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Events of 1984

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Last updated: February 1, 2013
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Apple introduces this stylish new computer.
Macintosh
Sony introduces the 3 1-2” computer ____.
disk
This institute begins looking spaceward for alien life.
SETI
The Summer Olympics take place in this U.S. city…
Los Angeles
…but they are boycotted by this country and its allies.
USSR
Indian troops kill 2,000 in the Golden Temple, holiest shrine of this religion.
Sikh
This Indian Prime Minister is assassinated. She is succeeded by her son.
Indira Gandhi
A Union Carbide gas leak kills thousands in this Indian city.
Bhopal
A year-long strike, sometimes violent, begins in this nation’s coal industry.
United Kingdom
U.S. President Reagan is reelected, soundly defeating this Democrat.
Walter Mondale
This movie, with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson, wins 5 Oscars.
Terms of Endearment
Upper Volta changes its name to this.
Burkina Faso
This country adopts its national anthem, “Advance _________ Fair.”
Australia
This Facebook founder is born.
Mark Zuckerberg
This musician’s “Purple Rain” album goes to #1.
Prince
This “Prince of Motown” is shot and killed by his father.
Marvin Gaye
This South African prince of the church receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
Desmond Tutu
This prince of the United Kingdom is born.
Prince Harry
This King of Pop is burned while filming a Pepsi ad.
Michael Jackson
This beauty queen resigns when nude photos appear in Penthouse.
Vanessa Williams
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