*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
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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