1980's Timeline

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In History
  • CNN

    Founded by Ted Turner and is the first 24 hour coverage.
  • Comedian Richard Pryor

    Comedian Richard Pryor
    Set himself on fire while free basing cocaine and drinking rum.
  • first U.S. IVF baby

    first U.S. IVF baby
    First baby born through the in-vitro fertilization procedure.
  • US attempt at rescue of Hostages in Tehran

    US attempt at rescue of Hostages in Tehran
    Operation Eagle Claw.
  • Pac-Man

    One of the first games from Namco.
  • Death of John Lennon

    Death of John Lennon
    Killed in archway of Dakota in New York City.
  • MS-DOS released

    MS-DOS released
    First version of Microsoft.
  • Assassination Attempt on Reagan

    Assassination Attempt on Reagan
    John Hinckley Jr. shot and wounded President Reagan.
  • Michael Jackson “Thriller”

    Michael Jackson “Thriller”
    Song by Michael Jackson that appeared on MTV.
  • NIKE releases Air Jordan 1

    NIKE releases Air Jordan 1
    First shoe worn in NBA with multiple colors.
  • “We Are the World”

    “We Are the World”
    In response to famine in Africa, many artists come together to sing this song.
  • Ryan White

    Ryan White
    Poster child for AIDS/HIV. Was banned from school.
  • Gorbachev calls for “Glasnost” and “Perestroika”

    Gorbachev calls for “Glasnost” and “Perestroika”
    Political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • Chernobyl

    A nuclear accident.
  • Hands Across America

    Hands Across America
    Millions of people hold hands for fifteen miles and create a human chain. People donated ten dollars for there place in lane.
  • Soviet Troops withdraw from Afghanistan

    Soviet Troops withdraw from Afghanistan
    Began on 15 May 1988 and ended on 15 February 1989.
  • The Central Park Five

    The Central Park Five
    A group of black and Latino teenagers that are convicted of a crime.
  • Simpsons Debut

    Simpsons Debut
    Started as a sketch for three seasons then turned into a half hour prime time show.