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Australia cancels involvement in MX missile tests
South Africa ends ban on inter-racial marriages
John Howard replaces Andrew Peacock as Liberal leader
A man wearing a chicken suit walks into the House of Representatives and sits down on frontbench
British Antarctic Survey announces discovery of hole in the ozone layer
Tropical cyclone and storm surge kills 10,000 in Bangladesh
Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warriors is bombed by French agents in Auckland harbour, killing one person
Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Japan killing 520 (the worst single aircraft disaster in history)
Channel Seven premiers Neighbours. Axes program six months later but rights are picked up by Channel 10
Microsoft releases the first version of Windows operating system
Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas Time goes number one for 4 weeks
USA for Africa’s We are the World is number one of 9 weeks
Kate Bush releases her masterpiece Hounds of Love
Midnight Oil has its first Australian number one with the Species Deceases EP
Amadeus wins best picture Oscar, one of eight. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom won a single Oscar (for best visual effects)
NSW wins Sheffield Shield
Essendon goes back-to-back to win the AFL premiership
First Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide takes place
East Fremantle defeats Subiaco to claim WAFL flagWhat A Nuisance wins Melbourne Cup
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