Major Events of 1982
Leonid Brezhnev dies
Israel invades Lebanon
Falkland Islands War
Lebanese Phalange Massacre Palestinians at Sabre and Shatila
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
1. Absence of Malice
3. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
4. Chariots of Fire
5. Conan the Barbarian
6. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
8. First Blood
9. Friday The 13th, Part III
10. Modern Problems
Most Popular Books
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
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)
Best Picture: "Gandhi"
Best Director: Richard Attenborough ... "Gandhi"
Best Actor: Ben Kingsley ... "Gandhi"
Best Actress: Meryl Streep ... "Sophie's Choice"
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"
KLUG, Sir AARON, Great Britain, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1926 (in Lithuania): "for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nuclei acid-protein complexes"
GARCIA MARQUEZ, GABRIEL, Colombia, b. 1928: "for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts"
The prize was awarded jointly to: MYRDAL, ALVA, Sweden, b. 1902, d. 1986: former Cabinet Minister, diplomat, delegate to United Nations General Assembly on Disarmament, writer. GARCêA ROBLES, ALFONSO, Mexico, b. 1911: diplomat, delegate to the United Nations General Assembly on Disarmament, former Secretary for Foreign Affairs .
Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded jointly to: BERGSTRÉM, SUNE K., Sweden, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, b. 1916; SAMUELSSON, BENGT I., Sweden, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, b. 1934; and VANE, Sir JOHN R., Great Britain, The Wellcome Research Laboratories, Beckenham, b. 1927: "for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances"
WILSON, KENNETH G., U.S.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, b. 1936: "for his theory for critical phenomena in connection with phase transitions"
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"
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"
March of 1982 brings us new television company called Home Box Office (HBO).
E.T. tops the box office with $310 million in ticket sales.
Late Night with David Letterman premieres in February.
Valley Girls take the year by storm and provides a language all its own.
Yale University announces it will offer a 14-week course on mastering the Rubik's cube.
Atari introduces home version of Pac Man.
First issue of USA Today hits the newsstands.
Rocky III hits the theaters and gives rock band Survivor their only hit with "Eye Of The Tiger"
Tylenol scare kills 7 people, spawning childproof bottles.
Ozzy bites the head off a bat in January.
The New York Times calls Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message" "the most powerful pop record of the year."
John Belushi found dead from drug overdose.
St. Elsewhere debuts, giving Denzel Washington his acting start.
Fast Times At Ridgemont High gives us such future celebs as Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Nicholas Cage and Phoebe Cates.
Gandhi wins Oscar for best picture.
Hello: Legwarmers & Clam Diggers - Goodbye: Sergio Valente jeans and Disco.
22 million Trivial Pursuit games were sold in 1982.
The show Joanie Loves Chachi makes a quick lived run on air. In Japan, "Chachi" means penis, needless to say it was a big hit there.
President Reagan declares his "War On Drugs".
"They're Heeeeeere!"... Notable films of 1982: Pink Floyd The Wall, An Officer And A Gentleman, Tootsie, 48 Hrs., Diner, and Poltergeist.