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Big News Headlines in 1982

Lech Walesa, former leader of Solidarity, the Polish labor union, is freed after 11 months of internment under martial law.

The space shuttle Columbia completes its first operational flight.

Actor John Belushi is found dead of a drug overdose in a West Hollywood hotel.

Automobile manufacturer John DeLorean is arrested and charged with possession of 59 pounds of cocaine.

The first artificial heart is implanted in American Barney Clark.

Sports Champions of 1982

MLB - St. Louis Cardinals
NFL - San Francisco 49ers
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers
NHL - New York Islanders

Grammy Award Winners in 1982

Record of the Year - "Roseanna" by Toto
Album of the Year - "Toto IV" by Toto
Song of the Year - "Always on My Mind" by J.Christopher, M.James, and W.Carson

Movie Award Winners in 1982

Best Picture - Gandhi
Best Director - Richard Attenborough for “Gandhi”
Best Actress - Meryl Streep in “Sophie's Choice”
Best Actor - Ben Kingsley in “Gandhi”

Top Grossing Movies of 1982

#1 E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
#2 Tootsie
#3 An Officer and a Gentleman
#4 Rocky III
#5 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

#1 Hits of 1982 (USA Pop Charts)

Jack & Diane John Cougar Mellencamp
Who Can it Be Now? Men at Work
Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker w/Jennifer Warnes
I Can't Go For That (no can do) Hall & Oates
Maneater Hall & Oates
Centerfold J. Geils Band
I Love Rock 'n Roll Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Abracadabra Steve Miller Band
Mickey Toni Basil
Truly Lionel Richie
Hard to Say I'm Sorry Chicago
Ebony and Ivory Stevie Wonder w/Paul McCartney
Don't You Want Me Human League
Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Chariots of Fire Vangelis
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