U.S. President:  Ronald Reagan

Cost of Gas: $1.30/gallon 

Top of the Charts:

  • J. Geils Band - “Centerfold” 
  • Joan Jet and the Blackhearts - “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” 
  • Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
  • John Cougar - “Jack and Diane” 

Top Movies:

  • E.T. 
  • Tootsie 
  • Rocky III 
  • Annie   

Top News:

  • First permanent artificial heart transplant is performed in Utah 
  • The space shuttle Columbia makes its first voyage 
  • Michael Jackson releases “Thriller”
  • Cats opens on Broadway