The 1980s

The 1980s were the beginning of modern technology, globalization, new music, & 'New Hollywood'
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The 1980s was 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. The 1980s was a tumultuous decade, foreshadowing many events of the coming years.
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A behind-the-scenes shot of The Crystal Chamber during production of the 1982 film The Dark Crystal.
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Sep 24, 1936 - May 16, 1990
Jim Henson & Aughra from The Dark Crystal - a popular 1982 puppet-animated high fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The film was shot in England and many talented individuals worked on it including Trevor Jones (music) and Brian Froud (design).
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Sep 24, 1936 - May 16, 1990
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Fraggle Rock was described by https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/jim-henson-birth-1936-death-1990/192791146 as "a high-energy, raucous musical romp. It's a lot of silliness. It's wonderful." This 1980s television staple was introduced to many 80s children on HBO. In fact, I bet a few of us still have our VHS tapes!
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Sep 24, 1936 - May 16, 1990
A photo taken of Drew Barrymore during the filming of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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Feb 22, 1975 - Unknown
Heather O'Rourke around the time she became famous for her roles in the 1980s movies Poltergeist.
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Dec 27, 1975 - Feb 1, 1988
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Michael Jackson around the prime of his career with E.T. from the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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Aug 29, 1958 - Jun 25, 2009
The promotional poster for HALYX which performed at Disneyland in Anaheim California for the summer of 1981. Lora Mumford was the lead singer of Halyx which blended science-fiction and rock and roll (inspired from KISS and Star Wars) and performed in Tomorrowland on the stage of Space Mountain during one summer.
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Sep 8, 1954 - Jul 10, 2011
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Oct 28, 1936 - Jul 6, 2020
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A photo of Eubie Blake and President Ronald Reagan.
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Feb 6, 1911 - Jun 5, 2004
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Shaking hands: A photo of Newsman Thomas L. Dycus Jr. - aka Charlie Brown - shaking hands with then actor Ronald Reagan.
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Sep 19, 1930 - Jun 19, 1998
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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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Jul 10, 1934 - Aug 23, 2012
Sally Kristen Ride,was born on May 26, 1951 in Encino, California. She died on July 23, 2012 in La Jolla, California after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. Her mother was Joyce Ride and her father Dale Ride. She graduated from Westlake high school in 1968. She received her bachelor of science in Physics and bachelor of arts in English from Stanford University in 1973. In 1975 she acquired a master of science. In 1978, she received her doctorate degree in Physics. On June 18, 1983 at 32 years old, she launched aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger as the first (and then youngest) female National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astronaut. She joined the space agency in 1978 and left in 1987. Sally Ride was a humble individual who focused 100% on fulfilling her role as an astronaut and ignored the media who developed stories based on her being the first U.S. woman in space. Believe it or not, Sally became an astronaut by winning out amongst 8,000 people who responded to an advertisement in a newspaper seeking applicants for the NASA space program. She made a second flight aboard Challenger in 1984. She was set to do another flight, but it was canceled after the 1986 Challenger disaster. She served on the Presidential Commission investigating the accident. Ride helped develop the shuttle's robotic arm. In 1989, she became a Professor of Physics at UCSD and Director of the University of California’s California Space Institute. In 2001, she founded Sally Ride Science to motivate girls and young women to pursue careers in science, math and technology. Ride wrote five children’s science books. Dr. Ride received a myriad of honors and awards included the NASA Space Flight Medal. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
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May 26, 1951 - Jul 23, 2012
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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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Feb 6, 1911 - Jun 5, 2004
Photo: Steven Spielberg directing a young Henry Thomas on the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial movie set. The movie was filmed mainly at Culver Studios in Culver City, CA. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was the 4th film Spielberg (co)produced and 21st he directed. E.T. was the 3rd movie in Thomas’ acting career. The movie premiered at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival after first previewed in Houston, Texas. It was released in the United States on June 11, 1982. The film opened at number one and stayed there for a month and a half. It grossed $11 million dollars. In 1983, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial superseded Star Wars as the highest grossing film of all time. The film was so popular it was rereleased three years later in 1985 and then again in 2002 to commemorate the film’s 20th anniversary.
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Sep 9, 1971 - Unknown
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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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Mar 22, 1931 - Unknown
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This is a photo of Roman Lichaczewski added by Kathy Seaberg on March 4, 2021.
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Jan 8, 1955 - Mar 3, 1995
Harold Prince hugging Anita Gillette and Lotte Lenya.
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Oct 18, 1898 - November 1981
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This is a photo of Harry Kochheiser added by Denice Luscaleet on March 4, 2021.
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Sep 27, 1930 - April 1982
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Name Paul Lyman Estimated Age Abt 16 Birth Year 1972 Yearbook Date 1988 School Brockton High School School Location Brockton, Massachusetts, USA Yearbook Title Brocktonia Yearbook
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Senior Prom 1985
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May 10, 1967 - Unknown
Dad: Douglas Mom: Minnie Bro: Douglas And me think its about 1980ish
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Jun 14, 1959 - Unknown
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This is a photo of Jim A Fullmore added by Genie Garner on March 2, 2021.
