|<< - 1983|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl XVIII Champions:
Los Angeles Raiders
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
John McEnroe/Martina Navratilova
John McEnroe/Martina Navratilova
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Loni Anderson, Catherine Bach, Kim Basinger, Jacqueline Bisset, Linda Blair, Lisa Bonet, Christie Brinkley, Phoebe Cates, Joan Collins, Lydia Cornell, Sybil Danning, Bo Derek, Farrah Fawcett, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Ireland, Grace Jones, Nastassja Kinski, Jessica Lange, Heather Langenkamp, Kelly LeBrock, Heather Locklear, Madonna, Kelli Maroney, Dolly Parton, Paulina Porizkova, Victoria Principal, Helen Slater, Suzanne Somers, Brinke Stevens, Catherine Mary Stewart, Heather Thomas
"Where's the Beef?"
- Clara Peller, Wendy's commercial
"I'll be back."
"I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue
of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes,
my opponent's youth and inexperience."
"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've
signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing
in five minutes."
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Vanessa Williams (9/17/83-7/23/84) (Millwood, NJ)
Suzette Charles (7/23/84-9/15/84) (Mays Landing, NJ)
Mai Shanley (New Mexico)
On December 3rd, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate. 20,000 people were killed and an additional 120,000 suffered ailments from this disaster later.
Singer Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984)was shot and killed by his father on the day before his 45th birthday.
|1984 Pop Culture News:
During the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, McDonald's "If the U.S. wins, you win!" campaign for free food when USA wins a medal, caused them large financial issues because team USA won more medals than expected, due to many Soviet countries boycotting the Olympics.
Michael Dell started selling Dell Computers, targeting small businesses and households instead of the high-end consumers like his competitors (IBM, Apple, Compaq).
A young boy named Andy Smith wrote a letter to Ronald Reagan asking for federal funds to clean his bedroom after his mother called it a "disaster area."
Molecular biologist Alec Jeffreys develops DNA testing.
The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams Beer, was founded.
Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America loses her crown, because of some 'artsy' nude photos taken several years earlier, were published in Penthouse magazine... It was also the first time a male (George Burns) appeared on the cover. Since an underage Traci Lords was the centerfold, noone is actually allowed to own this particular issue either. Vanessa went on to become one of the most successful Miss Americas ever.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in comic books. In 1987, the first TMNT cartoons appeared.
American Kim Coberly Hula-Hooped for 72 hours in October 2004.
Lowest PGA score of 63 was played by Gary Player
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1984: $368,000
Playing Trivial Pursuit, listening to sex therapist and expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer (born June 4, 1928), watching Robin Leach's Life Styles of the Rich and Famous.
|1st appearances & 1984's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Cabbage Patch Kids (again), Trivial Pursuit (specialty editions), Transformers
"Do They Know It's Christmas" was released. Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, it was produced by Trevor Horn, to help people in Ethiopia. The band was named "Band Aid" and recodred the song and raw video footage within a day. The band included:
Adam Clayton (U2)
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Beverly Hills Cop
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
5. The Karate Kid
6. Police Academy
8. Romancing The Stone
9. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
|1984 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Dynasty (ABC)
2. Dallas (CBS)
3. The Cosby Show (NBC)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Family Ties (NBC)
6. The A-Team (NBC)
7. Simon & Simon (CBS)
8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
9. Knots Landing (CBS)
10. Falcon Crest (CBS)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1984 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1984:
|Popular Music in 1984 - # 1 Hits of 1984|