January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars sequel, Return of the Jedi.
September - Keanu Reeves moves to college.
The THX Sound System is developed for use in movie theaters.
Top Grossing Films of the Year
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman
An Officer and a Gentleman
Rocky III, starring Sylvester Stallone
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
48 Hrs, starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
April 30 - Kirsten Dunst
March 5 - John Belushi, actor
March 6 - Ayn Rand, writer
Other Movies Released
Friday the 13th, Part 3
Halloween III: Season Of the Witch