Summer Songs of the 1980s

Songs of the Summer – 1980s The eighties brought Summer Songs to us via movies (Kokomo, Axel F, Flashdance and Eye of The Tiger), Micheal Jackson’s songs and more ‘sunshine’, ‘hot’ and summer-ready songs. If a song’s title or primary lyrics are about Summer, that usually bumps it in nostalgia value on our Summer Music… Read More

1989 Oscars 61st Academy Awards

1989 Oscars 61st Academy Awards Winners Announced: Wednesday(!), March 29, 1989 Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Host: no one Eligibility Year: 1988 This broadcast is noted for being the final public appearance of actress Lucille Ball, who died a few weeks later. 1989 Oscar Nominees and Winners Best Picture: Rain Man – Mark… Read More

1989 Grammy Award Winners

1989 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: February 22, 1989 Held at: Radio City Music Hall, New York Host: Billy Crystal Eligibility Year: October 1, 1987 – September 30, 1988 1989 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin Album of the Year: Faith, George Michael (Columbia/CBS) Song of the Year:… Read More

1988 Oscars 60th Academy Awards

1988 Oscars 60th Academy Awards Winners Announced: April 11, 1988 Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Host: Chevy Chase Eligibility Year: 1987 1988 Oscar Nominees and Winners Best Picture: The Last Emperor – Jeremy Thomas, producer (WINNER) Broadcast News – James L. Brooks, producer Fatal Attraction – Stanley R. Jaffe and Sherry Lansing, producers… Read More

1988 Grammy Award Winners

1988 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: March 2, 1988 Held at: Radio City Music Hall, New York Host: Billy Crystal Eligibility Year: October 1, 1987 – September 30, 1988 1988 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Graceland – Paul Simon Album of the Year: Joshua Tree, U2 (Island) Song of the Year: Somewhere Out There… Read More

1987 History Trivia and Fun Facts

1987 History, Trivia and Fun Facts Quick Facts from 1987: World Changing Event: The Black Monday crash on Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points, or 22.6%. The Top Song was Faith by George Michael The Movies to Watch include The Princess Bride, Good Morning Vietnam, Moonstruck, Dirty Dancing, Wall Street and Lethal Weapon The Most… Read More

1987 Oscars 59th Academy Awards

1987 Oscars 59th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 30, 1987 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Hosts: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan Eligibility Year: 1986 Best Actress winner Marlee Matlin became the first (and only, so far) deaf Oscar winner. 1987 Oscar Nominees and Winners Best Picture: Platoon – Arnold Kopelson, producer… Read More

1987 Grammy Award Winners

1987 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: February 24, 1987 Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles Host: Billy Crystal Eligibility Year: October 1, 1985 – September 30, 1986 1987 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Higher Love – Steve Winwood Album of the Year: Graceland, Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) Song of the Year: That’s What Friends… Read More

1986 Oscars 58th Academy Awards

1986 Oscars 58th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 24, 1986 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Hosts: Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams Eligibility Year: 1985 1986 Oscar Nominees and Winners Best Picture: Out of Africa – Sydney Pollack, producer (WINNER) The Color Purple – Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and… Read More

1985 Oscars 57th Academy Awards

1985 Oscars 57th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 25, 1985 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Host: Jack Lemmon Eligibility Year: 1984 Upon winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Places in the Heart, Sally Field exclaimed, “I haven’t had an orthodox career and I wanted more than anything… Read More