Radio Hits of 1982

1982 Sports

*World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals
*Superbowl Champions: San Fransisco 49ers
*NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
*Stanley Cup Champs: New York Islanders
*U.S. Open Golf: Tom Watson
*U.S. Tennis: Jimmy Connors/Chris Evert Lloyd
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Jimmy Connors/Martina Navratilova
*NCAA Football Champions: Penn State
*NCAA Basketball: North Carolina
*Kentucky Derby: Gato Del Sol

Fashion Icons:

Charlene Tilton, Suzanne Somers, Catherine Bach, Cheryl Tiegs, Iman, Christie Brinkley.

Other Facts (1982)

*Michael Jackson releases Thriller, which sells more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest-selling album in history.
*Princess Grace, 52, dies of injuries when car plunges off mountain road and daughter Stephanie, 17, suffers serious injuries.
*Cats opens on Broadway in 1982. Becomes Broadway's longest-running play.
*John Belushi died of a heroin & cocaine overdose.
*John W. Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty because of insanity in the shooting of President Reagan.
*Leonid I. Brezhnev, Soviet leader, dies at 75 (Nov. 10). Yuri V. Andropov, 68, was chosen as successor.
*EA (Electronic Arts) was founded.
*Adobe was founded in California by Chuck Geschke and John Warnock in 1982.
*Seven people died from swallowing poisoned Tylenol. This event is why food packages are now so tightly wrapped.
*A permanent artificial heart is implanted in a human for first time in Dr. Barney B. Clark, 61, at University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
*The space shuttle Columbia makes its first mission, deploying two communications satellites.
*"E.T. phone home", E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, becomes one of the highest-grossing box-office successes until Jurassic Park.
*(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..
*Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1982: $324,000
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: The Computer
*Miss America: Elizabeth Ward (Russellville, AR)
*Miss USA: Terri Utley (Arkansas)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs, My Little Pony, BMX Bikes, Trivial Pursuit, Sequence.
What Was On TV:
60 Minutes (CBS), Dallas (CBS), M*A*S*H (CBS), Magnum, P.I. (CBS), Dynasty (ABC), Three's Company (ABC), Simon & Simon (CBS), Falcon Crest (CBS), The Love Boat (ABC), The A-Team ( NBC).


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Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall. Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including pop, R&B, rock, post-disco and adult contemporary music.

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