Memory Lane: "1984"
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Memory Lane series continues with the 80's!!!
This is a series of completely useless, but fun trivia!!!
Now, get out there and play!! :
Ahh.. 1984! Graduation! "Welcome to the REAL world".. lol.. I loved the 80's! Wish I knew then what I know now...
"Where's the Beef?"
- Clara Peller, Wendy's commercial
"I'll be back."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, in 'The Terminator'
On December 3rd, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate. 20,000 people were killed and an additional 120,000 suffered ailments from this disaster later.
Singer Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984)was shot and killed by his father on the day before his 45th birthday.
Michael Dell started selling Dell Computers, targeting small businesses and households instead of the high-end consumers like his competitors (IBM, Apple, Compaq).
Molecular biologist Alec Jeffreys develops DNA testing.
The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams Beer, was founded.
Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America loses her crown, because of some 'artsy' nude photos taken several years earlier, were published in Penthouse magazine...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in comic books. In 1987, the first TMNT cartoons appeared.
American Kim Coberly Hula-Hooped for 72 hours in October 2004.
Lowest PGA score of 63 was played by Gary Player
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1984: $368,000
The Habit: Playing Trivial Pursuit, listening to sex therapist and expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer (born June 4, 1928), watching Robin Leach's Life Styles of the Rich and Famous.
1984's Most Popular Christmas gifts:
Cabbage Patch Kids (again), Trivial Pursuit (specialty editions), Transformers
The Big Movies:
1. Beverly Hills Cop
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
5. The Karate Kid
6. Police Academy
8. Romancing The Stone
9. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
1984 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Dynasty (ABC)
2. Dallas (CBS)
3. The Cosby Show (NBC)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Family Ties (NBC)
6. The A-Team (NBC)
7. Simon & Simon (CBS)
8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
9. Knots Landing (CBS)
10. Falcon Crest (CBS)
Number One Songs
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney featuring Michael Jackson
Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Jump - Van Halen
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins
Hello - Lionel Richie
Let's Hear It For the Boy - Deniece Williams
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
The Reflex - Duran Duran
When Doves Cry - Prince
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.
What's Love Got to Do With It - Tina Turner
Missing You - John Waite
Let's Go Crazy - Prince & The Revolution
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run) - Billy Ocean
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Out of Touch - Hall & Oates
Like a Virgin - Madonna
Last Updated: on 3/18/2015 11:05:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:05 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum