Happy 25th Birthday to Me!

August 21, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

Yes, that's right, today I turn 25 years old. For those curious about the grand old year of 1982, the following are just a few of the notable things that happened:

  • January 8 - AT&T agreed to break up its monopoly over the local phone exchanges (creating the "Baby Bells").
  • January 17 - Temperatures drop to record lows on "Cold Sunday", including a drop to -27 °F in Chicago, Illinois (very near where I was born).
  • May 2 - The Weather Channel airs on cable for the first time (threw this one in for my girlfriend, she was a Meteorology major in college).
  • June 5 - The first Rubik's Cube World Championship is held in Budapest, Hungary.
  • July2 - Lawn Chair Larry makes his maiden voyage at 16,000ft on a lawn chair tied to 45 weather balloons.
  • August 17 - The first commercial Compact Disc (CD) is produced for release in Germany (it was ABBA's "The Visitors", if you're wondering)
  • September 26 - Knight Rider, starring David Hasselhoff, first airs on NBC.
  • October 1 - Sony launches the first consumer CD player (model CDP-101).
  • December 26 - Time Magazine's "Man of the Year" award is given to the Computer.

Source: Wikipedia page on "1982"

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