This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown
Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: APRIL 2, 1983
8 am – noon
Wheel of Fortune made its debut on TV back in 1983. Kiss appeared for the first time in public without makeup on MTV and Michael Jackson’s Thriller video aired for the first time on the same channel. McDonald’s introduced McNuggets while Thomas Dolby and Duran Duran were 2 of the stars on Casey’s countdown this week in 1983.
Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: MARCH 30, 1974
8 am – 11 am
The world’s first UPC bar code was used for Wrigley’s gum. It was 1974 when the Rubik’s Cube was invented. Richard Nixon resigned as President of the US. Monty Python’s Flying Circus first debuted on TV and ABBA won the highly-contested Eurovision song contest with Waterloo. In the early spring of 1974, Blue Swede and Redbone were in the top 40 countdown.