The year is 1982. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is the biggest album seller of all time. Steven Spielberg’s “E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial” hits the box office and the film “Gandhi” is named Best Picture by the 55th Annual Academy Awards. Sony launches the world’s first CD player. The computer is named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Italy wins the 1982 World Cup and the San Fransisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI.