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The 1980's

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The birth of the Millennial generation. Reagan, Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher. The end of the Cold War. The fall of the Berlin Wall. The Internet. Terrorist attacks in Beirut, Lockerbie, Scotland, Rome, Vienna, and El Salvador. Mt St Helen erupted and California experienced a 6.9 quake. The space shuttle Challenger blew up on take-off. The Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska, spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil . . . the list goes on and on. This was a tumultuous decade, foreshadowing many events of the coming years. << Read less
Jerry Nelson was the puppeteer behind many of the famous puppets from the 1980's. Nelson played 'Count von Count' (aka the 'Count' seen here) on Sesame Street from the 1970's through his retirement in 2004, but also was the first to perform Mr. Snuffleupagus. Other roles include Gobo Fraggle (my personal favorite) and Marjory the Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock, and multiple characters from the Muppets including Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem band, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Kermit's nephew Robin, and Gonzo's girlfriend Camilla the Chicken. Mr. Nelson had a gift with puppets that helped shape generations of viewers. He learned to puppeteer under Bill Baird, the creator of the "Lonely Goatherd" marionette scene in The Sound of Music. Jerry was born on July 10th 1934 in Tulsa Oklahoma and died August 23rd, 2012.
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Jerry Nelson
Jul 10, 1934 - Aug 23, 2012
On June 12, 1987, President Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Reagan said, "Secretary General Gorbachev, if you seek peace--if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe--if you seek liberalization: come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 29 months later, Gorbachev allowed Berliners to destroy the wall. On September 12, 1990, former President Reagan took a few symbolic hammer swings of the remnant Berlin Wall. Gorbachev, who had been in office since 1985, stepped down from his post as Soviet leader in 1991. Reagan, who served two terms as president, from 1981 to 1989, died on June 5, 2004, at age 93.
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A photo of William Shatner dressed as a police man in the 1980's television show T.J. Hooker.
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This is a photo of Floyd Lockhart added by Michelle Lockhart on April 4, 2020.
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Floyd Lockhart
Sep 18, 1910 - May 1987
Lone Pine, California
This is a photo of Charles R Heavrin added by Chasidy Heavrin on March 31, 2020.
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Charles Rex Heavrin
May 17, 1921 - Mar 20, 1986
Muldraugh, KY
This is a photo of Daniel Quaschnick added by Jason Quaschnick on March 31, 2020. Daniel Quaschnick with son Donnie Quaschnick, grandson Timothy Quaschnick and great grandson Jason Quaschnick year is 1982
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Daniel Quaschnick
Mar 3, 1912 - May 15, 1994
Ashley, ND
This is a photo of Maryrose Tobin added by Seb Cole on March 28, 2020.
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Maryrose Tobin
Nov 21, 1981 - around Feb 12, 1999
State College, PA
This is a photo of Sylvia H Hallinger added by Thomas Hallinger on March 24, 2020.
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Sylvia H Hallinger
Dec 27, 1908 - May 15, 1985
Saint Louis, MO
This is a photo of Earl S Hallinger added by Thomas Hallinger on March 24, 2020.
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Earl Stephen Hallinger
Sep 12, 1907 - Mar 13, 1985
Saint Louis, MO
This is a photo of Gladys (Fosnaugh) Heft added by Mark Stafford on March 19, 2020.
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Gladys (Fosnaugh) Heft
Jan 13, 1902 - May 25, 1985
This is a photo of Susan Rose Lockhart added by Robert Jester on March 18, 2020.
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Susan Rose Lockhart
Oct 31, 1951 - Jun 6, 1987
This is a photo of Casey Ryan Zahn added by Heather Robbirds on March 17, 2020.
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Casey Ryan Zahn
Oct 8, 1975 - Oct 21, 1993
This is a photo of Lois Michele Nicholson added by Laura Kirsch on March 11, 2020.
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Lois Michele Nicholson
Nov 1, 1954 - Sep 26, 1989
Mom with daughters Nancy and Deb
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Delores Ann (Latzko) Clifton
1932 - January 1993
Frazer, Pennsylvania, United States
This is a photo of Esther Mcdanield added by Earl Ashley on March 4, 2020. As we understand the lady and man in this picture were guardians.
