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Old 31 May 2005, 01:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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in 1984:

Oscar winner: Amadeus

Most popular TV show: Dynasty

TV Notables: Cosby Show premieres.

Top of the Pops: What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner

Music Notables: Band Aid, Boy George makes the pop scene, Run DMC are the first rap group to have a certified gold album.

Other: Macintosh computer debuts, "Where's the Beef" Wendy's commercials debut, stonewashed jeans are introduced, Mary Lou Retton wins two gold, two silver and two bronze medals, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial
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Old 31 May 2005, 01:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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in 1984:

Oscar winner: Amadeus

Most popular TV show: Dynasty

TV Notables: Cosby Show premieres.

Top of the Pops: What's Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner

Music Notables: Band Aid, Boy George makes the pop scene, Run DMC are the first rap group to have a certified gold album.

Other: Macintosh computer debuts, "Where's the Beef" Wendy's commercials debut, stonewashed jeans are introduced, Mary Lou Retton wins two gold, two silver and two bronze medals, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial
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1980:
The US Boycotted the Summer Olympics in USSR
We were all waiting to see who shot JR
John Lennon got assassinated
The Reagan Era Began
CNN is launched
Richard Pryor got set on fire
Bill Gates sold MS-DOS to IBM
One of the greatest sporting events in American History Occurred at the Winter Olympics
The US beat Russia in Ice Hockey "Do You Believe in Miracles?"

On My Birth Date
Ronald Reagan accepted the Republican Nomination for President, and delivered a speech
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Where the hell did you get all that from?
went to google, and typed 1984 history, and tried several sites to find it.
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My birthday in paticular

September 21 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney and Lacey and Michael J Fox win
September 21 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs New York Jets (51-45)
September 21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
September 21 New York Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
September 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
September 21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitches 1-hitter in his major league debut

Notable events of the year
February 9 Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
February 16 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
April 28 Chernobyl, U.S.S.R. site of world's worst nuclear power plant disaster
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http://www.infoplease.com/year/1989.html

Hmm, Berlin Wall, Tanker explosion? I was born in a pretty eventful year.
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1982
British overcome Argentina in Falklands war (April 2–June 15). Israel invades Lebanon in attack on P.L.O. (June 4). John W. Hinckley, Jr., found not guilty because of insanity in shooting of President Reagan (June 21). Alexander M. Haig, Jr., resigns as secretary of state (June 25). Equal Rights Amendment fails ratification (June 30). Princess Grace, 52, dies of injuries when car plunges off mountain road; daughter Stephanie, 17, suffers serious injuries (Sept. 14). Lebanese Christian Phalangists kill hundreds of people in two Palestinian refugee camps in West Beirut (Sept. 15). Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet leader, dies at 75 (Nov. 10). Yuri V. Andropov, 68, chosen as successor (Nov. 15). Permanent artificial heart implanted in human for first time in Dr. Barney B. Clark, 61, at University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City (Dec. 2).
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1983

Pope John Paul II signs new Roman Catholic code incorporating changes brought about by Second Vatican Council (Jan. 25).


Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., 50, political rival of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in Manila (Aug. 21).


South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner bound for Seoul apparently strays into Soviet airspace and is shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter after it had tracked the airliner for two hours; all 269 aboard are killed. (Aug. 30).


Terrorist explosion kills 237 US Marines in Beirut (Oct. 23).


US invades Grenada (Oct. 25).
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US-Iran agreement frees 52 hostages held in Teheran since 1979 (Jan. 20); hostages welcomed back in US (Jan. 25). Background: Iran Hostage Crisis


Pope John Paul II wounded by gunman (May 14).


Israel annexes the disputed Golan Heights territory (Dec. 14).


Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated by Islamic extremists during a military parade in Cairo (Oct. 6).


President Hilla Limann is overthrown in Ghana as Jerry J. Rawlings seizes power

Ronald Reagan takes oath as 40th President (Jan. 20).


President Reagan wounded by gunman, with press secretary and two law-enforcement officers (March 30).


US Supreme Court rules, 4–4, that former President Nixon and three top aides may be required to pay damages for wiretap of home telephone of former national security aide (June 22).


Reagan nominates Judge Sandra Day O'Connor, 51, of Arizona, as first woman on US Supreme Court (July 7).


Air controllers strike, disrupting flights (Aug. 3); government dismisses strikers (Aug. 11).
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Year: 1976

US

US Supreme Court rules that blacks and other minorities are entitled to retroactive job seniority (March 24).

Ford signs Federal Election Campaign Act (May 11).

