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Year 1982 – Music Videos/Entertainment/Celebrity/Hollywood Info/Trends/Trivia/TV News 

John Belushi Dies From Drug Overdose

Goodbye Musicradio WABC!

Howard Stern Begins On WNBC Radio New York

Goodbye Princess Grace Of Monaco

Year 1982 In News Headlines And Information

NBC Reports On A New "Cancer" - AIDS

Tylenol Poisonings - Six Are Dead So Far

President Tells It Like It Is On Economy/Tax Reform

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The Compact Disc Debuts

Commodore Vic-20 Home Computer

Cable TV's "Weather Channel" Debuts

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January –  Johnny Cash says yes - he and his family were robbed at their house in Jamaica on December 21 and he thought he would have a bullet in his head. The thugs broke into his home and present was his he, his wife June, their 11-year-old son, John Carter and his friend Doug Calwell another couple and three housekeeper…Comic actor Paul Lynde is found dead in bed in his Beverly Hills home. He was 55. His manager said Lynde suffered a fatal stroke…CBS-TV’s “Captain Kangaroo” is cut back to a rock hudson 1982 news facts history celebrity mrpopculture imagehalf-hour… Rock Hudson , who underwent heart surgery in early November, returns to the set of “The Devlin Connection”… Singer Wendy O Williams of the Plasmatics, files a multimillion dollar lawsuit against seven Milwaukee police officers, accusing them of molesting and beating her after she was arrested last January…MTV is distributing display promotional material nationally for use in record stores. The counter cards and posters will hype upcoming concerts on the channel… Kenny Rogers is the top winner at the 9 th annual American Music Awards – and has now won more AM Awards than any other artist…

"Centerfold" - J. Geils Band

kim carnes grammy betty davis eyes trivia 1982 timelineFebruaryVideo Game Ms. Pac-Man makes her debut this week… “The Lawrence Welk Show” will seize production after a 27-year run. Welk - whose 78 says it’s time to retire. Reruns of the show will be available with new introductions – repackaged “Memories With Lawrence Welk”… About 15,000 calls are logged after the fictitious “ Pray TV” phone # is splashed on the made-for-TV movie broadcast this week.. In the drama, Ned Beatty, playing a television evangelist said: “If you have a problem of any kind - financial, medical, spiritual - call the number you now see on the bottom of your screen and let us help you to be born again by the spirit of God.” The toll-free number, 800-555-6864 is a vacant code,” which the phone company assigned to ABC for the movie... Some are saying video games are a threat to the record industry. Arista Records president Clive Davis labels the video game doom saying as “foolishness” saying “to think that these games will supplant music is absurd.” “Just look at the excitement that comes from a Prince or a Rickie Lee Jones or any other vital new artist with a statement to make,” said Davis… Passing – Murray the K – one of the great pop personality DJ’s of the 1950’s into the 1960’s – and of all time…

At the Grammy Awards, Bob Dylan commented on the born- again Christian tone of his last album: “I know what some people have been saying… but this is no fad. It’s the future. We’re just laying the foundation.”

24th Annual Grammy Awards (Hosted by John Denver)

Best record – “Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes

Best album – “Double Fantasy” – John and Yoko Lennon

Best song – “Bette Davis Eyes” – Kim Carnes…

"Our Lips Are Sealed" - Go-Gos

belushi found dead march 1982 trivia facts timelineMarch - Comedian/actor John Belushi is found dead in a $200-a-day Hollywood suite. He was 33. He was discovered just after noon in bed in his bungalow suite at the Chateau Marmont Hotel on Sunset Blvd…

Goodbye John Belushi - ABC News

New on ABC-TV - "Police Squad" starring Leslie Nielsen

theresa saldana stabbed march 1982 trivia facts timelineMore March mrtimline - Actress Theresa Gilda Saldana, is stabbed outside her West Hollywood apartment…  Rhythm and Blues singer Teddy Pendergrass is in critical condition, partially paralyzed after his 1981 Rolls Royce swerved  of a winding road and crashed into trees… Killed - Randall Rhoads (25) lead guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne’s band… Controversial morning personality Howard Stern of WWDC-FM Washington is taking his act to WNBC, NY…

54 th annual Academy Awards - some winners:

Best Picture - “Chariots of Fire”

Leading Actor: Henry Fonda - “On Golden Pond”

Leading Actress: Katharine Hepburn “On Golden Pond.”

More March - It's official - top-40 radio station legend WABC radio to go talk in May… Regis Philbin’s NBC daytime talkshow is canceled. Prior, he had co-hosted the popular “AM Los Angeles” over KABC-TV and wanted to give the national spotlight another shot. His NBC talkshow debuted last November 30…

"I Love Rock 'n Roll" - Joan Jett

April - Cher’s Broadway debut “Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean,” closes this week after 52 phil donahue 1982 news tv facts history  mrpopculture imageperformances Phil Donahue, who has decided to leave NBC’s “Today” show next month, signs with ABC to become a contributor to a new late-night news program…Billy Joel fractures his right wrist and breaks his left thumb in a motorcycle accident on Long Island… Record retailers are saying MTV is having a positive effect on artists not normally played on tightly formatted album rock or top-40 radio formats. Two artists cited  Atom & The Ants and Human League, Duran Duran and Classics Nouveaux. People are coming in and buying more of these artists because of MTV airplay… Paul McCartney is interviewed on the "Today" show... Dr. Don Rose , mornings at KFRC San Francisco (A top-40 AM station still doing well in the ratings) - celebrates his 2000 th show on the station… Mike Joseph consulted “Hot Hits” is picking up steam – now on WBBM-FM Chicago…

