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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of March 8, 1984 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Poland - Thousand of village teens fighting the removal of crucifixes from their schools defied “Zomo’ riot police and carried their protest to the neighboring town.

The leaders of Lebanon’s warring factions agree on a cease-fire in Beirut and announce that a disengagement of forces would begin immediately in the war-torn country.

For the first time since he was shot walking out of the Washington Hilton Hotel almost three years ago, President Reagan uses the same ‘presidential entrance” when he arrived and left the downtown hotel.

Sen. Gary Hart wins the Florida and Massachusetts primaries, but Walter F. Mondale gets primary factories in Georgia and Alabama.

It will take President Reagan two more years to decide what to do about acid rain, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency predicts.

In San Diego, Mayor Roger Hedgecock promises to set up a trust to manage his investments and to refrain from real estate investments as long as he is mayor of San Diego. But he said, he wouldn’t set up the trust unless he is re-elected in November. He apologized for inconsistencies and contradictions he made in recent weeks when revealing details of his financial relationship with Nancy Hoover, a principal in the troubled J. David & Co. investment company. Hoover had given Hedgecock a $130,000 personal loan to remodel his home and that he had a $50,000 investment account with J. David which has been forced into bankruptcy court.

Unemployment dips to 7.8%, its lowest point since September 1981.

Richard M. Nixon, noting he has not the only President to record conversations, told an interviewer he should have destroyed the Watergate tapes. He called the break-in “wrong, stupidly handled.” The interviews will air over CBS TV.


Fascinating Business news – March 8, 1984

Good news – The government reports that American businesses plan to spend a record $343.6 billion on modernization and expansion in 1984, a 12% increase – the best gain in nearly two decades.

The average income of U.S. doctors fell during a six-month period last year for the first time since the American Medical Assn. Began keeping statistics in 1970.


Sports news – March 8, 1984

First time – Officials at an NCAA basketball tournament game between North Carolina A&T and Morehead State used a television replay to determine who would attempt a pair of foul shots in a key situation late in the game. 

Tim Witherspoon wins a decision over Greg Page to earn the WBC heavyweight title.

Passing – Eleanor Gehrig, widow of Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig (79).


Television news – March 8, 1984

Jane Pauley’s return to the “Today” after a three-month maternity leave, gives the show its highest ratings since April 1982.


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – March 8, 1984

 CBS – Magnum, P.I., Simon and Simon, Knots Landing

NBC – Gimme a Break, Family ties, Cheers, Buffalo Bill, Hill Street Blues, Tonight Show, David Letterman

ABC – Two Marriages, Lottery, 20/20, Nightline

PBS – Mystery

HBO – Bedrooms

USA – Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Pick the Pros, Skiing. Pro Basketball. 


Top movies – March 8, 1984

Against All Odds

Blame It On Rio



Harry And Son



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