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What happen in 1984


  • Bishop Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Los Angeles host the Olympic Games
  • Indian Prime Minister, Indira Ghandi is assassinated
  • The UK and China agree that  Hong Kong will revert to China in 1997
  • Brunei becomes an Independent Sultanate and the 159th U.N. member


  • Careless Whisper by Wham
  • Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  • Like a Virgin by Madonna
  • Original Sin by INXS


TV and at the MOVIES
  • Amadeus became a foolhardy, farting, genius
  • We all rang the Ghostbusters
  • Gremlins got into everything
  • The Killing Fields shook the world to the atrocities suffered in Cambodia
  • Police Academy started it's epic movie serial
  • Night Court had us watching Bull
  • Miami Vice got those groovy pastel suits emptying off the shelves 


People who died in 1984
  • Richard Burton (b.1925) British actor
  • Yuri Andropov (b.1914) General Secretary of the U.S.S.R
  • Marvin Gaye (b.1939) American Soul Singer
  • Johnny Weismuller (b.1904) actor, famous for his portrayal of 'Tarzan'
  • Count Basie (b.1904) American Jazz pianist and bandleader
  • Sam Peckinpah (b.1925) American film director
  • James Mason (b.1909) English actor
  • Irwin Shaw (b.1913) American screenwriter and novelist
  • Jackie Coogan (b.1914) American actor
  • Ethel Merman (b.1909) American popular singer


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