|<< - 1981|
|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, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Loni Anderson, Carol Alt, Barbara Bach, Catherine Bach, Kim Basinger, Phoebe Cates, Joan Collins, Lydia Cornell, Linda Evans, Morgan Fairchild, Farrah Fawcett, Jane Fonda, Daryl Hannah, Debbie Harry, Marilu Henner, Goldie Hawn, Lauren Hutton, Grace Jones, Nastassja Kinski, Jessica Lange, Heather Locklear, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Victoria Principal, Tanya Roberts, Betsy Russell, Brooke Shields, Suzanne Somers, Heather Thomas, Debra Winger
"E.T. phone home"
- E.T. in 'E.T.'
"RAID kills bugs dead"
"When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight"
|Time Magazine's Machine of the Year:
Elizabeth Ward (Russellville, AR)
Terri Utley (Arkansas)
The Scandals, DEaths and Odd News:
Airplane Celebrity Death: Randy Rhodes
Seven people died from swallowing poisoned Tylenol. This event is
why food packages are now so tightly wrapped.
|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 lexicon:
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 disbelief.
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 syllable.
Fer shur - lit. "For sure", often used in agreement.
Totally -"I agree" or "completely."
Oh my God (later OMG!) - can be used many ways; expresses shock.
Tre - A synonym for "very" (derived from French "très")
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 "Anyway..."
1982 Pop Culture News:
EA (Electronic Arts) was founded.
(Paul) Newman's Own opened for business, making a profit from year one, and donating all profits to charity.
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 company.
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album was released on November 30th.
Depending on who you talk to, up to 110,000,000 copies were sold.
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
|The Bomb (Movie):
Inchon 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)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1982 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1982:
|Popular Music in 1982 - # 1 Hits of 1982|