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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of July 1, 1984 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

In Miami, NOW pushes Democratic presidential contender Walter Mondale to choose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate in November. “Run with a woman, win with a woman” was heard as Mondale spoke to 1200 attending the National Organization for Woman convention. NOW President Judy Goldsmith said of the event - “We aren’t saying, “If there isn’t a woman, we won’t play... if there isn’t a woman, we won’t win.”

The Supreme Court rules that government may lawfully deny loans, grants or other federal educational aid to young male college students who have failed to register for the draft. Draft registration was reinstituted by President Carter in 1980. All male citizens and resident aliens are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday.

A woman wandered into two homes in the Kennedy family compound and fell asleep naked in Pat Lawford’s bed.  Linda Tatum , a Kennedy family friend, initially walked into the home of Rose Kennedy shortly after midnight Saturday and requested medical help and somehow wound-up in the bed of Lawford. She was taken to the hospital by police, released and returned to the home of Ethel Kennedy, banging and shouting at the door.   She was arrested on a breaking and entering charge.

A surging economy slashes the unemployment rate to 7.1% - the best in 4 years.


Sports news – July 1, 1984

The roster for the 55th All-Star game is in place - starters for the National League - Steve Garvey - first base, Ryne Sandberg - second base, Ozzie Smith - short stop, Mike Schmidt - third base, Gary Carter - catcher, Darryl Strawberry, Tony Gwynn and Dale Murphy - outfield... Pitchers include Joaquin Andujar, Dwight Gooden and Rich Gossage.

For the American League - Rod Carew - first base, Lou Whitaker - second base, Cal Ripken - short stop, George Brett - third base, Lance Parrish - catcher, Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson and Chet Lemon - outfield... Pitchers include Mike Boddicker, Bill Caudill and Jack Morris.


Television news – July 1, 1984

The Allan Thicke show “Thicke Of The Night” is cancelled. At the same time, Thicke’s wife, Gloria Loring, files suit to dissolve their 13-year marriage. Loring stars on NBC’s “Days Of Our Lives.”


Wednesday night Television listings/programs/TV guide – July 1, 1984

NBC - Real People, Facts Of Life, The Duck Factory and Real People... On HBO - A Beach Boys Concert/ movie - “Night Shift w/Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton & Shelly Long/Donna Summer Concert - “A Hot Summer Night.” 


Top TV shows/Nielsen ratings – July 1, 1984

Top TV shows - (special) Rage of Angels Part II  17.6 (NBC), Simon & Simon 16.1 (CBS), Hill St. Blues 16.0 (NBC) Facts Of Life 15.7 (NBC), Magnum, P.I. 14.9 (CBS), A-Team 14.8 (NBC) Riptide 14.8 (NBC), Remington Steele 14.7 (NBC), Trapper John M.D. 14.5 (CBS), Alice 14.2 (CBS).


Top pop hit music singles – July 1, 1984

 Pop music this week in 1984 - “Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters, “Eyes Without A Face” - Billy Idol, “Self Control” - Laura Branigan, “When Doves Cry” - Prince, “Dancing In The Dark” - Bruce Springsteen, “The Reflex” - Duran Duran, “Almost Paradise” - Mike Reno and Ann Wilson, “The Heart Of Rock And Roll” - Huey Lewis & The News.


Music news – July 1, 1984

Bruce Springsteen plays his first concert in nearly three years in St Paul. Nils Lofgren replaces Miami Steve Van Zandt on guitar in the E street Band.

The Jackson’s “Victory Tour” begins in Kansas City. It’s the most anticipated tour since the Beatles. Michael Jackson said that all the money he makes from the series would be donated to charity.


Top Music Albums – July 1,1984

Top Albums - “Heartbeat City” - The Cars, “Born In The USA” - Bruce Springsteen, “Footloose” - soundtrack, “Rebel Yell” - Billy Idol, “1984” - Van Halen, “Sports” - Huey Lewis & The News, “Can’t Slow Down” - Lionel Ritchie.


Top Country Hit Music Singles – July 1, 1984

Top Country - “When We Make Love” - Alabama, “I Can Tell You By The Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight)” - Vern Gosdin, “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” - Exile, “Somebody’s Needin’ Somebody” - Conway Twitty, “God Bless The USA” - Lee Greenwood, “Only A Lonely Heart Knows” - Barbara Mandrell.


Top movies – July 1, 1984

 Premiering at the movies - Gremlins - Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates.

 Conan The Destroyer - Arnold Schwarznagger.

The Karate Kid - Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elizabeth Shue.

Ghostbusters - Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sgourney Weaver  

Cannonball Run II - Burt Reynolds, Dom Deluise, Dean Martin.

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