Jackie - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
I'll go first... 1982
1982 New technology continues to change our buying habits with smaller and cheaper electronic gadgets appearing including the first CD player and a new industry is just beginning with the use of Genetic Engineering human insulin produced by bacteria is sold for the first time. On the world stage Argentina invades the Falkland Islands and Argentina and the UK go to war over a small island thousands of miles away. After many reports of Whales becoming and endangered species the International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling, and a major recession hits the United States.
How Much things cost in 1982
Yearly Inflation Rate USA6.16 %
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1046
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 11.50%
Average Cost of new house $82,200.00
Average Income per year $21,050.00
Average Monthly Rent $320.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 91 cents
New Car Average price $7,983.00
US Postage Stamp 20 cents
Vic 20 $299.95
Satellite Receiver $245.95
* E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
* Rocky III,
* On Golden Pond
* An Officer and a Gentleman
* The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
* Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
* Chariots of Fire
* Human League with " Don't You Want Me "
* Bucks Fizz
* The Jam
* Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder with " Ebony and Ivory "
* Olivia Newton-John
* Steve Miller band With " Abracadabra "
* Survivor with " Eye of The Tiger "
* Chicago with " Hard to Say I'm Sorry "
* Lionel Richie
Popular TV Programes
* Magnum, P.I.
* The Other Arf (UK)
* Falcon Crest
* Hill Street Blues
* Only Fools and Horses (UK)
* Knight Rider
You can go to this website http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/ and put in the year you were born.
This is just for fun but I totally remember most all of this stuff and brings back very fun memories. But I wish the cost of living was still that cheap :)