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Charles S. Mott Senior High School Class of 1983 - 1983 in Review


1983 Politics and the Economy
President: Ronald Reagan
Vice President: George Bush
Population: 233,791,994
Life Expectancy: 74.6 years
Dow Jones: High-1,287
Dow Jones: Low-1,027
Unemployment: 9.7%
Cost of New Home: $89,800.00
Median House Income: 20,885.00
Cost of Gallon of Gas: $1.24
Cost of Gallon of Milk: $2.24

Music in 1983
Billboard Top 10
1) Down Under-Men at Work
2) Afrika-Toto
3) Stray Cat Strut-Stray Cats
4) Maniac-Michael Sembello
5) Electric Avenue-Eddie Grant
6) True-Spandau Ballet
7) Total Eclipse of the Heart-Bonnie Tyler
8) Jeopardy-Gregg Kihn Band
9) Do You Really Want to Hurt Me-Culture Club
10) Making Love out of Nothing at All-Air Supply

Top News in 1983
Record 4189 Million Deficit is Projected
House Votes 228 to 195 to bar covert 'Contra' Aid
Korean Air Lines 007 is shot down by Soviet Missile, 279 Killed
US and Caribbean Troops invade Grenada
Legendary Coach Bear Bryant dies
President Reagan proposed Star Wars Plan
All Opec Members agree to cut Oil Prices
Terrorists Bomb US Embassy in Beirut, 239 US Soldiers Die
Dow exceeds 1,200 for the first time
Dustin Hoffman stars in 'Tootsie'
Barney Clark, the first artificial Heart Transplant Patient dies after 112 days
Supreme Court reaffirms it's 1973 (Roe vs. Wade) Right to Abortion

Top Movies in 1983
Return of the Jedi
Terms of Endearment
Flashdance
Trading Places
War Games

Sports in 1983
Super Bowl XVIII Champions: LA Raiders 38-Washington 9
College Football Bowl Games
Rose Bowl: UCLA 45, Illinois 9
Orange Bowl: Miami-FL 31, Nebraska 30
Cotton Bowl: Georgia 10, Texas 9
Sugar Bowl: Auburn 9, Michigan 7

NBA Championship-Philladelphia 76ers

World Series Champions: Baltimore Orioles

1983  Potpourri
MTV is in 17.5 Million Homes and top video is 'Beat It'
Sony Walkman with Dolby costs $229.00
RCA VCR Costs $399-$888
Quote from Ronald  Reagan-'The USSR is a focus of evil in the modern world'
Ray-Ban and Vuarnet Sunglasses are in.
Coca-Cola and Pepsi introduce Caffeine Free Soda
Break Dancing and Electroboogie are sweeping the country



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