Category Archives: Popular Music 1980s

‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 18 1987)

(Saturday, April 18, 1987)“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Apr. 18/25, 1987). Continue reading ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 18 1987)

‘Platoon’ wins Best Picture at 59th Academy Awards 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1987)


Video: '1987 Oscars' (24 videos)

(Monday, March 30, 1987, 6:00-9:19 p.m. PST)Platoon, an American war film about a rookie soldier who struggles under the unbearable conditions of a horrible war, won four Oscars tonight at the 59th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Oliver Stone for Best Director. Continue reading ‘Platoon’ wins Best Picture at 59th Academy Awards 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1987)

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)