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CED Digest Vol. 7 No. 39  •  9/28/2002


20 Years Ago In CED History:

September 29, 1982:
* U.S. Marines begin arriving in Beirut, Lebanon to join the reconstituted
international peacekeeping force.
* Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, succumbing to mounting international
and domestic pressure, requests an independent judicial inquiry into the
mid-month Palestinian massacre.

September 30, 1982:
* Over a two-day period, cyanide-laced capsules of the pain reliever
Extra-Strength Tylenol kill seven people in the Chicago, Illinois area.

October 1, 1982:
* Epcot Center, an $800 Walt Disney theme park adjacent to Disney World in
Orlando, Florida, opens for its first day of operation.
* Helmut Kohl, leader of the Christian Democratic Union, replaces Helmut
Schmidt as chancellor of West Germany.
* A proposed constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget is
defeated in the U.S. House of Representatives.
* Sony introduces the CDP-101, the first Compact Disc audio CD player on the
market: * Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: My Favorite Year. * CED Title Releases for October 1982: 9 To 5 Alien** All The Marbles Amateur, The American Werewolf in London, An Born Free Breaking Away Cat Ballou Charly Cutter's Way Diana Ross in Concert* Elvis On Tour Eyewitness Fistful of Dollars, A Godfather, Part II, The (2) Heritage of the Bible, The High Anxiety Hooper Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1956] Junior Bonner King of Hearts [CBS] Kotch Legend of the Lone Ranger, The Lord of the Rings, The (2) Making Love Making of Star Wars/SP FX: The Empire Strikes Back Midnight Express Miss Peach of the Kelly School Mister Roberts Modern Problems Music of Melissa Manchester, The* Phantom Tollbooth, The Poseidon Adventure, The Quest For Fire Raggedy Ann & Andy Raise the Titanic Red on Roundball Rose, The (2)** Silver Streak South Pacific (2) Spy Who Loved Me, The Stunt Man, The (2) Take the Money and Run Tales From Muppetland, Vol. 2 Tattoo They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Time Machine, The Towering Inferno (2) Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Turning Point, The Used Cars Visitor, The [Mick Fleetwood] West Side Story (2)** [FOX] Whose Life Is It Anyway? Woodstock (2)* Young Frankenstein Zorro, the Gay Blade October 2, 1982: * A truck explodes in the central square of Teheran, Iran, killing 60 persons and injuring 700 others. A government spokesman blames "American mercenaries" for the explosion. * "Jack and Diane" by John Cougar becomes the No. 1 U.S. Single. October 3, 1982: * An industry report states that home video games are approaching the profitability of the film industry. October 4, 1982: * In a conciliatory move, President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon, a Christian Phalangist who was elected September 21 after the assassination of his brother, President-elect Bashir Gemayel, asks Chafiq al-Wazan, a Muslim, to stay on as prime minister. * Canadian pianist Glenn Gould dies from a stroke at age 50. He was best known for his performances of the music of J.S. Bach. October 5, 1982: * The Lebanese Army commences a sweep through West Beirut to begin reestablishing the government's authority over the capital. The goals of the search are to disarm combatants, ferret out caches of arms, and round up illegal aliens and criminals. * Hernan Siles Zuazo is chosen president of Bolivia by the nation's congress. He succeeds General Guido Vildoso Calderon. Siles Zuazo had previously been president from 1956 to 1960, with his return to leadership ending 17 years of military rule. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:51:47 -0400 (EDT) From: Ken McCreath <noodlecoodle> Subject: Videodiscs in Vancouver To: Hey everybody. My name's Ken and I live in Vancouver BC Canada. I have some videodiscs for sale or trade. Looking to hook up with other Vancouver resident collectors ( or from elsewhere) to sell some of my discs (or trade). Please email me for a list. Thanks.


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