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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of April 22, 1982 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

The cost of living went down .3% in March – the largest decline since 1953. The inflation rate had not dropped in any month since August 1965. 

Britain recaptures South George Island with an air and sea assault.

British forces begin a total blockade of the Falkland Islands.

After a three-hour meeting – President Reagan and House Speaker Thomas Tip O’Neal Jr. fail to reach agreement on ways to reduce the record-high deficits projected in Reagan’s new budget. 

The U.S. suspends military and economic aid to Argentina and says it will respond to British request for military aid. President Reagan accuses Argentina of armed aggression and said it “must not be allowed to succeed.”

The Tribune Co. announces it will continue to publish the Daily News and is prepared to invest more money in the paper of its 11 unions consent to contract concessions.

 In Arizona – Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst is suspended from practicing law for a year because he lied under oath about his role in an insurance fraud.

Barbara Schantz, A Springfield, Ohio police officer is suspended from her job after appearing nude in the May issue of Playboy. Schantz said she received $20,000 from the magazine and used the money to help purchase a house.

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.”


Sports news – April 22, 1982

Trade - The Oakland Raiders acquire Greg Pruitt and Lyle Alzado. Alzado is a former All-Pro defensive end and was instrumental in the rise of the Denver Broncos’ “Orange Crush” defense and he was most recently with Cleveland.


Radio news – April 22, 1982

Radio Ratings

New York – WABC gets a 3.8 share during its final music days. WNBC sank to a 3.9 from a 4.5. WKTU’s 6.1 share from the fall of 1981 declined to a 4.5, while rival WRKS slipped to 5.1 from 5.6 and WBLS gets a 5.9 share. Talker WOR-AM is up to a 6.5 from a 6.2. WYNY-FM gets a 4.5 from a 4.0 and WNEW-FM inches up to a 2.5 from 2.4. Country WHN-AM – 2.4 and Country WKHK-FM – 1.5.


Los Angeles – KIIS-FM is up to a 3.1 from a 2.1. KHTZ-FM is up to a 4.0 from 3.0. KIQQ-FM up to a 3.1 from 2.5. Mellow rock KNX-FM is up to a 3.2 from a 2.6, KROQ gets a 3.0 share from a 2.4. KMET is down to a 3.9 from a 4.5, KLOS is down to a 3.8 from 4.7 last time. Country KHJ – 1.6 share. Country KLAC is down to a 2.0 from a 2.7. Country KZLA-AM/FM gets a 3.1.


Chicago – WLS-AM gets a 4.5 – down from its 5.3 a year ago. WLS-FM – 3.6. Country WMAQ-AM – down to a 3.9 from a 4.2. WJJD got a 1.6 in its last country ratings. It’s now Music of Your Life. WLUP-FM – 4.2. AOR WMET-FM gets a 2.3 down from a 3.4.    


CBS is bringing Mike Joseph’s “Hot Hits” top-40 format to WBBM-FM Chicago, based on its success at WCAU-FM in Philly. BBM-FM is now soft rock.



Television news – April 22, 1982

 After 8 years, “Barney Miller” tapes its final show.

Although it ordered 6 episodes, after only four airings, ABC-TV yanks “Police Squad” off its Thursday night schedule. Starring Leslie Nielson, the comedy was a take-off of the successful movie “Airplane.”

Passing –Don Wilson – Jack Benny’s sidekick/announcer on radio, then television. He was 81.

On “Saturday Night Live” this week – Robert Culp hosts with musical guests The Charlie Daniels Band.


Sunday night television listings/programs/TV guide – April 22, 1982

CBS – 60 Minutes, Archie Bunker’s Place, One Day at a Time, Alice, The Jeffersons, Cagney and Lacey

NBC – Father Murphy, ChiPs, Movie

PBS – Nova, Masterpiece Theater

ABC – Inside America, Movie

HBO – Movie (Escape From New York)


Inside America – Dick Clark hosts. Contributors – Rex Reed, Michael Damien, Lynn Sann and Shawn Weatherly.   


Music news – April 22, 1982

Almost a Led Zeppelin reunion as both John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page are playing on Robert Plant’s first solo album. Phil Collins and Cozy Powell lended drum support.

