In the time capsule today…
We find the introduction of a new sugar free soda. Diet Coke is the first derivative brand to use the Coca-Cola trademark since it’s invention in 1886. Curiously the syrup formula is based on the recipe for Tab. Years later, Coke Zero would use the original Coca-Cola syrup recipe.
We find a “first of its kind” raunchy teen comedy film in theaters. Every studio in Hollywood turned the project down. However, “Porky’s” eventually got independent financing from Melvin Simon, who co-founded the large shopping mall company, the Simon Property Group.
And we find a song on the radio by “Chicago,” but is it really them? The band, other than singer Peter Cetera and the drummer, is not featured on “Hard To Say I'm Sorry.” Producer David Foster decided instead to use three members of Toto on guitars and synth, and himself on piano.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1982!