1980’s.
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” :)

The 1980s ofte called "the Eighties. The time period saw social, economic and general change as wealth and production migrated to newly industrializing economies. As economic liberalization increased in the developed world, multiple multinational corporation associated with the manufacturing industry.





1980
v John Lennon Assassinated
v Mount St. Helens Erupts
v Rubik’s Cube becomes Popular
v Ted Turner establishes CNN

1981
v Assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan
v First woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
v Pac-Man is extremely popular
v Personal computers (PC) introduced by IBM

1982
v E.T. movie released
v Michael Jackson releases Thriller
v The Epcot Center opened at Walt Disney World in Florida.
v First U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.

1983
v Cabbage Patch Kids are popular
v Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space
v Reagan announces defense plan called Star Wars
v U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill and created Martin Luther King Day

1984
v PG-13 movie rating created
v Indira Gandhi, killed by two bodyguards
v Vietnam War Memorial opened in Washington, DC
v A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Lebanon, killing twelve people.
1985
v New Coke hits the market
v Wreck of the Titanic found
v Hole in the ozone layer discovered
v “New York, New York,” becomes the official city anthem of New York City
1986
v Pixar animation studios is opened
v Challenger space shuttle explodes
v Iran-Contra scandal unfolds
v U.S. bombs Libya

1987
v DNA first used to convict criminals
v New York Stock exchange suffers huge drop on “Black Monday”
v U.S. President Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
v Prozac released for use
1988
v Pan Am flight 103 is bombed over Lockerbie
v U.S. shoots down Iranian Airliner
v “Die Hard” opens in theaters, starring Bruce Willis
v Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere
1989
v Berlin Wall falls
v Students massacred in China’s Tiananmen Square
v U.S. President Bush announces that he doesn’t like broccoli
v Exxon Valdez spills millions of gallons of oil on coastline