Paul McCartney appears on the “Today” show . Bryant Gumble does a 4-part interview – all week.

Mickey Gilley, Dottie West and Conway Twitty host the 17th Annual Country Music Association Awards.

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.

“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.” “Take Off” is the only time “Night Flight” will show video clips of artists rather than full-length programs on them. “Night Flight” began as six hours per weekend and is now up to 12. Producers are Cynthia Friedland and Stuart Shapiro and Jeff Franklin. The producers hope to transmit in stereo – soon. 


Top Country Hit Music Singles – April 22, 1982

A County Boy Can Survive – Hank Williams Jr.

Crying My Heart Out Over You – Ricky Skaggs

Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson

Mountain Music – Alabama

Busted – John Conlee

If You’re Thinking You Want A Stranger – George Strait

Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway – David Frizzell and Shelly West

Same Old Me – George Jones

Round The Clock Lovin’ – Gail Davies

I Lie – Loretta Lynn

You Never Gave Up On me – Crystal Gayle


Top Soul Music Albums – April 22, 1982

Love is Where You Find It – Whispers

Friends – Shalamar

The Dude – Quincy Jones

Mr. Look So Good – Richard Dimples Fields

Brilliance – Atlantic Starr

Yes It’s You Lady – Smokey Robinson

Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club


Top Music Albums – April 22, 1982

Beauty and the Beat – Go-Go’s

Chariots of Fire – Vangelis

Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet – Rick Springfield

I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

The Concert in Central Park – Simon and Garfunkel

Asia – Asia

Freeze Frame – J. Geils Band

Physical – Olivia Newton John

Ghost in the Machine - Police

The Dude – Quincy Jones

Get Lucky – Loverboy

Escape – Journey

Great White North – Bob and Doug McKenzie

Shake It Up – The Cars

Mountain  Music – Alabama

Aldo Nova

Something Special – Kool & The Gang

4 – Foreigner

Hooked on Classics – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Abacab – Genesis

Bobbie Sue – Oak Ridge Boys

Blackout – Scorpions

Quarterflash – Quarterflash

Diary of a Madman – Ozzy Osbourne

Picture This – Huey Lewis and the News

Bella Donna – Stevie Nicks

Dare – Human League


Hot Rock Music Album Tracks – April 22, 1982

I’ll Fall In Love Again – Sammy Hagar

867-5309 – Tommy Tutone

We Got The Beat – Go-Go’s

Don’t Let Him Know – Prism

Pretty Woman – Van Halen

Freeze Frame – J. Geils Band

Crimson and Clover – Joan Jett

Right the First Time – Gamma

Still in Saigon – Charlie Daniels Band


Top pop hit music singles In Britain – April 22, 1982

My Camera Never Lies – Bucks Fizz

Seven Tears – Goombay Dance Band

Just an Illusion – Imagination

Ghosts – Japan

Ain’t No Pleasing You – Chas & Dave

Layla – Derek & The Dominoes

Give Me Back My Heart – Dollar

More Than This – Roxy Music

Have You Ever Been in Love – Leo Sayer

Is It A Dream – Nouveaux


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – April 22, 1982

We Got The Beat – Go-Go’s

I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Don’t Talk To Strangers – Rick Springfield

Chariots of Fire – Vangelis

Freeze Frame – J. Geils Band

Do You Believe In Love – Huey Lewis & The News

Make a Move On Me – Olivia Newton John

Open Arms – Journey

Key Largo – Bertie Higgins

That Girl – Stevie Wonder

One Hundred Ways – Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram

Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks

867-5309 – Tommy TuTone

Pretty Woman – Van Halen 

’65 Love Affair – Paul Davis

Nobody said It Was Easy – Le Roux

Goin’ Down – Greg Guidry

Did It In A Minute – Hall & Oates

Ebony & Ivory – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

Beatles Movie Medley – Beatles

I’ve Never Been To Me – Charlene

Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk – Dr Hook

Pac Man Fever – Buckner and Garcia


Top movies – April 22, 1982


Robin Hood

Cat People


Some Kind of Hero

Death Trap

Chariots of Fire

Some Kind of Hero


Personal Best


Richard Pryor on the Sunset Strip

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