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  • Major Events of 1982




    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Series: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Penn State Record: 11-1-0
    Heisman Trophy: Herschel Walker, georgia, RB Points: 1,926
    Stanley Cup: New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks Series: 4-0
    Super Bowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Score: 26-21
    US Open Golf: Tom Watson Score: 282 Course: Pebble Beach GL Location: Pebble Beach, CA
    World Cup Soccer: Italy vs. West Germany Score: 3-1
    World Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers series: 4-3

    Popular Music of 1982

    1."I Can't Go for That" ... Daryl Hall and John Oates
    2."Centerfold" ... J. Geils Band
    3."I Love Rock n' Roll" ... Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
    4."Chariots of Fire" ... Vangelis
    5."Ebony and Ivory" ... Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
    6."Don't You Want Me" ... The Human League
    7."Eye of the Tiger" ... Survivor
    8."Abracadabra" ... Steve Miller Band
    9."Hard to Say I'm Sorry" ... Chicago
    10."Jack and Diane" ... John Cougar

    Popular Movies

    1. Absence of Malice
    2. Annie
    3. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
    4. Chariots of Fire
    5. Conan the Barbarian
    6. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
    7. Firefox
    8. First Blood
    9. Friday The 13th, Part III
    10. Modern Problems

    Most Popular Books

    1. "ET: The Extraterrestrial Storybook" by William Kotzwinkle
    2. "Space" by James Michener
    3. "The Parsifal Mosaic" by Robert Ludlum
    4. "Master of the Game" by Sidney Sheldon
    5. "Mistral's Daughter" by Judith Krantz

    1. "Jane Fonda's Workout Book" by Jane Fonda
    2. "Living, Loving, and Learning" by Leo Buscaglia
    3. "And More" by Andy Rooney
    4. "Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book"
    5. "Life Extension" by Durk Pearson

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    2. Dallas (CBS)
    3. M*A*S*H (CBS)
    4. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
    5. Dynasty (ABC)
    6. Three's Company (ABC)
    7. Simon & Simon (CBS)
    8. Falcon Crest (CBS)
    9. The Love Boat (ABC)
    10. The A-Team ( NBC)

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Gandhi"
    Best Director: Richard Attenborough ... "Gandhi"
    Best Actor: Ben Kingsley ... "Gandhi"
    Best Actress: Meryl Streep ... "Sophie's Choice"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "Rosanna" ... Toto
    Song of the Year: "Always on My Mind" ... Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Thompson
    Best Album: "Toto IV" ... Toto
    Male Vocalist: Lionel Richie ... "Truly"
    Female Vocalist: Melissa Manchester... "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"

    Nobel Prizes

    KLUG, Sir AARON, Great Britain, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, b. 1926 (in Lithuania): "for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nuclei acid-protein complexes"

    GARCIA MARQUEZ, GABRIEL, Colombia, b. 1928: "for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts"

    The prize was awarded jointly to: MYRDAL, ALVA, Sweden, b. 1902, d. 1986: former Cabinet Minister, diplomat, delegate to United Nations General Assembly on Disarmament, writer. GARCêA ROBLES, ALFONSO, Mexico, b. 1911: diplomat, delegate to the United Nations General Assembly on Disarmament, former Secretary for Foreign Affairs .

    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was awarded jointly to: BERGSTRÉM, SUNE K., Sweden, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, b. 1916; SAMUELSSON, BENGT I., Sweden, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, b. 1934; and VANE, Sir JOHN R., Great Britain, The Wellcome Research Laboratories, Beckenham, b. 1927: "for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances"

    WILSON, KENNETH G., U.S.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, b. 1936: "for his theory for critical phenomena in connection with phase transitions"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Charles Fuller ... "A Soldier's Play"
    Fiction: John Updike ... "Rabbit is Rich"
    History: C. Vann Woodward, ed. ... "Mary Chestnut's Civil War"
    International Reporting: John Darnton ... "New York Times"
    National Reporting: Rick Atkinson ... "Kansas City Times"
    Public Service: "Detroit News"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" ... David Edgar
    Best Musical: "Nine"
    Best Actor in a play: Roger Rees ... "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebyÓ
    Best Actress in a play: Zoe Caldwell ... "Medea"
    Best Actor in a musical: Ben Harney ... "Dreamgirls"
    Best Actress in a musical: Jennifer Holiday ... "Dreamgirls"