Via kottke.org:

On this weekend 30 years ago, in the summer of 1984, you could stroll into a movie theater and choose between the following films:

Ghostbusters

Gremlins

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The Karate Kid

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Top Secret!

The Natural

Police Academy

Plus, Sixteen Candles and Footloose had just closed the weekend before. 1984 was generally a great year for movies. Musically, the following songs were in heavy rotation on the radio and on MTV that weekend:

The Reflex - Duran Duran

Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

Let's Hear It for the Boy - Deniece Williams

Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen

Self Control - Laura Branigan

The Heart of Rock & Roll - Huey Lewis

Jump - The Pointer Sisters

When Doves Cry - Prince

Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol

Borderline - Madonna

On TV that weekend were mostly reruns and movies...networks only showed reruns in the summer back then. The shows airing included:

The Dukes of Hazzard

Fantasy Island

Webster

Dallas

Diff'rent Strokes

60 Minutes

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Late Night with David Letterman

(via, no foolin', the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man)



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