Saturday, September 12, 2009

~Flashback 1983~

US GDP (1998 dollars): $3,514.50 billion
Federal spending: $808.38 billion
Federal debt: $1371.7 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):
Consumer Price Index: 99.6
Unemployment: 9.6%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.20


  • With the introduction of noise-free compact discs, the vinyl record begins a steep decline.
  • Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy wins the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and Tony Award for best play, marking the acceptance of gay theater.
  • Singer Karen Carpenter dies of complications from anorexia nervosa at age 32.
  • More than 125 million viewers tune in to the last episode of M*A*S*H


  • The Big Chill, Terms of Endearment, Fanny & Alexander, The Right Stuff


Wall-to-wall books said...

Def Leppard is still one of my favorite groups!!

Missy B. said...

Wendy: Me too! I will be 45 years old in November and I still listen to the music of my past. When I am in my fifties and sixties I will still be listening to it. I'll be 60 years old and still listening to Ozzy!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Def Leppard - woo-hoo! One of my favorite bands. Saw them for the fifth time in concert last month, too.

And I definitely remember the last episode of MASH. Still the best TV series ever.

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

Wander to the Wayside said...

Karen Carpenter - what a loss. The last episode of Mash, I was right there, crying my eyes out! And The Big Chill is still one of my favorite movies because of the dynamics of the relationships. I loved Terms of Endearment at first, but now can't watch it because I have only one child, a daughter! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

The Bumbles said...

I rock out to Def Leppard regularly. Andy burned a CD for me of various songs from their catalogue and it sits in my car to cheer me up, pump me up or provide excellent sing-a-longs for my passengers.

Lisa said...

I'd say "those were the good old day." But then I looked at those hair-dos. Maybe not!

Icedream said...

I love your flashback posts! The Big Chill is one of my favorite movies and has one of the best soundtracks of any movie.
I love Def Leppard and Prince- I have as eclectic taste in music as I do in books.
I remeber the end of Mash, it was so sad. During the summer I remember I was glued to the soap opera General Hospital, with John Stamos and Rick Springfield.


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