Carson Time Capsule... Wednesday, January 20th.


In the capsule today…

We find a science fiction thriller film in theaters based on a book by Stephan King. Stephan wanted Bill Murray to play the lead, though the part went to Christopher Walken, in “The Dead Zone.”

We find Sally Ride making history as the first American woman in space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Sally also remains the youngest astronaut to have made the trip to space, at the age of 32.

And we find a song on the radio by Duran Duran. The band used "Rio" as a metaphor for America, expressing their desire to succeed here.

What is the year? (answer below).

[Photo: Getty Images]

The year... 1983!


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