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What Happened In 1983?



The News In 1983:

  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel in space
  • Marines were killed when a TNT laden suicide terrorists blows up Marine headquarters at Beirut International Airport
  • US Marines and Rangers invaded the island of Grenada and evacuate hundreds of US citizens
  • The Soviets shot down Korean Airlines flight 007
  • The Internet Domain Name System was invented by Paul Mockapetris
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan signed a bill creating Martin Luther King Day
  • Baltimore Orioles won the World Series
  • Washington Redskins won Superbowl XVII
  • New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup
  • Return of the Jedi was the top grossing film
  • "Every Breath You Take" by The Police spent the most time at the top of US charts
  • The A-Team and Webster premiered 

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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.