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
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
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