1980's Timeline

Timeline created by jkp0118
  • Gorbachev calls for “Glasnost” and “Perestroika”

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

    Chernobyl
    a catastrophic nuclear accident
  • MS-DOS released

    MS-DOS released
    MS-DOS 1.0 (the first version) was released in August 1981.
  • Ryan White

    Ryan White
    A national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after failing to be re-admitted to school following a diagnosis of AIDS.
  • Michael Jackson “Thriller”

    Michael Jackson “Thriller”
    Micheal Jackson hit song in the 1980's.
  • first U.S. IVF baby

    first U.S. IVF baby
    United States' first baby born from the in-vitro fertilization procedure and the 15th in the world.
  • NIKE releases Air Jordan 1

    NIKE releases Air Jordan 1
    Micheal Jordan shoe was a hit in this time period.
  • “We Are the World”

    “We Are the World”
    Micheal Jackson made other hit song.
  • Soviet Troops withdraw from Afghanistan

    Soviet Troops 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.
  • Simpsons Debut

    Simpsons Debut
    The Simpsons, which debuted on December 17, 1989.
  • Hands Across America

    Hands Across America
    6.5 million people held hands for fifteen minutes in an attempt to form a continuous human chain across the contiguous United States.
  • The central park five

    The central park five
    The assault and rape of Trisha Meili, a white female jogger, and attacks on others in the North Woods of Manhattan's Central Park on the night of April 19, 1989.
  • Death of John Lennon

    Death of John Lennon
    shot and killed in the archway of the Dakota, his residence in New York City.
  • Pac-Man

    Pac-Man
    Pac-Man is a series of video games
  • 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
  • Comedian Richard Pryor (sets himself on fire)

    Comedian Richard Pryor (sets himself on fire)
    Richard Pryor set himself on fire while free-basing cocaine and drinking 151-proof rum.
  • US attempt at rescue of Hostages in Tehran

    US attempt at rescue of Hostages in Tehran
    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 United States
  • CNN

    CNN
    Cable News Network, an American basic cable and satellite television channel