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Big News Headlines in 1984

On a Challenger mission, Navy Capt. Bruce McCandless and Army Lt. Col. Robert Stewart become the first humans to fly free of a spacecraft.

Union Carbide insecticide plant in Bhopal, India seeps toxic gas killing over 2,000 and injuring 150,000.

Penthouse magazine publishes nude photographs of Miss America Vanessa Williams.

The Soviet Union boycotts the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

Capitalizing on a strong economic recovery, Republican President Ronald Reagan won a landslide victory over the Democractic candidate, former Vice-President Walter Mondale.

Bernie Goetz shoots four youths on the subway who he claims were trying to rob him.

Sports Champions of 1984

MLB - Detroit Tigers
NFL - Los Angeles Raiders
NBA - Boston Celtics
NHL - Edmonton Oilers

Grammy Award Winners in 1984

Record of the Year - "What's Love Got to Do With it?" by Tina Turner
Album of the Year - "Can't Slow Down" by Lionel Richie
Song of the Year - "What's Love Got to Do With it?" by G.Lyle & T.Britten

Movie Award Winners in 1984

Best Picture - Amadeus
Best Director - Milos Forman for “Amadeus”
Best Actress - Sally Field in “Places in the Heart”
Best Actor - F. Murray Abraham in “Amadeus”

Top Grossing Movies of 1984

#1 Ghostbusters
#2 Beverly Hills Cop
#3 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
#4 Gremlins
#5 The Karate Kid

#1 Hits of 1984 (USA Pop Charts)

Time after Time Cyndi Lauper
Against All Odds Phil Collins
Karma Chameleon Culture Club
The Reflex Duran Duran
Let's Hear it For the Boy Deniece Williams
Out of Touch Hall & Oates
Like a Virgin Madonna
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Hello Lionel Richie
When Doves Cry Prince
Let's Go Crazy Prince
Carribean Queen Billy Ocean
I Just Called to Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham!
What's Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner
Jump Van Halen
Missing You John Waite
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