Major Events of 1984
Indira Gandhi murdered
UK and China agree on Hong Kong
Poison gas escapes from Union Carbide factories
300 people die when Indian Army attacks the Sikh Temple
Moderates win elections in El Salvador
AIDS breaks out
Olympic-Los Angeles

NBA: Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-3
NCAA Football: Brigham Young University Record: 13-0-0
Heisman Trophy: Doug Flutie, boston college, QB points: 2,240
Stanley Cup: Edmunton Oilers vs. New York Islanders Series: 4-1
Super Bowl XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins Score: 38-9
US Open Golf: Fuzzy Zoller Score: 276* Course: Winged Foot GC Location: Mamaroneck, NY (* Playoff with Greg Norman)
World Series: Detroit Tigers vs. San Diego Padres Series: 4-1

Hit Songs of 1984
1. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" ... Yes
2. "Karma Chamelon" ... Culture Club
3. "Jump" ... Van Halen
4. "Footloose" ... Kenny Loggins
5. "Against All Odds" ... Phil Collins
6. "Hello" ... Lionel Richie
7. " Let's Hear It For the Boy" ... Deniece Williams
8. "Time After Time" ... Cindy Lauper
9. "The Reflex" ... Duran Duran
10. "When Doves Cry" ... Prince

Top Ten Movies
1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. Footloose
3. Ghostbusters
4. Gremlins
5. Greystoke
6. The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
7. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
8. The Karate Kid
9. The Natural
10. Police Academy

Most Popular Books
1. "The Talisman" by Stephen King
2. "The Aquitaine Progression" by Robert Ludlum
3. "The Sicilian" by Mario Puzo
4. "Love and War" by John Jakes
5. "The Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss

1. "Iacocca: An Autobiography" by Lee Iacocca
2. "Loving Each Other" by Leo Buscaglia
3. "Eat to Win" by Robert Haas, M. D.
4. "Pieces of My Mind" by Andrew Rooney
5. "Weight Watchers' Fast and Fabulous Cookbook"

Most Popular Television 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)

Academy Awards
Best Picture: "Amadeus"
Best Director:Milos Forman ... "Amadeus"
Best Actor:F. Murray Abraham ... "Amadeus"
Best Actress:Sally Field ... "Places in the Heart"

Grammy Awards
Record of the Year: "What's Love Got To Do With It?" ... Tina Turner
Song of the Year: "What's Love Got To Do With It?" ...Graham Lyle, Terry Britten
Best Album: "Can't Slow Down" ... Lionel Richie
Male Vocalist: Phil Collins ... "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" Female Vocalist:Tina Turner ... "What's Love Got To Do With It?"

Nobel Prizes

MERRIFIELD, ROBERT BRUCE, U.S.A., Rockefeller University, New York, NY, b.1921:

"for his development of methodology for chemical synthesis on a solid

EIFERT, JAROSLAV, Czechoslovakia, b. 1901, d. 1986:

"for his poetry which endowed with freshness, sensuality and rich
inventiveness provides a liberating image of the indomitable spirit and
versatility of man"

TUTU, DESMOND MPILO, South Africa, b. 1931: Bishop of Johannesburg, former Secretary General South African Council of Churches (S.A.C.C.). for his work against apartheid.
Physiology or Medicine

The prize was awarded jointly to:

JERNE, NIELS K., Denmark, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel,
Switzerland, b. 1911, d. 1994;

KOHLER, GEORGES J.F., Federal Republic of Germany, Basel Institute for
Immunology, Basel, Switzerland, b. 1946, d. 1995; and

MILSTEIN, CESAR, Great Britain and Argentina, MRC Laboratory of Molecular
Biology, Cambridge, b. 1927 (in Bahia Blanca, Argentina):

"for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the
immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of
monoclonal antibodies"

The prize was awarded jointly to:

RUBBIA, CARLO, Italy, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, b. 1934; and

VAN DER MEER, SIMON, the Netherlands, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, b. 1925:

"for their decisive contributions to the large project, which led to the
discovery of the field particles W and Z, communicators of weak interaction"
Pulitzer Prizes
Drama:David Mamet ... "Glengarry Glen Ross"
Fiction:William Kennedy ... "Ironweed"
International Reporting: Thomas L. Friedman ... "New York Times" & Loren Jenkins ... "Washington Post"
National Reporting: Staff ... John Noble Wilford ... "New York Times"
Public Service:"Los Angeles Times"

Tony Awards
Best Play: "The Real Thing" ... Tom Stoppard
Best Musical: "La Cage aux Folles"
"Best Actor in a play:
Jeremy Irons ... "The Real Thing"
Best Actress in a play:Glenn Close ... "The Real Thing"
Best Actor in a musical: George Hearn ... "La Cage Aux Folles"
Best Actress in a musical:Chita Rivera ... "The Rink"

Cosby Show premieres.

Gandhi is assassinated.

Geraldine Ferraro is first woman Vice President running mate.

Regan re-elected in landslide election.

Stonewashed jeans are introduced.

The first megabit chip is produced at Bell Labs.

The Soviets boycott the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Mary Lou Retton wins two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

January 28, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial.

Run DMC are the first rap group to have a certified gold album.

Bob Geldof, founder of "Band Aid", releases "Do They Know It's Christmas" with all proceeds going to relief effort in Ethiopia.

Vanessa Williams becomes first black Miss America. A title that is taken away after nude photos of her surface in Penthouse.

Apple computer releases the Macintosh personal computer.

Tipper Gore forms the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center).

The First Video Music Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall September 18th.

Fashionable foods: iced cappuccinos, wine spritzer, sushi, bagel dogs, and Tofutti.

Break dancing was a huge fan - inspiring the film Breakin'.

L'Oreal introduces "Free Hold Styling" mousse to the world. The mousse industry does 100 million dollars in business.

"Where's The Beef!?" takes the country by storm.

Guess? Jeans send young girls into a spending frenzy making a question mark on the back pocket of your jeans a necessary fashion statement.

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