(Events are chosen arbitrarily)
January 20: Iran
releases the 52 U.S.
captives first seized at the U.S. embassy
March 30: Reagan shot by John W. Hinckley, Jr.
, outside of a Washington D.C. hotel ("Jodie, I love you!")
April 12-14: The space shuttle Columbia
was launched on its maiden flight from Cape Canaveral
August 10: Reagan
authorizes production of the neutron bomb
August 25: Voyager 2
(launched 1977) came within 63,000 miles of Saturn
November 04: Columbia completes its second mission, which was the second flight ever of a reusable spacecraft.
The L.A. Dodgers
were the champs
Academy Awards: Best Picture - Chariots of Fire
; Best Supporting Actor - John Gielgud
; Best Sound -Raiders of the Last Ark
John Kennedy Toole
wins the Pulitzer Prize
in Fiction for A Confederacy of Dunces
wins a Grammy
for the Best Rock
Vocal Performance, Male
and Yoko Ono
win an Album
of the Year Grammy
for Double Fantasy
was the Playmate of the YearAdmiral Bobby Ray Inman
was Deputy Director of the CIA
...and lots of other stuff.