Michael Jackson's Thriller!
Singer-songwriter David Blue died while jogging in New York.
Barney B. Clark became the first recipient of an artificial heart. The 61-year-old retired dentist from Seattle underwent a 7�-hour operation at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The operation was performed by a surgical team headed by Dr. William C. DeVries. Clark survived with the artificial heart for over 3 months. He died on March 23, 1983.
MTV first aired Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.
Dan Marino connected for four touchdown passes and set an NFL record for TD passes in a season (37 to that point; he finished the season with 48). Miami�s Dolphins lost the game, however, to the Los Angeles Raiders, 45-34.
The highest-rated Monday Night Football telecast was seen this night on ABC-TV. The Miami Dolphins beat the Chicago Bears, 38-24. The Miami win snapped the Bears� 12-game winning streak.
Jerry Lee Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome an addition to painkillers.
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