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It Happened 30 Years Ago This Summer

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 What were you doing in the summer of 1982?  Here are few things that I found on Wikipedia.  See the entire list by clicking here.  Of course I will start a little early by using the Cal Ripken item from May 30th.  That is too historically significant to leave off the list.

  • May 30 – Cal Ripken, Jr. plays the first of what eventually becomes his record-breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games.
  • June 12 – A rally against nuclear weapons draws 750,000 to New York City’s Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt attend.
  • June 14 – The Falklands War ends: Formal surrender of Argentine forces, and liberation of the Falkland Islanders.
  • June 21 – Prince William is born at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London.
  • June 30 – The Equal Rights Amendment falls short of the 38 states needed to pass.
  • July 2 – Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet (4,900 m) above Long Beach, California in a lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
  • July 9 – Intruder Michael Fagan visits Elizabeth II in her bedroom for a chat.
  • July 11 – Italy beats West Germany 3–1 to win the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.
  • July 12 – Checker Motors Corporation ceases production of automobiles.
  • August 12 – Mexico announces it is unable to pay its large foreign debt, triggering a debt crisis that quickly spread throughout Latin America.
  • August 13 – In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.
  • August 17 – The first compact discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.

These 4 songs were stayed at number one in the charts throughout the summer starting with:

  1. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony and Ivory
  2. Human League – Don’t You Want Me
  3. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
  4. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

Have a great week, and guys get your Members Only jackets out of moth balls and ladies get your leg warmers ready for a workout.


Written by pacelinebiz

June 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

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