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  • Rubik's Cube was in 
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  • Yellow ribbons were displayed for concern of the hostages in Iran 
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  • Largest audience on record for a regular series learns Who shot JR on "Dallas", it was JR's girlfriend Kristin. 
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  • Calvin Klein Ad, Brook Shields: You know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing! 
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  • BMW 320: $12,000 
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  • Quote: Ronald Reagan to Jimmy Carter during a TV debate "There you go again…Are you better off than you were four years ago?" 
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  • "Donahue" becomes the most widely watched TV talk show in America 
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  • Fashion returns to the Preppy Look with the basics: challis skirt, navy blazer, button down shirt 
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  • Thousands mourn the death of John Lennon who was shot by a former mental patient. 
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  • The cordless phone and front-wheel-drive compact cars were new. 

       
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