General Facts about the year you entered the “real world” in 1982:
Average Cost of new house $82,200.00
Average Income per year $21,050.00
Average Monthly Rent $320.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 91 cents
Loaf of bread 53 cents
All-time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States.
Israeli forces invade Lebanon
Israeli returns Sinai to Egypt
The largest cash robbery in History occurs in New York when $9,800,000 is stolen from an armored car
The First Issue of USA Today is published
First CD player sold in Japan
The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time
Times man of The Year is THE COMPUTER
Michael Jackson releases his second adult solo album, Thriller
William & Mary historical events from when you were a student:
1978-The Virginia Shakespeare Festival began its first season at William and Mary in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall under the sponsorship of the College.
1979-The Society of the Alumni published the first issue of the William and Mary Magazine.
1979-The Virginia Institute of Marine Science at Gloucester Point was fully integrated into the College.
1980-William and Mary dedicated the Randolph Residences, a new student village complex of six buildings that would accommodate 238 students.
1981-Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the English throne, visited William and Mary and received the College's first Honorary Fellowship. The Prince visited the President's House, was entertained for lunch in the Great Hall of the Sir Christopher Wren Building and concluded his campus visit by addressing a capacity audience in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
1982-The College dedicated Chancellors Hall, formerly known as Old Rogers Hall, which had been renovated as the new home of the School of Business Administration.