Events of 1984

Published: 1984
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Bob Pavlovich: 1984 was a year of great hunger and tragedy; but it was also a year that gave hope for life and for the future.

This is Bob Pavlovich. I invite you to join me as we recap 1984, the Year in Review, on the UPI Radio Network.

(Music.)

President Ronald Reagan: "I declare open the Olympic Games of Los Angeles."

"(Music.)"

Unknown Speaker: "An extraordinary show that almost overwhelmed the senses opened … "

Unknown Speaker: "Hold your head high! We'll have a fix by the 6th, and we'll have it straight in '88!"

"(Applause.)"

Bob Pavlovich: 1984 brought a resurgence of patriotism in America and changes in its politics.

I'm Bob Pavlovich. Join me for a look at the Year in Review on the UPI Radio Network.

(Music.)

Unknown Speaker: "There's just been about a six-minute speech, all of it baloney.

President Ronald Reagan: "I am therefore announcing that I am a candidate and will seek reelection."

Unknown Speaker: "The death of Yuri Andropov has created a power backing that must be quickly filled in light of the economic problems … "

Bob Pavlovich: There were changes in world politics and world leaders in 1984 …

Unknown Speaker: " … of Senator Gary Hart."

Unknown Speaker: " … nominate Geraldine Ferraro of New York."

Unknown Speaker: "A McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro is now a temporary …"

Bob Pavlovich: Violence continued around the world, but it took time out for games …

President Ronald Reagan: "I declare open the Olympic Games of Los Angeles."

"(Music.)"

Unknown Speaker: "An extraordinary show that almost overwhelmed the senses opened the 23rd Olympics."

Unknown Speaker: "A massive explosion ripped through the Grand Hotel in Brighton where Thatcher is staying."

Unknown Speaker: " … BBC died at 9:00 p.m."

Bob Pavlovich: ... and man continued his search for immortality.

This is Bob Pavlovich, and we invite you to join us for the Year in Review on the UPI Radio Network.

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