The 1980s

Updated: July 14, 2024
The 1980s were the beginning of modern technology, globalization, new music, & 'New Hollywood'

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.
Share and discover the people and places from your past