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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
  • MLB - St. Louis Cardinals

    NFL - San Francisco 49ers

    NBA - Los Angeles Lakers

    NHL - New York Islanders

  • Grammy Award Winners
  • 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

  • Academy Award Winners
  • 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
  • #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 (US Pop Charts)


    Jack & Diane

    Who Can it Be Now?

    Up Where I Belong

    I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)



    I Love Rock & Roll




    Hard to Say I'm Sorry

    Ebony and Ivory

    Don't You Want Me

    Eye of the Tiger

    Chariots of Fire


    John Couger Mellencamp

    Men at Work

    Joe Cocker w/Jennifer Warnes

    Hall & Oates

    Hall & Oates

    J. Geils Band

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

    Steve Miller Band

    Toni Basil

    Lionel Richie


    Stevie Wonder w/Paul McCartney

    Human League



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