The 1980s

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  • John Lenon Is Shot To Death In New York

    The Beatles lead singer was shot and killed
  • Pope Paul II is wounded in assassination attempt

    They tried to kill him
  • Gold became $880 per ounce

  • Iran released 52 hostages

  • Korean Airlines 007 shot down by Soviet missile

  • 7 die from poison tylenole in chicago

  • The virus AIDS was discovered

  • Earthquake in Mexico kills 10,000

  • Herald of Free Enterprise sinks in North Sea; 189 die

  • Fires in Yellowstone National Park.

  • The Berlin Wall falls