OCT. 14, 1984 The Detroit Tigers defeat the San Diego Padres four games to one to win the World Series.
NOV. 6, 1984 Ronald Reagan is reelected president in a landslide over Democrat Walter Mondale, carrying 49 states and a record 525 electoral votes.
APRIL 1, 1985 No. 8 seed Villanova stuns No. 1 seed Georgetown 66-64 to win the NCAA title.
SEPT. 11, 1985 Pete Rose singles off the Padres' Eric Show, surpassing Ty Cobb as the alltime hits leader with number 4,192.
MAY 16, 1986 Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, is released and becomes the top-grossing hit of 1986.
SEPT. 17, 1986 William Rehnquist is confirmed by a 65-33 Senate vote as Chief Justice of the United States.
AUG. 7, 1987 Future NHL No. 1 draft pick and star center Sidney Crosby is born in Nova Scotia.
AUG. 9, 1988 Oilers fans lament as star center Wayne Gretzky is traded from Edmonton to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the biggest deals in sports history.
OCT. 17, 1989 A massive earthquake rattles the San Francisco Bay Area, interrupting the World Series between the Giants and the A's for 10 days.
DEC. 17, 1989 The Simpsons premieres on Fox.