Carson Time Capsule... Monday, August 10th.

In the capsule today…

We find the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr.. Hinckley believed the attack would impress actress Jodie Foster.

At theaters, we find the highest-grossing film of the year. Tom Selleck was originally offered the lead role, but decided to do the television series Magnum, P.I. instead! Harrison Ford plays archaeologist Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

And we find a song on the radio by the Greg Kihn Band. The narrator laments both his recent breakup and the fact that they don't write good breakup songs anymore.

What is the year? (answer below).

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The year... 1981!

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