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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of September 8, 1982 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

A U.S. Army helicopter crashes onto a West German highway during an air show killing all 44 on board.

Israeli warplanes bomb PLO positions near Beirut.

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. 

President “hurt” as the Republican-controlled senate overrides his fund veto and the kicker – it was by a single vote. “It’s a disappointment. We’re going to have a lot more chances cause I’m going to do a lot more vetoing… It doesn’t change my mind any about what I’m going to do. Any time there is an attempt to bust the budget, I will veto,” said the President.


Fascinating Business news – USA Today Launches – September 8, 1982

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. It is calling itself “The Nation’s Newspaper.”


Entertainment/Celebrity news – September 8, 1982

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. 


Sports news – September 8, 1982

John Madden suggests that football officials should join training camps. Madden, as heard on CBS, criticizes NFL officiating often, but has a high opinion of them. But, says Madden – “It’s time for those guys to come join the party. The Players works six days a week, the coaches work seven days a week, the commissioner works all week and so do I. It doesn’t make any sense for the officials to just show up on weekends.” “Under the circumstances, the officials do a good job, but they’d do it much better if they had training camps in the summer and worked all week in the fall like the players do…”


Music news – September 8, 1982

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.

Heard on KROQ (Los Angeles) “I Had Sex With E.T.” by the identical twin team of Barnes and Barnes. Flip side is “I Had Sex With Pac-Man.”

On ABC-TV’s “Fridays” – Kim Carnes hosts this week (a repeat). 


Television news – September 8, 1982

CBS Cable – the arts channel, is shutting down. CBS says it has lost $25 million on the venture.


Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – September 8, 1982

CBS – Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, Falcon Crest

NBC - ChiPs -, Movie, Tonight

ABC – Benson, Making a Living, The Greatest American Hero, Strike Force, Nightline, Fridays

PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week


ON Dukes of Hazzard – Boss Hogg takes an accidental dose of truth serum. 

NBC Movie – The Martian Chronicles (1980) starring Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicut, Darren McGavin, Bernadette Peters.   

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