How well do you remember the events of 1982?
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Major Events of 1982

You graduated from high school!

Sports
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Series: 4-2
NCAA Football: Penn State Record: 11-1-0
Heisman Trophy: Herschel Walker, georgia, RB Points: 1,926
Stanley Cup: New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks Series: 4-0
Super Bowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Score: 26-21
US Open Golf: Tom Watson Score: 282 Course: Pebble Beach GL Location: Pebble Beach, CA
World Cup Soccer: Italy vs. West Germany Score: 3-1
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers series: 4-3

Popular Music of 1982

1."I Can't Go for That" ... Daryl Hall and John Oates
2."Centerfold" ... J. Geils Band
3."I Love Rock n' Roll" ... Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
4."Chariots of Fire" ... Vangelis
5."Ebony and Ivory" ... Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
6."Don't You Want Me" ... The Human League
7."Eye of the Tiger" ... Survivor
8."Abracadabra" ... Steve Miller Band
9."Hard to Say I'm Sorry" ... Chicago
10."Jack and Diane" ... John Cougar

Popular Movies

1. Absence of Malice
2. Annie
3. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
4. Chariots of Fire
5. Conan the Barbarian
6. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
7. Firefox
8. First Blood
9. Friday The 13th, Part III
10. Modern Problems

  •  Most Popular Books

    Fiction
    1. "ET: The Extraterrestrial Storybook" by William Kotzwinkle
    2. "Space" by James Michener
    3. "The Parsifal Mosaic" by Robert Ludlum
    4. "Master of the Game" by Sidney Sheldon
    5. "Mistral's Daughter" by Judith Krantz

    Nonfiction
    1. "Jane Fonda's Workout Book" by Jane Fonda
    2. "Living, Loving, and Learning" by Leo Buscaglia
    3. "And More" by Andy Rooney
    4. "Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book"
    5. "Life Extension" by Durk Pearson

    Most Popular Television 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)

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Gandhi"
    Best Director: Richard Attenborough ... "Gandhi"
    Best Actor: Ben Kingsley ... "Gandhi"
    Best Actress: Meryl Streep ... "Sophie's Choice"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "Rosanna" ... Toto
    Song of the Year: "Always on My Mind" ... Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Thompson
    Best Album: "Toto IV" ... Toto
    Male Vocalist: Lionel Richie ... "Truly"
    Female Vocalist: Melissa Manchester... "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Charles Fuller ... "A Soldier's Play"
    Fiction: John Updike ... "Rabbit is Rich"
    History: C. Vann Woodward, ed. ... "Mary Chestnut's Civil War"
    International Reporting: John Darnton ... "New York Times"
    National Reporting: Rick Atkinson ... "Kansas City Times"
    Public Service: "Detroit News"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" ... David Edgar
    Best Musical: "Nine"
    Best Actor in a play: Roger Rees ... "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebyÓ
    Best Actress in a play: Zoe Caldwell ... "Medea"
    Best Actor in a musical: Ben Harney ... "Dreamgirls"
    Best Actress in a musical: Jennifer Holiday ... "Dreamgirls"

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    Quote of the Day

    Willa Cather
    Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer. Discuss

    Virginia Woolf
    So the days pass, and I ask myself sometimes whether one is not hypnotized, as a child by a silver globe, by life, and whether this is living.

    Willa Cather
    When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.