"Chariots Of Fire" - Vangelis

May - Barbara Mandrell (32) is leaving her NBC show because of her voice. “I was getting soft polyps. I would have been in danger of nodes. But I’m fine now”…Passing - recording executive Neil Bogart (39) … MTV’s “House Party” contest was won by a 15-year-old from Michigan (20 miles from Detroit). MTV began running spots - where you could win a party thrown at your house by MTV - back in March. By the time the April 16 draw came, there were 70,000 entries. The winner, Rob Kettenberg, watches MTV at least four hours a day. His favorite band is Rush. About 200 of Rob’s friends joined. priscilla presley 1982 news elvis news facts  music history  mrpopcultureMTV says the party cost an estimated  25,000… Priscilla Presley , former wife of the late Elvis Presley, announces that his Graceland home will be opened as a memorial museum beginning June 7…  Don Henley and Glenn Frey have broken up the Eagles… It’s hot - Moon Unit Zappa’s “Valley Girl”… After repeated protests, MTV pulls Van Halen’s “Pretty Woman” video, because it features a pair of midgets trying to undress a woman tied to a stake… “Taxi” has found a new home - NBC, after ABC did not renew the show for a fifth season. But then, HBO stepped in and offered about $6 million for 13 new episodes. NBC’s offer was more significant… Music radio WABC is no more (See May news) 

Goodbye Dan Ingram - WABC Radio May 1982

June -  Radio news - Consultant Mike Josephs believes top-40 is at the beginnings of an incredible resurgence. “I feel like it’s 1956 all over again”… Pac Man - America’s most popular video game, is coming to Saturday morning television as a cartoon…

"867-5308" - Tommy Tutone

Here's an MTV news video from June 1982:

July - Saturday morning cartoon “The Smurfs” is hitting huge ratings on NBC, drawing audience shares around 40%...   Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary at a gathering at Chasens in Hollywood. Seen - Jill St. John, Kirk Douglas, Louis Jourdan and Milton Berle… MTV launches, “America, Demand Your  MTV” ads with rock stars such as Pete Townshend and Adam Ant… Rockbill, a new monthly publication distributed at 70 clubs in 32 cities will now be the official program directory for MTV. The premiere issue of Rockbill contains six pages of promotional material on MTV. In return, MTV will air commercials promoting Rockbill and offering a year’s subscription for $12, $3 less than the regular price… New duo from England - “ Soft Cell” is making waves with their new album “Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.” Single “Tainted Love” is getting a lot of airplay and is a major hit. Soft Cell is Marc Almond and David Ball… A three-day rock festival backed by Apple computer co-founder Stephan Wozniak is scheduled for Labor Day in San Bernardino, California. A minimum of 20 rock and country music acts will appear at the “US Festival” September 3-5. Promoter Bill Graham says these acts are confirmed – the Police, Tom Petty & The john denver 1982 news facts music history  mrpopculture photoHeartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Santana, Talking Heads and the B-52’s…John Denver and his wife of 15 years, Annie part… KROQ is the talk of rock radio, as Rick Carroll’s new music format is on fire. The station is up to a 3.7 share, up from a 3.0 last book and a 1.7 a year ago…  New York City gets a new rock station – WAPP-FM – The Apple…  Actor Vic Morrow and two child actors are killed when they were struck by a crashing helicopter during the filming of a battle scene in a new “Twilight Zone” movie…

"Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor

springsteen nebraska 1982 music facts trivia timelineAugust - “E.T. the extra Terrestrial” so far has grossed $171 million in ticket sales - all in less than 60 days after its release. Parent company MCA is said to be cash rich - no debts at this time… The first made-for-cable TV movie has been made and ready to air. Look for “Enormous Changes at the Last Minute” to debut early next year on ABC’s ARTS cable channel… Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who tells a New York press conference that the group’s upcoming U.S. tour will “probably” be its last. He said the  group is not breaking up and will continue to record together… Bruce Springsteen’s next album - “Nebraska” will be without the E Street Band. With 10 original songs, the album is described as a “folksy, Woody Guthrie-type record… MTV will mark its first anniversary with a month-long promotion and says a spokesman, will give the channel to finally air some special programming instead of just videos. This month, you’ll see exclusive interviews with members of Fleetwood Mac, a premiere concert by the Go-Go’s, interviews with Mick Jagger and Robert Plant and more… MTV says it now has more than 500 videos in its library…

"Hurts So Good" - John Mellencamp

"Abracadabra" - Steve Miller Band

September -  Billboard has an interesting article about how a mental hospital in Hartford, Conn has banned MTV after deciding that a steady diet of rock video would be “too inciting” for its patients…  “I Love N.Y.” ads are going into their fifth year. Look for new television ads by Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney and Lena Horn beginning this week… Toy manufacturers E.T. 1982 news facts history toys  mrpopculture imageagree - the hot items this Christmas season are sure to be E.T., Garfield and Pac-Man. More and more scented toys will hit the market… Singer Tony Sheridan, for whom the Beatles briefly worked for as a backup band, files a $1 billion fraud suit against the group… “Family Ties” debuts…

Howard Stern Begins On WNBC Radio New York:

howard stern wnbc radio 1982 history trivia facts timelineMore September - The day after his debut on WNBC New York, Howard Stern gets stuck home in bed with a strep throat. He's off the air for three days... MTV is having an influence - particularly in the outlying areas and is helping sell records. One record dealer in remote Washington state says - “MTV is the greatest thing that ever happened. Our customers had to go 150 miles each way to Seattle to see touring acts until MTV.” “I can carry more catalog. All of a sudden people here know Joan Armatrading, Huey Lewis and the News, the Motels and the Stray Cats”…

More Howard Stern Resumes On WNBC Radio After Being Sick For 3 Days.  

"Jack And Diane" - John Cougar Mellencamp

michael jackson 1982 facts history trivia timelineOctober - Another British invasion on top-40. The latest band - “ABC” has “The Look of Love.” ABC joins the ranks of the Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran and Soft Cell - all from Britain… TV - All three networks now have overnight newscasts… CBS is seeking to block sales of MCA’s storybook album of “E.T. – The Extraterrestrial” featuring narration and vocal performance by Michael Jackson -an Epic artist… More radio - ABC Talkradio now has 44 affiliates. The latest include WIND Chicago and WFAA Dallas.

