Ladies of the 80's
- Mount St. Helens Erupts
- Pac-Man Video Game Released
- Ted Turner Establishes CNN
- Assassination Attempt on the Pope, Pope Mobile Started
- New Plague Identified as AIDS
- Personal Computers by IBM
- Sally Ride Becomes the First American Women in Space
- Hole in the Ozone Layer Discovered
- Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes
- Wreck of Titanic Found
- DNA First Used to Convict Criminals
- Berlin Wall Falls
- Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
- 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
Top Ten Fashion Trends of the 80's
10. Shoulder Pads
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
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
3. Michael Jackson
Top Ten Fads of the 80’s
10. Trivial Pursuit
9. Blue Eye Makeup
8. “Just Say No”
7. Brand Names
5. Break Dancing
4. Boom Boxes
3. Rubik Cube
2. Cabbage Patch Kids
Published thirteen books during 1980's
Wrote The Color Purple, published in 1982
Wrote The Bourne Identity, published in 1980
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