In 1984, Virgin Atlantic had its inaugural flight. The Summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles, California. The AIDS virus was identified. The first Apple computer was sold. The MTV video music awards were started. On the radio, Tina Turner rocked out "What's Love Got to Do with It" and Wham! came out with "Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)".
Back then, the average movie ticket only cost $2.50. Such bang for the buck. Just look at the quality of movies that I had to leave off the list: The NeverEnding Story, Police Academy, Footloose, Splash, Purple Rain, Romancing the Stone, All of Me, Bachelor Party, Dune, Revenge of the Nerds, and 16 Candles. And here are your Essentials: