1980s-5th hour

  • Sports and Music: Mountain Biking

    Sports and Music: Mountain Biking
    This became very popular in the 80s. The mountain bike was created because regular bikes couldn't handle the offroad terrain like a mountain bike
  • science and technology; cable tv

    science and technology; cable tv
    In 1980 there were three major networks ABC,CBS,and NBCBY 1989 there were more than 50 cable networks. By 1987 half of america homes subseribed to cable tv. Cable changed the worled by leting people watch the news,music,vidos,MTV,CMT,and VHI this made recored artist look more important.
  • Sports and Music: NCAA March Madness

    Sports and Music: NCAA March Madness
    While gaining popularity in the 80s NCAA made a contract with CBS to televise the games. The games were televised and March Madeness has been gaining popularity ever since.
  • Fashion and Entertainment: Hairstyles

    Fashion and Entertainment: Hairstyles
    Funky hairstyles was a big thing in the 80s. Girls enjoyed either having a funky side ponytail, wavey, crimped, curly, or poofy and frizzy hair. As the guys would dig out mullets, and either rat tails or duck tails.
  • Fashion and Emtertainment: Accessories

    Fashion and Emtertainment: Accessories
    Sneakers were often worn for workouts or casual wear by both men and women and Dr. Martens boots were worn by punk rockers. Women enjoyed sticking out by wearing large, chunky jewerlry, wristbands, neon-colored sunglasses, jelly bracelets, and fingerless laced gloves. Another big hit was skintight Gloria vanderbilts and chic or Jordache jeans.
  • Fashion and Emtertainment: Popularity of Bat Wings

    Fashion and Emtertainment: Popularity of Bat Wings
    Bat wings were a long and loose fashionable top women wore, normally celebrities on tv. The sleeve was extended from the armpit to the waist and was very large at the armhole. The name "bat wings" was because the shirt looked like a bat spreading its wings.
  • Fashion and Entertainment: The creation of the Rubik's Cube

    Fashion and Entertainment: The creation of the Rubik's Cube
    The Rubik's Cube is a puzzle like a game in a square with 26 individual cubes. It was invented by Erno Rubik. There are 6 sides, 9 cubes on each side, and 3 in a row. Each side is marked with a different color. Rubik intially attempted to use elastic bands to hold it together but it failed so he used blocks instead.
  • Fashion and Entertainment: Wearing Underwear as Clothes

    Fashion and Entertainment: Wearing Underwear as Clothes
    Underwear worn as clothes was a big trend started by Madonna Ciccone. Women normally wore silky camisoles and lacey bodysuits. They would even wear them under business suits for a shirt. Some women would even wear them during performances to support the upper body.
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    the 1980s

  • Sports and Music: San Francisco 49ers

    Sports and Music: San Francisco 49ers
    During the 80s San Francisco had 3 time MVP quarterback Joe Montana, and with him they won the Super Bowl in 1982, 1985, 1989, and 1990. They were the first team to win the Super Bowl back to back since the Steelers.
  • science and technology; CD

    science and technology; CD
    in the 1980 sony and phillips invented the Cd. This made it possible to safe huge amounts of sound, video and music on a thin plastic disc. Digitized information is encoded on the bottom of the CD in a series of tiny pits and spaces on the spinning disc.
  • science and technology; Mt. St. Helens

    science and technology; Mt. St. Helens
    on may 8,1980 an earthquake struck in Washington state underneath Mt. St. Helens reawakeing the valcano. It erupted killing sixty-one people. The eruption lasted nine hours and with in ten minutes the ash reached ten miles high.
  • Sports and Music; The 1980 Summer Olympics

    Sports and Music; The 1980 Summer Olympics
    This was the first ever olympic games to be held in a communist country. Although 80 countries did compete in these games the U.S. did not because Russia was invading Afghanastan and the U.S. would not compete until Russia withdrew.
  • Sports and Music: Figure Skating

    Sports and Music: Figure Skating
    Gained its popularity in the 80s. This included pairs skating, and ice dancing. This had 2 divisions a mens and womens divison.
  • science and technology; digital cellular phones

    science and technology; digital cellular phones
    In 1981 the cellular phone was invented. The phone was very expensive when it first came out. It was most used by top executives and city traders. This made todays mass mobile phone ownership possible.
  • Fashion and Emtertainment: Trivia Pursuit

    Fashion and Emtertainment: Trivia Pursuit
    Trivia Pursuit was a game where you had to answer trivia questions in different categories. Two canadians, Scott Abott and Chris Haney, createed it and comercially released it in 1981. In November of 81' Abott and Haney published 1,100 copies in Canada and sold over 20 million copies just in the Us in 84'.
  • science and technology; interferon

    science and technology; interferon
    in 1981 Kary Mullis invented a diease fighting protien called interferon. This causes nonifected cells to develope translation inhibatory protein.Interferon blocks viruses from infecting new cells.
  • World Events - Aerican Hostages Freed

