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Where’s The Beef?80s Where's the beef

Clara Peller rose to fame in a 1984 Wendy’s commercial.  “Where’s the beef?” became an iconic catchphrase appearing on t-shirts, bumper stickers and even a Vice Presidential campaign.

Michael Jackson Catches Fire

80s Michael JacksonDuring the filming of a Pepsi commercial, a pyrotechnic accident set the King of Pop’s hair on fire.

January 24, 1984: Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh home computer.

April 23, 1984: Researchers identify the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as the probable cause of AIDS.

July 12, 1984: Geraldine Ferraro became the first female Vice Presidential candidate in U.S. history.

July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America because photos of her posing nude were going to be published in Penthouse.

September 20, 1984: U.S. Embassy in Beirut was bombed by a suicide bomber.

October 26, 1986: A baboon heart was transplanted into a human infant.  “Baby Fae” lived for 20 days with the baboon heart.

November 6, 1984: Ronald Reagan defeated Walter Mondale in a landslide for his second term.

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