The 80's

Cameron Morgeson, Manuel P, Rhiannon N, Aaron C


Overview: Throughout the 80's sports enjoyed financial prosperity and extreme popularity, even overshadowing the so-called Golden Age of Sports during the 1920's, when, in the words of Roderick Nash, "the nation went sports crazy." Without a doubt money dramatically changed the sporting world during the 1980's;


The 1980's saw the emergence of pop, dance music and New Wave. As the term disco fell out of fashion in the decade's early years, genres such as dance-pop became more popular. Rock music continued to enjoy a wide audience; sub-genres such as New Wave, soft rock, and glam metal emerged and developed a significant following. Smooth jazz gained popularity.
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA (Official Video)

Cinema and Celebrities

Movies in the 80's were targeted towards a teen oriented audience. The 1980's introduced what are called "high concept' films where the plots could be easily described. Also, the dawn of the sequel happened with the continuation of the Star Wars series, Rocky, Star Trek, and Back To the Future. Some more popular movies were E.T., Top Gun, Batman, Ghostbusters, and The Breakfast Club.

Celebrities in the 80's consisted of mainly movie stars, musicians, and athletes. Some popular celebs were Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, Prince, Jon Bon Jovi, Mr.T, Charlie Sheen, Molly Ringwald, Chevy Chase


If you were to look back at fashion in the 80's now, you would mostly likely shake your head in disappointment. Everyday fashion consisted of huge earrings, shoulder pads, over-sized tops, miniskirts, legwarmers and lots and lots of neon!

The American Dream

In the 1980's, Americans had an “American Dream.” This dream was to be prosperous including having a well-to-do profession, a luxurious mansion, an abundance of expensive vehicles. Each american wanted to be able to zoom down the freeway in their luxury car blasting their tunes and have no worries