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CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 52  •  12/30/2000


20 Years Ago In CED History:

January 1, 1981:
* Greece joins the European Common Market as its 10th member.
* University of Georgia defeats Notre Dame 17-10 in the Sugar Bowl at the New 
Orleans Superdome for the National Collegiate Football Championship.

January 2, 1981:
* Future CED titles in widespread theatrical release: Breaker Morant, The Jazz 

January 3, 1981:
* The head of El Salvador's land redistribution program and two American 
advisors are murdered in San Salvador.

January 4, 1981:
* The Broadway show "Frankenstein" loses an estimated $2 million when it opens 
and closes on the same night.

January 5, 1981:
* The 97th U.S. Congress convenes with the Senate and House controlled by 
different parties, Republican and Democratic respectively, for the first time 
in 49 years.
* British police charge Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper" with one of 
thirteen alleged murders.
* Nightline TV news show expands from 20 to 30 minutes.
* In the current issue, Time Magazine names Ronald Reagan as the 1980 Man 
of the Year.

Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 23:52:20 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: 20 Years Ago In CED History

Hello All:

Since we're coming up on the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the CED 
system I'm starting this weekly addition to CED Digest. This will be an 
intermingling of major news stories, pop culture events, and CED announcements 
from RCA (new titles, etc.). Of course there won't be CED news every week, so 
the other content will allow this to be a weekly addition. My interest in doing 
this is to create a CED on-the-market timeline, which will be less daunting a 
task when done a week at a time. And it's interesting to relate CED to memorable 
historical events. For instance, I remember nothing about the March 22nd CED 
introduction, but was able to relate it to what was going on in my life at that 
time upon learning the intro was one week before the attempted assassination of 
Ronald Reagan.



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