JACK & DIANE – John Mellencamp
#1 October 2, 1982
- Poisoned Tylenol scare, 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide.
- Argentina took on the British Empire over the Falkland Islands
- Princess Di gives birth to her first child William.
- USA Today was first published.
- All eight planets align on the same side of the Sun.
- A ground-breaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, DC.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- MOVIES: “Tron”, “Blade Runner”, “ET” and “Tootsie”.
- T.V.: “Fame”, “Late Night with David Letterman “(debuts on NBC after The Tonight Show)
- CD’s & CD players are the hot new technology.
- Chia pets are introduced (The ram, is the first Chia Pet.)
- The Commodore 64 computer comes into the market. (Over 20 million are sold)
- “Lawn Chair Larry” tied weather balloons to his lawn chair and floated over 16,000 feet above Long Beach California.
- The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time.
- Cal Ripken, Jr. starts the first game of what eventually becomes his record-breaking consecutive games played streak of 2,632.
- John Belushi
- Paul Lynde
- Henry Fonda
- Vic Morrow :Dies on the set of Twilight Zone the movie along with 2 child actors during a helicopter stunt accident.
- Previously known by the stage names Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp
- One of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985.
- American Fool is his sixth album.
- He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2008.
- John Mellencamp with Jack & Diane your #1 @ 1 from October 1982