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Little Theatre Guild. Presents 1980-2005. Jimmy Carter 77-81 Ronald Reagan 81-89 George H. W. Bush 89-93 . William J. Clinton 83-01 George W. Bush 01-present. 1980-2005. Special Events 1980.

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little theatre guild

Little Theatre Guild



1980 2005
Jimmy Carter 77-81

Ronald Reagan 81-89

George H. W. Bush 89-93

William J. Clinton 83-01

George W. Bush 01-present

special events 1980
Special Events1980
  • Who Shot JR? is talked about heavily from the TV show Dallas. On November 21,the conclusion draws more viewers than any other show in TV history up to that point.
  • Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR, The US boycotts
  • Post-It Notes are introduced by 3-M
  • John Lennon is assassinated by Mark David Chapman
  • Ronald Reagan is elected, defeating Jimmy Carter, and takes credit for freeing the Iranian hostages in his inaugural speech.
  • RU-486, the abortion pill is released in France.
  • Mt. Saint Helens erupts, killing 60 people.
  • Sadam Hussein launches war against Iran for close to a decade over oil rights.
  • US hockey team beat Russia for the gold in the Winter Olympics.
special events 1981
Special Events 1981
  • The 1st launch of a space shuttle (Columbia)
  • Pope shot by insane Turk, May 13.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first female Supreme Court Justice
  • Prince Charles and Diana Spencer marry on July 29
  • The first DeLorean sports cars roll off the assembly line.
  • August 1, The birth of MTV, the 24 hour-a-day music television station
  • Pac-Man is introduced in the US and sparks a huge craze.
  • 52 American hostages released in January after 14 months in captivity in Iran
  • Assassination attempt on Ronald Regean on March 30, 1981 by John Hinkley
special events 1982
Special Events 1982
  • Michael Jackson's "Thriller" sells 20 million albums to become the largest selling record ever.
  • Ozzy bites the head off a live bat thrown at him at a January 20 performance.
  • Tylenol Scare, October 5th
  • Nancy Reagan appears at a Washington benefit dressed as a bag lady to protest criticism of her expensive outfits.
  • John Belushi dies March 5 of cocaine and heroin.
  • Prince William is born to Charles and Di.
  • Liposuction is introduced.
  • The Vietnam Memorial is erected in Washington D.C.
  • The first artificial heart transplant takes place, the recipient lives 112 days.
  • Delorean Motor Company goes bankrupt
special events 1983
Special Events 1983
  • Cabbage Patch kids are released.
  • Reagan introduces 'Star Wars' program
  • Karen Carpenter dies of anorexia nervosa at the age of 32, February 4th.
  • The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, advertising cost more than during the Super Bowl that year, and surpassing the record Dallas set for most viewers.
  • Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space, June 18th on the Challenger
  • U.S Embassy is bombed in Beirut, killing 40 people.
  • The Tylenol Murders happen in Chicago.
  • Last DeLoreans produced
  • French scientist Dr. Luc Montagnier discovers HIV.
cabbage patch dolls
Cabbage Patch Dolls

Who would have thought these would have started fist fights at the malls around America

