Radio Hits of 1980





1980 Sports


*World Series Champions: Philadelphia Phillies
*Superbowl Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers
*NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
*Stanley Cup Champs: New York Islanders
*U.S. Open Golf: Jack Nicklaus
*U.S. Tennis: John McEnroe/Chris Evert Lloyd
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Bjorn Borg/Evonne Cawley
*NCAA Football Champions: Georgia
*NCAA Basketball: Louisville
*Kentucky Derby: Genuine Risk

Fashion Icons:


Catherine Bach, Charlene Tilton, Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Lynda Carter, Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley.

Other Facts (1980)

*John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived in New York City. Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.
*Ted Turner launches CNN and began broadcasting from Atlanta, Georgia.
*Guessing "Who Shot JR?" - The many fans of CBS's Dallas television series.
*Eight US servicemen are killed and five are injured as helicopter and cargo plane collide in abortive desert raid to rescue American hostages in Teheran (April 25).
*Voyager I reaches Saturn, returning data on its 14 moons as well as its more than 1,000 rings.
*Ronald Reagan elected president of the United States in a Republican sweep (Nov. 4).
*Iraqi troops hold 90 square miles of Iran after invasion; 8-year Iran-Iraq War begins (Sept. 19).
*The computer modem invented.
*US Supreme Court upholds limits on federal aid for abortions.
*Janice Brown, a 98-lb. former teacher, makes the first long-distance solar-powered flight in the Solar Challenger.
*"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon? " - Grey Poupon Ad.
*John Bonham of Led Zeppelin dies of alcohol poisoning, and Bon Scott of ACDC dies, (drunk and choked on own vomit).
*Mount St. Helenserupts in Washington state, in the United States. The eruption was major and the only significant one to occur in the contiguous 48 US states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California.
*The Pac-Man video game was released in Japan and by October of 1980 it was released in the United States.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Ronald Reagan
*Miss America: Cheryl Prewitt (Ackerman, MS)
*Miss USA: Shawn Weatherly (South Carolina) /Jineane Ford (Arizona)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Rubik's Cube, Magna doodle.
What Was On TV:
Dallas (CBS), The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS), 60 Minutes (CBS), M*A*S*H (CBS), The Love Boat (ABC), The Jeffersons (CBS), Alice (CBS), House Calls (CBS), Three's Company (ABC), Little House on the Prairie (NBC).






 








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John Lennon who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, and for his political activism and pacifism was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived in New York City on Monday, 8 December 1980. Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono. Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, where it was stated that nobody could have lived for more than a few minutes after sustaining such injuries. He was cremated on 10 December 1980, at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, the ashes were given to Ono, who chose not to hold a funeral for him. The first report of his death to a national audience was announced by Howard Cosell, on ABC's Monday Night Football.




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