Jan 21 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz

Jan 26 “The Dukes of Hazzard” premieres on US TV network CBS

Feb 1 English international forward Trevor Francis becomes Britain’s first £1 million soccer player when he transfers from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest

Feb 10 “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

Mar 25 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–2 win over American teenager Tracey Austin in NYC

Mar 25 PGA Tournament Players Championship, Sawgrass CC: Lanny Wadkins wins in windy conditions, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Watson

Apr 9 51st Academy Awards: “The Deer Hunter”, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Apr 16 83rd Boston Marathon: American double; Bill Rodgers wins 2nd straight event and 3rd overall title in 2:09:27; Joan Benoit women’s champion in 2:35:15

May 5 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4

May 16 FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel

May 21 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: 4 consecutive titles for Montreal Canadiens; beat NY Rangers, 4-1 for a 4 games to 1 series win

May 22 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada

May 27 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h)

May 30 23rd European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Malmo FF 1-0 at Munich

Jun 23 Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America” becomes No. 1 album in the US featuring “Take the Long Way Home”