In the time capsule today…
We find the World’s Fair opening in Knoxville Tennessee. A bewildered Wall Street Journal called the town a “scruffy little city” which Knoxville then took on as a nickname. Over 11 million people attended during its 6-month run.
We find the biggest movie blockbuster of the decade in theaters. Steven Spielberg based the script on an imaginary friend he created as a young boy after his parents' divorce. E.T. becomes the highest-grossing film of all time, until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg film, surpassed it 11 years later.
And we find a song on the radio by Loverboy. Guitarist Paul Dean wrote the song when out on a Wednesday afternoon, he noticed the town was deserted... as most people were at work. His original title… ”Waiting for the Weekend," which was later updated in the studio.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1982!