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1. The album was entitled Sun City: Artists Against Apartheid.
2. Paula Abdul was a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers.
3. Gordon Shumway was the name of ALF (which stands for Alien Life Form, by the way.)
4. Robert Mapplethorpe was the artist, and since he got funding from the National Endowment of the Arts, a lot of people began to question whether the NEA had any idea what qualified as art.
5. Pong was the very first video game.
6. Jane Wyman starred in Falcon Crest.
7. John W. Hinckley, Jr. was obsessed with Jodie Foster. She was matriculating at Yale at the time.
8. Bright Lights, Big City
9. Kharma Chameleon
10. Spuds MacKenzie was the name . . . and the pit bull was actually female.
11. Bob Dylan, who wrote the song.
12. Angel Heart was the flick; Bonet co-starred with Mickey Rourke.
13. Bush admitted he had a real problem with the "vision thing."
14. Waylon Jennings did the voice-overs on The Dukes of Hazzard.
15. The ghosts were named Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde.
16. Jessica Hahn
17. "I Want Your Sex." (At least George was being honest.)
18. Gilly's was the famous Houston honky tonk.
19. Malcolm Baldrige.
20. The U.S. boycotted the Moscow Games in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The USSR returned the favor by boycotting the 1984 games in L.A.
21. Vanessa Williams
22. Bobby McFerrin
23. Ratt
24. Columbia was the first space shuttle launched into the void.
25. "Jack and Diane" was the song, off the American Fool album. In 1982, Mellencamp became the only male artist to have two Top 10 hits and a #1 album simultaneously.
26. The Last Temptation of Christ really bedeviled the fundamentalists.
27. Richard Simmons. (Remember when Dave Letterman made him cry?)
28. Bartles & Jaymes
29. The Twilight Zone: The Movie
30. The Pentagon paid $604.09 for a toilet seat. (They also paid $748 for a pair of pliers and $9,606 for an Allen wrench.)
31. Jackson referred to the Big Apple as "Hymietown," setting off a firestorm in the Jewish community.
32. Michael Spinks
33. Natalie Wood drowned in 1981 while yachting off Catalina with husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken and for a while there were rumors of foul play.
34. Live Aid, just one of many benefit concerts during the 80s -- remember Farm Aid? The Prince's Trust?
35. Appropriately enough, the charter boat had been christened Monkey Business.
36. Ron took a break from ballet lessons to appear in the American Express commercials.
37. Baby Fae
38. Amy was the president's national security adviser that particular day.
39. Claus Von Bulow
40. 508 points, the biggest one-day plunge in history. Estimated total loss: over $500 billion. Poof. Vanished.
41. Say Anything was the name of the film. (And who wouldn't, if it was Ione Skye?)
42. Dudley Moore
43. Martina Navratilova
44. Nike is the correct answer. And we all remember what ADIDAS stands for, right? (All Day I Dream About Sex.)
45. It was Korean Airlines Flight 007.
46. Mr. T, and FYI the TV series was The A-Team.
47. The article, "The Education of David Stockman" by William Greider, appeared in The Atlantic Monthly.
48. The father was Ted Danson's character. Billy Crystal was not in Three Men And A Baby.
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

Comments

17. "I Want Your Sex." (At least George was being honest.)

Um, wasn't he [one of] the ones arrested for "Wanting his own sex" in a public park, or am I confusing him with someone else?