Radio Hits of 1984





1984 Sports


*World Series Champions: Detroit Tigers
*Superbowl Champions: Los Angeles Raiders
*NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
*Stanley Cup Champs: Edmonton Oilers
*U.S. Open Golf: Fuzzy Zoeller
*U.S. Tennis: John McEnroe/Martina Navratilova
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): John McEnroe/Martina Naratilova
*NCAA Football Champions: BYU
*NCAA Basketball: Georgetown
*Kentucky Derby: Swale

Fashion Icons:


Catherine Bach, Christie Brinkley.

Other Facts (1984)

*Singer Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984)was shot and killed by his father on the day before his 45th birthday.
*The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams Beer, was founded.
*A Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate killed 2,000 people and an additional 150,000 suffered ailments later.
*The Cosby Show debuts on NBC. The sitcom is widely considered the most popular show of the 1980s.
*Michael Dell started selling Dell Computers, targeting small businesses and households instead of the high-end consumers like his competitors (IBM, Apple, Compaq).
*Soviet Union withdraws from summer Olympic games in the United State, and other bloc nations follow.
*Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh bodyguards and 1,000 people were killed in anti-Sikh riots.
*Molecular biologist Alec Jeffreys develops DNA testing.
*"Where's the Beef?" - Clara Peller, Wendy's commercial.
*The Supreme Court rules that taping television shows at home on VCRs does not violate copyright law.
*"I'll be back." - Arnold Schwarzenegger, in 'The Terminator'.
*Apple introduces the user-friendly Macintosh personal computer.
*( Subway Vigilante ), Bernhard Goetz shoots four black youths on a Manhattan subway.
*Prince and The Revolution and released the album "Purple Rain".
*Joe W. Kittinger makes the first solo transatlantic balloon flight in the helium-filled Rosie O'Grady's Balloon of Peace. He travels 3,535 miles from Caribou, Maine to Savona, Italy.
*Vanessa Williams the first African-American to win the Miss America title was forced to give up her crown ten months later when nude photos of her were sold to Penthouse.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Peter Ueberroth
*Miss America: Vanessa Williams (9/17/83-7/23/84) (Millwood, NJ), Suzette Charles (7/23/84-9/15/84) (Mays Landing, NJ)
*Miss USA: Mai Shanley (New Mexico)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Cabbage Patch Kids, Trivial Pursuit (specialty editions), Transformers.
What Was On TV:
Dynasty (ABC), Dallas (CBS), The Cosby Show (NBC), 60 Minutes (CBS), Family Ties (NBC), The A-Team (NBC), Simon & Simon (CBS), Murder, She Wrote (CBS), Knots Landing (CBS), Falcon Crest (CBS).






 







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The Cosby Show is an American television comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an affluent African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s.




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