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What Happened In 1984

The News In 1984:
  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • On a Challenger mission, two astronauts became the first humans to fly free of a spacecraft
  • An Union Carbide insecticide plant in Bhopal, India seeped toxic gas killing over 2,000
  • The Soviet Union boycotted the Los Angeles Summer Olympics
  • "Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's aired for the first time
  • The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to use a computer mouse and GUI interface, was introduced by Apple
  • Ethiopian famine begun
  • Mandy Moore and Avril Lavigne were born
  • Detroit Tigers won the World Series
  • Los Angeles Raiders won Superbowl XVIII
  • Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup
  • Ghost Busters, Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, and The Karate Kid were top grossing films
  • "When Doves Cry" by Prince and the Revolution spent the most time at the top of US charts
  • Michael Jackson's hair catched fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial
  • The Cosby Show, Punky Brewster, and Who's the Boss? premiered 
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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.