|World Series Champions:
||St. Louis Cardinals
|Superbowl XVI Champions:
||San Fransisco 49ers
||Los Angeles Lakers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||New York Islanders
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Jimmy Connors/Chris Evert Lloyd
||Jimmy Connors/Martina Navratilova
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
||Gato Del Sol
|World Cup (Soccer):
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Charlene Tilton, Catherine Bach, Cheryl
Tiegs, Iman, Christie Brinkley
"E.T. phone home"
- E.T. in 'E.T.'
- Heather O'Rourke in 'Poltergeist'
"RAID kills bugs dead"
"When it absolutely, positively has to be there
|Time Magazine's Machine of the Year
||Elizabeth Ward (Russellville, AR)
||Terri Utley (Arkansas)
Airplane Celebrity Death:
Seven people died from swallowing poisoned Tylenol.
This event is why food packages are now so tightly
Movie Star Death: John Belushi (heroin &
|The Place To Be:
The San Fernando Valley
Home of the Valley Girls - from the neighborhoods
of San Fernando Valley- they made valspeak the colloquial
language of the day - Films like Valley Girl,
and Frank (and Moon Unit) Zappa's hit Valley Girl.
It brought the following terms into the American
Like - Used as an interjection: "That was, like,
the worst thing ever!" or to indicate speech:
"And she was like 'Get out of my way!'"
As if - lit. "yeah, right" or "as
if" except it does not use a subject; expresses
Bitchin' - adj. slang for excellent; first-rate.
Though a derivative of "bitch", bitchin'
is sometimes not considered profane.
Whatever! - short for "whatever you say";
sarcastic interjection often emphasizing the final
Fer shur - lit. "For sure", often used
Totally -"I agree" or "completely."
Oh my God (later OMG!) - can be used many ways; expresses
Tre - A synonym for "very" (derived from
So - Very; used frequently and said with strong emphasis.
Seriously - Frequent interjection of approval.
Gnarly - expression of seriousness. can be a word
for very intense or very pleasing
Are you serious?- expression of surprise.
Anyways... - Substitute for the grammatically correct
1982 - EA (Electronic Arts) was founded.
(Paul) Newman's Own opened for business, making a
profit from year one, and donating all profits to
Lowest PGA score of 63 played by Ray Floyd.
GM introduced the General Motors' Saturn car company.
1982 was the year Kenneth Cole launched his shoe
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album was released on
November 30th. Depending on who you talk to, up to
110,000,000 copies were sold.
Two of them were mine (pc-US editor Joe)
Adobe was founded in California by Chuck Geschke
and John Warnock in 1982.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1982: $324,000
||Listening to Michael Jackson's Thriller
album, playing video games Ms. Pacman and Q*bert , Break
dancing, Moon Walking, watching the film E.T.
, watching, and sometimes excerising with Jane Fonda'
Woerkout video tape, wearing Deely Bobbers, playing
with Strawberry Shortcake dolls.
|1st appearances & 1982's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs, My Little
Pony, BMX Bikes, Trivial Pursuit, Sequence
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
|The Bomb (Movie):
starring Laurence Olivier
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
|1. E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial
3. An Officer And A Gentleman
4. Rocky III
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Kahn
7. 48 HRS
9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
|1982 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Dallas (CBS)
3. M*A*S*H (CBS)
4. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
5. Dynasty (ABC)
6. Three's Company (ABC)
7. Simon & Simon (CBS)
8. Falcon Crest (CBS)
9. The Love Boat (ABC)
10. The A-Team ( NBC)
Number One Songs
November 21, 1981 - January 29, 1982:
Physical - Olivia Newton-John
January 30 - February 5:
I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall &
February 6 - March 19:
Centerfold - J. Geils Band
March 20 - May 7:
I Love Rock n' Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
May 8 - May 14:
Chariots of Fire theme Vangelis
May 15 - July 2:
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
July 3 - July 23:
Don't You Want Me - The Human League
July 24 - September 3:
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
September 4 - September 17:
Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
September 18 - October 1:
Hard to Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
October 2 - October 29:
Jack & Diane - John Mellencamp
October 30 - November 5:
Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work
November 6 - November 26:
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
November 27 - December 10:
Truly - Lionel Richie
December 11- December 17:
Mickey - Toni Basil
December 18, 1982 - January 14, 1983:
Maneater - Hall & Oates