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1984


Jan
1
Release: Sixteen CandlesThe film Sixteen Candles is released (1984)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies

4
Night Court premieresThe TV series Night Court airs its first episode (1984)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1980s
Top 10 TV Womanizers

4
The character Elsie Tanner leaves "Coronation Street."Actress Patricia Phoenix leaves her role as Elsie Tanner on "Coronation Street" after 24 years.Top 10 Coronation Street Trivia

9
Release: Van Halen Album 1984 is releasedVan Halen Album 1984 is released (1984)Top 10 Van Halen Songs
Top 10 Happy-Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

13
Birthday of 3OH!3's Nathaniel Motte Birthday of Nathaniel Motte [3OH!3] (1984)Interview with 3OH!3 on the Band's Origins

14
Release: Somebody%u2019s Watching Me by RockwellSomebody%u2019s Watching Me by Rockwell (1984)Top 10 Halloween Songs

17
Birthday of Calvin Harris Birthday of Calvin Harris (1984)Interview With DJ Calvin Harris on MySpace

22
Apple releases iconic 1984 television commercial Apple releases iconic 1984 television commercial (1984)Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials of All Time
Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

24
The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale (1984)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

27
Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercial disasterPop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium (1984)Michael Jackson Biography - Life and Career (REDUX)
The Life and Career of Michael Jackson: The Later Years
The Life and Career of Michael Jackson: The Early Years

27
Release: Release of John Lennon and Yoko Ono album Milk and HoneyRelease of John Lennon and Yoko Ono album Milk and Honey (1984)Top 10 Posthumous Albums

Feb
11
Birthday of Aubrey O'Day of Danity KaneDanity Kane's Aubrey O'Day is bornTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

13
Release: Release of Hello by Lionel RichieRelease of Hello by Lionel Richie (1984)Top 10 Stalker Songs

17
Release: FootlooseThe film Footloose is released (1984)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies
Top 10 Dance Scenes in Dance Movies
Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

27
Release: Queen Album The Works is releasedQueen Album The Works is released (1984).Top 10 Queen Songs

Mar
2
Release: This Is Spinal TapThe film This Is Spinal Tap is released (1984)Top 10 Movie Mockumentaries
Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies
Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

9
Release: Children of the CornThe film Children of the Corn is released (1984)Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations
Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

10
Birthday of Olivia WildeBirthday of actress Olivia Wilde (1984)Olivia Wilde Bio: From The O.C. To Tron Legacy
Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

11
Release: Nausicaa of the Valley of the WindThe film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is released (1984)Top 10 Anime Movies

23
Release: Police Academy is releasedPolice Academy is released (1984)Top 10 Memorable School Speeches in Movies

27
Release: Run-D.M.C's self-titled debut is releasedRun-D.M.C's self-titled debut is releasedTop 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums

27
Release: Scorpions album, Love at First Sting, is releasedScorpions' ninth and most successful album, 'Love at First Sting,' is releasedTop 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s

30
Release: Romancing the StoneThe film Romancing the Stone is released (1984)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters

Apr
1
Death of Marvin GayeDeath of Marvin Gaye (1984)Marvin Gaye Biography: Life and Career of the Soul Singer
Top 10 Classic Duets
Top 10 Lovemaking Songs
Top 10 Male Vocalists

6
Release: Moscow on the HudsonRelease of Moscow on the Hudson (1984)Top 10 Robin Williams Performances

6
Release: The Neverending StoryThe film The Neverending Story is released (1984)Top 10 Saddest Animal Deaths in Movies
Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

24
Birthday of The All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter Birthday of Tyson Ritter [The All-American Rejects] (1984)The All-American Rejects On 'Kids in the Street,' '90210'
The All-American Rejects' Tyson and Nick Talk Influences

24
Release: Stop Making SenseThe film Stop Making Sense is released (1984)Top 10 Greatest Concert Films

27
Release: We%u2019re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister is releasedWe%u2019re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister is released (1984)Top 10 Hard Rock Anthems

May
4
Release: Sixteen CandlesThe film Sixteen Candles is released (1984)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s
Top 10 Racially Offensive Movie Characters
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Weddings

