1984 was the year we first wore stone washed jeans. Mary Lou Retton scored a perfect "10" in gymnastics at the Olympics. George Orwell's "1984" was re-released in hardback and topped the best seller list for most of the year. Barbara Mandrell was involved in a near fatal car accident. On television we first watched Miami Vice and were introduced to the Huxtables on The Cosby Show. At the movies we saw the first "PG-13" rating. The Supreme Court ruled that home video taping did not violate copyright laws. We said goodbye to Marvin Gaye and Ethel Merman. Band Aid released the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" to raise money for African famine relief. The Who and The Go Go's called it quits while Michael Jackson and his brothers teamed up for the Victory tour. A then unknown Courtney Cox was seen in Bruce Springsteen's video for "Dancing In the Dark". On January 10, we first heard Clara Peller ask "Where's the beef?" At the Grammy's, Best Vocal Performance-Female went to Tina Turner for her first #1 hit "What's Love Got To Do With It", Best Vocal Performance-Male went to Phil Collins for "Against All Odds", Best New Artist was awarded to Cyndi Lauper and Weird Al Yankovic won Best Comedy Performance for "Eat It".
|*Like A Virgin-Madonna||*You Look So Good In Love-George Strait|
|*Jump-Van Halen||*Slow Burn-T.G. Sheppard|
|*When The Doves Cry-Prince||*When We Make Love-Alabama|
|*Karma Chameleon-Culture Club||*Woke Up In Love-Exile|
|*Footloose-Kenny Loggins||*Going Going Gone-Lee Greenwood|
|*Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)-Phil Collins||*Somebody's Needin' Somebody-Conway Twitty|
|*Ghostbusters-Ray Parker, Jr.||*In My Eyes-John Conlee|
|*What's Love Got To Do With It-Tina Turner||*The Sound Of Goodbye-Crystal Gayle|
|*I Just Called To Say I Love You-Stevie Wonder||*Elizabeth-Statler Brothers|
|*Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go-Wham!||*I Got Mexico-Eddie Raven|
|*Out Of Touch-Hall & Oates||*Show Her-Ronnie Milsap|
|*Let's Go Crazy-Prince & the Revolution||*When We Make Love-Alabama|
|*The Reflex-Duran Duran||*Thank God For The Radio-Kendalls|
|*Time After Time-Cyndi Lauper||*Right Or Wrong-George Strait|
|*Let's Hear It For The Boy-Denise Williams||*I Don't Wanna Be A Memory-Exile|
Order Billboard Top Hits 1984
|*Murder, She Wrote||*Dallas|
|*The Cosby Show||*Knots Landing|
|*Simon & Simon||*The "A" Team|
|*Family Ties||*Falcon Crest|
*Missing In Action
*Amadeus, Best Actor-F. Murray Abraham; Best Picture
*Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom
*The Karate Kid
*The Muppets Take Manhattan
*Places In The Heart, Best Actress-Sally Field
*The Soviets boycotted the Summer Olympics in Los
*The average price of a new single-family home rose to over $100,000.
*Walter Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro as his vice-presidential nominee, the first woman to be named to a major party ticket.
*President Reagan was re-elected after carrying 49 of the 50 states.
*The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
*The Winter Olympics were hosted in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, marking the first time they were hosted by a Communist country.
*The Detroit Tigers beat the San Diego Padres 4 games to
*The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3.
*The Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Islanders 4 games to 1.
*The 1984-85 football season ended with the San Francisco 49ers over the Miami Dolphins 38-16.
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