Totally 80's

Ladies of the 80's

Major Events

Major Events

1980
  • Mount St. Helens Erupts
  • Pac-Man Video Game Released
  • Ted Turner Establishes CNN
1981
  • Assassination Attempt on the Pope, Pope Mobile Started
  • New Plague Identified as AIDS
  • Personal Computers by IBM
1983
  • Sally Ride Becomes the First American Women in Space
1985
  • Hole in the Ozone Layer Discovered
1986
  • Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes
  • Wreck of Titanic Found
1987
  • DNA First Used to Convict Criminals
1989
  • Berlin Wall Falls
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill


POLITICS

Politics

Presidents of the 1980's:

  • Jimmy Carter: (1977-1981), Democrat
  • Ronald Reagan: (1981-1989), Republican
  • George H. W. Bush: (1989-1993), Republican

Major Political Events:

  • 1979: Iran Hostage Crisis
  • 1980: Carter becomes most unpopular president of all-time
  • 1983-1988: Iran-Contra Affair
  • 1987: "Tear down this wall!"
  • 1989: Movement allowed between East Berlin and West Berlin

Pop Culture

Pop Culture

Top Ten Fashion Trends of the 80's


10. Shoulder Pads

9. Spandex

8. Leg Warmers

7. Members Only Jackets

6. Scrunched-up Socks

5. Oversized T-shirts

4. Parachute Pants

3. Slap Bracelets and Swatch Watches

2. Stirrup Pants and Leggings

1. Neon


Top Ten Music Icons of the 80’s


10. Duran Duran

9. Guns N’ Roses

8. The Bangles

7. Run D.M.C

6. Def Leppard

5. The Beastie Boys

4. Journey

3. Michael Jackson

2. Prince

1. Madonna


Top Ten Fads of the 80’s


10. Trivial Pursuit

9. Blue Eye Makeup

8. “Just Say No”

7. Brand Names

6. Skating

5. Break Dancing

4. Boom Boxes

3. Rubik Cube

2. Cabbage Patch Kids

1. Nintendo

LITERATURE

Citations

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"VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's." HubPages. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2013.

" 80s Fashion ." 80s Fashion: Clothes Worn in the 80s. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2013.

"American Cultural History." - 1980-1989. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2013.

"Literature Potpourri: Bestsellers of the '80s." Random, Interesting, Amazing Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2013.

"1980s Timeline." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2013.

"The 1980s Timeline. News, Politics, Music, TV, Movies & Deaths. Brought to You by Triplets and Us." The 1980s Timeline. News, Politics, Music, TV, Movies & Deaths. Brought to You by Triplets and Us. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2013.