Yesterday’s Today 9/30/2013

 Photo provided by University Photograph Collections Production photo of a theater department play, 1984.
Photo provided by University Photograph Collections
Production photo of a theater department play, 1984.

Sept. 30, 1984

Today, much like yesterday, the theater department puts on plays and musicals.
What else was happening in 1984?

Hit song: “I Just Called to Say I Love You”
by Stevie Wonder

Movies to see: “The Terminator” starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Books: “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”
by Milan Kundera

Must have Item, for Kids: Cabbage Patch
Dolls and Transformers

Trends: Doc Martens and track suits

Culture Shock: “Of Mice and Men,” the
novel by John Steinbeck, is removed
from Tennessee public schools when
the School Board Chair promises to
remove all “filthy books” from public
school curricula and libraries.

Emerging stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger

NFL: Walter Payton breaks Jim Brown’s
rushing record on Oct. 7.

Popular TV: “Murder, She Wrote” on CBS.

U.S. happenings: Hezbollah car-bombs the
U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing
22 people; Hasbro, Inc. acquires Milton
Bradley Company.

Major Technology: The first Apple
Macintosh goes on sale.

Price of gas: $1.21 /gallon

International importance: The United
Kingdom agrees to hand over
possession of Hong Kong

Famous people’s deaths this year:
Marvin Gaye, singer/song-writer;
famous songs “How Sweet It Is (To Be
Loved By You)” and “I Heard It
Through the Grapevine”

*Information collected by Cameron Morgan

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