1984 ended up being loaded with some notable events. First of all, 1984 was the title of a book authored in 1949 by George Orwell. The story is located in an imaginary foreseeable future, in 1984 after the entire world ended up confronted with constant conflicts, an invasive authorities surveillance and propaganda. Obviously this foreseeable future failed to reach fruition in 1984. Nonetheless, a good deal did occur that year and the following is a variety of several of those:
In the course of Superbowl 18 in Tampa, Florida on January 22nd where the LA Raiders beat the Washington Redskins 38-9 the game’s broadcaster, CBS, carried an iconic advertisement for Apple Computer promoting the Macintosh computer system. The Macintosh was released in the United States two days later.
On the 25th of January, the then United States president, Reagan proclaims in his State of the Union address to both houses that the United States Of America will commence development of a permanently crewed space station and invited other national space organizations to become included. The idea became the ISS.
On the 16th of March the station head of the USA CIA in Beirut, Lebanon, William Francis Buckley, is taken by the Islamic Jihad Organization at his apartment building as he was departing for work. He went through 15 months of torture by Hezbollah before his passing away in captivity.
On 9 April, the 56th Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and hosted by Johnny Carson. Terms of Endearment gained best movie. Best actor was achieved by Robert Duvall for his role in Tender Mercies as Mac Sledge and best actress was awarded to Shirley MacLaine for the role she played in Terms of Endearment as Aurora Greenway.
On May 8, the Soviet Union pronounces that it will stay away from the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles which were held July 28th to August 12. This has been as a result of the American directed boycott for the 1980 Summer Olympic Games which were previously held in Russia protesting the Russion invasion in Afghanistan. Among the more memorable events of the Los Angeles Olympics was the South African runner Zola Budd that had controversially been granted United Kingdom citizenship earlier that year to compete, ran without shoes in the 3000 metre event, crashing with Mary Decker from the US, causing neither of them finishing as medallist in the race.
In India on the 31st of October, 1984 the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi is mudered by her 2 Sikh body guards in New Delhi. Riots break out, which leave up to 20,000 Sikhs dead in Delhi and surrounding areas. Rajiv Gandhi after that sworn in as Prime Minister of India.
The planets worst industrial tragedy ever happened on the third of December in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India at the Union Carbide pesticide plant. The methyl isocyanate leak killed greater than 8000 individuals soon after it happened and also injures over 500,000 with the later death number hitting 23 000.
In 1984 in Ethiopia a drought intensifies with almost a million people passing away of starvation by the end of the year. Many performers got together by Bob Geldof, called Band Aid, records the nonprofit single Do They Know It’s Christmas? in London to raise money to fight this starvation throughout Ethiopia.