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'1984'

  • Boy George is Britain's latest pop idol

  • The halfpenny coin is phased out

  • Torvill and Dean skate off with the Olympic gold for ice dancing

  • National miners' strike begins

  • Sarah Tisdall, a Foreign Office clerk, is jailed for six months for whistle-blowing

  • AIDS virus is discovered

  • Thames Barrier is officially opened

  • Eric Morecambe dies aged 58

  • Robert Maxwell buys the Mirror newspaper group for 113.4 million

  • 11-day-old Holly Roffey becomes the world's youngest heart transplant patient

  • York Minster is set ablaze by a bolt of lightning. 1 million damage

  • Martina Navratilova wins the women's championship at Wimbledon for the fifth time

  • BMX bike cult hits Britain

  • Richard Burton dies at 58 in Geneva

  • 22 people die from salmonella-type poisoning at a hospital in Wakefield

  • An IRA bomb blasts the Conservative conference headquarters in Brighton

  • Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India, assassinated by her bodyguards

  • A 15-day-old baby receives a baboon's heart in a transplant at Loma Linda University Medical Centre in California



 
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