Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of June 15, 1984 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
The Supreme Court rules that the government generally may not be sued for negligence in commercial air disasters.
216-210 vote - The House barely passes passed the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill and it must now before a conference committee of House and Senate negotiators. The bill grants amnesty to millions of aliens living illegally in the United States.
The gross national product is growing at a strong 5.7% annual rate after roaring ahead far beyond expectations in the first quarter.
President Reagan opens the 1984 International Games for the disabled, being held in the U.S. for the first time. “You’re proving that a disability doesn’t have to stand in the way of a full and active life,” said the President.
House and Senate tax writers agree to limit the tax breaks for luxury cars used in business and tighten business deductions allowed for the home use of personal computers and other items.
President and Mrs. Reagan announce that their daughter, Patti Davis will marry yoga instructor Paul Grilley on Aug. 14 at the Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles.
Medical /Health news – June 15, 1984
The government has granted approval for the world’s second implant of a permanent artificial heart.
Sports news – June 15, 1984
Al Unser Jr. holds on to win the Rose Festival 200 at Portland, OR – his first Indy-car victory. He’s the 22-year-old son of 37-time Indy car winner Al Unser.
Swale, winner of the 1984 Kentucky Derby and the Belmont stakes, collapses and dies suddenly in his stall after a workout at Belmont park racetrack.
Radio news – June 15, 1984
KHJ AM Los Angeles is gearing to go what it calls “Car Radio.” Look for a lot of traffic along with music.
Alan Berg, a combative radio talk show host at KOA radio in Denver dies of multiple gunshot wounds after being ambushed outside his condominium. Berg (50) had reported death threats to police several times.
More LA - Robert W. Morgan is now at KMGG (Magic 106) doing mornings. Jim Lang is now doing mornings at Morgan’s former station – KMPC.
KIQQ (100.3) was heard to play “State of Shock” for 23 hours straight. – It’s the first single off of Michael Jackson’s new unreleased album – “Victory.” Michael Jackson shares vocal with Mick Jagger.
Entertainment/Movie news – June 15, 1984
Passing – Sunny Johnson – she portrayed the frustrated skater in “Flashdance.” Apparently, a blood vessel in her brain burst. She was only 30.
A made-for-TV movie is coming – “The Ewok Movie,” George Lucas will serve as executive producer.
Television news – June 1984
Martin Short of SCTV will join the cast of “Saturday Night Live” next season.
New to ABC-TV daytime – “The Love Report.” It’s produced by KABC-TV Los Angeles with anchors Chuck Henry and Tawny Schneider.
Gina Lollobrigida has signed to be a regular on CBS’ “Falcon Crest” next season.
Trapper John Mod – 20th Century-Fox Licensing & Merchandising has entered into a contract for the manufacture and distribution of designer nurses clothing under the name of the TV series “Trapper John, M.D.” The outfits will retail for between $26 and $52.
Actor Dan Haggerty – better known as TV’s “Grizzly Adams, has been arrested after selling cocaine to an undercover narcotics officer. The 42-year-old actor sold an officer about a half an ounce on one occasion and approximately an eighth of an ounce another time.
Sunday night television listings/programs/TV guide – June 15, 1984
CBS – 60 Minutes, AfterMASH, Four Seasons, The Jeffersons, Alice, Trapper John, MD
NBC – Father Murphy, Knight Rider, Movie
ABC – Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Hardcastle & McCormick, Movie
PBS – Living Wild, Masterpiece Theatre
ESPN – Superbouts of the ‘70’s
USA – Don Drysdale
CNN – Style With Elsa Klensch
MTV – I.R.S. Records presents “The Cutting Edge.”
AfterMASH - Radar is getting married!
Music news – June 15, 1984
Dates for the first leg of Bruce Springsteen’s tour are set. It all begins June 29 in St. Paul.
On MTV this week – The Pretenders in concert.
The Jacksons’ tour has announced that ticket prices will be $30.
While in Chicago – don’t miss “Music Video 60” over WPWR Channel 60. It airs two hours each weekday afternoon and is tops in the ratings among teenagers.
“Cabbage Patch Dreams” – the first album from the Cabbage Patch Dolls. From Parker Brothers Music.
CBS, RCA, MCA and Geffen have reached agreement with MTV for exclusive broadcast rights to selected video clips for periods ranging from one week to 30 days. One record company, Elektra, says there will no such deal.
Passing – Meredith Wilson – composer of the Broadway smash – “The Music Man.” He was 82.
Top pop hit music singles In Britain – June 15, 1984
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham!
Two Tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Only When You Leave – Spandou Ballet
Pearl in the Shell – Howard Jones
Dancing With Tears In My – Ult
High Energy – Evrnes
Top Music Albums – June 15, 1984
Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
Sports – Huey Lewis & The News
Can’t Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Footloose – Soundtrack
1984 – Van Halen
Heartbeat City – The Cars
Street Talk – Steve Perry
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Love At First Sting – Scorpions
Rebel Yell – Bill Idol
Colour By Numbers – culture Club
Seven and the Ragged Tiger – Duran Duran
Breakin’ – Soundtrack
She’s So Unusual – Cyndi Lauper
Eliminator – ZZ Top
Grace Under Pressure – Rush
Madonna – Madonna
An Innocent Man – Billy Joel
Break Out – Pointer Sisters
Jermaine Jackson – Jermaine Jackson
Top Country Hit Music Singles – June 15, 1984
When We Make Love – Alabama
You’ve still got A Place In My Heart – George Jones
I Don’t Wanna Be A Memory – Exile
I Can Tell By The Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight) – Vern Gosdin
I Got Mexico – Eddy Raven
Somebody’s Needin’ Somebody – Conway Twity
Between Two Fires – Gary Morris
Just Another Woman in Love – Anne Murray
I’m Not Through Loving You Yet – Louise Mandrell
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – June 15, 1984
Oh, Sherrie – Steve Parry
The Reflex – Duran Duran
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Let’s Heart If For The Boy – Denise Williams
Self Control – Laura Branigan
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
The Heart of Rock and Roll – Huey Lewis & The News
Borderline – Madonna
It’s A Miracle – Culture Club
Hello – Lionel Richie
Eyes Without A Face – Billy Idol
Jump (For My Love) – Pointer Sisters
Sister Christian – Night Ranger
Almost Paradise… Love Theme From Footloose – Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
Who’s That Girl – Eurythmics
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Against All Odds – Phil Collins
Run Runaway – Slade
Breakdance – Irene Cara
Legs – ZZ Top
Stay the Night – Chicago
Magic – The Cars
Modern Day Delilah – Van Stephenson
Doctor! Doctor! – Thompson Twins
Infatuation – Rod Stewart
Top movies – June 15, 1984
Romancing the stone
Star Trek II – The Search For Spock
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom