October 8, 2020 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: OCTOBER 11, 1980
8 am – noon

Canada was instrumental in getting 6 American hostages out of Iran. The separation referendum in Quebec was defeated with 60% against separation. CNN launched in 1980 and a tragic fire at the MGM in Las Vegas killed 85 people. Queen and The Doobie Brothers were on the Top 40 countdown this week 40 years ago.



Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: OCTOBER 10, 1978
8 am – 11 am

New movies in 1978 included Grease and Animal House while TV welcomed a few new shows like WKRP and Dallas. The first test tube baby was born and the first ever cellular mobile phone was introduced. It was also the birth year for Kobe Bryant and Ashton Kutcher. Exile and Kenny Loggins were 2 of the artists featured on the Top 40 this week in 1978.