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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of June 19, 1982 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

The Argentine government says that it will not end the war with Britain until there is a total withdrawal of British troops from the Falkland Islands and the end of the economic sanctions against it.

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 attack against Syrian trips there.

 Princess Diana of Wales gives birth to a baby boy, described as blue-eyed, health and crying. 

The Justice Department accuses 18 employees of two Hitachi and Mitsubishi and one other person of paying $648,000 to an undercover FBI agent to steal computer secrets from IBM. Those arrested were charged with conspiracy to transport stolen property from the U.S. to Japan.

President Reagan vetoes an emergency money bill containing housing subsidies for low and middle-income homebuyers. He says that Congress is not serious about controlling federal spending.

President Reagan making his first trip to CIA headquarter in Langley, Virginia, signs into law a controversial bill making it a crime to disclose the names of American spies, whom he called “heroes of a grim twilight struggle."

Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr., resigns and his successor will be former Treasury secretary George P. Shultz.

A woman who had hot coffee spilled in her lap while flying to Spain is entitled to $3,000 damages because her vacation was spoiled. The suit was against Iberia Airlines. She contended that the incident ruined her sex life, drove away her live-in lover and that she was entitled to $1 million in damages.

Stunned by a narrow defeat in the Illinois House, seven women fasting for the equal rights amendment end their hunger strike in their 37th day without food. The women, who toasted “the new era of women,” with champagne glasses filled with grape juice, called the fast a success.  


Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 19, 1982

Porno star John C. Holmes is acquitted of al charges of Four Laurel Canyon murders and the attempted slaying of another. But, he was taken to a Los Angeles jail on unrelated grand theft and receiving stolen property charges.


Sports news – June 19, 1982

George Allen, an NFL head coach for 12 years, is named coach of the Chicago franchise of the new U.S. Football League. He’s been out of work, so to speak for five years. 


Television news – June 19, 1982

A new cable channel is launched this week – CHN (Cable Health Network). And, another channel is launched this week.

Competition for CNN – (Information in a hurry) - Get ready for the Satellite News Channel, which makes its debut this week. The all-news channel is an effort by ABC and Westinghouse and is debuting in 2.6 million cable homes. It’s designed basically as a quick-turnover news source much like Westinghouse’ all-news radio stations such as KFWB Los Angeles and WINS New York. Studios are in Stamford, CT. The company is already working on Satellite News Channel II which will offer longer stories, congressional hearings, interviews and documentaries. Some estimates say the companies spent $100 million to launch the channel.

Pac Man – America’s most popular video game, is coming to Saturday morning television as a cartoon. Marty Ingles will be the voice of Pac Man and Barbara Minkus will be his wife.

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.


Radio news – June 19, 1982

Radio guy Denny Somach of Somach-Nelson Productions is looking for radio stations to simulcast his “Rock ‘n’ Roll Show,” a half-hour pilot video TV show. The test runs on all the CBS O&O stations. Mark Goodman of MTV is the host.

Cousin Brucie is back on New York radio with “Cousin Brucie’s Dance Party” heard on WCBS-FM Saturday nights. Morrow still operates his chain of radio stations including WALL AM/FM Middletown and WRAN, Dover NJ.

Consultant Mike Josephs believes top-40 is at the beginnings of an incredible resurgence. “I feel like it’s 1956 all over again.” His “Hot Hits’ format is now heard on WCAU-FM Philly and WBBM-FM Chicago. He says the music of today is “very good.” “We’re back to a strong beat and diversified playlist, which is the way to keep radio from sounding stale. And we’re seeing an exciting mix of new and standard artists, a truly mass appeal approach. There’s something for everyone.”

WCBM Baltimore (AM-68) is switching from adult contemporary to news talk next week. KEZL (102.9) in San Diego has dropped Shulke II (The automated vocal/lite AC service) in favor of live adult contemporary.

ABC Radio kills its much-promoted “SuperRadio” satellite fed A/C format. The network was due to premier July 1. The DJ lineup was completed only a few weeks ago when Jack Spector, Bob Dayton and Steve York were signed for weekends. National radio satellite networks already in operation have more than 250 affiliates. The biggest is Kent Burkhart’s Satellite Music Network. A lack of affiliates has been cited – with only three-full time stations ready to go. The network just signed WACJ/WWOL Buffalo and KBRA Wichita.


Music news – June 19, 1982

USA’s “Night Flight” features Chick Corea and Gary Burton, The Boomtown Rats are spotlighted next week. MTV will feature Hall & Oates in concert from the Hampton Coliseum. A new segment of the interview show “Liner Notes” will on MTV later this month.

Quincy Jones appears in an ad concerning the Music Industry and Home Audio Taping.


Top County Hit Music Singles – June 19, 1982

Slow Hand – Conway Twitty

Any Day Now – Ronnie Milsap

I Don’t Know Where To Start – Eddie Rabbit

Just Give Me What You Think Is Fair – Leon Everette

Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands – Lee Greenwood

Another Chance – Tammy Wynette

Tears of the Lonely – Mickey Gilley

I Don’t Think She’s In Love Anymore – Charley Pride

Everytime You Cross My Mind (You Break My Heart) – Razzy Bailey

Til You’re Gone – Barbara Mandrell


Top pop hit music singles in Britain – June 19, 1982

House of Fun – Madness

Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant

Fantasy Island – Tight Fit

Hungry Like the Wolf – Durna Duran

The Look of Love – ABC

Mama used To Say – Junior

Only You – Yazzo

Torch – soft Cell

3X3 (EP) – Genesis

I’ve Never Been To Me – Charlene

Island of Lost Souls – Blonde

Club Country – Associates


Top Music Albums – June 19, 1982

Diver Down – Van Halen

Asia – Asia

Tug of War – Paul McCartney

Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson

Dare – Human League

Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I – Steve Wonder

Toto IV – Toto

Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet – Rick Springfield

Chariots of Fire – Vangelis

The Other Woman Is – Ray Parker Jr.

Get Lucky – Loverboy

Picture This – Huey Lewis and the News

American Fool – John Cougar

Jump Up - Elton John

Aldo Nova – Aldo Nova

Straight From the Heart – Patrice Rushen

The Broad sward and the Beast – Jethro Tull

4 – Foreigner

Hot Space – Queen

All Four One – Motels

Keep It Alive - Dazz Band

Special Forces - .38 Special

Straight Between the Eyes – Rainbow

Non-stop Erotic Cabaret – Soft Cell

Dreamgirls – Original Cast

Blackout – Scorpions

Bella Donna – Steve Nicks

Throwin’ Down – Rick James

Quiet Lies – Juice Newton

Standing Hampton – Sammy Hagar


Top movies – June 19, 1982

The Thing

Rocky III



Blade Runner




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