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Transcript of 1980's
Hole in the
Wreck of Titanic found
Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes
U.S. Bombs Libya
In finance, Black Monday refers to Monday,
October 19, 1987
, when stock markets around the world crashed, dropping a huge value in a very short time.
The crash began in
and spread west to
, hitting the
after other markets had already declined by a significant margin.
the 1987 crash is also referred to as Black Tuesday because of the timezone difference
Famine in Ethiopia
Berlin Wall Falls
October 23, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon the Beirut Barracks Bombings occurred during the Lebanese Civil War when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces killing 299 American and French servicemen.
These attacks eventually led to the withdrawal of the international peacekeeping force from Lebanon,
Pan Am Flight 103, going from England to New York JKF was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on Wednesday, 21 December 1988, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew on board.
Al Megrahi who was Libyan was found guilty for the bombing.
Mt St Helen Erupted
E.T - 1982
American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s
Expressed concepts of birth, death, sexuality and war
Burst onto the scene in the NBA during the 1980's.
Brings popularity for the sport and becoming one of the most beloved sports icons in the United States.
On November 26, 1986 Mike Tyson became the youngest boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World at age 20.
Full Metal Jacket
Friday the 13th
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Breakfast Club
West Side Story
Phantom of the Opera (1986 Musical)
Dragon Ball Z
20/20 with Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters
The Cosby Show
The World in 1980
May 18, 1980- The eruption was followed by TWO MONTHS of earthquakes and steaming magma.
April 24 1980
, San Francisco resident Ken Horne, the first AIDS case in the United States.
October 31 1980
, French-Canadian flight attendant Gaëtan Dugas visits New York City bathhouses. He was deemed "Patient Zero" for his connection to many early cases of AIDS in the United States.
December 23 1980
, Rick Wellikoff, a Brooklyn schoolteacher, dies of AIDS in New York City. He is the 4th US citizen to die from the disease.
December 10 1982
, a baby in California becomes sick in the first known case of contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion.
Dies of AIDS on February 4 in 1987 (aged 67)
He was an entertainer, comedian, actor, and pianist. Liberace had many T.V shows, did live shows and movies.
Critics consider it one of the greatest high school film.
Budget $1 million
Box office $51,525,171
1983- 1985 Famine
Drought and political instability contributed to the severity of the famine, which is estimated to have killed over one million people.
The economy of Ethiopia is based on agriculture: 90% of exports, and 80% of total employment come from agriculture.
Beirut Barracks Bombing
Air strikes by the United States against Libya on Tuesday, 15 April 1986. The attack was carried out by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, in response to the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing (an entertainment venue in West Germany)
Pan Am Flight 103
Destroyed on 9 November 1989
Germany was reunified, and Berlin was a free western city.
Communism fell, Communist Russia was "defeated" in the Cold War.
Started by Iraq dictator
in September 1980, the war was marked by missile attacks, use of chemical weapons and attacks on third-country oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.
War was due to religious schisms (Sunni/Shii'tes disputes), border disputes, and political differences.
The end came in July 1988 with the acceptance UN Resolution 598.
Students led demonstrations in Beijing which took place in the spring of 1989 exposing splits within China's political leadership
Troops with assault rifles and tanks fired on unarmed civilians who were trying to block the military's advance towards Tiananmen Square, they killed hundreds to thousands of people.
The Chinese government banned the protests and has prohibited all forms of discussion or remembrance of the event ever since
is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film
Pac-Man the arcade game was developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980.
Painters including Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts painted scenes of Australia, particularly in Melbourne and its surroundings.
'Australian' art where local character, colours, people and landscapes were captured on canvas.
Becomes the First American Woman in Space
The music video "Video killed the radio star" by the Buggles was the first music video to appear on MTV.
VMAS were first launched in 1984
Madonna and Micheal Jacksons careers were promoted with the help of MTV running their music videos 24/7.
Most spectacular design to date was that of the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Acid wash jeans
Converse and Adidas were launched and become very popular especially among athletes and music celebrities.
Was a major fashion influence for girls/women.
THAT'S THE 80's