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A retro journey through the news and history of the 1980s

Moving on 1984...      Ray Kroc      Johnny Weissmuller      Ethel Merman      Jackie Coogan      William Powell      Sam Jaffe      Marvin Gaye      Ansel Adams      Count Basie      Jack Barry      Diana Dors      Andy Kaufman      Irwin Shaw      Alan Berg      Lillian Hellman      Big Mama Thornton      George Gallup      Ed Gein      James Mason      Richard Burton      Richard Deacon      Truman Capote      Ernest Tubb      Richard Basehart      Steve Goodman      Walter Pidgeon      François Truffaut      Oskar Werne      Indira Gandhi      Peter Lawford      Sam Peckinpah
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The Nation 1984

James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro California

 

Walter F. Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in San Francisco

 

Geraldine Ferraro, wins Democratic Vice Presidential nomination

 

Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America

Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984

Vanessa Williams, 1st black Miss America, resigns due to posing nude

 

Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools

 

During a radio voice test President Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

 

President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

 

President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)

 

Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on New York City subway train


Nobel prizes 1984


Physics – Carlo Rubbia, Simon van der Meer

Chemistry – Robert Bruce Merrifield

Medicine – Niels Kaj Jerne, Georges J.F. Köhler, César Milstein

Literature – Jaroslav Seifert

Peace – Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – Richard Stone


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time magazine 1984


"Peter Ueberroth has described himself as both shy and ruthless. His associates say he is demanding and self-demanding. behind his laid-back style is the toughness that made him so right for an Olympian task. But when the world cheered, his head spun and his eyes welled up.
Control. Ever since he was a boy, he has needed to be in control. Long before he appeared out of nowhere five years ago to organize and eventually dominate the 23rd Olympic Games, Peter Ueberroth was always in charge of his life. At 16, he left home voluntarily (even though his parents never really understood why) to live and work in a nearby orphanage. He liked the independence and affection he got there." Peter Ueberroth Time Man of the Year

 

The World 1984


Syria frees captured U.S. pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson

 

Reverend Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called New York City, "Hymietown"

 

Chinese troops invade Vietnam

 

IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 lost

 

3,000 lost in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India

 

Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated

 

Nicaragua holds 1st free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%

 

2,000 lost from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India


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