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NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

JAN­UARY The first Ap­ple Macin­tosh goes on sale. Michael Jack­son’s hair goes up in flames while shoot­ing a Pepsi video. FE­BRU­ARY Just in time for Valen­tine’s Day the city hands out free con­doms as part of Birth Con­trol Week. Prime Min­is­ter Pierre Trudeau an­nounces his re­tire­ment, paving the way for John Turner as Canada’s 17th PM. APRIL The Young Of­fend­ers Act is in­tro­duced MAY Andy Kauf­man, Taxi’s lov­able cabbie Latka Gravas, dies of can­cer. JUNE NOW’s cir­cu­la­tion reaches 60,000. JULY In­spired by elec­tion vic­to­ries in West Ger­many, the Green party an­nounces it will field six can­di­dates in Toronto and 59 na­tion-wide for the next fed­eral elec­tion. Canada wins more medals than ever be­fore at the L.A. Olympics, mostly be­cause of the Eastern Bloc



MuchMu­sic launches. SCTV fin­ishes its run.

SEPTEM­BER Pope John Paul II is ac­corded rock-star treat­ment as 300,000 at­tend mass at Downsview Air­port. To protest the Pope’s visit to Mon­treal, re­tired U.S. sol­dier Thomas Bernard Brigham bombs Cen­tral Sta­tion, killing three peo­ple and wound­ing more than 30. Brian Mul­roney wins the fed­eral elec­tion with the largest ma­jor­ity in Canadian his­tory.

OC­TO­BER Chal­lenger as­tro­naut Marc Garneau is the first Canadian in space. NOVEM­BER Fear­ful small busi­ness own­ers along the low-rent avant-garde Queen West strip be­tween Uni­ver­sity and Spad­ina say the area is on track to be­com­ing a Yorkville clone af­ter small in­de­pen­dent busi­ness re­ju­ve­nate the area. Hey Park­dale, sound familiar?

DE­CEM­BER Ge­orge Or­well was wrong. Mostly.

Brian Mul­roney

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