special events 1984
Special Events1984
  • Indira Gandhi is assassinated.
  • Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first woman Vice President running mate.
  • Reagan re-elected in landslide election, Walter Mondale is never heard from again.
  • Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, US. The Soviets boycott.
  • Mary Lou Retton wins two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
  • The AIDS virus is identified
  • On January 28, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire during the shooting of Pepsi commercial, many children's rhymes ensued.
  • Vanessa Williams becomes first African American Miss America
  • Calling themselves the PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Coalition), concerned parents, construct a campaign designed to 'educate' parents about certain alarming new trends in rock music.
special events 1985
Special Events 1985
  • "We Are The World" is recorded by USA for Africa, America's response to the British "Do They Know It's Christmas"
  • Brussels, Belgium: 39 dead, 250 wounded during a soccer match between Liverpool and Juventus
  • Gorbachev becomes (the last) president of the Soviet Union
  • Titanic wreckage found and filmed by robotic camera in July
  • Nintendo home entertainment system introduced.
  • Leaded gas is officially banned in the US
  • Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame is opened.
  • Rock Hudson, the first major public figure to die to AIDS, dies on October 2.
special events 1986
Special Events 1986
  • January 28, the Challenger explodes.
  • Iran Contra Scandal (Who can forget Ollie North?) is reported in November in a Lebanese magazine.
  • Vice President George Bush's broccoli incident, tons of the stuff is delivered to the White House.
  • Return of Haley's Comet
  • Hands Across America, May 25, 1986
  • Statue of Liberty celebrates the 100th Anniversary and gets a face lift in the process.
  • "A.M. Chicago" changes its name to the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and goes national September 8th.
  • Not only did the Red Sox go to the World Series (They lost in 7 to the Mets) ,the Boston Celtics won the 1986 NBA Championship, and New England went to the Super Bowl but lost to the Chicago Bears 46-10.
special events 1987
Special Events 1987
  • Star Wars' Chewbacca was caught with cocaine.
  • "Baby Jessica," Jessica McClure falls down the well and is later rescued. Wednesday October 14th, 1987 --9:30am cst through Friday October 16th, 1987--8:30pm cst
  • Battle for "Baby M" begins. William and Elizabeth Stern of New Jersey hired Mary Beth Whitehead to carry a baby to term for them. After it was all over, surrogate contracts were declared illegal and the Sterns won the right to bring "Baby M" up and allow Mrs. Whitehead visitation rights.
  • German lands airplane on Red Square, Moscow
  • Condom commercials begin to appear on TV for the first time.
  • Jessica Hahn is implicated in the Jimmy Bakker scandal
  • The marriage of Charles and Diana starts to deteriorate, they begin living alone.
  • Les Miserables is awarded 8 Tony awards, including Best Musical.
special events 1988
Special Events1988
  • CDs outsell vinyl for the first time ever.
  • Jimmy Swaggart admits to being with prostitutes.
  • Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland; Lybian terrorists are suspected of planting the bomb
  • Bobby McFerrin tells everyone "Don't worry, be happy"
  • Sonny Bono becomes Mayor in Palm Springs.
  • Dukakis loses to the "Read My Lips" guy, he's never heard from again.
special events 1989
Special Events1989
  • The fall of the Berlin wall on November 9th.
  • Students protest on Tienanmen Square, Beijing, China - the army intervenes; 3000-7000 killed, June 3rd.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles become an over night sensation
  • Rob Lowe is spotted in a soft porn video with an underage girl.
  • Milli Vanilli gets Best New Artist Grammy which is later stripped when it's learned they were lip synching for another (much uglier) duo.
  • Pete Rose is banned from baseball for betting on games, August 24.
  • Vietnam withdraws from Cambodia, September 26, after almost 11 years of occupation.
special events 1990
Special Events1990
  • German ReunificationAfter the wall fell, the push towards reuniting the two Germany's was set, October 3, 1990.
  • Margaret Thatcher Resigns as Prime Minister of Britain
  • Contraceptive Implant Approved by FDA
  • New movie rating pg 13 adopted as 12 year olds are deemed too young for teen violence and sex
  • Iraq invades Kuwait. International condemnation follows
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian assists his first suicide
  • The Hubble space telescope is launched into orbit. Almost immediately breaks
  • Nelson Mandela is freed
  • Mayor Berry of D.C. busted for drugs!
special events 1991
Special Events1991
  • Kuwait freed by Operation Desert Storm
  • Yugoslavia falls apart. Reorganizes into several countries supplying ball players for MAC
  • The Soviet Union Ends
  • FDA approves ddl AIDS treatment
  • US President Zachary Taylor is exhumed. It is discovered he is dead
  • Biosphere II is launched. Pauly Shore not invited
  • Ervin 'Magic' Johnson tests HIV positive
  • Jeffery Dahmer is arrested. Multiple body parts found in basement.
  • Cholera outbreak in Peru
  • Clarence Thomas sexual harassment hearings
  • Rodney King beaten by L.A. police. Scene caught on video-tape
  • Princess Diana and Prince Charles split.
special events 1992
Special Events1992
  • President Clinton elected. Republicans begin attempt to build a better Bush.
  • LA Riots
  • Largest shopping mall in the US is constructedMinnesota's Mall of America, 78 acres, with the largest indoor amusement park
  • John Gotti is Convicted
  • Hurricane Andrew hits Florida. Worst damage in American history