"Who Can It Be" - Men At Work

janet jackson first album 1982 music history facts timeline triviaNovember - The IRS label has developed its own hour-long television series for MTV called “The IRS Show.” The program will couple performances and artist interview with segments on such related topics as regional music scenes and industry news… It’s already aired once... Janet Jackson (16) makes her album debut. “Young Love” is on A&M records. She is managed by her father, Joe Jackson… Mike Joseph’s “Hot Hits” top-40 format comes to Detroit and WHYT… DC 101 (WWDC-FM) in Washington DC, has a new morning man, “ The Greaseman ” who replaced Howard Stern…

"Gloria" - Laura Branigan

eddie murphy 1982 news snl movies facts history mrpopculture imageDecember - Saturday Night Live will be going without Eddie Murphy next season. Seems that the success of “48 Hours” has left him busy with Hollywood and movie commitments…Rick Dees gave away $50,000 on his KIIS-FM morning show to the 50 th person who called after hearing three specific songs in a special order…Still in drag? Yep. Boy George was seen in at New York’s tony Russian Tea Room. George strolled in wearing an outfit one would see in a fashion magazine… Billboard’s Top New Pop Artists For 1982 – Asia, Quarterflash, Soft Cell, Human League, Huey Lewis & The News, Aldo Nova… Billboard’s Top Pop Artists for 1982 - Go-Go’s, Rolling Stones, Foreigner, Olivia Newton-John, J. Geils Band, Journey,  John Cougar… On Christmas Eve, MTV takes a look at the Who’s recent tour, including interviews and concert and backstage footage. On Christmas - MTV premiers a Men at Work concert. New Year’s Ever is the “rock ‘n’ Roll Ball and the following night is a concert with the Michael Stanley Band. MTV presents “News that Rocked ‘82” on January 2…

"Mickey" - Tony Basil

The Year 1982 In News Headlines And Information

January 1 – Rather than being fired - Richard Allen resigns as national security adviser under pressure. He had been under investigation by the Justice Department since September for accepting a $1,000 payment intended as a “thank you” for an interview with First Lady Nancy Reagan… William Bonin , the S. California freeway killer, is convicted of 10 counts of first-degree murder…

January 8 - 77 die after a Florida-bound jetliner trying to take off in a snowstorm slams into a bridge then plunged into the Potomac River… President Reagan pronounced himself blameless for the current national recession, saying “our Administrating is a cleanup crew for those who went on a non-stop binge and left the tab for us o pick up”…

January 15 - Busboy Philip Cline is convicted of murdering eight people by deliberately setting fire to the Las Vegas Hilton 11 months ago... Four jet planes from the Air Force’s Thunderbirds stunt team collide and crash while practicing maneuvers at low altitude... The accident happened over the Nevada desert. All four pilots perished… Divers, with the help of a crane, raise the tail section of the Air Florida jetliner that crashed into the icy Potomac River. Investigators hope two black boxes in the rear would provide clues to Wednesday’s crash that killed 78. Ice could have built-up on the wings…

January 22 - The 134 year-old Philadelphia Bulletin ceases publication… Unemployment dips from 8.8% to 8.5% in January… President Reagan calls on Congress to transfer $47 billion to states and local governments for AFDC, food stamp and other programs. “Let us solve this problem with a single, bold stroke - the return of some $47 billion in federal programs to state and local government together with the means to finance, them and a transition period of nearly 10 years to avoid unnecessary disruption…

"State Of The Union" 1982 President Reagan

larry speakes donaldson 1982 news history facts  mrpopcultureFebruary 1 - White House spokesman Larry Speakes threatens a crackdown on press access to the Oval Office after accusing a reporter of creating an “Embarrassing” international incident by asking President Reagan “Is Cuba Getting Dangerous Again.” The reporter - Sam Donaldson of ABC- TV…A brick is hurled at Vice President George Bush’s limousine in Washington, sending SWAT teams and helicopters to the area…  Laker Airways and its no-frills Skytrain air service, which offered low budget service across the Atlantic, goes bankrupt and halts all flights…

February 8 – Winding up his two-day tour of the Midwest, President Reagan, defending his controversial economic policies, tells critics to “put up or shut up.” His $757.6- billion budget proposes social program cuts, but a big increase in defense spending…

February 15 - Abscam - Sen. Harrison Williams Jr. (D-NJ) is sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000 for his bribery-conspiracy crimes… Police in Warsaw detained 3,500 people and fined another 7,000 for martial law violations in the largest dragnet since military rule was imposed in Poland… The British government declares the DeLorean sports car company in Northern Ireland insolvent and refused to invest more money in the debt-ridden business run by American John Z. DeLorean…Several major banks raise their prime lending rate to 17%...

ABC News Brief - February 15 W/Ted Koppel

February 22 - President Reagan, saying the United States must act swiftly to prevent the emergence of “new Cubas” announces a sweeping U.S. aid package to promote democracy in impoverished nations of Central American and the brezhnev 1982 news facts history february  mrpopcultureCaribbeanPresident Leonid I. Brezhnev says the Soviet Union is ready to agree to halt production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons and offered to start strategic arms reduction talks with the United states “at any moment”…

CBS News Break - February 23 W/Reid Collins 

March 1 – Sen. Harrison A Williams Jr. (D-NJ) took the senate floor to proclaim his innocence of any crimes for impropriety and vowed to fight ”this preposterous recommendation I be expelled.” The nation’s unemployment rate jumps back up to 8.8% in February…

March 8 - Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale calls President Reagan’s economic program “one of the biggest and most colossal economic mistakes in modern economic history.” “All across the American economic scene, there is suffering, rising unemployment, bankruptcies, now threats of bankruptcies of major industries .. and the rest. I am not predicting a depression, but there is great fear in America”… The Reagan Administration slaps a ban on oil imports from Libya and accuses Libya of masterminding an abortive attempt last November to blow up a club in neighboring Sudan frequented by Americans… Wholesale prices dropped for the first time in 6 years. The White House called it good news. Prices dropped an annual rate of 1.7% in February…

NBC News Update With Jane Pauley - March 14

March 15 - President Reagan rejects the idea of a nuclear arms freeze by both the United States and the Soviet Union, declaring this “would leave us and our allies on very thin ice” in Europe”… President Reagan says that television reporting has become slanted against U.S. actions on El Salvador and calls on reporters to “trust” the Administration and “put themselves in our hands.” “There has been a kind of editorial slant that has something, almost, of the Vietnam syndrome, which challenges what we’re doing there”…

