge separate assassination attempts. Solidarity is formed in Poland. Sadat is assassinated. Hill Street Blues & Dynasty debut, as does Indiana Jones. Dreamgirls, The Pirates of Penzance, and A Soldier's Play debut on Broadway. The Rubik's Cube is created. Those were just some of the happenings of 1981.

SONG LIST:
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon
"Celebration" - Kool and the Gang
"Hill Street Blues Theme" - Mike Post, featuring Larry Carlton
"Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero Theme)" - Joey Scarbury
"Autumn Breeze (General Hospital Theme)" - Jack Urbont
"Elvira" - The Oak Ridge Boys
"Queen of Hearts" - Juice Newton
"Morning Train (Nine to Five)" - Sheena Easton
"Wordy Rappinghood" - The Tom Tom Club
"Under Pressure" - Queen & David Bowie
"Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers with Grover Washington Jr.
"Boogie Wonderland" - Earth, Wind, and Fire
"Take It On The Run" - REO Speedwagon
"The Indiana Jones Theme" - John Williams
"Start Me Up" - The Rolling Stones
"Endless Love" - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
"Waiting for a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
"Angel of the Morning" - Juice Newton
"Sukiyaki" - A Taste of Honey
"Girls on Film" - Duran Duran
"Arthur's Theme/The Best That You Can Do" - Christopher Cross
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
"Being With You" - Smokey Robinson
"Key Largo" - Bertie Higgins
"Stars on 45 Medley" - Stars on 45
"Hooked on Classics" - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"Woman" - John Lennon

LINKS:
Like Totally '80s, 1981: http://www.liketotally80s.com/2007/08/80s-capsules-1981/

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