US Supreme Court rules that death penalty is not inherently cruel or unusual and is a constitutionally acceptable form of punishment (July 3).

Nation celebrates Bicentennial (July 4).

Mysterious disease strikes American Legion convention in Philadelphia, eventually claiming 29 lives (Aug. 4).

Jimmy Carter elected US President (Nov. 2).

World

Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot becomes prime minister (and virtual dictator) of Cambodia after Prince Sihanouk steps down (April 2).

Israeli airborne commandos attack Uganda's Entebbe Airport and free 103 hostages held by pro-Palestinian hijackers of Air France plane; one Israeli and several Ugandan soldiers killed in raid (July 4).

19-month civil war ends in Lebanon after threatening to escalate to global level (Nov.).

Sports

Super Bowl
Pittsburgh d. Dallas (21-17)

World Series
Cincinnati d. NY Yankees (4-0)

NBA Championship
Boston d. Phoenix (4-2)

Stanley Cup
Montreal d. Philadelphia (4-0)

Wimbledon
Women: Chris Evert d. E. Cawley (6-3 4-6 8-6)
Men: Bjorn Borg d. I. Nastase (6-4 6-2 9-7)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Bold Forbes

NCAA Basketball Championship
Indiana d. Michigan (86-68)

NCAA Football Champions
Pittsburgh (12-0-0)

Entertainment

The Steadicam is used for the first time in Rocky.

Philip Glass completes Einstein on the Beach, the first widely known example of minimalist composition.

NBC broadcasts Gone with the Wind and scores record-breaking ratings.

Science

Air France and British Airways begin the first regularly scheduled commercial supersonic transport (SST) flights. Background: Famous Firsts in Aviation

Viking I lands on Mars. Background: US Unstaffed Planetary and Lunar Programs

The US Navy tests the Tomahawk cruise missile.

Richard Leakey discovers a 1.5 million year old Homo erectus skull in Kenya. Background: human evolution

Cosmic string theory first postulated by Thomas Kibble. Background: Astronomy

Deaths

Agatha Christie

Andre Malraux
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World Events

* William Buckley, American hostage in Lebanon, reported slain (Jan. 20).

* Iraqi missiles kill 37 in attack on US frigate Stark in Persian Gulf (May 17); Iraqi president Hussein apologizes (May 18).

* Prime Minister Thatcher wins rare third term in Britain (June 11).

* Klaus Barbie, 73, Gestapo wartime chief in Lyon, sentenced to life by French court for war crimes (July 4).

Sports

Super Bowl
NY Giants d. Denver (39-20)

World Series
Minnesota d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-3)

NBA Championship
LA Lakers d. Boston (4-2)

Stanley Cup
Edmonton d. Philadelphia (4-3)

Wimbledon
Women: Martina Navratilova d. S. Graf (7-5 6-3)
Men: Pat Cash d. I. Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Alysheba

NCAA Basketball Championship
Indiana d. Syracuse (74-73)

NCAA Football Champions
Miami-FL (12-0-0)

Entertainment

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: A Summons to Memphis, Peter Taylor
Music: The Flight Into Egypt, John Harbison
Drama: Fences, August Wilson

Oscars awarded in 1987
Academy Award, Best Picture: Platoon, Arnold Kopelson, producer (Orion)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Joseph Brodsky (US)

1987 Emmy Awards

1987 Tony Awards

Grammys awarded in 1987
Record of the Year: "Higher Love," Steve Winwood
Album of the Year: Graceland, Paul Simon (Warner Bros.)
Song of the Year: "That's What Friends Are For," Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, songwriters

Miss America: Kellye Cash (TN)

Events

* Though African, Latin American and other genres of international music have been around for centuries, a group of small, London-based labels coin the term "world music," which helps record sellers find rack space for the eclectic music.

* thirtysomething debuts on ABC and departs from typical dramas, featuring analytical, self-absorbed baby-boomer characters.

Movies

* Moonstruck, Wall Street, The Last Emperor, Fatal Attraction

Books

* Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger

* Toni Morrison, Beloved

Science


* Prozac released for use in US by Eli Lilly & Company. Background: Health & Nutrition

* AZT wins FDA approval for use in the treatment of AIDS.

* An international treaty signed in Montreal calls for a 50% reduction in the use of CFCs by the year 2000 (Sept. 16). Background: environmentalism

* Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand make the first transatlantic hot-air balloon flight. 2,790 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine, to Ireland Virgin Atlantic Flyer (July 2–4). Background: Famous Firsts in Aviation

Deaths

* William Casey (CIA)

* Andy Warhol

* Rudolf Hess

* John Huston

* James Baldwin
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In the year 1972

-January 5 - President of the United States Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.