March 22 - Six-year-old Nancy Jo Burch will stand trial as an adult on aggravated assault charges for allegedly hitting her 7-year-old girlfriend with a stick so says a Circuit Court judge in Gainesville, Florida. Alan Wilhite, the little girl’s attorney, requested the ruling because he wants the case tried by a jury in hopes that the blonde first-grader will be exonerated and that no criminal record will follow her through life…

margaret thatcher 1982 faukland news facts history  mrpopcultureApril 1 -  Argentina seizes the Falkland Islands from Britain with a sea borne invasion.  Britain breaks diplomatic relations with  Argentina, having ruled the islands since  1833. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher  holds an emergency Cabinet meeting in  London to plan a response. In Washington, the State Department called  on Argentina “to immediately cease  hostilities and to withdraw its military forces from the Falklands”…

April 8 - President Regan admonishes the Soviets to “butt out” of the Falkland Islands crisis. There are reports that Russia is giving Argentina intelligence data on the movement of the British fleet toward the disputed islands… The cost of living went down .3% in March - the largest decline since 1953… Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared that Argentine withdrawal from the Falkland Islands is an “absolute requirement” before there can be any negotiation or solution to the crisis…

April 15 - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tells Parliament that the latest Argentine proposals to avert war over the Falkland Islands “fall short in some important respects” but she is leaving the door open for further diplomatic efforts to solve the Falkland crisis… Breaking a long self-imposed silence, FBI Director William Webster strongly defends the FBI’s controversial Abscam investigation and has made clear that he will use the same undercover tactics again if necessary…

president reagan april 1982 news facts history mrpopcultureApril 22 - Radio talks - President Reagan says with the sharp interest rate drop this quarter, interest rates shouldn’t be higher than 10%. He also defended his proposal for income tax credits on tuitions and denounced as “freeloaders” citizens who ducked an estimated $95 billion in 1981 income taxes by doing business “off the books”…

May 1 -  The United States lines-up squarely behind Great Britain in the Falkland islands crisis, offering help to supply British forces while suspending economic and military aid to Argentina for what President Reagan called its “armed aggression.”

May 8 - Braniff Airways - near bankruptcy for more than a year, suspends all passenger travel. It’s the first U.S. airline to shut down. The Dallas-based airline refused to say why  it shut down… WABC radio in NY – once the biggest station in the country with top-40, goes talk. Ironically, hit radio is making a huge comeback, but on FM stations… The WABC sign-off was conducted by DJ's Ron Lundy and Dan Ingram. You'll see both along with former Program Director Rick Sklar (giving hugs) on this video:

Goodbye Musicradio WABC (video)

May 15 - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws her final peace offer and gave her country’s task force commander the go-ahead to recapture the Falkland Islands... Falkland - British troops invade the Falkland Islands in masse and establish a beachhead. Both sides sustained heavy losses... Argentine President Leopoldo Galtieri tells of his nation’s loss of 400 men and its willingness, if need be, to lose 40,000 more….

 

May 23 - Falklands update - The crew of the burning British frigate Antelope abandons ship… Argentine warplanes sink two more British warships, leaving 24 dead… British paratroopers capture Port Darwin and Goose Green. Later, British forces capture hundreds of Argentine soldiers after seizing the Goose Green settlement… Weekly radio -President Reagan , upset about the breakdown of efforts to find a 1983 budget, denounces the ‘irresponsible Mickey Mouse” congressional budget process that the nation goes through each year to reach a fiscal blueprint. He called for “some real solid thinking” on the budgetary process as it exists today…

Falkland Islands War (Video)

June 1 -  European trip - President Reagan meets with French President Francois Mitterrand in Paris before heading to Versailles… President Regan arrives at an economic summit meeting in Versailles, with a warning that America’s allies risk harm by giving easy trade credits to the soviet bloc… President Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II in Rome then flies to London to meet with Queen Elizabeth…

June 15 - Argentine forces surrender to the British field commander on the Falkland Islands. returning British rule after 74days of the invasion of Argentina.. President Reagan and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meet and declare they both seek an end to the violence in Lebanon and a strengthening of its central government… A federal court jury decides that John W. Hinckley Jr. was mentally ill when he shot President Reagan last year outside the Washington Hilton hotel and found him, “not guilty by reason of insanity”… The U.S Embassy advises American in Beirut to leave immediately after Israeli forces launch a massive princess diana 1982 news june facts history mrpopcultureattack against Syrian trips there… Princess Diana of  Wales gives birth to a baby boy, described as blue-eyed, health and crying… NBC airs a report on a sort of "cancer" that's showing-up in male homosexuals. It's being called "AIDS"... A new sexually and deadly - transmitted disease. Here's the report..

NBC News - AIDS w/Tom Brokaw

June 22 - Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr ., resigns and his successor will be former Treasury secretary George P. Shultz…  Prime Minister Menachem Begin says that if the Palestinian guerrillas surrender their heavy weapons and agree to leave Lebanon, they may take their weapons with them. Israel announces a cease-fire…

July 1 - Over half-a-million people, including President Reagan and First Lady Nancy see the space shuttle Columbia land at Edwards Air Force Base in California. “TK and Hank,” you’ve given the American people a Fourth of July present to remember” said the President to astronauts Thomas Mattingly and Henry Hartsfield…Vietnam says it will withdraw a significant number of its estimated 200,000 occupation troops from Cambodia this month as a goodwill gesture. In Spain - 25 Polish soccer fans who followed their team to the World Cup matches have defected, with many more to follow - some estimates say as many as 300…

July 8 - Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev warns President Reagan that the United States should keep its marines out of Lebanon… A Pan Am World Airways jetliner crashes into a New Orleans residential area killing six on the ground and 145 on board. The plane took-off during a severe thunderstorm and crashed two minutes later. ..President Reagan lifts the economic sanctions imposed against Argentina after it invaded the Falkland Islands…

July 15 - Iran invasion of Iraq - Iranian invasion forces strike across the Shatt al Arab estuary, hold a beachhead north of the Iraqi oil city of Basra in a long-threatened offensive to “liberate” Iraq… Despite high unemployment and a continued weak economy, President Regan says he will stand firm on his economic program rather than make any changes. “Our fallback plan is to work james baker III 1982 news reagan history facts white house mrpopcultureas hard as we know how to make it work,” said James Baker III, White House Chief of Staff… The Rev. Sun Myung Moon (62), founder and leader of the Unification Church is sentenced to 18 months in jail and fined $25,000 for tax abuse...

