Many great things happened in 1984.  Here's a list of the top 5 that stand the test of time.

5.

Mary Lou Retton wins two gold, two silver and two bronze medals. USA! USA! USA! #Merica 

4.

Ghostbusters was the #1 movie of the year and still holds up as a cinematic masterpiece.

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3.

The Cosby Show made its premier and made every family aspire to be as awesome as the Huxtables.

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2.

Only five albums topped the Billboard chart the whole year.  Here are the four that still hold up (sorry, Huey Lewis).

Thriller by Michael Jackson

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The Soundtrack to Footloose

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Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (but you can call him the Boss)

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Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution

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1.

The NC Wilderness Act was signed into law on June 19, 1984.

The act protected 68,700 acres of land as wilderness areas and 25,816 more acres as wilderness study areas.

Join us in celebrating the 30 anniversary of the NC Wilderness Act in Raleigh on June 12, 2014!

Click here to get your tickets to the best party of the year!