Pac-Man video game released
1981Assassination attempt on the pope.
Assassination attempt on U.S president Reagan.
First women appointed to the U.S supreme court.
1982King Henry VIII's ship the Mary Rose raised after 437 years.
Veitnam War memorial opened in Washington D.C.
1983Soviets shoot down a Korean Airliner
1984Huge poison gas leak in Bhopal, India.
Indira Gandhi, india's prime minister, killed by two body guards.
1985Wreck of the titanic found.
New coke hits the markets.
Famine in Ethiopia.
1986Challenge space shuttle explodes.
Chernobyl nuclear accident.
U.S bomb Libya.
U.S.S.R launches Mir space station.
1987DNA first used to convict criminals.
West german pilot lands unchallenged in Russia's red Square.