1984 was an incredibly fascinating year that had many events that we have never seen happen again. Many grads were trying to understand exactly what the world had in store for us and we had no real idea how interesting 1984 really was.
- We had three Prime Ministers governing our country. We started out the year with Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Lib), then John Turner (Lib) who took over from the retiring Trudeau. Turner was quickly defeated in September by Brian Mulroney (PC).
- British Columbia we had Bill Bennett as our Premiere, representing the Social Credit party.
- In the United States President Ronald Reagan was re-elected for his second term in office.
- Apple computers launch MacIntosh to the world, changing the direction of the personal computer.
- Cisco Systems was founded in California.
- Virgin Atlantic Airways made its inaugural flight.
- 1984 Summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles, boycotted by Russia.
- The United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of China sign the agreement to return Hong Kong back to China in 1997.
- Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
- The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage.
- Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in Space aboard Shuttle Challenger.
- Beverly Hills Cop
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- The Karate Kid
- Police Academy
- Romancing the Stone
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- Purple Rain
|1||Prince||When Doves Cry|
|2||Tina Turner||What’s Love Got To Do With It|
|3||Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson||Say Say Say|
|5||Phil Collins||Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)|
|8||Yes||Owner Of A Lonely Heart|
|9||Ray Parker Jr.||Ghostbusters|
|10||Culture Club||Karma Chameleon|
|11||John Waite||Missing You|
|12||Lionel Richie||All Night Long (All Night)|
|13||Deniece Williams||Let’s Hear It For The Boy|
|14||Bruce Springsteen||Dancing In The Dark|
|15||Cyndi Lauper||Girls Just Want To Have Fun|
|16||Duran Duran||The Reflex|
|17||Cyndi Lauper||Time After Time|
|18||Pointer Sisters||Jump (For My Love)|
|19||Romantics||Talking In Your Sleep|
|20||Laura Branigan||Self Control|
|21||Prince and The Revolution||Let’s Go Crazy|
|22||Daryl Hall and John Oates||Say It Isn’t So|
|23||Thompson Twins||Hold Me Now|
|24||Kool and The Gang||Joanna|
|25||Stevie Wonder||I Just Called To Say I Love You|
|26||Rockwell||Somebody’s Watching Me|
|27||Matthew Wilder||Break My Stride|
|29||Dan Hartman||I Can Dream About You|
|30||Sheila E.||The Glamorous Life|
|31||Steve Perry||Oh Sherrie|
|32||Lionel Richie||Stuck On You|
|33||Elton John||I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues|
|34||Cyndi Lauper||She Bop|
|36||Corey Hart||Sunglasses At Night|
|37||Billy Idol||Eyes Without A Face|
|38||Eurythmics||Here Comes The Rain Again|
|39||Billy Joel||Uptown Girl|
|40||Night Ranger||Sister Christian|