July 22 – The Senate approves tax withholding of interest and dividends and a sharp curtailment in the deductibility of in-town business meals and an enforcement provision aimed at collecting $2 billion more in taxes on tips received by hotel and restaurant employees over the next three years… Israeli jets and gunboats bomb a residential section of Beirut, killing at least 480… The United States demands a halt to the bombardment of West Beirut (by Israel)… “The bloodshed must stop,” said the State Department… Washington - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi meets with President Reagan to discuss better relations. One compromise so far, has been reached – the supply of U.s. fuel for an Indian nuclear reactor…

August 1 - Israeli forces hit Beirut with a firestorm of artillery and President Reagan sends a personal message to Prime Minister Menachem Begin demanding that a strict cease-fire be restored around the Lebanese capital… Seven of the nation’s largest banks cut their prime lending rates to 15% to match the one-half percentage point initiated by the Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh… The Mexican peso loses almost 36% of its value the government decides to let it float against the U.S. dollar… Unemployment rises to 9.8% in July - a 41-year high…

john hinckley news 1982 august facts history  mrpopcultureAugust 8 - A federal judge in Washington orders John W. Hinckley Jr. indefinitely committed to a mental hospital, acting on doctors reports that Hinckley remains “an unpredictably dangerous person” obsessed with actress Jodie Foster… President Reagan tells Prime Minister Menachem Begin that his country’s shelling of West Beirut has stymied U.S. efforts to get PLO guerrillas out of Lebanon and the action had brought “more needless destruction and bloodshed…

August 15 - The House and Senate approve compromise legislation authorizing the Defense Department to spend $178 billion in the next fiscal year - more than half of it for new weapons and research on such arms as space-based lasers… Congress approves a $98.3 billion tax increase sought by President Reagan to help restrain federal deficit and promote economic recovery…

President Reagan Talks About The Economy - Address To The Nation - August 15, 1982

CBS News Break - August 25, 1982

September 1 - President Reagan warns Israel that annexation of the West Bank of the Jordan River would set off a “crisis of massive dimensions” in relations with the U.S. and would violate the 1979 Camp David accords. Prime Minister Menachem Begin cuts short his vacation and calls for an emergency cabinet session to deal with President Reagan’s demands… In a televised speech, President Reagan calls for “a fresh start” - that Palestinian self-government with Jordanian involvement would offer “the best chance for a durable, just and lasting peace” in the Middle East…

September 8 – A huge bomb destroys the headquarters of Lebannon’s President-elect Bashir Gemayel in an assassination attempt that buried him in rubble, but he should be OK. 8 died in the attack… Gannet launches USA Today - a national, general interest daily paper. The new newspaper will transmit data from Washington DC to pressing plants scattered across the country. princess grace september 1982 news update auto  mrpopculture It is calling itself “The Nation’s Newspaper”… Princess Grace of Monaco suffers multiple fractures after a vintage car she was driving, lost its brakes and plunged off a winding road high above Monaco. Also in the car, her 17-year-old daughter Stephanie, who was slightly injured. Later, Grace dies from her injuries

NBC Newsbreak - Jessica Savitch - September 11, 1982 

Princess Grace Interview Just A Few Months Ago

September 15 – Hundreds of Palestinians are massacred in the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps in Beirut by Lebanese Christian militiamen - even though Israeli troops were just outside the camps. Many were woman and children. The slaying of the Palestinians comes only a few days after the bombing assassination of Lebanon’s president-elect Bashir Gemayel , leader of the Christian Falangists…

September 23 - The Senate approves a bill that would allow bands and savings and loans to offer high interest money market funds covered by federal deposit insurance. But, it also severely limits a homebuyer’s right to take over an old low-interest mortgage… Falling food and gas prices hold inflation to .3% in August, the smallest rise in four months… Woolworth Co. announces that it is closing its 336 Woolco discount stores…

Tylenol Poisoning - CNN Reports

October 1 - A sixth Tylenol poisoning victim dies in Chicago… The Democratic-controlled House rejects a White House backed constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget, handing President Reagan a defeat. ..More poison Tylenol is found in California - the first such discovery outside the Chicago area… President Reagan , bracing for bad news on unemployment, told a Republican political rally that critics of his policies should “join us in correcting the ills of the economy rather than carping about it”… In Ohio - President Reagan blames America’s economic woes on “pipe dreamers” in Washington and promised “the days of national malaise” are over”…

October 8 - Stunning Japan’s political world, Zenko Suzuki (71) resigns as prime minister. Taking office in 1980, Susuki had decided not to run again for the sake of what he called “Party harmony”… The flagship of King Henry VIII, the Mary Rose is lifted from the English Channel, 437 years after it sank with a battle with the French… President Reagan addresses the nation on the economy...

President Reagan Nationwide Address On Economy This Week

October 15 - Poland’s top banking official in North America defects to the United States, bringing significant intelligence information, according to the FBI… President Reagan unveils a government interagency agreement that would invest $5 billion in small business in 21 states and create as many as 300,000 jobs within four years… Chevron U.S.A. and Philips Petroleum  john delorean 1982 news history facts october mrpopculture imageannounce the discovery of a giant offshore oil field holding at least 100 million barrels of recoverable oil…. John DeLorean is arrested in Los Angeles on charges of taking part in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The FBI says that a five-month undercover investigation had established that the 57-year-old DeLorean was the “financier” of a ring that brought nearly 60 pounds of cocaine into the LA area…

October 22 - The cyanide Tylenol killings have spawned an outbreak of copycat product tamperings such as spiking acid into mouthwash, eye drops and nasal spray purchased at stores from coast to coast. A woman in suburban Chicago suffered burns when she used Listerine mouthwash contaminated with sulfuric acid…. The last of the copper pennies rolls off the presses at the Denver mint. It now produces the new copper-coated zine pennies…

November 1 -  White House Press Secretary James Brady returns to work for the first time since suffering a near-fatal head wound 19 months ago in the attempt on President Reagan’s life…  President Reagan says he has “reason to feel good” about the election results and called suggestions for a mid-course correction in his economic program just “rhetoric of the campaign season”…

