Do you know what huge electronic technology came out in 1984? Any writers you know from that year? This year was a great year and here’s why.
What Life Was Like in 1984
The Cosby Show
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Murder, She Wrote
Who’s The Boss?
For the Kids:
Thomas and Friends
Beverly Hills Cops
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Karate Kid
Sixteen Candles (This was also the first movie released by teen movie director John Hughes.)
Conan the Destroyer
The Muppets Take Manhattan
People Born in 1984:
Emily Rokke (Yes, me! And what’s more fun than that? My birthday’s on Halloween.)
The population in the US was over 235 million in 1984 and the world population was 4.7 million.
January 24th, 1984, marks the release of Macintosh’s first personal computer by Apple.
US researchers announce their discovery of AIDS.
The Chicago White Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers (7-6) in the longest game in Major League Baseball history. The game lasted a staggering 25 innings, for a total of eight hours and six minutes.
Smoking Crack Cocaine started in LA and soon spread throughout the US. This is known as the crack epidemic.
A loaf of bread ($.93,) a pound of bacon ($1.55,) and a dozen eggs ($.58) fed your family breakfast for $4.06 in 1984.
DNA testing was developed by Alec Jeffreys.
The Boston Beer Company was founded in this year.
Can you believe how long that baseball game lasted? It may have been quicker with a restricted time clock like they have now. But most importantly, don’t forget to be thankful to 1984 for me, your very own fun fact loving, reminiscing, nostalgic 80s writer. Thanks 1984!