This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown
Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: MAY 14, 1983
8 am – noon
It’s announced that GPS will be made available for use by the public. Rock band Kiss appear in public without make-up for the first time ever on MTV while the station later airs, for the first time, the Michael Jackson Thriller video. Flashdance and Return of the Jedi are box office hits and McDonald’s launches McNuggets. Thomas Dolby and Prince were 2 artists in the Top 40 countdown this week in 1983.
Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: MAY 8, 1976
8 am – 11 am
The Eaton’s catalogue was discontinued. Canadian parliament voted to abolish the death penalty and over 1 million Canadians took to the streets to protest wage and price controls. Welcome Back by John Sebastian and the Four Seasons and December 1963 were in the Top 40 countdown this week in 1976.