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
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.