November 8 - Poland - Thousands of Poles shouting “Solidarity Lives,” and “Down with the junta” battle riot police in Warsaw. But tough measures by the martial law regime apparently stymied nationwide work stoppages called by the union’s underground leaders. A short time later, Poland’s Communist government said it would release Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, saying he has brezhnev 1982 news history facts november  mrpopcultureagreed to terms with the martial law regime… Passing - Soviet President Leonid I Brezhnev, of a heart attack. Brezhnev, who launched détente with the West and the largest Soviet military build-up in its history, led the Communist nation for 18 years. He was 75… Former KGG chief Yuri Andropov is elected to succeed Leonid I. Brezhnev as Communist party leader. He vowed to safeguard the Soviet Union with “the uncrushable might of the soviet armed forces…

November 15 - President Reagan , warming up in the studio for his radio address, didn’t know he was connected to the press room when he made this ad-lib in what he thought was a totally dead mike: “My fellow Americans. I’ve talked to you on a number of occasions about the economic problems and opportunities our nation faces. And I am prepared to tell you, it’s a hell of a mess”… Johnson & Johnson begins a $50 million dollar newspaper blitz, containing a $2.50 coupon toward the purchase of any kind of Tylenol. It’s an action intended to boost sales of the ailing pain reliever after the cyanide scare in Chicago, which killed seven persons…

November 22 - Surgeons replace the dying heart of a dentist (Barney Clark) and replace it with the first permanent artificial heart this week. The historic operation was conducted at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. If successful, the operation would mean that dentist Barney Clark would have to be connected for the rest of his life by two tubes to an external air compressor…

ted kennedy 1982 news facts history  mrpopculture December 1 - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy takes himself out of the 1984 presidential run - a decision he attributed for concern of his children and divorce proceedings that are wrenching his family. ..Latin trip - President Reagan meets with President Efrain Rios Montt of Guatemala and promises U.S. support for the military ruler’s battle against leftist guerrillas… President Reagan scraps the idea of asking Congress to speed imposition of the 1984 tax cut scheduled for July 1 and instead, will stress a hike in the gasoline levy…

December 8 – Premier Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski tells a nationwide television audience that martial law will be suspended in Poland before the end of the year. He declared, “The worst is behind us”… The Fed lowers its discount rate to 8.5%, down from 9%...A new and deadly disease which attacks the immune system and first discovered among homosexual men, has spread to children in blood transfusions, according to the Centers for disease Control in Atlanta. A 21-month-old San Francisco child, who had several blood transfusions has contracted the disease, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)…

sam donaldson 1982 news facts history tv news white house  mrpopcultureDecember 15 -  James Lewis - a man charged with trying to extort $1 million from the makers of Extra-Strength Tylenol after seven persons in Chicago died from taking cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules, is captured in New York City…. White House Spokesman Larry Speakes accuses ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson of bating President Reagan. Speakes said if Donaldson practiced his craft the same way in the Soviet Union, he would be “building snowmen in Siberia.” To that, Donaldson replied - “it’s my job to ruffle feathers.” And, “Docile reporters may produce better stories’ from the White House’s point of view, but not the public’s”...

December 22 - Just before going home on holiday, Senators smash a conservative filibuster and pass President Reagan’s nickel-a-gallon gas tax. “I applaud the congress for their bipartisan support to assure our roads and transit systems are safe, efficient and in good repair” said Reagan. The measure is expected to cost the average motorist $30 a year…

Year 1982  In Technology News And Information

January  - New cable channel is announced - Look for The Entertainment Channel (RCTV) - a joint venture of RCA Cable and Rockefeller Center Cable. RCTV has purchased 5,000 hours of BBC programming, movies and family entertainment… Cable Advertising – Good News -  Hallmark makes its first cable-TV buy, notably The USA Cable Network. It’s the first time Hallmark is committing national ad money outside the broadcast area…

February - Eastman Kodak unveils a disc camera. The devices use a flat film disc, rather than a film cartridge and automatically triggers the flash and sets the exposure. The film is advanced and flash ready to go for the next picture, so that the photographer can shoot another one second later. Three models are being introduced at suggest retail prices of $67.95, $89.95 and $142.95. A fifteen -exposure disc will list for $3.19. A package of two will list for $5.90… Cable channel Black Entertainment Television will expand its programming from 3 hours to 42 hours per week starting in May… How Geeky - Take a look at this local Florida cable show - I love it because it's about tech/audio and television. These guys talk about a new audio disc ready to debut (what would be named the compact disc)... 

World of Video - February 1982 - New Products

March - Telephone answering machines are becoming more and more popular. Two of the biggest makers are Phone-Mate and Record-A-Call, but there are more and more makers of these devices… ABC Radio Enterprises announces that it will bow a 24-hour, satellite-delivered “programming and marketing” network on July 1. “Superadio” targets FM stations and the target demo is 21-49 year-olds. Stations will be charged a monthly licensing fee, plus, the network will use two-minutes per hour to sell advertising. For licensing fees, ABC says it will charge between $5,500 and $8,500 per month in a market with 35,000-45,000 people. ABC has spent millions to develop Superadio (Note: Superadio will be a super bomb and will never go on the air)…

compact disc debut april 1982 tech history music  mrpopculture imageApril - The price on videocassette rentals has dropped to a $1 a day from $2.50 last year - at many outlets… Cable TV - Qube is the word - the two-way cable system is introduced in Pittsburgh this week. So far, it has been in Columbus and Cincinnati. Qube is owned by Time-Warner… The National Association of Record Merchandisers is given the first industry look at the final packaging for the Compact Disc consumer digital audio disks, which are expected to filter into world record stores next year. The 4 ½-inch laser-read disk will be housed in a small clear, molded plastic case only slightly larger than the disk itself. The disk will rest in a black plastic tray which is stackable with similar trays; the case will be capable of storing 24 pages of liner notes or other printed information… At Toys R Us - a Vic-20 Home Computer - designed so everyone in the family can operate it with ease and confidence. Yet, it can be expanded to meet you most sophisticated needs. A complete library of plug-in program cartridges is available for computer games -$237.97 ... Joystick controller - $10.97 ... Basic program cartridge - $21.97…Officially - The Compact Disc Debuts.