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Esther Mcdanield
Mar 26, 1939 - May 13, 1988
Salt Lake City, UT
This is a photo of Dean Sutherland added by Cathy Nana on March 4, 2020.
This is a photo of Samantha Joy (Sutherland) Macleod added by Cathy Nana on March 4, 2020.
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Samantha Joy (Sutherland) Macleod
Born: Oct 6, 1980
Launceston, TAS, Australia
This is a photo of Dorothy Suckut and her husband Albert E. Suckut added by Shelley Ruiz on February 23, 2020.
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Dorothy Ruth (Whipple) Suckut
Dec 31, 1909 - Oct 22, 1988
Hesperia, CA
This is a photo of Nellie L Plummer added by Laurie Cook on February 23, 2020.
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Nellie L Plummer
Feb 22, 1931 - Oct 23, 2001
Glen Burnie, MD
Gary savill .( Husband) at time Faye savill. son Garion and baby Jason in Perth
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Gary Victor John H Savill
Born: Nov 27, 1951
A photo of Karen Suzanne Newsom
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Karen Suzanne Newsom
Born: Jun 20
Dallas, TX, USA
A photo of Joseph W Lengyel Jr - 1986
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Joseph W Lengyel Jr
Feb 6, 1941 - Feb 4, 1998
Circa 1981, a photo of Lt Col Barry D. Guyse as Commander of the Air Force Management Engineering Team
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Barry Don Guyse
Apr 23, 1942 - Jul 30, 1995
Highland, CA
Steve with his teenaged daughters, Sandi and Judy.
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Steve Soresso
Sep 7, 1927 - Nov 25, 1985
Maple Heights, OH, United States
A photo of Simone Corsia taken in 1985
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My mother & father on the right, and my aunt on the left. Funny, some people's expressions never change!
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Pam (Kroetch) Marks
Born: January 1951
San Jose, California, United States
A photo of Jess W Tincup and grandson Shane Paul Ferguson on Novemder 26th 1984.
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Jess W Tincup
Aug 20, 1938 - Aug 17, 2010
Claremore, OK
Norma Jean Dettmer celebrates her 35 year Anniversary with the Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company
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Norma Jean (Roos) Dettmer
Nov 4, 1925 - Jan 14, 2005
Bruce Lindahl was successfully identified in 2019 thanks to DNA & genealogy evidence as the murderer of a 16 year old teenager from Chicago in 1981.
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Bruce Lindahl
Jan 29, 1953 - April 1981
Chicago, Illinois, United States
A photo of Jack Henry Evans and Margett Ada Evans, my mother and father.
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Margett Ada (Beal) Evans
Apr 20, 1912 - 1985
This is a photo of Wayne A. Ekblad added by Wayne A. Ekblad on January 4, 2020.
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Wayne A. Ekblad
Born: 1958
A photo of Robert James Shupe
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Robert James Shupe
Born: Nov 11, 1963
Fr. Jerry Wade (tennis coach?!) found in the 1985 Bellarmine College Preparatory yearbook. Fr. Wade has been President of the San Jose, California high school numerous times.
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Fr. Jerry Wade
Born: Dec 12, 1937
Swimming in the Willowemoc
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Bruce Anthony Kocher
Born: Nov 29, 1947
Anni Gerda (Tichauer) Cohn and husband Werner Maxwell Cohn
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Anni Gerda (Tichauer) Cohn
Mar 17, 1911 - Feb 15, 1987
Celebrating my father & my brother's birthday: Arth, Marie, Arthur, and Mike
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Marie May (Pittsley) Kendall
Oct 28, 1932 - May 1, 2011
A photo of Bud Nickloy
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A photo of Beverly Saslofsky
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Beverly (Davies) Saslofsky
Jul 16, 1937 - Nov 4, 1982
Valley Stream, NY
Photo of Steve C. Friery in 1984 taken at home of Ignas and Zelda Cegielski in Grangerland (Conroe), Tx.
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Steve C. Friery
Born: Jul 26, 1965
Fort Smith, AR, USA
A photo of Allen R Burns.
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Allen R Burns
Jul 25, 1945 - Dec 4, 1993
A photo of John Schieszer on NewsWatch (1989)
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A photo of John Schieszer
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A photo of Angela L Walsh
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Angela L Walsh
Mar 3, 1966 - Mar 13, 2000
Bear, DE
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