Soviets Leave Afghanistan Soviet troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, nine years after they swept into the country. A convoy of Soviet armoured vehicles travelled the 260-mile (418km) journey to the USSR border while other soldiers left aboard an Ilyushin 76 transport aircraft.
Eruption of Mt. St Helens. On May 18th 1980 At 8:02 am Mt. St. Helens erupted. This was one of the biggest disasters of the us history because of how this is the first time a volcano erupted in the us.
Olympic Hockey. The US beat Soviet Union in the Olympics hockey. The score at the end was 9-4. The US won by a lot of goals.
John Lennon's Death. John Lennon was the lead singer of the Beatles and he wanted to go on his own singing career After 2 years of being with the Beatles.
MTV!!!! Was the first music TV station of the TV and Michael Jackson had his first music video. But this was a hit for all the music. Aug 1, 1981 - The first video to premier on MTV was " Video Killed the radio star." by Buggles on August 1st 1981. The most aired video in MTV's history is Peter Gabriel's " Sledgehammer".
Iran-Contra Affair This was when the US shipped weapons and supplies to Iran. Plus we were doing illegal trading with Iran.
Assassination Attempt of Reagan. Was on march 30th 1951 fired six shots from a .22-caliber revolver at President Ronald Reagan as the president left a speech he had given to the National Conference of Building and Construction Trades .
Thriller This was his first hit to ever go on TV and the reason of this song was 15min that’s why he got the king of Pop.
CD’s CD’s were a hit in the 1980s because it brought everyone a easer time with out rewinding the tapes so that’s why CD’s where a big hit in the 1980s
Cocaine Cocaine was a big hit in the 1980s because of it was expensive So it was called the rich mans drug and plus there was no cops looking for this drug.
007 Was a flight that the Koreans took over a plane with us citizens in the plane I think it was for 3 days
Crack cocaine Crack cocaine is a highly addictive and powerful stimulant that is derived from powdered cocaine using a simple conversion process. Crack emerged as a drug of abuse in the mid-1980s. It is abused because it produces an immediate high and because it is easy and inexpensive to produce--rendering it readily available and affordable.
Baby Jessica October 14, 1987. Between that day and October 16, rescuers worked for 58 hours to free "Baby Jessica" from the eight-inch-wide well casing 22 feet below the ground.
Nintendo September 23, 1889 founded some of the games it had was super Mario world. It was a big hit because it gave people some things to do when they get bored.
We are the world. We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super group USA for Africa in 1985.
Challenger accident. Was a very sad day when a school teacher was on this shuttle.
Aids The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic has had a substantial impact on the health and economy of many nations. Since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States in June 1981,
Liposuction Both men and women can accumulate excess fat which cannot easily be reduced by exercise and diet. Prior to the 1980s, extensive surgery was required to remove such stubborn fatty deposits.
Sally Ride Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. As a young girl, she wanted to become a professional tennis player and, at one time,
Olympics In L.A. The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan spurred United States President Jimmy Carter to issue an ultimatum that the United States would boycott the Moscow Olympics if Soviet troops did not withdraw from the country by 12:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on February 20, 1980
Beirut Terrorist attack Suicide bomber killed 241 American troops 25 years ago in barracksOctober 23, 2008 In the green expanse of Arlington National Cemetery's Section 59, a Lebanese cedar tree grows near the final resting place of some of the first Americans to shed blood in the fight against Middle East terrorism.
Vanessa Williams On this day in 1983, 20-year-old Vanessa Williams becomes the first African American to win the Miss America crown. Less than a year later, on July 23, 1984
Len Bias 10 years after the death of its basketball great Len Bias, the University of Maryland is still feeling the repercussions. Take a special look back at the tragedy and its fallout through coverage from The Washington Post. The day after Bias's death, The Washington Post reported that traces of cocaine were found in the basketball player's system.
Sandra Day O’ Connor is an American jurist who was the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States. She served as an Associate Justice from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006. O'Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. In the latter years of her tenure, she was regarded as having the swing opinion in many cases.
Michael Dukakis In 1970 he was the Massachusetts Democratic Party's nominee for Lieutenant- Governor and the running mate of Boston Mayor Kevin White in that year's gubernatorial race which they lost to Republicans Frank Sergeant and Donald Dwight. Dukakis won his party's nomination for governor in 1974 and beat Sergeant decisively in November of that year.
Supermodel GLA GiaCarangi was a top US fashion model of the late 1970s and early 1980s. She suffered from drug addiction, later infected by HIV and was among the first women in the public eye to die from AIDS-related complications.