Category Archives: 1980s

Phil Niekro, 48, pitches final MLB game 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 27 1987)


Video: 'Niekro exits to ovation during final game'

(Sunday, September 27, 1987, game played at approximately 2:30 p.m.-5:40 p.m.) — Atlanta Braves knuckleball pitcher Phil Niekro, 48, started his final Major League Baseball game today, wobbling through three scoreless innings before giving up a double, two singles and two walks in the fourth and being lifted by the Braves’ manager, Chuck Tanner. Continue reading Phil Niekro, 48, pitches final MLB game 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 27 1987)

Ringo Starr attends restaurant opening in Atlanta 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)


Video: 'Alan Lubin's Atlanta Brasserie'

(Saturday, September 26, 1987) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr attended the grand opening of his new restaurant, the London Brasserie, tonight in shopping mall in the Peach Tree Center of downtown Atlanta. Continue reading Ringo Starr attends restaurant opening in Atlanta 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)

‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)

(Saturday, September 26, 1987)“Didn’t We Almost Have It All” by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 1987). Continue reading ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)

‘Home Is The Sailor’ episode airs on ‘Cheers’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1987)


Video: 'Cheers Ep 601 Home Is The Sailor'

(Thursday, September 24, 1987, 9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT) — Sam returns to Cheers six months after he sold it to a large corporation to pursue a life of leisure on board a new boat on tonight’s episode of the Fox teen drama television series Party of Five. Continue reading ‘Home Is The Sailor’ episode airs on ‘Cheers’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1987)

‘L.A. Law,’ ‘The Golden Girls’ big winners at Emmy Awards 30 years ago this hour (Sep 20 1987)


Video: 'Bruce Willis wins an Emmy for Moonlighting (1987)'

(Sunday, September 20, 1987, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. EDT)L.A. Law picked up four awards at the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, including Outstanding Drama Series. Continue reading ‘L.A. Law,’ ‘The Golden Girls’ big winners at Emmy Awards 30 years ago this hour (Sep 20 1987)

‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ by Michael Jackson peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 19 1987)

(Saturday, September 19, 1987)“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ by Michael Jackson peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 19 1987)