1980's Timeline

Timeline created by shawna0927
In History
  • Gorbachev calls for “Glasnost” and “Perestroika”

    Gorbachev calls for “Glasnost” and “Perestroika”
    Perestroika was a political movement for reformation within the communist party of the Soviet Union during the 1980's and 1990's and is widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost policy reform.
  • US attempt at rescue of Hostages in Tehran

    US attempt at rescue of Hostages in Tehran
    In Iran, was a United States armed forces operation ordered by U.S. president Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 embassy staff held captive at the embassy of the U.S and Tehran
  • Pac - Man

    Pac - Man
    The game pac man was release
  • CNN

    in Atlanta GA CNN was first air
  • Comedian Richard Pryor

    Comedian Richard Pryor
    Pryor poured 151- proof rum all over himself and lit himself on fire.
  • Death of John Lennon

    Death of John Lennon
    John Lennon was assassination
  • MS- DOS released

    MS- DOS released
    The Microsoft Disk Operating System developed for PCs with x86 microprocessors.
  • Assassination Attempt on Reagan

    Assassination Attempt on Reagan
    President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C., as they were leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
  • First U.S. IVF baby

    First U.S. IVF baby
    Elizabeth Jordan Carr was the first U.S. baby from the in- vitro fertilization procedure and the 15th in the world.
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson song " Thriller " came out
  • Nike releases

    Nike releases
    Nike releases Air 1 Jordan for 65$.
  • "We are the World"

    "We are the World"
    The song "we are the world" was released as a single, in both 7th and 12th format. The song was the only one released from the we are the world album and became a chart success around the world.
  • Chernobyl

    A sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union.
  • Hands across America

    Hands across America
    was a public,in which approximately 6.5 million people held hands for 15 minutes in an attempt to form a continuous human chain across the contiguous United States.
  • Ryan White

    Ryan White
    was an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States
  • Soviet Troops withdraw from Afghanistan

    Soviet Troops withdraw from Afghanistan
    A column of Soviet BTR-80s crossing the Hairatan bridge, the very last to withdraw from Afghanistan. The final and complete withdrawal of Soviet combatant forces from Afghanistan began on 15 May 1988 and ended on 15 February 1989 under the leadership of Colonel-General Boris Gromov.
  • The Central Park Five

    The Central Park Five
    Five African American was accused of raping a white woman in central park.
  • Simpsons Debut

    Simpsons Debut
    The first episode of "The Simpsons" was released in 1989