In the capsule today…
We find IBM releasing their first personal computer. The price started at $1,500… equivalent to $4,500 today.
We find a horror comedy film by John Landis in theaters. “An American Werewolf in London” follows two American backpackers who are attacked by a creature while traveling through England.
And we find a song by Bruce Springsteen at the top of the charts. Bruce's voice was sped up on the recording, producing a higher vocal than he could consistently sing. “Hungry Heart” is Springsteen's first Top 10 hit.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1981!