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Wednesday, December 18, 2013


In 1982....

Yearly Inflation Rate USA6.16 % 
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1046 
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 11.50% 
Average Cost of new house $82,200 
Median Price Of and Existing Home $67,800 
Average Income per year $21,050.00 
Average Monthly Rent $320.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 91 cents 
New Car Average price $7,983.00 
US Postage Stamp 20 cents 

Tomatoes Lb 39 cents 
Bag Cheese Puffs 89 cents 
Loaf White Sliced bread 50 cents 
Comodore Vic 20 $299.95
Satellite Receiver $245.95
Walking / Jogging Machine $199.95
GMC 1500 Pickup $5,400 
Sony 19 inch Color TV $499 
Outdoor Gas Grill $199.95 

In 1982...

* All time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern US
* The First Issue of USA Today was published
* Disney Futuristic Park EPCOT (Experimental Community Of Tomorrow) was opened
* Doctors performed the first implant of a permanent artificial heart designed by Robert Jarvik
* Severe recession begins in the US
* The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is dedicated

* The first CD player was sold in Japan
* The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time.
* The Soviet Spaceship Venera 13 lands on Venus and sends back color Photographs
* The first commercial use of Genetic Engineering is launched when human insulin produced by bacteria is marketed.
* Times man of the Year is THE COMPUTER

In 1982 style looked like this...

And Toys looked like this...

In 1982...

* Was the year a computer scientist (Scott Fahlman) from Carnegie Mellon Universtity suggested the use of smiley or emoticon as a way of expressing emotion in an email :)
* Michael Jackson released his second adult solo album, Thriller.
* Graceland the home of Elvins Presley opened to the public.

Popular Films were
* E.T.
* Rocky III
* On Golden Pond
* Porky's
* An Officer and a Gentleman
* The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
* Star Trek II
* Annie
* Chariots of Fire
* Gandhi

Popular Musicians 
* Human League "Don't you want me"
* Bucks Fizz
* The Jam
* Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder "Ebony and Ivory"
* Olivia Newton-John
* Survivor "Eye of the Tiger"
* Chicago
* Lionel Richie

Popular TV Shows
* Magnum P.I.
* Dynasty
* Falcon Crest
* Hill Street Blues
* Knight Rider

In 1982 Ronald Reagan was the President. 

In 1982 Andy Roddick, LeAnn Rimes and Kelly Clarkson were born.


On December 18th, 1982 Tracy Jean Mills was born.  And the world became a little more awesome.


Gary said...

AWESOME indeed. YES.

Lil Lizzie said...

I'd say a LOT more awesome. Cool idea for a post :)

jamie hixon said...

Yep, more awesome for sure.

Weren't fashions terrible back then?!?

Lori said...

What a fun post Tracy :) Glad you were born. (you were a world traveler from the beginning;)