1983 Reunion Trivia

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1983: The Year In Review

United States invades Grenada. President Ronald Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). The video game Mario Bros. was first released as a Nintendo arcade game in Japan The US deploys Cruise Missiles in Europe at the Greenham Common Air Force Base in England. Brinks Mat warehouse robbery at Heathrow Airport making off with three tons of gold bars valued at $37.5 million. IRA Bomb Exploded outside Harrods on December 17th during the pre Christmas Shopping Season. The first mobile phones, are introduced to the public by the Motorola Company. ARPANET officially changes to use the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet. Final Episode of M*A*S*H airs record 125 million watch. Cabbage Patch Dolls are sold in shops and become a success.

Cost of Living

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.22%                                             Year End Close Dow Jones 1258

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 11.00%                   Average Cost of new house $82,600

Median Price Of and Existing Home $70,300                         Average Monthly Rent $335.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 96 cents                                              Ford Mustang $6,572.00

Timex Sinclair Color Computer $179.99                                 Milk 2% Gallon $1.35

Chicago, Illinois Townhouse 2 bed 1 bath $47,000                Average Income per year $21,070.00


Super Bowl XVII – the Washington Redskins (NFC) won 27–17 over the Miami Dolphins (AFC

World Series – Baltimore Orioles win their most recent World Series 4 games to 1 over the Philadelphia Phillies

NBA Finals – Philadelphia 76ers won 4 games to 0 over the Los Angeles Lakers

Popular Films

Star Wars Return of the Jedi                           Tootsie                        Trading Places

WarGames                                                      Superman III                Flashdance

Staying Alive                                                   Octopussy                    National Lampoon’s Vacation

Never Say Never Again                                   Yentl                            Terms of Endearment

Educating Rita


Popular Musicians

Phil Collins                              The Police                   Hot Chocolate                         Big Country

Black Sabbath                          David Bowie                Johnny Cash                            Culture Club

Duran Duran                           Elton John                    Pink Floyd                                Ozzy Osbourne

Lionel Richie                            Rod Stewart                Michael Jackson                      The Moody Blues

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Popular TV Programs

Dallas                                      60 Minutes                  Dynasty                                   The A-Team

Simon & Simon                       Magnum, P.I                Falcon Crest                            Kate & Allie

Hotel                                       Cagney & Lacey           Knots Landing                         AfterMASH

The Fall Guy                            The Love Boat             Riptide                         TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes

The Jeffersons                         Newhart                      The Facts of Life                      Webster

Alice                                        Knight Rider                Scarecrow & Mrs. King           Monday Night Football

Hardcastle and McCormick    Trapper John, M.D.

1 Every Breath You Take The Police
2 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
3 Flashdance… What a Feeling Irene Cara
4 Down Under Men at Work
5 Beat It Michael Jackson
6 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
7 Maneater Hall & Oates
8 Baby, Come to Me Patti Austin and James Ingram
9 Maniac Michael Sembello
10 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics
11 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Culture Club
12 You and I Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle
13 Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners
14 Shame on the Moon Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
15 She Works Hard for the Money Donna Summer
16 Never Gonna Let You Go Sérgio Mendes
17 Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran
18 Let’s Dance David Bowie
19 Twilight Zone Golden Earring
20 I Know There’s Something Going On Frida
21 Jeopardy The Greg Kihn Band
22 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
23 She Blinded Me with Science Thomas Dolby
24 Africa Toto
25 Little Red Corvette Prince