In this year…

NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -


First DeLorean DMC-12 (that time ma­chine car in the Back To The Fu­ture movies) rolls off the line.

Iran re­leases 52 Amer­i­can hostages af­ter 444 days in cap­tiv­ity, mo­ments af­ter Ron­ald Rea­gan is sworn in as the 40th U.S. pres­i­dent.


More than 300 men are ar­rested when po­lice raid Toronto’s bath­houses, trig­ger­ing a storm of protests from the queer com­mu­nity. MARCH

Ron­ald Rea­gan is shot by John Hinckley Jr. Two po­lice of­fi­cers and press sec­re­tary James Brady are also wounded.


Bobby Sands, MP and IRA mem­ber, dies on hunger strike af­ter 66 days.


Reg­gae leg­end Bob Mar­ley dies.


Terry Fox dies.

Toronto holds its first Gay Pride Day.

Five gay men in L.A. are di­ag­nosed with a

rare form of pneu­mo­nia seen only in pa­tients with weak­ened im­mune sys­tems, the first rec­og­nized cases of AIDS.


Lady Diana Spencer mar­ries Charles, Prince of Wales.


MTV launches in the U.S.


Chro­ma­zone gallery opens. It would be­come one of the most in­flu­en­tial art col­lec­tives in the city. OC­TO­BER

Restora­tion of the El­gin Theatre be­gins. Canada Post be­comes a Crown cor­po­ra­tion.


The ex­hibit Com­put­ers: Art Form Of The 80s is held at the Toronto Col­lege of Art.


Cit­i­zens’ In­de­pen­dent Re­view of Po­lice Ac­tiv­i­ties (CIRPA)’s 24-hour hot­line is cre­ated to pro­vide legal and prac­ti­cal ad­vice to peo­ple with com­plaints about po­lice be­hav­iour.

Bob Mar­ley

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