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Movie actor Rock Hudson dies from an AIDS-related illness, raising public awareness of the disease. Nov. The Whitney Museum opens a branch in the new $200 million Equitable Building in New York; Roy Lichtenstein contributes a sixty-eight-foot mural to its entrance. 10-14 Nov. The first American Music Week at Alice Tully Hall in New York City features three hundred performances of music by new and established American composers, including John Cage, Aaron Copland, and Robert Erickson. 1986 Movies Aliens, starring Sigourney Weaver; Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, and Dean Stockwell; Children of a Lesser God, starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin; The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise; Crimes of the Heart, starring Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek, and Jessica Lange; Down and Out in Beverly Hills, starring Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, and Richard Dreyfuss; The Fly, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis; Hannah and Her Sisters, starring Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, and Michael Caine; The Hitcher, starring Rutger Hauer, C.

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City celebrates its one hundredth anniversary with a gala featuring one hundred performers. 29 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE 1980S 1984 Movies Ail of Me, starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin; Amadeus, starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce; Beat Street, starring Robert Taylor, Rae Dawn Chong, and Guy Davis; Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy; Body Double, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Melanie Griffith; Body Rock, starring Lorenzo Lamas; Breakin, starring Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo (Shabba-Doo) Quinones, and Michael (Boogaloo Shrimp) Chambers; Broadway Danny Rose, starring Woody Allen and Mia Farrow; Choose Me, directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Genevieve Bujold; Country, starring Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard; Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer; Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver; Gremlins, starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, starring Harrison Ford; The Karate Kid, starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita; The Killing Fields, starring Sam Waterston and Haing S.

MTV (Music Television) begins broadcasting. " 4 Oct. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickieby sets a record for Broadway ticket prices — $100 per seat. , starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy; Frances, starring Jessica Lange; Making Love, starring Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, and Wendy Hiller; Missing, starring Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon; My Favorite Year, starring Peter O'Toole; An Officer and a Gentleman, starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger; Personal Best, starring Mariel Hemingway and Patrice Donnelly; Poltergeist, starring JoBeth Williams; The Road Warrior, starring Mel Gibson; Sophie's Choice, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Ricardo Montalban; Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, and Teri Garr; The Verdict, starring Paul Newman; Victor/Victoria, starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, and Robert Preston; Wild Style, directed by Charlie Ahearn and starring "Lee" Quinones, Sandra "Pink" Fabara, Fred Braithwaite, and Patti Astor; The World According to Garp, starring Robin Williams, Glenn Close, and John Lithgow.

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