Music – 1980 – Don Williams – Amanda – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 singing popular ballads and amassing 17 x # 1 country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname of the “Gentle Giant” of country music In 1979, Waylon Jennings…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Men Free Skate Finals – USSR Alexander Fadeev

Alexandre “Sasha” Fadeev is a Russian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union…..while becoming the 1985 World champion….and a four-time European champion.  Fadeev won the 1985 World Championships by placing first in all three segments of the competition….including compulsory figures and the short and long programs….as he took the gold medal ahead of CAN Brian Orser (silver) and USA Brian Boitano (bronze).   At the 1986…

Boxing – 1982 – Marv Albert Interview With Middlewt Boxer Bobby Czyz After Losing To Mustafa Hamsho

Bobby Czyz is a retired American boxer….who was a two-division world titlist at light heavyweight and cruiserweight….and he is three quarters Italian and one quarter Polish…..with a nickname of “Matinee Idol”….as Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team….whose other members died in the 1980 plane crash….but because of an auto accident one week before the fatal trip….Czyz was not on the…

Boxing – 1982 – Marv Albert PostFight Interview Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi After Win

On December 19, 1981 Dwight Braxton faced Mathew Saad Muhammad in Atlantic City…..when the ex-convict Braxton was the underdog against Saad,….who was one of the most popular fighters of his generation and a fellow Hall of Famer….but Braxton defeated him on a 10th-round TKO….and became a world champion for the first time…..and It was shortly after…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

Brian Orser, OC is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won Olympic silver medals at the 1984 L A Games…..and the 1988 Seoul Games….as well as the 1987 World Champion and 1986 World Championship silver medalist….as seen in this video herewith….plus an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. At the 1988 Winter Olympics…..the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano…. who were the…

Comedy – 1983 – Stand Up Routine – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – On The Road To Hollywood Special

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress….who came to prominence in the early 1950’s with the song “Come On-a My House”…. which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”….while she also had success as a jazz vocalist….but Clooney’s career languished in the…

Music – 1978 – Master Guitarist Chet Atkins – Autumn Leaves – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Chet Atkins, known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“….was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter and record producer….who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville Sound….which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist….but he also played the…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Give Me The Right Kind Of Love – Live In Concert

The group was formed by merging two popular Oregon bands, Seafood Mama and Pilot …. while continuing under the name Seafood Mama….the band originally released the single “Harden My Heart” on a local private label, Whitefire Records, in the spring of 1980….with the B-side track being “City of Roses”. “Harden My Heart” was a big hit on Portland radio stations…

Boxing – 1982 – Dick Enberg Profiles The Life & Career Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1978 to 1998….while becoming a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983….and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.

Qawi was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.