Sunday, August 16, 2009

On This Day In History

(*Thanks to the folks at MorganStanley/SmithBarney; I want to share these fun facts they sent me)

Monday, August 16, 1982

Top News Headlines This Week: Aug 16- K Olofsson discovers asteroid #3573 Aug 17- LA Dodgers beat Chicaco Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18) Aug 17- South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin Aug 18- Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL ends after 22 Aug 18-NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded Aug 18- Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #6507

Top Songs for 1982:
Jack & Diane by John Cougar
Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
I Love Rock an' Roll by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Centerfold by J. Geils Band
Hard to Say I'm Sorry by Chicago
Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band
Don't You Want Me by Human League

1982 Prices:
Bread: $.53/loaf
Milk: $1.79/gal
Eggs: $1.11/doz
Car: $9,890
Gas: $1.28/gal
House: $83,900
Stamp: $.20/ea
Avg Income: $27,391/yr
Min Wage: $3.35/hr
DOW Avg: 1,047

US President: Ronald Reagan
US Vice President: George Bush

Academy Award Winners
Best Picture: Gandhi; Directed by Richard Attenborough
Best Actor: Ben Kindsley in Gandhi
Best Actress: Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice

People born on August 16
1958- Madonna; singer
1945- Suzanne Farrell; Cincinnati, dancer
1960- Timothy Hutton; actor
1932- Eydie Gorme; Bronx, NY singer

On TV in 1982
Magnum P.I.
Hill Street Blues
Remington Steele
St. Elsewhere
Cagney & Lacey
Knight Rider
Family Ties
WKRP in Cincinnati

Hot New Toys in 1982
Glo Worm
Trivial Pursuit

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