Commodore Vic-20 Commercial

May - ABC/Group W.’s new all-news cable channel - Satellite News Channel will debut June 21… Rick Sklar, who is programming both of ABC’s radio entries into the long-form satellite, delivered area – ABC Superradio and ABC Talkradio - stresses the flexibility of the new medium. “The use of satellites to transmit radio programming is more than new technology. It’s whole new way of doing business.” He notes that the cost of delivering radio by satcom is dropping all the time and that will create new windows of opportunity”… The Weather Channel debuts on cable-TV.

Weather Channel Debut - May 2

June - Cell Phone Technology - Some 50,000 people on waiting lists across the country for mobile cell phone service. Many are saying the new service will revolutionize the telecommunications industry… Cellular mobile radio technology combines radio with solid-state electronic switching and computers. The current/older mobile telephone service - is very inadequate and is almost  impossible to use during busy hours. In the cell phone world, geographical areas are divided into hexagonal areas called cells with each cell equipped with a transmitter. At present, cell phone technology could open up 666 channels and permit 100,000 mobile customers in metro areas. An experimental cellular system developed by Motorola in conjunction with the American radio telephone service Inc, now operates 1,000 units in the Washington-Baltimore area… Another trial system by Millicom Inc has been approved by the FCC for the  Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area. Last year, the FCC agreed to take applications for cellular licenses in the top-30 markets… Some of the cell applicants include AT&T, General Telephone, Western Union, and MCI. The cell service will use the last 40mhz of the UHF-TV spectrum - now allocated for the service. The FCC plans to approve two systems in each of the 30 areas. It now costs $2,500 to $3,500 to buy a mobile telephone with service charges of $125 to $150 a month. As technology improves, the cost is sure to come down…

Another Commodore Vic-20 Computer Commercial 

July - The FCC approves guidelines for a new kind of TV service - direct satellite-to-home broadcasting. Nine companies have applications for new service and they will now be processed… The FCC allows  first sales of satellite channels, approving plans by RCA American Communications, Hughes Communications and Western Union - to sell satellite channels or transponders. Currently   there are just over 250 channels, but that’s expected to jump to almost 500 by 1984, as more powerful satellites are launched. Leasing a channel now costs $1.5 million a year. Purchasing prices run from $10 million to $15 million. Hughes owns the Galaxy satellites. RCA American owns Satcom IV and Western Union has Westar IV, V and VI… Cable-TV's new Weather Channel has a cool contest. You can win if you know the temperature! WOW!

Here's Programming From Cable-TV's New Weather Channel July 17 

pac man news update facts history k c munchkin video news oct 1982  mrpopcultureOctober - The Supreme Court shields the successful “Pac-Man’ video game from being zapped by similar-looking competitors. The court let stand a decision barring further sales of a home video game known as a “K.C. Munchkin” that closely resembles Pac-Man. Both Pac-Man and K.C. Munchkin are maze- chase games employing a player-controlled central character, pursuit characters, dots and power capsules. K.C Munchkin features a blue figure and its creators claim it has bore of a complete character. It debuted in 1981. The stakes are high. Midway Mfg. Had pac-Man sales of $150 million in arcade machines on one year alone. Atari Inc. had booked sales of the Pac-Man home video cartridges of $24 million before the cartridge went on sale…. Speech recognition computer “Hal” makes its talking debut on the morning show at WDVE-FM in Pittsburgh… Sony is about to debut the Watchman - which contains a revolutionary 2-inch flat black-and-white picture tube. It should sell for about $350 and you’ll be able to give it as a Christmas gift…

Pac Man Is Now A Saturday Morning Cartoon - On ABC-TV

November - Need a word processor for the office? - how about one from Exxon (the oil company?) Yes. The Exxon 510 word processor, for the price, offers a greater combination of practical function and performance features and reliability than the similar machines offered by Wang and IBM. Exxon Office Systems…

December - After just 18 months, CBS Cable is going off the air…Looks like Columbia Records will be the first to offer Compact Disc product here in the U.S., but as Japanese imports. This should occur sometime in the first quarter of 1983. But Polygram says it will release product in Europe before the U.S. They say they’re doing this because of limited production capacities…It’s predicted that by next year, cassettes will outsell vinyl albums…Cox Communications says it will shut down its St. Louis subscription TV service in February - the second over-the-air pay channel to go out of business. Starting March 1, Cox will resume full-time broadcasting over UHF station KONL…IBM buys a 12% stake in Intel, its largest customer. IBM says it could purchase as much as 30% of the company’s outstanding shares and seek one seat on Intel’s board for an IBM nominee…

Year 1982 In Sports News And Other Fascinating Facts

hank aaron 1982 baseball history facts  mrpopcultureJanuary –  Clemson becomes the 1981 college football champion - both AP and UPI #1 with a 12-0 season… Passing -actor Victor Buono (43)… New TV information service - It’s about a month old (Nov. 30) but Financial News Network (FNN) can already be seen on UHF stations in major markets such as New York (WWHT), Philadelphia (WWSG) and Los Angeles (KSCI)… Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame…Wayne Gretzky, superstar center of the Edmonton Oilers becomes the highest-paid player in hockey history. He’s agreed to a 21-year contract in excess of $20 million… In front of a crowd of 18,753 at Madison Square Garden - John McEnroe defeats Jimmy Connors in a five-set final… Quarterback Joe Montana drives the 49ers to a place in the Super Bowl as the 49ers beat the Cowboys 28-27… Passing - Actor Stanley Holloway (91)…  The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 in Super Bowl XVI…

 

February - New stuff - a new product to challenge the Frisbee. AMF-Voit introduces its version of a flying disc this week - “The Vector.” They’ll go on sale February 15. Wham-O’s Frisbee accounts for 80% of the flying-disc market and is a household word… George Foster agrees to a five-year, $10-million contract with the New York Mets making him the second highest paid player in Baseball… Peter Gilbert, owner of the Colorado Rockies asks permission to move the financially troubled National Hockey League franchise to the New Jersey Meadowlands Arena for the 1982-1983 season…Carl Lewis - the world indoor record-holder in the long jump at 28-feet 1-inch, receives the U.S. Amateur athletic Union’s Sullivan Award as the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete for 1981…