11
Release: The NaturalThe film The Natural is released (1984)Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

14
Birthday of Mark Zuckerberg Birthday of Mark Zuckerberg (1984)Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Profile

16
Death of Andy KaufmanDeath of Andy Kaufman (1984)Top 10 Dead People Rumored to be Alive

19
The TV series Fantasy Island airs its first episodeThe TV series Fantasy Island airs its first episode (1984)Top 10 Fictional Islands in Movies and TV

23
Release: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is releasedIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is released (1984).Top 10 Adult and Kid Friendships in Movies
Top 10 Movie Prequels
Top 10 Movie Scenes Where Villains Fall to Their Death
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

Jun
1
Release: Star Trek III: The Search for SpockThe film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is released (1984)Top 10 Movie Traps
Top 10 Movie Scenes Where Villains Fall to Their Death

4
Born in the U.S.A. is releasedBorn in the U.S.A. is released [Bruce Springsteen] (1984)The Life and Career of Bruce Springsteen
Top 10 Bruce Springsteen Songs
Top 10 Greatest Best-Selling Albums of All Time

6
Debut of Tetris.Debut of Tetris. This iconic and popular puzzle game is a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union.Top 10 Puzzle Video Games

8
Release: Ghostbusters is releasedThe film Ghostbusters is released (1984)Top 10 Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Ensemble Comedy Movie Casts
Top 10 Mad Scientists
Top 10 Movie Cars
Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults

8
Release: GremlinsThe film Gremlins is released (1984)Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons

22
Release: The Karate KidThe film The Karate Kid is released (1984)Top 10 Old Wise Men in Movies

22
Virgin Atlantic Airways launchesVirgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport (1984)Richard Branson on Deep-Sea Exploration
Richard Branson on How To Succeed in a Recession
Richard Branson on Green Technology
Richard Branson on Virgin's Branded Ventures
Richard Branson on the Origins of Virgin

27
Birthday of Khloe Kardashian Birthday of Khloe Kardashian (1984)Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian

29
Release: Bachelor PartyThe film Bachelor Party is released (1984)Top 10 Hilarious Movie Weddings

Jul
1
The Sony Walkman is first releasedThe Sony Walkman is first released (1984)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

9
Birthday of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard Birthday of Jacob Hoggard [Hedley] (1984)Hedley: The Lightning Round
Hedley Talks Reality TV
Interview With Hedley About Songwriting

13
Release: Dio album, The Last in Line, is releasedDio album, The Last in Line, is released (1984)Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems

18
The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre takes place.James Oliver Huberty kills 21 at the San Ysidro McDonald's massacre.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings in the U.S.

19
Release: SupergirlThe film Supergirl is released (1984)Top 10 Worst Spin-off Movies

20
Release: Revenge of the NerdsThe film Revenge of the Nerds is released (1984)Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés
Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults

23
Vanessa Williams resigns from Miss AmericaVanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine (1984)Top 10 Infamous Celebrity Sex Scandals
The History of the Miss America Pageant

26
Death of Ed GeinDeath of Ed Gein, an American serial killer (1984)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

Aug
5
Death of Richard BurtonDeath of Richard Burton (1984).Top 10 Actors Who Haven't Won an Oscar

Sep
4
Release: Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2 is releasedPride (In the Name of Love) by U2 is released (1984)Top 10 Rock Anthems

10
The TV series Jeopardy! airs its first episode with Alex Trebek as hostThe TV series Jeopardy! airs its first episode with Alex Trebek as host (1984)Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time

14
1984 MTV Video Music Awards aired1984 MTV Video Music Awards aired (1984).Top 10 Madonna Moments

15
Birthday of Prince HarryBirthday of Prince Harry (1984)Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World

15
Premiere of 'Jim Henson's Muppet Babies.'Premiere of 'Jim Henson's Muppet Babies.'Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s

17
Television debut of The Transformers.The premiere episode of The Transformers cartoon airs on television (1984)Top 10 Transformers: The Greatest Autobots
Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s
Top 10 Iconic Cartoon Characters of All Time
Top 10 Television Cartoon Villains
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Rivalries
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