  • Amy Fisher pleads guilty to shooting a Buttafucco
  • Mike Tyson is found guilty of rape
special events 1993
Special Events1993
  • Flood of '93 in the Midwest
  • Waco Tragedy.
  • ATF hearing ensue Combat roles for women in the US military
  • Explosion at the World Trade Center in New York. Bin Laden responsible
  • Abortion doctor killed by fanatic in Florida
  • Michael Jordan retires the first time
  • The Lorena Bobbit Trial
  • New Kids on the Block Call It Quits.Music industry celebrates
  • The Final Episode Of Cheers.
special events 1994
Special Events1994
  • Major League baseball players strike
  • NHL locked out players over salaries
  • Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the back of the knee by Tonya’s henchmen
  • Whitewater scandal begins to be investigated
  • Mass suicide by Order of the Solar Temple
  • Run OJ, RUN
  • Los Angeles suffers massive earthquake
  • Republican majority in both houses of Congress
  • Another Kennedy FuneralNovember 1994. Jackie Kennedy Onassis was laid to rest along side John F Kennedy. What was to be a private family affair turned into a large public spectacle.
special events 1995
Special Events1995
  • The Oklahoma City BombingLarge earthquake in Japan strikes
  • Conviction of Sheik and 9 followers over bombing
  • The men responsible for bombing the World Trade Center a year earlier were found guilty.
  • OJ Simpson found innocent, October 4
special events 1996
Special Events1996
  • Smashing Pumpkins Drummer arrested for drugs
  • Sheryl Crow Album Banned From Wal-Mart
  • The unabomber, Kaczynski arrested in Montanna
  • Flight 800 from New York crashes
  • Ebonics recognized as a language
  • O.J. Simpson civil trial begins Divorce!
  • Princess Diana and Prince Charles are divorced. She has her 'HRH' removed.
special events 1997
Special Events1997
  • Scientists cloned Dolly the sheep
  • Heaven's Gate Cult mass suicide going up to comet “Hale Bopp”
  • OJ Simpson loses civil suit for wrongful death
  • Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of bombing
  • Princess Diana's dies in auto accident still under investigation
  • Jean Benet Ramsey murder
special events 1998
Special Events1998
  • The Unabomber pleads guilty
  • Clinton admits to Lewinsky affair
  • The House approves impeachment inquiry
  • America bombs Iraq: AGAIN!
  • During the Clinton sex scandal, the president's approval rating with the public soared to an all-time high at nearly 76%
  • Arkansas School Massacre hoax Two young boys, aged 13 and 14, killed 5 people at a Jonesboro, Arkansas middle school after a fire alarm. They were killed on the playground.
  • Home Run ChaseMark McGwire (77) and Sammy Sosa(66) both chased the homerun record set by Roger Maris in 1961,
special events 1999
Special Events1999
  • President Clinton is Acquitted
  • Columbine Tragedy
  • April 20, 1999, two students go on a shooting rampage in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They kill 12 students, 1 teacher and themselves.
  • Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup
  • One of the most memorable sports moments in years, when Brandi Chastain kicks the final shot, and whips off her shirt and runs around in her sport bra waving it over her head.
  • Pokemon fever grips the US
  • George W. Bush announces he'll be a candidate
  • Bomb and Shooting in Texas Church Kill 22
  • The Elian Gonzales Custody Battle
  • Atlanta erupts into violence over police violence
  • Ex-Beatle George Harrison stabbed in his home.
  • Y2K Scare. Much ado about nothing.
  • Woodstock 99.
special events 2000
Special Events2000
  • Microsoft loses antitrust suit; appeal expected (April 3).
  • South Carolina removes Confederate battle flag from capitol dome (May 18).
  • Human genome deciphered; expected to revolutionize the practice of medicine (June 26).
  • Olympic Games open in Australia (Sept. 15).
  • Mad Cow disease alarms Europe (Nov. 30 et seq.).
  • Supreme Court seals Bush victory by 5–4; rules there can be no further recounting (Dec. 12).
special events 2001
Special Events 2001
  • FBI agent Robert Hanssen is charged with spying for Russia for 15 years (Feb. 20).
  • U.S. millionaire Dennis Tito becomes first space tourist, visiting the International Space Station aboard a Russian booster (April 28).
  • Former Klansman Thomas E. Blanton convicted of 1963 murder of four black girls in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Balance of the Senate shifts after Jim Jeffords of Vermont changes his party affiliation from Republican to Independent. The move strips Republicans of control of the Senate and gives Democrats the narrowest of majorities (50–49–1) (June 5).
  • Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh executed (June 11).
  • Terrorists attack United States. Hijackers ram jetliners into twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth hijacked plane crashes 80 mi outside of Pittsburgh. Toll of dead is more than 3,000. Within days, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda terrorist network are identified as the parties behind the attacks (Sept. 11)
  • Anthrax scare rivets nation, as anthrax-laced letters are sent to various media and government officials. Several die after handling the letters (October 5 et seq.).
  • In response to Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. and British forces launch bombing campaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan. Bombings continue on a daily basis (Oct. 7 et seq.).
  • Irish Republican Army announces that it has begun to dismantle its weapons arsenal, marking a dramatic leap forward in Northern Ireland peace process (Oct. 23).
  • Taliban regime in Afghanistan collapses after two months of bombing by American warplanes and fighting by Northern Alliance ground troops (Dec. 9).

