25th Anniversary (1983)

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<b>25th Anniversary (1983)</b><br>
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Feb. 28: "M*A*S*H" finale<br>
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"Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" is still the most-watched episode in TV history, with an estimated 106 million viewers tuning in.<br>
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March 5: Michael Jackson<br>
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"Thriller" may have been released the previous year, but in `83 the album landed seven songs in the top 10 (including "Billie Jean," which topped the charts for seven weeks, starting this day).<br>
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March 13: "Larry King Live"<br>
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CNN's suspender-wearing host is still throwing softballs nightly.<br>
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April 15: "Flashdance"<br>
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Out-of-left-field movie success about a gritty welder (Jennifer Beals) with dancing dreams creates a mania for ripped sweatshirts exposing one shoulder.<br>
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Aug. 5: "Risky Business"<br>
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Tom Cruise dances in his underwear, and a movie star is born.<br><br>
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( 'Flashdance' photo courtesy of Paramount. )


25th Anniversary (1983)

Feb. 28: "M*A*S*H" finale

"Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" is still the most-watched episode in TV history, with an estimated 106 million viewers tuning in.

March 5: Michael Jackson

"Thriller" may have been released the previous year, but in `83 the album landed seven songs in the top 10 (including "Billie Jean," which topped the charts for seven weeks, starting this day).

March 13: "Larry King Live"

CNN's suspender-wearing host is still throwing softballs nightly.

April 15: "Flashdance"

Out-of-left-field movie success about a gritty welder (Jennifer Beals) with dancing dreams creates a mania for ripped sweatshirts exposing one shoulder.

Aug. 5: "Risky Business"

Tom Cruise dances in his underwear, and a movie star is born.

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