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AMANDA - BOSTON - 1986

 

NEWS
•    The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch killing all 7 astronauts on board including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
•    Haley’s comet came around. (Once every 75 years.)  
•    Chernobyl became the worst nuclear accident the world had yet experienced.  
•    Hands Across America from NYC to the California coast to help fight hunger & homelessness.
•    “We are the World” was recorded to help eliminate world hunger.
•    1986 was the International Year of Peace.


FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Platoon” “Top Gun” & “Aliens”
•    Microsoft introduces “Windows”
•    “Staples” “Office Depot” & “Petsmart” first opened their doors.
•    Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s hidden vault only to find a half empty bottle of moonshine.
•    Pee-Wee’s Playhouse & L.A. Law were big on the tube.


DEAD
•    Donna Reed: January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986 She received the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in From Here to Eternity,
•    Desi Arnaz: March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986 best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy, he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for contributions to motion pictures, and one for television.
•    Cary Grant: January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986, real name, Archibald Alexander Leach. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.


#1@1
•    They have sold over 31 million albums in the U.S.
•    While recording new material for the third Boston album, CBS filed a 60 million dollar lawsuit against Scholz, alleging breach of contract for failing to deliver a new Boston album on time.
•    Boston would take the #1 spot for the first time with Amanda.
•    Your #1 @ 1 from November 1986.



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