1980s headlines

This Isn't George Orwell's 1984 (1984: Music and Headlines, Part 1)


59:19 minutes (54.32 MB)

Tonight, a look back at some of the music from 1984. Songs from artists like Van Halen, Billy Ocean, Phil Collins & Genesis, The Thompson Twins, and Ashford & Simpson.

Coming soon to The DJBC Happy Hour Express, 1984: Music & Headlines, where some of the highlights from 1984 included:
- The most lopsided U.S. Presidential Election in American history as Ronald Reagan wins re-election by winning 49 out of 50 states (Minnesota was the one state Reagan lost)
- A divine intervention resulting in a top sports honor as Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie throws a "Hail Mary" on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy.
- A historic first in college basketball as John Thompson is the first African-American coach to win the NCAA Tournament.

And locally:
- Newark Catholic wins the State Football Championship in Division V. Two teams only separated by 2.4 miles (according to Google directions) are runners-up in Divisions II (Whitehall) and IV (Bishop Hartley).
- A movie, "Teachers" was filmed at defunct Central High School.
- WTTE Channel 28 makes its debut on the airwaves.
- Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart is sworn in as Columbus's Mayor.

SPORTS:
- The NBA Draft is remembered as one of the greatest drafts ever with future NBA legends Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, among those drafted.
- The Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.
- Boston College defeats the defending champions Miami on a "Hail Mary" on Thanksgiving weekend.

Champions:
NBA: Boston Celtics
Super Bowl XVIII: Oakland Los Angeles Raiders
World Series: Detroit Tigers
NCAA Men's Tournament: Georgetown Hoyas
Big Ten Football: Ohio State
Local High School Football: Newark Catholic Green Wave (Division V)
Heisman Trophy: Doug Flutie (QB), Boston College

SONG LIST (Hour # 1):
"1984" - Van Halen
"Hot for Teacher" - Van Halen
"Caribbean Queen" - Billy Ocean
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" - Phil Collins

1983 : The Music, The Headlines, and Then Some (Part 2 of 2)


59:32 minutes (54.51 MB)

Tonight, Side B to this 1983 soundtrack.

Playlist:
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Puttin' on the Ritz - Taco
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Allentown - Billy Joel
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Say It Isn't So - Hall and Oates
She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
Down Under - Men at Work
Baby Come to Me - James Ingram and Patty Austin

ENTERTAINMENT:
- M*A*S*H signs off after 11 seasons with the most-watched Series Finale in television history, becoming the # 1 most-watched program for 27 years.
- Death comes to Sesame Street, as the residents mourn Mister Hooper.

EMMY AWARDS (NBC cleaned up in Primetime, while ABC dominated in Daytime):
Comedy Series: Cheers (NBC)
Drama Series: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Dramatic Special: Special Bulletin (NBC)
Limited Series: Nicholas Nickleby (Syndicated)
Daytime Drama: The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Lead Actor, Comedy: Judd Hirsch, Taxi (NBC)
Lead Actress, Comedy: Shelley Long, Cheers (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Christopher Lloyd, Taxi (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Carol Kane, Taxi (NBC)
Lead Actor, Drama: Ed Flanders, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Lead Actress, Drama: Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: James Coco, St. Elsewhere, "Cora and Arnie" (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Doris Roberts, St. Elsewhere, "Cora and Arnie" (NBC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: Tommy Lee Jones, The Executioner's Song
Lead Actress, Limited Series/Special: Barbara Stanwyck, The Thorn Birds (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Limited Series/Special: Jean Simmons, The Thorn Birds (ABC)
Lead Actor, Daytime: Robert S. Woods, One Life to Live (ABC)
Lead Actress, Daytime: Dorothy Lyman, All My Children (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Darnell Williams, All My Children (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Louise Shaffer, Ryan's Hope (ABC)

GRAMMYS:
Album of the Year - "Toto IV" (Toto)

1983: The Music, the Headlines, and Then Some (Part 1 of 2)


59:36 minutes (54.57 MB)

Tonight on "The DJBC Happy Hour", a trip back in time 30 years to 1983.

1983 HEADLINES:
- Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to travel into space
- Guion Bluford becomes the first African-American man to travel in space
- AP Top Story: The raid in Beirut, where 239 are killed
- The U.S. Economy shows signs of recovery from a recession
- Secretary of the Interior James Watts resigns
- Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov goes AWOL for a while
- US Missiles are deployed throughout Western Europe
- Filipino President Benigno Aquino is assassinated
- Polish President Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
- The PLO splits
- The Soviets shoot down 747 Jetliner in South Korea; 269 are killed
- NBC anchorwoman Jessica Savitch is killed in a car accident.

1983 SHOWBIZ AWARDS:
http://bryansilvergarbageawards.blogspot.com/2013/05/1983-in-awards-djbc...

Here is some Columbus Restaurant Trivia from 1983: http://djbcadventures.tumblr.com/post/49821846150/the-djbc-happy-hour-19...

COLUMBUS HEADLINES:
- Columbus Mayor Tom Moody opts NOT to run for a fourth term.
- Bexley Lions win the Boys' State Basketball Championship.
- The Bishop Ready Silver Knights become Franklin County's first High School Football Team to win the State Football Championship.
- County Treasurer Dana Gillman "Buck" Rinehart is elected Mayor.
- The B*ckeyes lose to Michigan, 24-21, as Illinois wins the Big Ten in Football.
- Richard F. Celeste is sworn-in as Governor of Ohio.

Side A to this Soundtrack:
"1999" - Prince
"Rio" - Duran Duran
"Toto" - Africa
"Up Where We Belong" - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
"Maniac" - Michael Sembello
"New Year's Day" - U2
"Our House" - Madness
"Too Shy" - Kajagoogoo
"Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant
"Uptown Girl" - Billy Joel
"Bang the Drum All Day" - Todd Rundgren
"Time (Clock of the Heart)" - Culture Club

Syndicate content