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The following events occurred in 1984.


Paper money

Denomination Notes
$1-H (1985) The Series 1981A $1 bills were released in April 1984, but until much later that year, there were more Series 1981 bills than 1981As in circulation.
$2-B (1976) As of January 1, 1984, all $2 bills in circulation remained up to Series 1976.
$5-J (1984) Until May 1984, every $5 bill in circulation remained a Series 1981, as the Series 1981A bills were just released by that time.
$10-B (1984) Until May 1984, every $10 bill in circulation remained a Series 1981, as the Series 1981A bills were just released by that time.
$20-L (1984) Until June 1984, every $20 bill in circulation remained a Series 1981 or older, as the Series 1981A bills were just released by that time.
$50-L (1983)

The Series 1981 $50 bills became very common in 1984. By November, Series 1981A bills also began circulation.

$100-B (1982)

The Series 1981 $100 bills became very common in 1984. By November, Series 1981A bills also began circulation.

Carryovers

Logos

Movie industry
Buena Vista Distribution (1979)
Buena Vista Distribution
Paramount (1975)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1971)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1981)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. (1973)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Terrestrial television networks
NBC 1979 logo
NBC
Cbs-logo
CBS
American Broadcasting Company Logo
ABC
PBS (1971)
PBS
WPIX 1985
WPIX (New York City)
Cable television networks
HBO logo
HBO
Cinemax 1980
Cinemax
Disney Channel 1983
Disney Channel
Television production companies
Walt Disney Television (1983)
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1975)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1975)
Universal Television
Columbia Pictures Television (1982)
Columbia Pictures Television
20th Television Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Television
Warner Bros. Television (1972)
Warner Bros. Television
WGBH (1978)
WGBH
Home video industry
Walt Disney Home Entertainment (1978)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Video (1982)
Paramount Video
MCA Home Video (1983)
MCA Home Video
RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1982)
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
CBS-FOX Video (1983)
CBS-FOX Video
Warner Home Video (1981)
Warner Home Video
CIC Video (1981)
CIC Video
MGM-UA Home Video (1982)
MGM/UA Home Video

Movies

Box office totals
1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $322,740,142
2 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $252,583,617
3 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $222,674,266
4 Ghostbusters (as of December 30) $220,824,579
5 The Aristocats $18,000,000
Disney movies on VHS
Marypoppins 1980
Mary Poppins
Bedknobsandbroomsticks 1980vhs
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Petesdragon 1980
Pete's Dragon
Winniethepooh 1981
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Dumbo 1981vhs
Dumbo
Aliceinwonderland 1981
Alice in Wonderland
Funandfancyfree 1982vhs
Fun and Fancy Free
Thethreecaballeros 1982
The Three Caballeros
Non-Disney movies on VHS
Wizardofoz 1980vhs
The Wizard of Oz
Starwars 1982vhs
Star Wars

Television

Syndication Wheeloffortune 1983
Wheel of Fortune (season 1)

Video Games

Second-generation arcade games
Donkeykong title
Donkey Kong
Donkeykongjr title
Donkey Kong Jr.
Mariobros title
Mario Bros.
Donkeykong3 title
Donkey Kong 3

Books

Dr. Seuss Advanced Books
Some notable books include:
  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (his first one)
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
  • Scrambled Eggs Super!
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • If I Ran the Circus
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
  • The Lorax
  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
  • Hunches in Bunches
Dr. Seuss Beginner Books
Some notable books include:
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Ten Apples Up On Top!
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC
  • Hop on Pop
  • Fox in Socks
  • The Foot Book
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
  • Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
  • In a People House
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
  • There's a Wocket in My Pocket!
  • Great Day for Up!
  • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
  • I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!
  • Oh Say Can You Say?

On TV

Broadcast date and time Network Program title
January 13 CBS Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?
February 13 CBS Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?
February 26 CBS Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (NEW!)
March 30 CBS The Wizard of Oz
April 9 Syndication My Little Pony (NEW!)
April 16 CBS It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown
May 26 CBS What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
June 3 CBS It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown
October 26 CBS It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
November 20 CBS A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
December 5 CBS A Charlie Brown Christmas

What's new for 1984

Month unknown
Walt Disney Home Video (1983)
Walt Disney Home Video's newly modified logo
February
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope's premiere on CBS
March
Touchstone Films (1984-A)
Touchstone Films' first logo
April
Tristar Pictures (1984)
TriStar Pictures' first logo
Mylittlepony 1984
My Little Pony
Children's Video Library (1984)
Children's Video Library
Sunbow & Marvel Productions (1984)
Sunbow and Marvel Productions
June
Ghostbusters poster
Ghostbusters
Warner Bros. Pictures (1984) Warner Bros. Television (1984)
Warner Bros.' new logos
August
DOS 3.0
IBM PC DOS 3.0
September
DiC (1984)
DiC Entertainment's first logo
Wheeloffortune 1983
Wheel of Fortune (season 2)
Jeopardy 1984
Jeopardy! (season 1)
Merv Griffin Enterprises (1984)
Merv Griffin Enterprises
KingWorld (1984)
KingWorld
Touchstone Films (1984-B)
Touchstone Films' second logo
October
PBS (1984)
PBS' new logo
November
Starwars vhs
Star Wars (with Hi-Fi Stereo)
Starwars2 1984vhs
The Empire Strikes Back
CBS-FOX Video (1984)
CBS/FOX Video's updated logo
December
Walt Disney Classics (1984)
Walt Disney Classics' launch
Robinhood 1984
Robin Hood

Totals

As of December 31, 1984:
Total movies released in theaters 6
Total movies released on VHS 3
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