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 October: The Baltimore Orioles win the World Series. October: The Baltimore Orioles win the World Series.
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 December: //E.T.// for the Atari 2600 is well received and becomes the best-selling game of all time. Atari decides to rework their computers in development to create a machine to compete with the Commodore 64. "​Gloria"​ by Laura Branigan tops the Billboard Hot 100.  December: //E.T.// for the Atari 2600 is well received and becomes the best-selling game of all time. Atari decides to rework their computers in development to create a machine to compete with the Commodore 64. "​Gloria"​ by Laura Branigan tops the Billboard Hot 100. 
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 October: The Atlanta Braves win the World Series. October: The Atlanta Braves win the World Series.
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 +Uncertain: Atari supports the Amiga Corporation with $1 million.
  
 **1984** **1984**
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 Last quarter: //Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom// is released, being considered a sequel as good or better than //Raiders// and being the top moneymaker of the year with $300 million in the US alone. Last quarter: //Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom// is released, being considered a sequel as good or better than //Raiders// and being the top moneymaker of the year with $300 million in the US alone.
  
-Uncertain: The Home Computer Market Crash of 1984 takes Texas Instruments,​ Timex-Sinclair,​ Coleco, Tandy-Radio Shack, and the IBM PCjr from the personal computer market.+Uncertain: The Home Computer Market Crash of 1984 takes Texas Instruments,​ Timex-Sinclair,​ Coleco, Tandy-Radio Shack, and the IBM PCjr from the personal computer market. Atari signs a deal with Nintendo to distribute their Famicom console outside Japan. Carla Meninsky leaves Atari to form Axiom Software once they discontinue the video game hardware division.
  
  
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 September: Following an underwhelming Cincinnati Reds season, Pete Rose is dismissed as player-coach and would eventually retire. Larry Holmes ties Rocky Marciano'​s 49-0 record by beating Michael Spinks, retaining his world Heavyweight champion title. September: Following an underwhelming Cincinnati Reds season, Pete Rose is dismissed as player-coach and would eventually retire. Larry Holmes ties Rocky Marciano'​s 49-0 record by beating Michael Spinks, retaining his world Heavyweight champion title.
  
-December: The Chicago Bears completes the first 16-0 result in NFL history. To celebrate, they release a rock song, "​Perfect Season"​.+December: ​Zoologist Dian Fossey leaves Rwanda back to the United States after shooting two men who tried to kill her. She would establish the Ape Defense Fund in collaboration with author Douglas Adams and biologist Richard Dawkins. ​The Chicago Bears completes the first 16-0 result in NFL history. To celebrate, they release a rock song, "​Perfect Season"​.
  
 Last quarter: Brad Delp becomes the lead singer of Van Halen, and releases his first album with the band, //Starting at Zero//, preceded by #1 single "The Test of Time". Last quarter: Brad Delp becomes the lead singer of Van Halen, and releases his first album with the band, //Starting at Zero//, preceded by #1 single "The Test of Time".
  
- +Uncertain: Atari releases the PC-2, a 16-bit computer based on the SIERRA and Amiga prototypes. ​Coca-Cola starts gradually changing its formula to a "New Coke" similar in taste to Pepsi. Warner Bros. purchases the DeLaurentiis Group to expand its  movie catalogue.
-Coca-Cola starts gradually changing its formula to a "New Coke" similar in taste to Pepsi. +
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-Warner Bros. purchases the DeLaurentiis Group to expand its  movie catalogue.+
  
  
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 June: Journey releases its first album with frontman Sammy Hagar, //Alien//. The movie //The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy//, directed by Robert Zemeckis and with a script by the book's author Douglas Adams, is released. June: Journey releases its first album with frontman Sammy Hagar, //Alien//. The movie //The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy//, directed by Robert Zemeckis and with a script by the book's author Douglas Adams, is released.
  
-July: The USFL v. NFL lawsuit has the former winning, the jury verdict awarding nearly $1.7 billion in damages. As a compromise, the remaining eight USFL teams join the NFL - including Trump'​s rechristened New York Generals. ​ Theatrical release of //​Transformers:​ The Movie//, directed by Chuck Jones.+July: The USFL v. NFL lawsuit has the former winning, the jury verdict awarding nearly $1.7 billion in damages. As a compromise, the remaining eight USFL teams join the NFL - including Trump'​s rechristened New York Generals. Theatrical release of //​Transformers:​ The Movie//, directed by Chuck Jones.
  
 August: Michael Spinks retires after losing to Evander Holyfield, who was making his heavyweight debut after great success in the Cruiserweight class. ​ August: Michael Spinks retires after losing to Evander Holyfield, who was making his heavyweight debut after great success in the Cruiserweight class. ​
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 The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental has a controversial win when Def Leppard'​s //​Euphoria//​ beats Metallica and AC/DC, among others. The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental has a controversial win when Def Leppard'​s //​Euphoria//​ beats Metallica and AC/DC, among others.
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 Bernhard Goetz is elected mayor of New York City. Bernhard Goetz is elected mayor of New York City.
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 +The Atari Nintendo'​s successor, the Atari Kasumi, hits stores.
  
  
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