Category Archives: 1980s

‘When We Was Fab’ by George Harrison debuts at #63 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 6 1988)

(Saturday, February 6, 1988)“When We Was Fab” by former Beatle George Harrison, the second single from his album Cloud Nine, debuted at #63 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Continue reading ‘When We Was Fab’ by George Harrison debuts at #63 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 6 1988)

‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ opens in New York 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1988)


Video: 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' trailer

(Friday, February 5, 1988, 12:30 p.m. EST)The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an American film adaptation of the novel of the same name about a womanizer visiting the West during the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, opened today at Loews Tower East theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ opens in New York 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1988)

‘The Wonder Years’ debuts on ABC-TV 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 31 1988)


Video: 'The Wonder Years S01E01 Pilot'

(Sunday, January 31, 1988, 10:30-11:00 p.m. EST)The Wonder Years, an American coming-of-age comedy-drama television series about an adolescent boy growing up in a suburban middle class family, debuted tonight following ABC’s coverage of Super Bowl XXII. Continue reading ‘The Wonder Years’ debuts on ABC-TV 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 31 1988)

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ opens on Broadway 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 26 1988)


Video: 'Phantom of the Opera 1988 Tony Awards'

(Tuesday, January 26, 1988, 6:30 p.m. EST)The Phantom of the Opera, a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe about a beautiful soprano who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Opera Populaire, opened tonight on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ opens on Broadway 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 26 1988)

Reagan vows to pursue agenda to end of term 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)


Video: 'State of the Union: President Reagan's State of the Union Speech - 1/25/88'

(Monday, January 25, 1988, 9:07 p.m. EST) — In his seventh (and final) State of the Union Message, U.S. President Ronald Reagan said tonight he would remain a vigorous, aggressive President “right to the finish line” of his administration a year from now and urged Congress to show America “that democracy works, even in an election year.” Continue reading Reagan vows to pursue agenda to end of term 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)

Bush and Rather clash on ‘CBS Evening News’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)


Video: 'Dan Rather - George Bush Showdown'

(Monday, January 25, 1988, early evening EST) — U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush, currently seeking the Republican presidential nomination, and CBS News anchor Dan Rather shouted at each other tonight during a 10-minute interview about the Iran-Contra affair on live national television. Continue reading Bush and Rather clash on ‘CBS Evening News’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)

‘When We Was Fab’/’Zig Zag’ single by George Harrison released 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)


Video: 'George Harrison - (1987) When We Was Fab (With George's Introduction)'

(Monday, January 25, 1988)“When We Was Fab”/”Zig Zag,” the second single from the album Cloud Nine by former Beatle George Harrison, was released today in the UK (Jan. 26, 1988 in the U.S.) Continue reading ‘When We Was Fab’/’Zig Zag’ single by George Harrison released 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)