You’ll never believe what popular “symbols” came out during this year! And speaking of, Time’s “Man of the Year,” was named ‘The Computer.’ For more fun, keep reading. Here’s what life in 1982 was like.
Like Totally 80s: Life in 1982
Tales of the Gold Monkey
The Powers of Matthew Star
Bring ‘Em Back Alive
Late Night with David Letterman
The Young Ones
Report to Murphy
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Every one of these shows debuted in 1982. What a busy year for tv!
E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Sword and the Sorcerer
People Born in 1982:
How Many of us Were There?
There were more than 231 million people in the US in 1982. Worldwide, over 4.5 billion.
In the US, the largest cash robbery occurred, and $9.8 million was stolen from an armored car.
AT&T was forced to break-up it’s monopoly in January of this year.
Italy won the World Cup in Spain.
First CD player was sold in Japan.
Dutch Elm Disease kills 20 million trees in the UK.
Michael Jackson releases his album, Thriller.
Emoticons were first thought of by a computer scientist so that he could add emotion to an email.
Liposuction is first introduced.
Lowest PGA score of 63 played by Ray Floyd.
The cost of a Superbowl ad was $324,000.
Emoticons are 35 years old, now that’s hard to believe. And what’s with The Computer being named Man of the Year? Oh 1982, what would we have done without you?