Thursday, September 3, 2009


As we welcome the new school year, we thought it would be fun to give you an idea of what was going on 25 years ago as our TL founders began THEIR year at Ship... Where Were You???:

- Ronald Reagan was president of the United States(defeated Walter F. Mondale for re-election.)
- Terms of Endearment named Academy Awards "Best Picture of the Year".
- Winter Olympics were held in Sarjevo and Summer in Los Angeles.
- 1984 was a leap year.
- The space shuttle Discovery completed it's maiden voyage.
- 36 of Britain and Ireland's top pop musicians form Band Aid, record "Do They Know It's Christmas", to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
- It was the Chinese Year of the Rat.
- Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn were made Honorary Citizens of the United States.
- Vanessa Lynn Williams became the first Miss America to resign her crown after nude photos appeared in "Penthouse" magazine.
- Bobby Ewing found himself in the crossfire as a rival tries to gun down his brother J.R. on the season finale of Dallas.
- "Every Breath You Take" by the Police won Song of the Year and Culture Club named Best New Artist.
- Other top songs: Madonna "Like a Virgin", Kenny Loggins "Footloose", Tina Turner "What's Love Got to Do With It", Prince "When Doves Cry".
- Clara Peller was featured in the "Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's for the first time.
- Apple Computer launched its Apple Macintosh with its famous half-time Super Bowl commercial.
- Michael Jackson's hair caught fire filming a Pepsi commercial.
- TV Premiers included: The Cosby Show, Who's the Boss?, Miami Vice.
- We said good bye to shows:Capt Kangaroo,Fantasy Island,Happy Days.
- International President Ginger Banks initiated Tau Lambda.

What do YOU remember from the year? Please share!

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