Monday, April 28, 2008

What was going on in the year I was born




In 1984 (the year you were born)



Ronald Reagan is president of the US



On a Challenger mission, two astronauts become the first humans to fly free of a spacecraft



An Union Carbide insecticide plant in Bhopal, India seeps toxic gas killing over 2,000



Penthouse magazine publishes nude photographs of Miss America Vanessa Williams



The Soviet Union boycotts the Los Angeles Summer Olympics



Richard Stallman starts developing GNU



"Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's airs for the first time



The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to use a computer mouse and GUI interface, is introduced by Apple



Ethiopian famine begins



Mandy Moore and Avril Lavigne are born



Detroit Tigers win the World Series



Los Angeles Raiders win Superbowl XVIII



Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup



Ghost Busters, Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, and The Karate Kid are top grossing films



"When Doves Cry" by Prince and the Revolution spends the most time at the top of US charts



Michael Jackson's hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial



The Cosby Show, Punky Brewster, and Who's the Boss? premiere

5 All My Friends Say!:

terri said...

Oh, Lord I am old! I was a high school junior when you were born!

Jamie said...

No your not old, your just had more life experiences than me.

Sharon said...

I have you both beat. I started my 3rd teaching job, the one I still hold, in 1984.

Jamie said...

Sharon ~ What grade do you teach?

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