Welcome to Awesome80s.com!
Welcome to the Super70s family of websites: There is Super70s.com,
which covers the 1970s. There is Awesome80s.com,
which covers the 1980s. And there is Virtual90s.com,
which will cover the 1990s starting in late summer of 2008. The
fourth site is BaseballChronology
which covers the history of baseball from the 1840s to the present. Do you
see the set of colored boxes on the right labeled 70s, 80s, 90s, and BC?
These are at the top of every page and allow you to quickly switch between
all four sites!
Have you checked out our new
discussion forums? Now you can discuss anything related to the
Super70s, Awesome80s, or Virtual90s. There are literally thousands of your
messages dating back to the last century already there and I am copying
over more every day. I think you will agree that this is a much better way
to allow you to share your memories with others and read others comments
There are over 400,000 pages combined on these sites, and we're hardly
going to stop there! We constantly add new information, so
come back soon! (Don't forget to add
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July 29 in 70s/80s History:
ABC TV newsman Peter Jennings was born on this date in 1938.
Wanya Morris was born on this date in 1973.
We have a complete list of current and former Baseball players who are celebrating birthdays today.
In The News for July 29:
On this date in 1972 A Colombia Avianca Airlines jet crashed after a mid-air collision at Villavicencio, Columbia killing 37.
Movies released on July 29:
The Amityville Horror in 1979
Chisum in 1970
The Go-Between in 1971
Driver in 1978
Decline of Western Civilization in 1981
Cocktail in 1988
Monkey Shines in 1988
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking in 1988
Krull in 1983
National Lampoon's Vacation in 1983
Private School in 1983
The #1 Songs for July 29:
1970: '(They Long to Be) Close to You' by The Carpenters.
1971: 'Indian Reservation' by Raiders.
1972: 'Alone Again (Naturally)' by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
1973: 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown' by Jim Croce.
1974: 'Annie's Song' by John Denver.
1975: 'The Hustle' by Van McCoy.
1976: 'Kiss and Say Goodbye' by Manhattans.
1977: 'Looks Like We Made It' by Barry Manilow.
1978: 'Shadow Dancing' by Andy Gibb.
1979: 'Bad Girls' by Donna Summer.
1980: 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me' by Billy Joel.
1981: 'The One That You Love' by Air Supply.
1982: 'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor.
1983: 'Every Breath You Take' by The Police.
1984: 'When Doves Cry' by Prince.
1985: 'Everytime You Go Away' by Paul Young.
1986: 'Sledgehammer' by Peter Gabriel.
1987: 'Alone' by Heart.
1988: 'Hold On To The Nights' by Richard Marx.
1989: 'Toy Soldiers' by Martika.
These were the most popular songs on July 29 of each year.
Do you remember Miami Vice,
Cheers and the Cosby
Show, Gorbachev and the Evil
Empire Strikes Back, E.T., and
Beverly Hills Cop,
Rubik's Cube, the
Atari 2600, and Pac-Man, Mount
St. Helens, the Exxon
Valdez, and Chernobyl, Cosmos
and the Space
Shuttle Challenger, the fall
of the Berlin
Wall and the Tiananmen
Square Massacre, the Sadat
Assassination, the Subway
Iran-Contra and the Stock Market Crash,
Jackson and MTV? Then this site is FOR