In 1984, 

  • The Boston Celtics were the NBA champions. 
  • "Where's the beef?" was a notorious line from a Wendy's commercial.
  • Michael Dell started selling computers, and aimed for small businesses and families, rather than high-end consumers like his competitors. 
  • The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams beer, was founded. 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in comic books.