1984, the mid-80’s were upon us.  Though we may not have known it the Cold War was coming to an end.  Apple computers started doing it’s thing.  Big Brother was watching.  There was a book written about 1984, 31 years before the 80’s even started.  Van Halen released an album in 1984, simple called 1984.  With that we all definitely became “Hot for Teacher.”
The year 1984 is so popular, in fact, that is has become practically ingrained into the identity of the 80’s.  Here are some pop culture references about 1984:
Then there was the sports that started to define the decade…

Here’s some athletes that were born in 1984:

Here are some of the athletes that died in 1984:

News of the Year:


Horse Racing:

United States Triple Crown Races:

  1. Kentucky Derby – Swale
  2. Preakness Stakes – Gate Dancer
  3. Belmont Stakes – Swale

Men’s Golf:

Women’s Golf:


Grand Slam in tennis men’s results:

  1. Australian Open – Mats Wilander
  2. French Open – Ivan Lendl
  3. Wimbledon – John McEnroe
  4. US Open – John McEnroe

Grand Slam in tennis women’s results:

  1. Australian Open – Chris Evert
  2. French Open – Martina Navratilova
  3. Wimbledon – Martina Navratilova
  4. US Open – Martina Navratilova

Olympic Games:


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