1980 - 1989

Tyler Granillo

Assassinations

There was an assassination attempt on the pope in 1981. The attempt was not successful. There was also an attempt on Ronald Regan during the same year. He was shot in the chest, but lived and continued to serve as president for two terms.

Entertainment

Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, and The Goonies all came out in 1985. In 1982 E.T., Blade Runner, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High came out.
Jump by Van Halen, Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi, and Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley all came out in the 80s

Presidents of the 80's

Important Facts

AIDS was identified in 1981. In 1982, Cabbage Patch Kids became wildly popular. People were trampled to death in the stores by others trying to buy them. In 1985 the hole in the ozone layer and the wreck of the Titanic were found. The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff in 1986. DNA was first used to catch a criminal in 1987. And in 1989 the Berlin Wall finally fell.

The Cabbage Patch Kids

Cabbage Patch Kids were released in 1982 and became wildly popular. One Walmart employee was trampled to death on Black Friday during a rush for the new toy. Two more people were sent to the hospital in critical condition during the same stampede.