Historic Footnotes from our Senior year -
August 30 - Sept 1, 1983 - Korean Air 747 shot down by Russians.
September 6 - Martina Navratilova asks for political asylum in NYC
October 16 - Orioles beat Phillies 4 games to 3 to win 1983 World Series
October 23 - 237 U.S. Marines killed in Beirut bombing
October 25 - U.S. Invades Grenada ( 1/2000th the size of USA , we won )
October 29 - ND's Greg Finnerty rushes for 337 yards, 6 TD's
November 2 - Pres. Reagan signs bill authorizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
December 2 - " Thriller " video debuts on MTV
December 10 - Last NFL Game at Shea Stadium, Steelers over Jets 34-7
( Notable Sports Debuts of 1984 - Mario Lemieux , Roger Clemens, Doc Gooden )
January 1 , 1984 - Bell Telephone broken into "Baby Bells"
January 4 - " Night Court " debuts on NBC
January 10 - Clara Peller first asks " Where's The Beef "
January 23 - Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik in WWF Championship
January 24 - Apple Macintosh Computer introduced
Janary 27 - Michael Jackson hair catches fire in Pepsi commercial
February 7 - Pres. Reagan orders U.S. Marines withdrawn from Beirut
February 8 - Winter Olympics open in Sarajevo
February 28 - At Grammys, Michael Jackson wins 8 , " Beat It " ( Weird Al - "Eat It" )
More Weird Al parodies, prededed by the originals - ( " I'm Bad " - " I'm Fat " )
( " Like A Virgin " - " Like A Surgeon " )
( " Smells LIke Teen Spirit " - " Smells Like Nirvana " )
March 19 - " Kate & Allie " premiers
March 21 - Part of Central Park renamed " Strawberry Fields " for John Lennon
March 29 - Colts leave Baltimore for Indy. Moved via
Mayflower Van Lines , Howard Cosell dubs
them the " Indianapolis Pilgrims "
April 13 - Pete Rose records 4,000th hit
April 23 - AIDS Virus first identified
May 11 - After 30 games, Tigers at 26-4 , will win '84 Series. Clearfielder Pio Di Salvo is head trainer.
May 27 - Rick Mears takes 2nd of his eventual four Indy 500 victories.
June 1 - CHS Class of 1984 Graduates !
#1 Records of the 1984 School Year -
in sequence, August 1983 thru June 1984, plus a few that didn't make it to the top -
Every Breath You Take - The Police ( King Of Pain )
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics ( Here Comes The Rain Again )
Maniac - Michael Sembello
Tell Her About It - Billy Joel ( Uptown Girl )
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Islands In The Stream - Rogers/Parton
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Say Say Say - McCartney/Jackson ( No More Lonely Nights )
Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club ( Time - Clock Of The Heart )
Jump - Van Halen
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Against All Odds - Phil Collins ( Easy Lover )
Hello - Lionel Richie ( Stuck On You )
Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
Dancing In The Dark ( #2 ) - Bruce Springsteen ( Glory Days )
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper ( Girls Just Want To Have Fun )
At The Oscars -
Best Picture - Terms of Endearment , beating out, among others,
Tender Mercies , The Big Chill , The Right Stuff
Best Actor - Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress - Shirley MacLaine for Terms of Endearment
Best Original Song - " Flashdance . . What a Feeling " over "Maniac "
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