1984 was a good year for culture

First Kottke listed several movies that were released in 1984:

Beverly Hills Cop
Ghostbusters
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Gremlins
The Karate Kid
Police Academy
Footloose
Purple Rain
Amadeus
Revenge of the Nerds
Red Dawn
The Terminator
The Killing Fields
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Sixteen Candles
Once Upon a Time in America
This Is Spinal Tap
Top Secret!

Then Rex added a bunch of great albums also released in 1984:

Madonna, Like a Virgin
Prince, Purple Rain
The Replacements, Let It Be
Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi
The Smiths, The Smiths
Husker Du, Zen Arcade
Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
R.E.M., Reckoning
Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime
Metallica, Ride the Lightning
Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense

And to which, I would also say, here are several television shows that debuted in 1984:

Airwolf
Blue Thunder
The Cosby Show
ESPN College Football
Highway to Heaven
How Dare You
Jeopardy!
Muppet Babies
Kate and Allie
Kids Incorporated
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Miami Vice
Murder, She Wrote
Nightcourt
Punky Brewster
Snorks
Transformers: Generation One
Voltron
Who’s the Boss?

Anyone else want to contribute in terms of books or cultural events, etc.?  Who knew 1984 was such a good year.

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