Thursday, June 10, 2010

Back in the Day - 1984

I love all things retro, so I've decided to add a new feature called Back in the Day which will feature all kinds of "retro" goodness.

Today is going to focus on a great year, 1984. It may sound arbitrary, but I happen to like it since it was the year I was born and all that.

Major News/Sports Events

  • Indira Gandhi Murdered
  • The AIDS Virus Breaks Out
  • Los Angeles Summer Olympics - US 174 medals, W. Germany 59 medals
  • Super Bowl XVIII - LA Raiders def. Washington Redskins 38-9
  • World Series - Detroit Tigers def. San Diego Padres 4-1
Top Movies
  • Footloose
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gremlins
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Top Songs
  • Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
  • Hello by Lionel Ritchie
  • Jump by Van Halen
  • When Doves Cry by Prince
  • Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

Top Television Shows
  • Dynasty
  • 60 Minutes
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Knots Landing
  • The A-Team

Top Books
  • The Talisman by Stephen King (F)
  • The Sicilian by Mario Puzo (F)
  • The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum (F)
  • Iaccoca: An Autobiography by Lee Iaccoca (NF)
  • Pieces of My Mind by Andrew Rooney (NF)

  • Grammy Award Record of the Year: What's Love Got to do With It by Tina Turner
  • Academy Award Picture of the Year: Amadeus
  • Tony Award Best Play: The Real Thing
  • Pulitzer for Fiction: William Kennedy
  • Nobel Peace Prize: Desmond Tutu


Anonymous said...

I love this post! =D