BJGN That 80’s Podcast March 81

Hosts: Uncle Chris & Brandon Jerwa

March 1981


Mar 2 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington, D.C.

Mar 6 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth

Mar 6 After a 19-year run, Walter Cronkite resigns as main anchorman of The CBS Evening News and is succeeded the next Monday by Dan Rather.

Mar 10 “Bette Davis Eyes” single released by Kim Carnes (Billboard Song of the Year 1981)

Mar 24 “Nightline with Ted Koppel” premieres on ABC

Mar 30 US President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr.; three others are also wounded. News coverage is massive, and the Academy Awards are pushed back a day as a result.

MUSIC: Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes

TV: Greatest American Hero

MUSIC: Believe It Or Not, Joey Scarbury (first and only album, America’s Greatest Hero)

21 March – After an unprecedented seven years starring in Doctor Who, Tom Baker makes his final appearance as the Fourth Doctor in Part 4 of Logopolis. Peter Davison makes his first appearance as the Fifth Doctor at the conclusion of that story.

MUSIC: Keep On Lovin’ You, REO Speedwagon

Marvel takes notice of the growing direct market and produces a title specifically for comic shops — Dazzler #1 sells 400,000 copies.

John Byrne and Terry Austin leave The Uncanny X-Men with issue 143 being their last.

MUSIC:  9 TO 5, Dolly Parton

Cost of Living quiz

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US stamp goes from 20 Cents to 22, Mickey Mouse welcomed in China, canned and bottled Cherry Coke introduced , Miami Vice starts On BBC, less than a year after its American debut , US men’s mail figure skating championship win goes to Brian Boitano.



Turk 182

Breakfast Club


Vision Quest



Albums – Smiths, Meat is Murder

Whitney Houston self titled

Songs from the big chair, Tears for Fears

Vision Quest

Breakfast Club Soundtrack



Tales of the Teen Titans #50: Donna Troymarries Terry Long. (DC Comics)

With issue #150, Marvel Comics cancels the Spider-Man title Marvel Team-Up (Web of Spider-Man will debut two months later).

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Chris, Brandon, and Pete run down this mega-packed month of monumental moments!

Alf crash lands on the small screen right next to Pee Wee Herman, we chased each other around with two different kinds of laser guns, and Name Of The Rose made us all head to the library to find out what a Fransican monk was…  All this and more happened in September of 1986, part 2!

Join us for the nostalgia overload that is, That ‘80s Podcast!