JACK AND DIANE – JOHN MELLENCAMP – 1982

NEWS
•    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.: “Dallas”, “Dynasty” “M*A*S*H”, “Three’s Company” and “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 become his record-breaking consecutive games played streak of 2,632.

DEAD
•    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.

#1@1
•    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


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