Memory Lane: "1986"
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What are your memories from the 80's?
This is a series of completely useless, but fun trivia!!!
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"With heart, faith and steel. In the end there can only be one"
- Sean Connery, in 'Highlander'
"I feel the need... the need for speed!"
- Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards, in 'Top Gun'
"Pork. The other white meat"
- National Pork Board
"Yeah... That's The Ticket"
- Jon Lovitz as Tommy Flangan ('Fla-Nay-Gan')
"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"
- Vick's commercial
Space Shuttle Challenger blew up 73 seconds after take-off, killing all 7 crew members. Tens of thousands of school-age children were watching the flight live, because teacher Christa McAuliffe was a member of the crew.
The USSR's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant reactor # 4 had a mishap, giving radiation poisoning to an estimated 500,000 to 6,000,000 people.
Tonight Show host Johnny Carson's good friend occasional guest Tonight Show host, Joan Rivers, started a late night talk show on FOX. He never spoke to her again.
Finding out that last year's Dallas TV show entire season was just Bobby Ewing's (Patrick Duffy) dream
Camcorders started to become a regular household item.
Participating with 'Hands Across America
1986's Most Popular Christmas gifts:
Real Ghostbusters action figures, My Pet Monster, Panini Football stickers, Outburst, Balderdash
Aerosmith and Run DMC mixed rock and hip hop with Walk This Way
Peter Gabriel's stop-motion music video for Sledgehammer raised the bar for video production.
Best Film Oscar Winner: Platoon
The Big Movies:
1. Top Gun
2. Crocodile Dundee
4. The Karate Kid Part II
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
6. Back To School
8. The Golden Child
9. Ruthless People
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1986 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Family Ties (NBC)
3. Cheers (NBC)
4. Murder She Wrote (NBC)
5. The Golden Girls (NBC)
6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
7. Night Court (NBC)
8. Growing Pains (ABC)
9. Moonlighting (ABC)
10. Who's the Boss? ( ABC)
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