'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.