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this day in history 1980

Assassin-tainment!

The entire world stopped for an hour in 1980 when chief baddie and big hat wearer JR Ewing was shot during the finale of oil-based drama series Dallas. ‘Who shot JR?’ mania swept the nation with novelty songs, t-shirts, badges and possibly scantily revealing thongs all bearing the speculative phrase were worn by absolutely everybody. Anxious viewers had to wait until November to discover it was some lady called Kristin, which faintly disappointed everybody.