1984

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1984 was the 113th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

"Portrait of Lady Helen Vincent", acquired in 1984 by the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Individuals

Births

Cortland Finnegan, born in 1984

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Awards

Deaths

See also List of Birmingham homicides in 1984

See Also

Context

1984 was a leap year. Brunei became an independent state. Michael Jackson was injured filming a Pepsi commercial. Clara Peller turned "Where's the Beef?" into a national catch phrase. The first Apple Macintosh was introduced. The Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo, with the summer games in Los Angeles. Konstantin Chenenko became head of the Soviet Union. The World's Fair was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reagan and Bush won the presidential election. Bernhard Goetz shot four teenagers on a train in New York City. Rajiv Gandhi became prime minister of India. Crack cocaine first appeared in Los Angeles and famine struck Ethiopia. Notable births in 1984 include actresses Mandy Moore and Scarlett Johansson, basketball players Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, Prince Harry of Wales, and singers Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson, Notable 1984 deaths include Ray Kroc, Johnny Weissmuller, Yuri Andropov, Ethel Merman, Marvin Gaye, Ansel Adams, Count Basie, Andy Kaufman, Michel Foucault, Indira Gandhi, and Sam Peckinpah. Bishop Desmond Tutu won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. Notable films of 1984 include Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, Amadeus, The Terminator, and A Passage to India. William Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Ironweed.

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