17
Release: The TV series The Transformers airs its first episodeThe TV series The Transformers airs its first episode (1984)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s

18
The TV series Threes Company airs its last episodeThe TV series Threes Company airs its last episode (1984)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s
Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

19
Release: AmadeusAmadeus, a film about the rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri (1984)Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

20
Release: The TV series The Cosby Show airs its first episodeThe TV series The Cosby Show airs its first episode (1984)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 TV Families
Top 10 Married Sitcom Couples

24
The TV series Happy Days airs its last episodeThe TV series Happy Days airs its last episode (1984)Top 10 TV Weddings
Top 10 TV Womanizers
Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases
Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

27
Birthday of Avril Lavigne Birthday of Avril Lavigne (1984)Avril Lavigne Biography and Origins

28
Release: The TV series Miami Vice airs its first episodeThe TV series Miami Vice airs its first episode (1984)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars
Top 10 Ferraris from Movies and TV

30
The TV series Murder, She Wrote airs its first episodeThe TV series Murder, She Wrote airs its first episode (1984)Top 10 TV Detectives

Oct
2
Release: Serge Gainsbourg album Love on the Beat is releasedSerge Gainsbourg album Love on the Beat is released (1984).Another Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

3
Birthday of Ashlee SimpsonSinger and actress Ashlee Simpson is bornTop 10 Lip Sync Fails

11
Theatrical release of Nineteen Eighty-Four.Theatrical release of Nineteen Eighty-Four. This British dystopian film was based on George Orwell's novel of the same name and showcased a bleak future.Top 10 Wrong Movie Predictions About the Future

24
Release: The TerminatorThe film The Terminator is released (1984)Top 10 Career Defining Movies

25
Birthday of Katy PerrySinger Katy Perry is born (1984)Katy Perry Biography and Origins
Get the Katy Perry Look: Makeup Tutorial
Top 10 Sexiest Female Singers: Modern Edition
Top 10 Outrageous Female Music Fashion Icons

26
Release: The TerminatorThe film The Terminator is released (1984)Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Movie Catchphrases
Top 10 Movie Badasses

29
Release: The Boys of Summer by Don Henley is releasedThe Boys of Summer by Don Henley is released (1984)Top 10 Classic Summer Songs

30
Release: Born in the U.S.A. is releasedBorn in the U.S.A. is released (1984).Top 10 Rock Anthems

Nov
9
Release: A Nightmare on Elm StreetTheatrical release of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Set in the fictional Midwestern town of Springwood, Ohio, the plot revolves around several teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger. Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies

9
Release: Silent Night, Deadly NightThe film Silent Night, Deadly Night is released (1984)Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations

9
Release: Theatrical release of A Nightmare on Elm Street.Theatrical release of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Set in the fictional Midwestern town of Springwood, Ohio, the plot revolves around several teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger. Top 10 Movie Dream Sequences
Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons
Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations
Top 10 Horror Movie Franchises

10
Samuel AdamsThe beer Samuel Adams begins production (1984)Top 10 Global Beers

22
Birthday of Scarlett JohanssonBirthday of Scarlett Johansson (1984)Scarlett Johansson Biography (UPDATE)
Scarlett Johansson Bio: From the Horse Whisperer to The Avengers
Top 10 Actors Who Crashed As Musicians

25
Release: Caravan of Courage: An Ewok AdventureThe film Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure is released (1984)Top 10 Worst Spin-off Movies

28
Birthday of Trey Songz Birthday of Trey Songz (1984)Trey Songz Answers Fan Questions
Trey Songz Talks Business and RnB
Interview With Trey Songz

Dec
2
Bhopal disaster took placeThe world's worst industrial disaster, known as the Bhopal disaster, occurred during a gas leak incident in India. (1984)Top 10 Man-Made Disasters

5
Release: Beverly Hills CopRelease of the film Beverly Hills Cop (1984)Top 10 Eddie Murphy Moments
Top 10 Male Movie Cops
Top 10 Coolest Movie Characters
Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film

14
Release: DuneThe film Dune is released (1984)Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations

14
Release: Release of StarmanRelease of Starman (1984)Top 10 Good Movie Aliens
Top 10 Jeff Bridges Performances