The summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles, the Space Shuttle Discovery launched for its maiden flight, Bruce Springsteen topped the music charts with 'Dancing in the Dark' and Canterbury edged out Parramatta in the NSWRL grand final.
The year was 1984.
This week's Our History, Our Memories takes a trip back to this time with a series of photos taken in the Manning during summer of that year.
We have been delving into the Manning River Times photo archives and while every picture tells a story, sometimes the background to that story is lost.
Which is why we are asking our readers to help. Do you recognise a face, a venue, an occasion?
Soak up the nostalgia. Feedback and shared memories are most welcome.
Visit the Manning River Times website at 6pm every Wednesday for the latest gallery in the series.