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1984 – A blast from the past
A look at some memorable events of the year:

Arnold Schwarzenegger said his most famous line “I’ll be back” in The Terminator.

Clara Peller asked, “Where’s the Beef?”

Tom Selleck and a red Ferrari starred in Magnum P.I.

Tina Turner won a Grammy for “What’s love got to do with it“.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic began scheduled service between Gatwick and Newark using a leased Boing 747-200.

AT&T was broken up into seven regional holding companies referred to as the “baby bells”.

Walter Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro, the first-ever female Vice Presidential candidate, to be his running mate.

Clint Eastwood put a hand print and the words, “You made my day,” in cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Apple Computer introduced the first Macintosh.

The movie Ghostbusters was the number one film for 5 consecutive weeks, grossing $229.2 million at the box office, making it the second highest-grossing film of 1984, behind Beverly Hills Cop.

The 1984 Summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles. The USSR boycotted the games and John Williams composed the theme for the event. “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” won him a Grammy.

Michael Jackson made his hit music video, Thriller, the same year he filmed the Pepsi commercial where his hair caught fire.

The Soviets were in their 5th year in Afghanistan. After 9 years, the Soviets could not defeat the third world guerillas. It’s become known as Russia’s Viet Nam.

Ronald Reagan was reelected President of the United States.

Enjoy Tina singing What’s Love Got to Do With It: