Category Archives: 1980s

‘Lost in Your Eyes’ by Debbie Gibson peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1989)

(Saturday, March 4, 1989)“Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (Mar. 4/11/18, 1989). Continue reading ‘Lost in Your Eyes’ by Debbie Gibson peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1989)

‘What I Am’ by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians peaks at #7 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1989)

(Saturday, March 4, 1989)“What I Am” by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘What I Am’ by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians peaks at #7 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1989)

‘End of the Line’ by Traveling Wilburys peaks at #63 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 25 1989)

(Saturday, February 25, 1989)“End of the Line” by Traveling Wilburys (featuring ex-Beatle George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty) peaked at #63 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘End of the Line’ by Traveling Wilburys peaks at #63 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 25 1989)

McFerrin’s ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ big winner at Grammys 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1989)


Video: '31st GRAMMY Awards Highlights'

(Wednesday, February 22, 1989, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Bobby McFerrin’s blithe “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” took two of the top four awards, for Song and Record of the Year, at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony tonight at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Continue reading McFerrin’s ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ big winner at Grammys 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1989)

‘Straight Up’ by Paula Abdul peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1989)

(Saturday, February 11, 1989)“Straight Up” by Paula Abdul peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three consecutive weeks (Feb. 11/18/25, 1989). Continue reading ‘Straight Up’ by Paula Abdul peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1989)

‘End of the Line’ by Traveling Wilburys debuts at #83 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1989)

(Saturday, February 11, 1989)“End of the Line” by Traveling Wilburys (featuring ex-Beatle George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty) debuted at #83 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Continue reading ‘End of the Line’ by Traveling Wilburys debuts at #83 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1989)

‘When I’m with You’ by Sheriff peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1989)

(Saturday, February 4, 1989)“When I’m with You” by Sheriff peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘When I’m with You’ by Sheriff peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1989)

‘Shining Time Station’ debuts on PBS-TV 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 29 1989)


Video: 'Shining Time Station: A Place Unlike Any Other (S1E01)'

(Sunday, January 29, 1989, 6:30 p.m. EDT in New York)Shining Time Station, an American children’s television series, debuted today on New York City’s PBS station WNET. Continue reading ‘Shining Time Station’ debuts on PBS-TV 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 29 1989)

‘Two Hearts’ by Phil Collins peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1989)

(Saturday, January 21, 1989)“Two Hearts” by Phil Collins peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Jan. 14/21, 1989). Continue reading ‘Two Hearts’ by Phil Collins peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1989)

H.W. Bush sworn in as 41st POTUS, Quayle as 44th VP 30 years ago this hour (Jan 20 1989)


Video: 'George H.W. Bush inaugural address: Jan. 20, 1989'

(Friday, January 20, 1989, 12:03 p.m. EST) — George H.W. Bush, 64, was inaugurated as the 41st President of the United States today on the West Portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office. Continue reading H.W. Bush sworn in as 41st POTUS, Quayle as 44th VP 30 years ago this hour (Jan 20 1989)