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
The first artificial heart is implanted in American Barney Clark.