Category Archives: 1980s

Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ wins Grammy’s ‘Album of the Year’ award 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 24 1987)


Video: '(1987) Grammy's After Parties'

(Tuesday, February 24, 1987, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Paul Simon’s controversial Graceland was named Album of the Year tonight at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (click here to watch 12 videos from tonight’s ceremonies).

“That’s What Friends Are For,” the upbeat ballad that raised $750,000 for AIDS research, won three Grammys, and Steve Winwood won Record of the Year.


Video: 'Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately/Nasty Grammy Performance 1987'


Video: 'Whitney Houston - The Greatest Love Of All (HQ Stereo) (1987 29th GRAMMY Awards)'


Video: 'Albert King-B.B King-Kokoa Taylor-Robert Cray-Ry Cooder-Etta James-Willie Dixon-Junior Wells.mp4'

Accused Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk put on trial in Israel 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1987)


Video: 'trial of John Demjanjuk'

(Monday February 16, 1987)John Demjanjuk went on trial today in Jerusalem, accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,” a guard at the Treblinka Nazi concentration camp during The Holocaust. Continue reading Accused Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk put on trial in Israel 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1987)

Former Reagan NSC advisor Bud McFarlane attempts suicide 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 9 1987)


Video: 'February 1987 - Mitch Daniels on Troubles of John McFarlane'

(Monday February 9, 1987, at about 8:00 a.m. EST) — Robert McFarlane, the former White House national security adviser and a prominent figure in investigations of the secret sale of arms to Iran, was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital today after taking an overdose of Valium, according to his lawyers. Continue reading Former Reagan NSC advisor Bud McFarlane attempts suicide 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 9 1987)

Reagan says errors made in arms deal in annual State of Union address 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 27 1987)


Video: 'President Reagan's State of the Union Address to the Congress and Nation, January 27, 1987'

(Tuesday, January 27, 1987, 9:03 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Ronald Reagan ended a long seclusion tonight with a State of the Union address in which he lamented that “serious mistakes were made” in the sales of American weapons to Iran, acknowledged that he took a risk that failed and urged the nation and look beyond the worst controversy of his presidency. Continue reading Reagan says errors made in arms deal in annual State of Union address 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 27 1987)

‘Radio Days’ premieres in Park City, Utah 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 24 1987)


Video: 'Radio Days' trailer

(Saturday, January 24, 1987)Radio Days, an American comedy-drama film about a family’s life during the Golden Age of Radio, premiered today at the Utah/US Film Festival (later the Sundance Film Festival) in Park City, Utah

Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Seth Green, Robert Joy, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Julie Kurnitz, Renée Lippin, Kenneth Mars, Josh Mostel, Tony Roberts, Wallace Shawn, Michael Tucker, David Warrilow and Dianne Wiest.