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Feb 26, 1940 - April 1988
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This is a photo of Grace Labute added by Tonya Keener on March 1, 2021.
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Apr 24, 1909 - January 1985
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This is a photo of Apolonia Rusinoski added by Tiffany MacLeod on February 28, 2021.
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Jan 31, 1889 - Jul 3, 1989
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This is a photo of Apolonia Rusinoski added by Tiffany MacLeod on February 28, 2021.
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Jan 31, 1889 - Jul 3, 1989
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This is a photo of Apolonia Rusinoski added by Tiffany MacLeod on February 28, 2021.
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Jan 31, 1889 - Jul 3, 1989
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Kristin June Sekora, born 1946 to John B Sekora and Dixie Gene Sekora (Davis) in Bay Shore, New York.
This is a photo of Verda Mea (Wolfenbager) Baker added by Kathy Napier on February 27, 2021.
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Mar 11, 1927 - Sep 10, 1988
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Name Amy C Connellan Yearbook Date 1985 School Norwich Free Academy School Location Norwich, Connecticut, USA
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You and I as children 😭 we were always together 💗. I always was you're Big cousin and you were my little bklacc Cow 🐄. Rest Easy Jasmine Stacks I love you now and forever 💗♾️.
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Dec 3, 1977 - Jan 21, 2021
Amos Leroy Gregson with granddaughter Alicia Diane (Stitt) Sabaska. Near the Brandon, Tx sign.
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Dec 23, 1924 - Aug 9, 2018
This is a photo of James Bavosa added by Michele Bavosa on February 15, 2021.
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Sep 26, 1945 - August 1984
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Andrew C Bucheit with Donna Bucheit Jones and Ann Bucheit Marshall.
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Aug 5, 1918 - Apr 5, 2003
The littlest one there is my baby sister that I dont remember her name. We were seperated shortly after this picture. I know her moms name was Francis, she had family in San Antonio or Mission that they moved to, & francis was pregnant again before when we were seperated. This was taken on John st. in Austin, Tx,1980 & our dads name was Juan (Daddy John) Gonzalez. He was murdered in 1981.
This is a photo of Gilbert Monarez II added by Gilbert Monarez on February 12, 2021.
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Dec 23, 1983 - Unknown
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Helen at her 50 year reunion at Grover Cleveland High School
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Aug 23, 1916 - Sep 2, 2007
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September 5th, 1981 In Louisville at my wedding party. Last time I ever saw Jan. A sad day for me after I heard about her death. I always loved her. One of the most special women I ever knew....A best friend.
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May 29, 1959 - Apr 7, 2006
As Mae in the play Mud, 1983.
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Jul 31, 1951 - Dec 6, 2003
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This is a photo of Juan John Gonzalez added by Jay Hughey on February 7, 2021.
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Jul 31, 1949 - Mar 8, 1981
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Jack with Clyde
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Mar 18, 1922 - April 1985
This is a photo of Fermin Escobar added by Mario Escobar on February 7, 2021.
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Mar 8, 1916 - June 1985
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My great-grandparents. I loved them so much.
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Apr 21, 1908 - May 25, 1988
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Oh my Grandma J. had the best smile ever.
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Sep 13, 1913 - Jun 5, 1995
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This is a photo of Harvey M Gritzner added by Christa Casey on February 6, 2021.
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Mar 17, 1900 - Dec 14, 1988
This is a photo of Katrina Kay (Kasavage) King added by Katrina King on February 4, 2021.
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Aug 24, 1981 - Unknown
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This is a photo of Besse (Day) Mauss added by Craig Allen on February 3, 2021.
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Sep 1, 1889 - September 1986
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This is a photo of Irvin Cathey added by Sheree Fore on February 1, 2021.
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Jul 4, 1932 - May 15, 1983
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This is a photo of Fred Spencer added by Meriel Booker on February 1, 2021.
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1938 - Dec 15, 1988
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Detra Gates is holding my baby son, Ryan. est early 1985. What a joy it was to find this photo! I believe the young man in the photo on the wall to the right was her nephew.
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Mar 2, 1904 - May 1987
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This is a photo of Carol (Kirby) Dobson added by Cindy Stevens on January 25, 2021.
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Jul 10, 1909 - Jun 17, 1994
On a trip to Egypt, the owner of this camel offered to take a photo of Ralph on top of it. He then refused to let Ralph get off until Ralph paid him for the photo. Ralph was unhappy about having been misled and decided to use the photo in all of his Christmas cards that year.
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Jul 20, 1909 - May 27, 2004
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This is a photo of Quanda L. (Anderson) Bice added by Quanda Bice on January 25, 2021.
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c. 1982 - Unknown
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This is a photo of Quanda L. (Anderson) Bice added by Quanda Bice on January 25, 2021.
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c. 1982 - Unknown
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This is a photo of Bea Lillie added by Amanda S. Stevenson on January 20, 2021.
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May 29, 1894 - Jan 20, 1989
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