• Unemployment Rises in the US to 12 million the highest figure since 1941.
• President Ronald Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative.
• Sally Ride on June 18th becomes first American woman in space on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
• Jim Thorpe regained his 1912 decathlon and pentathlon Olympic Gold Medals, 30 years after his death. They were originally taken from him because it was revealed that he played professional minor league baseball for a season in 1908.
• Korean Air flight 007 was shot down over Soviet airspace without warning.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Return of the Jedi”, “Terms of Endearment”, “Flashdance”
• T.V.: “Dallas” “Dynasty” “Magnum PI” and “A-Team”.
• The first mobile phones, are introduced to the public by the Motorola Company.
• Microsoft Word is first released.
• Swatch introduce their first watches
• Break Dancing made you hip or broke it!
• J. Crew began selling through a mail-order catalogue
• The computer mouse was invented.
• Karen Carpenter
• Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys
• Muddy Waters
• From the album Synchronicity
• Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the Grammy Awards of 1984.
• The song was written during the collapse of Sting's marriage to Frances Tomelty; the lyrics are the words of a sinister, controlling character, who is watching "every breath you take; every move you make".
• The song had a music video (directed by duo Godley & Creme) that was praised for its black-and-white cinematography.
• Both MTV and VH1 named it as one of the best music videos ever, placing it 16th and 33rd in their respective top 100 lists.
• Daniel Pearl won the first MTV cinematography award for his work on the video.
• The Police with “Every Breath You Take”, your #1 @ 1 from July 1983.