Arlington varsity basketball versus Highland Park at Northwestern Supersectional. Arlington wins to make the elite eight for the first time in 60 years.



Tina Turner performing Proud Mary (Get it on iTunes).

Top Music Hits for 1982

Eye of the Tiger 4:05 | Survivor | Survivor: Greatest Hits

Centerfold 3:36 | The J. Geils Band | Freeze Frame

Rosanna 5:30 | Toto | The Essential Toto

Tainted Love (7" Single) 2:40 | Soft Cell | The Very Best of Soft Cell

Harden My Heart 3:52 | Quarterflash | Quarterflash

Waiting for a Girl Like You 4:35 | Foreigner | 4

Eye in the Sky 4:32 | The Alan Parsons Project | Platinum & Gold Collection: The Alan Parsons Project

The Other Woman 4:03 | Ray Parker Junior | Arista Heritage Series: Ray Parker

Private Eyes 3:37 | Daryl Hall & John Oates | The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

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The Year is 1982 ...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Antitrust suit against AT&T results in breakup of local Bell System phone companies in exchange for permission to pursue new business opportunities.

President Reagan promotes more program control to states and local governments rather than the federal government and calls a "New Federalism."

Major demonstration in New York City calls for nuclear freeze, which has little impact on national policy.

Argentinean forces invades the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic after a group of scrap metal merchants land on South Georgia and raise the Argentinean flag and Britain warns against the invasion.

U.S. and Great Britain retake the Falkland Islands to overcome Argentina's military. Over 200 British soldiers are killed and over 700 Argentinean soldiers are killed.

Israel Palestinian conflict and the first Israeli war on Lebanon in 1982. Experts believed the Israeli attack was timed during the U.S. preoccupation with the Falkland Islands conflict. 'Israel wanted to finish the PLO, once and for all.'

New Year's Eve bomb explodes at New York City Police Headquarters and the Federal Building, which also houses the New York headquarters of the FBI. Officers injured seriously. Puerto Rican nationalists (FALN) claim responsibility.

NFL strike lasts 57 days.

In late September and early October, the work of a killer (never apprehended) is revealed after he or she contaminates Tylenol with cyanide and replaces it on shelves in stores (Jewel Foods, 122 N. Vail, Arlington Heights; Jewel Foods, 948 Grove Mall, Elk Grove Village; Osco Drug Store, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg; Walgreen Drug Store, 1601 N. Wells, Chicago; Frank's Finer Foods, 0N040 Winfield Rd, Winfield; and one unknown location).

The first cyanide poisoning victim is a 12-year-old girl from Elk Grove who suffered a morning headache. She is followed, unrelated, by a 27-year-old postal worker. The postal worker's brother and his brother's new wife (grieving from their loss) unknowingly take Tylenol from the the dead brother's tainted bottle and die instantly in an Arlington Heights home. The woman collapses right in front of the paramedics on the scene who are treating her husband. Three more random and unrelated deaths occur in the Chicago area. Arlington Heights firefighter Philip Cappittelli and Elk Grove firefighter Richard Keyworth (during a discussion as friends) recognize that the mysterious deaths in Arlington Heights and Elk Grove both involved Tylenol. Tylenol from the scene is tested and cyanide is detected. Copycat cases and false alarms follow nationwide. Police and fire vehicles with loud speakers travel the streets warning people not to take Tylenol. Millions of bottles and packages of Tylenol are recalled and burned. Investigators eventually recovered eight tainted bottles, five related to the deaths, two turned in by consumers and one pulled from a store shelf. Tylenol was replaced on shelves about two months later with secured packaging. Packaging security in many products has improved as a result of this crime.

The victims of cyanide poisoning were Mary Kellerman, 12, Elk Grove Village; Adam Janus, 27, Arlington Heights; Stanley Janus, 25, Lisle; Theresa Janus, 19, Arlington Heights; Paula Prince, 35, Chicago; Mary Reiner, 27, Winfield; and Mary McFarland, 31, Elmhurst.

Unemployment tops 10% for the first time since the Great Depression in 1929.

Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment was denied (three states short of ratification). ERA supporters pledge "We'll Remember in November."

Lech Walesa released from detention camp. Martial law in Poland suspended.
Environmental Protection Agency announces rule requiring all public and private elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. to identify any friable asbestos-containing materials used in their buildings.

Surround Sound is introduced by
Dolby Laboratories.

The Department of Defense standardizes TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), which facilitates separate computer network connections; the term Internet is coined as a collection of TCP/IP internets.

Forbes 400 list of richest Americans is invented.

Intel invents the i286™ microprocessor.

Former ABC7 News Weatherman John Coleman leaves
Good Morning America and gets backing from Landmark Communications to form The Weather Channel, which begins as a 24-hour, 7 day television network devoted entirely to weather.

USAToday publishes its first issue hitting the streets in the Baltiore/Washington area on September 15.

September 25. Northwestern University Football ends its 34 game losing streak by beating Nortern Illinois University 31-6. The losing streak is the longest in Division I-A history.

Our coldest 11-day period occurred in 1982 -- a frigid 0.6 average temperature from January 7-17, 1982. The period included a record low of -26 on Jan. 10 (surpassed by -27 on Jan. 20, 1985) and a record low-max of -4 on Jan. 10. The period also included a record low of -25 (Jan. 16) and a record low of -23 (Jan. 17). Ten of the eleven days had nightly lows below zero (-6, -3, -19, -26, -4, -1, 6, -10, -9, -25, -23).

Arlington Varsity Basketball beats Highland Park, 68-59, in the Supersectional at Northwestern University which puts Arlington at the Elite Eight status. This is the last game played in McGaw Hall with 7043 in attendance (March 16, 1982).

Downstate at Assembly Hall the Arlington Varsity Basketball team loses to East St. Louis Lincoln, 60-46. East St. Louis Lincoln went on to win the State Championship (March 19, 1982).

A computer study lists Rolling Meadows, Hersey, Forest View and Prospect High School in order as the most likely schools to be closed (April, 1982).

The fight to keep Arlington High School open begins. District 214 adjusts data for its computer study and corrects its targets for closing as Hersey, Arlington and Prospect High Schools (May 3, 1982).

District 214 votes (5-2) to close Arlington High School (May 17, 1982).

A group of Arlington High School parents form the Assembly of Citizens and Taxpayers (ACT) to study the possibility of seceding from District 214 and forming their own district (August, 1982).

Lawsuit filed by five Arlington Heights residents and the Assembly of Citizens and Taxpayers against District 214, charging the board ignored facts from its own studies (November 18, 1982).

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