Eruption of Mt. St Helens The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens, a tra- Tovolcano located In Washington Stated in the United States was a Major voccanic Eruption.
U.S Hockey Teams beat Russia in the Olympic Games The United States relied On its power and size To build a three-goal Lead, then held on during A frantic, memorable Third period far a 3-2 Olympics semifinals Victory Friday over Russia- 22 years to the day after Their famous “miracle on ice” Game in 1980.
Death of John Lennon He was shot by Mark David Chapman At the entrance of the building where He lived, the Dakota, in new York city, On Monday, 8 December 1980; Lennon Just returned from record plant studio With his wife, yoko ono.
Sandra day O'Connor ( Born March 26, 1930) is an Amer. Jurist who was the first female Member of the supreme court of the United States.
MTV MTV, formerly an acronym of music Television, is an American network Based in new York city that launched On august 1, 1981. The original purpose Of the channel was to play music, videos Guided by on air hosts known as VJS.
Iran-Contra Affair Was a political scandal in The U.N that came to light In November 1986.
Assassination Attempt of Reagan Occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, Just 69 days into The presidency of Ronald Reagan.
“Thriller” Is the sixth studio album by American Recording artist Michael Jackson .
Liposuction Prior to the 1980s, extensive surgery was required to remove such stubborn fatty deposits.
Cocaine During the 1980s few subjects were in the news as consistently as the widespread and increasing use of cocaine in the United States. There were two main stages in this growing problem.
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Beirut terrorists attack When intelligence reports surfaced that Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi had plans to assassinate American diplomats in Rome and Paris, President Reagan expelled all Libyan diplomats from the U.S. (May 6, 1981) and closed Libya's diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. Three months later, Reagan ordered U.S. Navy jets to shoot down Libyan fighters if they ventured inside what was known as the "line of death."
CD’S The eighties were a fantastic decade for heavy metal. Some of the best metal albums ever were released in that decade.
Olympics in los Angeles The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan spurred United States PresidentJimmy Carter to issue an ultimatum on January 20, 1980 that the United States would boycott the MoscowOlympics if Soviet troops did not withdraw from Afghanistan within one month.
Vanessa Williams Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American pop-R&Brecording artist, producer, dancer, model and actress. In 1983, she became the first woman of African-American descent to be crowned Miss America, but a scandal caused her to relinquish her title early.
We are the World We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super groupUSA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jonesand Michael Martianfor the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide.
Crack Cocaine Crack cocaine has significantly shaped history, and especially the 1980’s and 1990’s. A study found in The Review of Economics and Statistics, the authors found that by using information provided by 27 different metropolitan areas, that the arrival of crack cocaine led to substantial crime increases in late 1980s and early 1990s.
Len Bias Leonard Kevin "Len" Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a first team All-Americancollege basketball player. He was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft on June 17, but died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be one of the greatest players not to play at the professional Level.
Nintendo is a multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi , it produced handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel.
Challenger Disaster The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
AIDS April 24, San Francisco resident Ken Horne, the first AIDS case in the United States to be recognized at the time, is reported to Center for Disease Control with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). He was also suffering from Cryptococcus at the time.
Supermodel GIA Gia Marie Carangi (January 29, 1960 – November 18, 1986) was an Americanfashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Baby Jessica On October 14, 1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was left unattended and somehow fell 22 feet into an abandoned well.
Michael Dukakis born November 3, 1933) served as the 65th and 67thGovernor of Massachusetts from 1975–1979 and from 1983–1991, and was the Democraticpresidential nominee in 1988.
Soviets leave Afghanistan The Democratic Republic of Afghanistanwas a government of Afghanistan between 1978 and 1992 recognized by 8 countries. It was both ideologically close to and economically dependent on the Soviet Union, and was a major belligerent of the Afghan Civil War.
Fashion of the times In the 1970s, the silhouette of fashion tended to be characterized by close fitting clothes on top with wider, looser clothes on the bottom. This trend completely reversed itself in the early 1980s as both men and women began to wear looser shirts and tight, close-fitting trousers.
Famous movies of the times The 1980s saw the continued rise of the blockbuster, an increased amount of nudity in film and the increasing emphasis in the American industry on film franchises, especially in the science fiction, horror, and action genres.