-On March 2 the United States launches Pioneer 10, the first space probe to study Jupiter.

-Odyssey, the first home video game, developed by Ralph Baer [b. Germany, 1922] is introduced by Magnavox. Nolan Bushnell founds Atari and, with employee Al Acorn, invents Pong, a video game with a liquid crystal screen that is an immediate success, grossing $11,000,000 in 1973.

-The World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City, is completed in January. The two towers are 417 m (1368 ft) and 415 m (1362 ft) high, surpassing the Empire State Building, also of Manhattan, in height.

-Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model-T (15 million).

-June 23 - Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

-August 11-12 – Last US ground troops withdrawn from Vietnam

-December 7 - Apollo 17 launched

-1972 in film
The Godfather
Cabaret
Deliverance

-1972 in television
January 14 - Sanford & Son premieres on NBC.
M*A*S*H premieres
September 4 - The Price Is Right premieres on CBS (1972-present).

-World Series: Oakland Athletics win their 6th World Championship by defeating the Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 3.

-NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship:
UCLA wins 81-76 over Florida St.
NBA Finals:
Los Angeles Lakers won 4 games to 1 over the New York Knicks

-Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys won 24-3 over the Miami Dolphins

-Stanley Cup - Boston Bruins win 4 games to 2 over the New York Rangers
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1990

World Events

General Manuel Noriega surrenders in Panama (Jan. 3).


Yugoslav Communists end 45-year monopoly of power (Jan. 22).


Communist Party relinquish sole power in Soviet government (Feb. 7). Background: Dissolution of the USSR


South Africa frees Nelson Mandela, imprisoned 27½ years (Feb. 11).


US-Soviet summit reaches accord on armaments (June 1).


Western Alliance ends Cold War and proposes joint action with Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (July 6).


Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, setting off the Persian Gulf War (Aug. 2 et seq.). Background: The Persian Gulf War


East and West Germany reunited (Aug. 31 et seq.).


Margaret Thatcher resigns as British Prime Minister (Nov. 22); John Major succeeds her (Nov. 28).


Lech Walesa wins Poland's runoff Presidential election (Dec. 9).


U.S. Events

US Supreme Court upsets law banning flag burning (June 11).


US Appeals Court overturns Oliver North's Iran-Contra conviction (July 20).


Republicans set back in midterm elections (Nov. 8).


Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars): $5,743.80 billion
Federal spending: $1252.52 billion
Federal debt: $3206.6 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $29,943
Consumer Price Index: 130.7
Unemployment: 5.6%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25


Sports

Super Bowl
San Francisco d. Denver (55-10)

World Series
Cincinnati d. Oakland A's (4-0)

NBA Championship
Detroit d. Portland (4-1)

Stanley Cup
Edmonton d. Boston (4-1)

Wimbledon
Women: Martina Navratilova d. Z. Garrison (6-4 6-1)
Men: Stefan Edberg d. B. Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Unbridled

NCAA Basketball Championship
UNLV d. Duke (103-73)

NCAA Football Champions
Colorado (AP, FW, NFF) (11-1-1) & Georgia Tech (UPI) (11-0-1)

World Cup
W. Germany d. Argentina (1-0)


Entertainment

Events

The X rating is replaced by NC-17 (no children under 17).


Ninety-nine percent of U.S. households have at least one radio, with the average owning five.


The Simpsons debuts on Fox and becomes an instant hit.


Euro dance band Milli Vanilli admits to lip-synching hits such as "Girl You Know Its True," and has its Grammy award revoked.


Seinfeld debuts on NBC.


Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands.


Movies

Dances with Wolves, GoodFellas, Henry and June, Reversal of Fortune


Books

Robert Bly, Iron John


A.S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance


Alice Munro, Friend of My Youth


John Updike, Rabbit at Rest


Science

The Hubble Space Telescope is launched (Apr. 25).


President Bush signs the Clean Air Act, mandating a variety of pollution-reducing changes in the automobile and fuel industries. Background: Environment & Nature


The FDA approves use of the surgically-implanted contraceptive Norplant. Background: Birth & Contraception


Deaths

B.F. Skinner


Jim Henson


Greta Garbo


Sammy Davis, Jr.


Le Duc Tho


José Napoleón Duarte


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1981

MTV goes on the air running around the clock music videos, debuting with "Video Killed the Radio Star."

Pacman-mania sweeps the country.

Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales.

The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born

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