September 11, 2001.

A day that will forever be remembered.Let it not be remembered for the evil acts of violence targeted at fear, panic and death. But remember the human spirit, the brotherhood of mankind, and the goodness that not only New Yorkers but Americans and the world over have dedicated to saving our most precious resource: life. For this is the only way to stand up to those wish to fight from shadows, or are rabid enough to believe it is worth their own life to see so many others end.May God bless our Ground Heroes.

special events 2002
Special Events2002
  • The euro currency debuts in 12 European countries (Jan. 2).
  • Kenneth L. Lay, chairman of bankrupt energy trader Enron, resigns; company under federal investigation for hiding debt and misrepresenting earnings (Jan. 24).
  • International Criminal Court wins UN ratification, but U.S. refuses to ratify (April 11).
  • U.S. and Russia reach landmark arms agreement to cut both countries' nuclear arsenals by up to two-thirds over the next ten years (May 13).
  • Pennsylvania miners rescued after spending 77 hours in a dark, flooded mine shaft (July 28).
  • North Korea admits to developing nuclear arms in defiance of treaty (Oct. 16).
  • Boston archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law resigns over growing child sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church (Dec. 13).
special events 2003
Special Events2003
  • White House announces huge deficits expected to top $200 billion in 2003 (Jan. 15).
  • Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all seven astronauts (Feb. 1).
  • The United States declares official end to combat operations in Iraq (May 1).
  • Bush signs ten-year, $350-billion tax-cut package, the third-largest tax cut in U.S. history (May 28).
  • In one of the most important rulings on the issue of affirmative action in 25 years, the U.S. Supreme Court decisively upholds the use of affirmative action in higher education (June 23).
  • California governor Gray Davis ousted in recall vote; actor Arnold Schwarzenegger elected in his place (Oct. 7).
  • The Bush Administration reverses policy, agrees to transfer power to an interim Iraqi government sooner than originally planned (Nov 14).
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage (Nov. 18).
special events 2004
Special Events2004
  • Spain is rocked by terrorist attacks, killing more than 200. Al Qaeda takes responsibility (March 11).
  • Senate Intelligence Committee reports that intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs was “overstated” and flawed (July 5).
  • Florida hit by hurricanes Bonnie (Aug. 12) and Charley (Aug. 13)
  • Summer Olympics take place in Athens, Greece (Aug. 13–29).
  • U.S.’s final report on Iraq’s weapons finds no WMDs (Sept. 16).
  • Bush reelected president (Nov. 2).
  • Missile test fails; setback for Bush administration's missile defense system (Dec. 15).
  • Massive protests by supporters of opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko's lead to a new Ukrainian election; Yushchenko eventually declared prime minister (Dec. 26).

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super bowl history
Super Bowl History

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Super Bowl XXXIV
  • St. Louis Rams win against the Tennessee Titans 23-16

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the 80 s top ten movies
The 80’s Top Ten Movies
  • 1980 The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 1982 The Thing
  • 1983 Scarface
  • 1984 Amadeus
  • 1985 Back to the Future
  • 1986 Aliens
  • 1987 Untouchables
  • 1988 Die Hard
  • 1989 The Abyss
the 90 s top ten movies
The 90’s Top Ten Movies
  • 1990 Goodfellas
  • 1991 Terminator 2- Judgement Day
  • 1992 Unforgiven
  • 1993 Carlito’s Way
  • 1994 The Shawshank Redemption
  • 1995 The Usual Suspects
  • 1996 Swingers
  • 1997 Grosse Point Blank
  • 1998 Saving Private Ryan
  • 1999 Fright Club
2000 s top movies so far
2000’s Top Movies So Far….
  • 2000 Gladiator
  • 2001

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • 2002 Road to Perdition
  • 2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  • 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

top hits of the 80 s
Top Hits of the 80’s
  • 1980 Call Me, Blondie
  • 1981 Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
  • 1982 Physical, Olivia Newton-John
  • 1983 Every Breath You Take, Police
  • 1984 What's Love Got To Do With It, Tina Turner
  • 1985 Careless Whisper, Wham!
  • 1986 That's What Friends Are For, Dionne & Friends
  • 1987 Walk Like An Egyptian, Bangles
  • 1988 Faith, George Michael
  • 1989 Look Away, Chicago
top hits of the 90 s
Top Hits of the 90’s
  • 1990 . Hold On, Wilson Phillips
  • 1991 (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Bryan Adams
  • 1992 Baby Got Back, Sir Mix A-lot
  • 1993 I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
  • 1994 The Power Of Love, Celine Dion
  • 1995 Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio
  • 1996 Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix), Los Del Rio
  • 1997 Candle In The Wind 1997, Elton John
  • 1998 Too Close, Next
  • 1999 Believe, Cher

Wilson Phillips

Where are they now?

top hits of 2000
Top Hits of 2000
  • 2000 Breathe, Faith Hill
  • 2001 HANGING BY A MOMENT, Lifehouse
  • 2002 AVRIL LAVIGNE Complicated
  • 2003 In Da Club -- 50 Cent
  • 2004 YEAH!, Usher