Category Archives: 1980s

Nike launches advertising campaign using The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1987)


Video: '1987 Nike Revolution'

(Friday, March 27, 1987) — In America, the footwear manufacturers Nike began using The Beatles’ 1968 recording of “Revolution” today in a highly publicized television advertising campaign. Continue reading Nike launches advertising campaign using The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1987)

Barge loaded with 3,168 tons of trash sets sail from Islip, New York 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 22 1987)


Video: 'Voyage of the Mobro 4000 | Retro Report | The New York Times'

(Sunday, March 22, 1987, 9:00 p.m. EST) — The tugboat Break of Dawn, towing the barge Mobro 4000 loaded with 3,168 tons of refuse, set sail today from Islip, New York, bound for a pilot program in Morehead City, North Carolina, to be turned into methane.

Things, however, did not go as planned. Continue reading Barge loaded with 3,168 tons of trash sets sail from Islip, New York 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 22 1987)

Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns PTL ministry amid sex and money scandal 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1987)


Video: 'Jim Baker/Jessica Hahn sex scandal'

(Thursday, March 19, 1987) — The Rev. Jim Bakker, a leading television evangelist, resigned today as chairman of his PTL ministry organization amid a sex and money scandal involving Jessica Hahn, a former church secretary. Continue reading Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns PTL ministry amid sex and money scandal 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1987)

‘A, My Name is Alex’ episode airs on ‘Family Ties’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 12 1987)


Video: 'Family Ties - S05 E22 A, My Name Is Alex (Part 1)'

(Thursday, March 12, 1987, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST) — Alex begins seeing a therapist following the death of a close friend in a car accident on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV sitcom series Family Ties. Continue reading ‘A, My Name is Alex’ episode airs on ‘Family Ties’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 12 1987)