Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.
1983: "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," the finale of the TV series "M*A*S*H," becomes the most watched television program in history to that time, with 125 million people tuning in. The episode surpassed the single-episode ratings record that had been set by the "Dallas" episode that resolved the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliffhanger and would reign until 2010, when it was passed in total viewership by Super Bowl XLIV.
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