Category Archives: 1980s

‘Blood Dance’ episode airs on ‘Wiseguy’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1988)


Video: 'WiseGuy S01E19 Blood Dance'

(Monday, February 22, 1988, 10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Roger schemes to get Mel to fund the military coup of Isle Pavot but Mel is convinced that Cabra, the man Herb wants to put into power, has put a curse on him on tonight’s episode of the CBS crime drama television series Wiseguy. Continue reading ‘Blood Dance’ episode airs on ‘Wiseguy’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1988)

‘What Have I Done to Deserve This?’ by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield peaks at #2 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1988)

(Saturday, February 20, 1988)“What Have I Done to Deserve This?” by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘What Have I Done to Deserve This?’ by Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield peaks at #2 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 20 1988)

‘Stand and Deliver’ premieres in Miami 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 13 1988)


Video: 'Stand and Deliver' trailer

(Saturday, February 13, 1988)Stand and Deliver, an American drama film about a hopeful teacher who uses math to give his gang-member students self esteem, premiered today at the Miami International Film Festival. Continue reading ‘Stand and Deliver’ premieres in Miami 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 13 1988)

1988 Winter Olympics open in Calgary 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 13 1988)


Video: 'Calgary olympic opening 1988' (37 videos)

(Saturday, February 13, 1988, 1:00 p.m. MST) — Athletes from 57 nations marched today in the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Winter Olympiad, at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (click here to watch the official film of the 1988 Winter Olympics). Continue reading 1988 Winter Olympics open in Calgary 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 13 1988)

Noriega says U.S. planned to invade Nicaragua 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 7 1988)


Video: '60 Minutes - Manuel Noriega (1988)'

(Sunday, February 7, 1988, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST) — Panamanian strongman Gen. Manuel Noriega, indicted Feb. 5, 1988, on U.S. charges that he sold his country to drug smugglers, said tonight in a television interview that he met with U.S. officials in 1985 to discuss plans for an invasion of Nicaragua. Continue reading Noriega says U.S. planned to invade Nicaragua 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 7 1988)