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This year in History: Born in 1984 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1984


January 24   The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.

October 7   NFL running back Walter Payton breaks Jim Brown's career rushing record.

October 11   The first space walk by an American woman

October 26   The Terminator movie is released in theaters.

November 20   McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger

November 23   Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie throws a long game-winning pass to defeat the University of Miami. It is one of the most famous plays in American college football history.

December 9   NFL player Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards

December 19   Wayne Gretzky at age 23 is the youngest NHL player to score 1,000 points

April 13   Pete Rose gets his 4000th hit

August 6   The musician Prince releases the album Purple Rain.

August 30   The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its first voyage.

September 16   Miami Vice airs its first episode on TV

Famous Birthdays:

March 3   Santonio Holmes (Football player)

March 9   Julia Mancuso (Gold Medal skier)

March 10   Carrie Underwood (Singer)

March 20   Christy Carlson Romano (Actress on Even Stevens)

March 24   Chris Bosh (NBA Basketball player)

April 10   Mandy Moore (Singer and Actress)

April 18   America Ferrera (Actress plays Ugly Betty)

May 9   Prince Fielder (Baseball player)

May 14   Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook)

May 16   Megan Fox (Actress from Transformers)

May 29   Carmelo Anthony (Basketball Player)

June 15   Tim Lincecum (Baseball pitcher)

June 30   Fantasia Barrino (Singer)

June 30   Miles Austin (NFL football player)

September 14   Adam Lamberg (Actor on Lizzie McGuire)

September 15   Prince Harry of Wales (Prince)

September 23   Annaliese van der Pol (Actress - Disney Channel)

September 27   Avril Lavigne (Singer)

October 3   Ashlee Simpson (Singer)

October 18   Lindsey Vonn (Gold Medal Skier)

October 25   Katy Perry (Singer)

October 26   Sasha Cohen (Figure Skater)

October 27   Kelly Osbourne (Ozzy's daughter)

October 29   Eric Staal (NHL Hockey player)

November 16   Kimberly Brown (Disney Channel Actress)

November 22   Scarlett Johansson (Actress)

November 23   Lucas Grabeel (Actor - Disney's High School Musical)

December 30   LeBron James (Basketball Player)


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