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Drivetime Rewind – 1984

Prime Minister – Margaret Thatcher
Best selling car was the Ford Escort
The FTSE 100 Index starts.
Miners’ strike begins and dominates the news for much of the year
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, and win one gold medal.
Starlight Express opens at Apollo Victoria Theatre
Frankie Goes To Hollywood had the top two best selling singles of the year with Relax and Two Tribes
It was the year of Band Aid
And at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo there was a ice skating gold medal for Torvill and Dean

Average house price was £39,000
A pint of milk was 22p and a pint of beer 77p
The 130th Boat Race was postponed before the start after Cambridge collided with a barge and sank.
Libyan embassy siege in London ended. The siege began with the shooting dead of WPC Yvonne Fletcher and lasted for 11 days
It was the year of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album – we also bought
Lionel Richies – Can’t Slow Down
Bruce Springsteen’s – Born in the U.S.A.
Paul Young’s – No Parlez
and
The debut album from Sade – Diamond Life
It was a quiet year for Elton John with only 2 songs making the chart – maybe because he was busy with other matters

Ronald Reagan was elected for a second term as US President
York Minster engulfed by flames. It was though that the medieval cathedral was struck by lightning.
At least two people were killed and many others seriously injured during the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton when the Grand Hotel was bombed
The Princess of Wales gave birth to her second son, Harry
Transformers were the top-selling Christmas Toy and the must-have gadget was the Macintosh 128K from Apple – costing around £2,000
At the Box Office we went to see:
Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and The Karate Kid
There were also these guys…..[Gremlins]

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