    World Events - Aerican Hostages Freed
    On november 4th 1971 iran took hotle to american troops. Americans all around put yellow ribbons on porches and poles to support them. The hostages were set free January 30th 1981.
  • World Events - Ronald Regan gets shot

    World Events - Ronald Regan gets shot
    Ronald Regan was shot at at hotel when he was giving speach. The gun man John Aickly Jr. was found not guilty because of insanity.
  • science and technology; space shuttle program

    science and technology; space shuttle program
    In 1981 a space shuttle is lunched into space by rockest but can land like a airplan when it returns to earth. the space shuttle can hold up to eight people and the mission commander and the pilot are both professional astronouts and are responsible for flying the spacecraft.
  • science and technology; aids

    science and technology; aids
    On June 5, 1981 scientists found a diseas called acquired immunadeficincy syndrome. Aids brakes down the bodys imunsystem which proctes ower bodys from illnesses and germs. over 2.1 millions chidren are hiv positive and 400,000 children become newly infected each year with hiv/aids.
  • World Event : first women in supreme court

    World Event : first women in supreme court
    The first woman in the supreme court was Sandra Day O'Connor. her votes won 99 to 0.
  • Sports and Music: The Creation of MTV

    Sports and Music: The Creation of MTV
    This was the first music channel ever created. MTV played music for 24 hours a day and got some famous people, like Michael Jackson, and Maddonna a headstart in their careers.
  • Fashion and Entertainment: MTV

    Fashion and Entertainment: MTV
    MTV went on air in 1981 and was at first only playing around 100 songs then the selection finally grew. It was creating entire movements almost single-handedly and by 1983 was seen by 13 million households. MTV is still popular today.
  • Sports and Music: Michael Jacksons Thriller Album

    Sports and Music: Michael Jacksons Thriller Album
    This was Jacksons first ever solo album. The album got 7 grammys and skyrocketed Jackson to fame.
  • World Events : veitnam memorial wall

    World Events : veitnam memorial wall
    The Veitnam Memorial is in the Netional Park in Washington. It was made to remember the Veitnam vetrens who died in Veitnam
  • Fashion and Emtertainment: Leg Warmers

    Fashion and Emtertainment: Leg Warmers
    Leg warmers were very common to knitted socks. They were open at the top and bottom, and were worn with short skirts, leggings, or jeans. Dancers tended to wear them to cause from getting cramps and to look fasionable.
  • World Events : First women in space

    World Events : First women in space
    On July 18th 1983 Sally ride was the first woman to go to space. 8,000 men applied to go but they chose Sally Ride.
  • science and technology; personal computers

    science and technology; personal computers
    In 1984 Apple introduced the Macintosh. It was the first affordable computer with a graphical user interface. Macintosh was ont of the first computer to have a mouse.
  • Fashion and Emtertainment: Miami Vice on air

    Fashion and Emtertainment: Miami Vice on air
    Miami Vice had a total of 5 seasons and 111 episodes. It focused on the Miami police department and starred Don Johnson and Philip Micheal Thomas. Miami Vice started to be filmed in Chicago, Miami, Los Angelel, NYC, and the Bahamas in 1984 and ended im May of 1989.
  • Fashion and Entertainment: The Cosby Show

    Fashion and Entertainment: The Cosby Show
    The Cosby Show was a situation comedy about the Huxtables, a happy, well-to-do African American family who lived in Brooklyn, New York. It was a consistently high-ranked, and was the highest ranked tv show for 6 seasons. The show then ended in1992.
  • Sports and Music: Lakers vs Celtics game

    Sports and Music: Lakers vs Celtics game
    This game was the peak of the Lakers and Celtics rivalry. For the first time ever the Lakers beat the Celtics
  • World Events : Hole in the Ozone Layer

    World Events : Hole in the Ozone Layer
    In 1985 a hole in the ozone layer was found. People now have a greater risk of getting skin cancer.
  • World Eevents : Titanic is found

    World Eevents : Titanic is found
    The Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballad. The titanic was found one mile under water in the aAntlantic ocean.
  • science and technology; disposable camra

    science and technology; disposable camra
    in 1986 fujifilms invented a simple dispossable camera, sold with a roll of film installed. It was meant to be used once and had a foucus free lense. Some are equipped with internal flash unit.
  • World Events : Bombing in Libya

    World Events : Bombing in Libya
    The bombing in Libya began April 14th 1986 at 7 pm.The bombing ended April 15th at 2 am.
  • science and technology; disposable contact lenses

    science and technology; disposable contact lenses
    In 1987 louis J. Girard invented the disposable contact lense. They are worn for a specific amount of time. They are healthier for your eyes. They can come in different colors.
  • World Events : China's Bloodshed

    World Events : China's Bloodshed
    In 1989 China's government did not want to change so Chineese people fought for freedom. Many people were kiled and injured.
  • World Events : Invasion of Panama

    World Events : Invasion of Panama
    The invasion of Panama started because the presdent was making drug traffic. the invasion ended 1-3-90