March - Nickelodeon - the non-commercial kid’s cable channel is seeking underwriters. Beset by escalating program costs, Nick raised its rates from 10cents per sub to 15cents at the beginning of this year. Nickelodeon normally ID’s its programming once each half-hour between programs. It will begin to insert 10-second spots during this time to feature a sponsor name and short message, much like PBS does. Nickelodeon has about 7.2 million subscribers, with 10 million projected by year’s end… The NFL approves the most expensive contract in television history a give-year package with NBC, CBS and ABC worth about $2 billion… North Carolina defeats Georgetown in the NCAA Basketball title - 63-62. Michael Jordan sank a 16-foot shot from the left side to give North Carolina the win…

April - Passing - actor Warren Oates (52)… North Carolina defeats Georgetown in the NCAA Basketball title - 63- 62. Michael Jordan sank a 16-foot shot from the left side to give North Carolina the win… Although it ordered 6 episodes, after only four leslie nielsen 1982 news facts history celebrity  mrpopcultureairings, ABC-TV yanks “Police Squad” off its Thursday night schedule. Starring Leslie Nielson , the comedy was a take-off of the successful movie “Airplane”…“Night Flight” on the USA cable network is doing well. Regular features are “New Wave Theatre,” a video artists series and “Take Off,” a magazine-type show that opens every edition of “Night Flight”…

May -  Passing - Actor Hugh Marlowe(71)… Actor Clint Eastwood sues the National Enquirer for $10 million for invasion of privacy over an April 16 article stating he was involved in a love triangle with actress Sondra Locke and country and western singer Tanya Tucker…Passing- Actor Hugh Beamont (The Beaver’s Dad)… Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel - now appearing on PBS television with their “Sneak Previews” will do a similar show for commercial television beginning in September. The weekly show will be called “Movie Views” and will originate from WGN-TV in Chicago…    Closest Indianapolis 500 race ever – Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by only .16 of a second at the finish line…

 

June - Passing Leroy (Satchel) Paige – ace pitcher and hitter (75)… Coach Pat Riley takes the Lakers to their second NBA championship victory in three years… as the Lakers beat the 76ers in game 6 - 114-104. Magic Johnson gets the MVP for the final game… George Allen , an NFL head coach for 12 years, is named coach of the Chicago franchise of the new U.S. Football League…

At the movies - "Rocky III" starring Sylvester Stallone

jimmy connors sports news july 1982 tennis mrpopculture imageJuly - Wimbledon - Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe to win the title after 8 yearsHal McRae hits a grand slam in the first inning at Kansas City to propel the Royals to a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox… Hot Toy - Stuffed “E.T.” from Kamar - a small toy company in the West. The company has made $1 million a day in sales since mid-June… Dave Garroway , who launched NBC-TV’s “Today Show” in 1952, dies of a self-inflicted gun wound. He was 69… USC halfback Marcus Allen signs with the Los Angeles Raiders for a four-year $1.1 million contract…

August - Hot Streak - Rick Springfield, who portrays Dr. Noah Drake on “General Hospital” and his “Working Class Dog” album is a best seller with over 2 million sales… Passing - Henry Fonda (77) … Passing -  Singer Joe Tex (49)… Merlin Olson , Doug Atkins, Sam Huff, and George Musso enter the Football Hall of Fame at Canton. Olson is now a well-known TV actor who portrays “Father Murphy”… New Jersey’s highest court upholds the murder conviction of former boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter , twice convicted of killing three people some 16 years ago…. Mary Turner will leave her night shift at KMET-FM after 10 years and will devote her time to syndication and other products. She hosts 3 syndicated radio shows: “Off The Record,” “Off The Record Specials” and “Rock ‘N Roll Never Forgets”…

 

September - William Paley (81), founder of CBS - announces that he will retire as chairman of the board of CBS next April. He’ll robert young sanka 1982 news facts history celebrity  mrpopculture photobe replaced by Thomas Wyman… After five years, actor Robert Young (75) is canned by General Foods and is no longer the spokesman for Sanka Coffee. “They decided my commercials had been milked to the limit, I agreed with them. They were becoming repetitious and annoying. They might have begun turning people off the product”… Passing - character actor Jay Novello (78)… Passing - Former St. Louis Cardinal infielder Ken Boyer (51) of cancer… A strike is called by the NFL - the first regular-season walkout in pro football history… NBC White House correspondent John Palmer is named news anchor on the “Today” show, replacing Chris Wallace who will assume Palmer’s post…

October - Dies - actor Fernando Lamas (67) of cancer… Actor Richard Dreyfuss is booked on drug possession and intoxicated driving after an accident that trapped him in his overturned car in Beverly Hills…

steve garvey sports news 1982 baseball  dodgers  mrpopcultureNovember - After 12 years, Steve Garvey is no longer a Los Angeles Dodger….  Actress Dominique Dunne , best-known for her portrayal as the oldest daughter in “Poltergeist,” dies six days after her former live-in boyfriend tried to strangle her… Walter Cronkite says that television reporting in the United States has deteriorated and that many journalists are drawn more by the glamour of being on TV than any desire to report news… The last department store in downtown Detroit, The J.L Hudson Store - will shutdown in January. The 25 story, block-square brick building has been a part of the area for almost 50 years… Quarterback Kenny Stabler hits 13 of 18 passes, leading the New Orleans Saints to a 27-17 victory over Kansas City…  Sportscaster Vin Scully signs a multiyear contract NBC that  will pay him $1 million a year. The contract calls for Scully to do play-by-play on 28 Game-of-the-week baseball telecasts and do all nine innings on NBC’s coverage of World Series, playoff and All-Star games… Herschel Walker of top-rated Georgia wins the Heisman Trophy, winning easily over Stanford quarterback John Elway and SMU tailback Erick Dickerson… Howard Cosell , disgusted by the state of boxing, says he’ll be no part of any pro-fight broadcast…  Dies - British comic Marty Feldman(48) …

At the movies - "Tootsie" starring Dustin Hoffman

December - National Football League players ratify by a 3-1 margin the five-year $1.6 billion collective bargaining agreement that ends their 57-day strike… Bobby Unser (48), three-time Indy 500 winner, says he’s retiring from auto racing… Passing - Country great Marty Robbins… Passing – Actor/TV Producer Jack Webb…   

 

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