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.
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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.