On this date in 1983 the compact disc and compact disc player were introduced to the United States and the wider world. Prior to this, they had only been available in Japan. The first CD I ever owned was Jim Croce's Photographs and Memories. I bought the CD in London, on Picadilly Lane. I doubt CDs will be around very much longer....they'll soon join 8-tracks, Vinyl and cassette tapes on the dust heap of history.