• Molecular biologist Alec Jeffreys develops DNA testing. The Aids Virus is identified by a French Immunologist.
• Winter Olympics were in Sarajevo – The summer in Los Angles. The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California
• NASA gets a new space shuttle called “Discovery”
• The last Volkswagen Rabbit rolls off the assembly line.
• Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America loses her crown, because of some 'artsy' nude photos taken several years earlier, were published in Penthouse magazine.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “The Terminator” “Amadeus” and “Ghostbusters”.
• T.V: “Miami Vice” and “The Cosby show.”
• “Where’s the beef?” Wendy’s ad campaign that became part of our vocabulary.
• The new Apple McIntosh computer debuts. Michael Dell started selling Dell Computers.
• Lowest PGA score of 63 was played by Gary Player
• The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams Beer, was founded.
• Donald Duck turned 50.
• Indira Gandhi is assassinated.
• Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)
• Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
• Richard Burton
• Marvin Gaye
• This was the last song written for the Born In the U.S.A. album.
• Springsteen wrote this about his difficulty writing a hit single and his frustration trying to write songs that will please people. Ironically, it was a hit single - the biggest of his career
• This song won Springsteen his first Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance
• It also won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance and in the 1985 Rolling Stone Readers Poll it was voted “song of the year.”
• The track is listed as one of The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
• It held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart for 6 weeks…
• Here’s Bruce Springsteen and “Dancing InThe Dark” your Number 1 At 1 from 1984.