Category Archives: 1980s

‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1987)

(Saturday, June 27, 1987)“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (June 27/July 4, 1987). Continue reading ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1987)

‘Dragnet’ comedy film premieres in Hollywood 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1987)


Video: 'Dragnet' trailer

(Tuesday, June 23, 1987)Dragnet, an American buddy cop comedy film that’s both a parody of and homage to the long-running television crime drama of the same name, premiered today at the Paramount Pacific Theater in Hollywood. Continue reading ‘Dragnet’ comedy film premieres in Hollywood 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1987)

Donna Rice refuses to say if she had sex with Gary Hart 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1987)


Video: 'ABC News 20/20- June 18, 1987 (partial)'

(Thursday, June 18, 1987, 10:00 p.m. EDT) — Model and actress Donna Rice said in an interview broadcast tonight that as a matter of “dignity” she wouldn’t say whether or not she had a sexual relationship with married presidential candidate Gary Hart. Continue reading Donna Rice refuses to say if she had sex with Gary Hart 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1987)

‘Full Metal Jacket’ premieres in Beverly Hills, California 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 17 1987)


Video: 'Full Metal Jacket' trailer

(Wednesday, June 17, 1987)Full Metal Jacket, a British-American war film about a pragmatic U.S. Marine who observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival. Continue reading ‘Full Metal Jacket’ premieres in Beverly Hills, California 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 17 1987)