The Best Times 80's

  • St. Helens.

    St. Helens.
    In the state of Washington, in the United States, Mount St. Helens erupted. This has been one of the biggest volcanic explosions that have occurred in North America in historical times. About 150 square miles were destroyed and over 65 people died.
  • Separation.

    Separation.
    Québec makes a first referendum seeking separation from Canada. Win NO with 60%.
  • The Olympians

    The Olympians
    During the decade of the 80s the Olympic Winter Games were held in Lake Placid, New York.
  • John Lennon

    John Lennon
    John Lennon dies as a result of shots fired by a crazed fan. John Lennon was not only a member of the Beatles, also a successful writer, artist, actor and activist.
  • Ronald Reagan.

    Ronald Reagan.
    Attack against Ronald Reagan.
  • Juan Pablo ll.

    Juan Pablo ll.
    Attacks against Papa Juan Pablo ll.
  • Mysterious illness.

    Mysterious illness.
    A strange and mysterious illness began to cause great concern in 1981. This disease affects the immune system and made many people died. In 1984, the disease became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Trip.

    Trip.
    Makes his first trip space shuttle.
  • MTV

    MTV
    On August, the culture of the United States changed forever with this simple phrase: "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll!" MTV was the first TV station dedicated to music 24 hours a day.
  • Late Night.

    Late Night.
    Starts the show Late Night with David Letterman.
  • Argentina and England.

    Argentina and England.
    Erupts Falklands War between Argentina and England.
  • THRILLER

    THRILLER
    Album THRILLER Michael Jackson is released.
  • Jarvik-7.

    Jarvik-7.
    Dr. Barney Clark, a Seattle dentist, becomes the first person receiving the Jarvik-7, an artificial heart designed to last a lifetime. Dr. Barney, 61, survived for 112 days.
  • Karen Carpenter.

    Karen Carpenter.
    Karen Carpenter (The Carpenter’s Singer) dies of anorexia.
  • Olympics.

    Olympics.
    The 1984 Olympics were held in Los Angeles in the United States.
  • Konstantin Ustínovitch Chernenko.

    Konstantin Ustínovitch Chernenko.
    He Dies in Moscow (USSR), Konstantin Ustínovitch Chernenko, Soviet politician, president of the USSR from 1984. In a little time that was in the power I carry out a reform in the educational system.
  • Enver Hoxha.

    Enver Hoxha.
    There dies in Tirana, the capital of Albania, Enver Hoxha, communist Albanian dictator, who supported a narrow tuning in with Stalin, and he took advantage of the break of the Yugoslavia of Titus with the Soviet regime to break in turn with Yugoslavia and to reinforce his control on the Albanian Communist party, purifying it of elements partial to Titus.
  • Alan García.

    Alan García.
    Alan García, candidate of the APRA, he turns out to be a chosen president of Peru.
  • Liverpool VS Juventus

    Liverpool VS Juventus
    The final of Europa's glass between the Liverpool and the Juventus, in Heysel's stadium (Brussels), turns into tragedy: 41 persons die and 48 are hurt for the brutal attitude of the British "hooligans".
  • Wembley.

    Wembley.
    In Wembley's stadium in London (United Kingdom), the princes of England Carlos and Reveille they inaugurate the concert of world rock of " There helps in Action(Share)", whose end is to collect money to attack the hunger in Africa. The macro agree it lasts 16 hours and is continued by more than billion spectators, of 169 different nations. Madonna, David Bowie, or Phil Collins, take part in the event that it finishes with the song " We plough the World "
  • Titanic.

    Titanic.
    In the Atlantic Ocean, to 640 km to the south of Newfoundland and to a depth of approximately 4.000 m, a French American expedition finds the remains of the transatlantic Britisher Titanic, destroyed on having hit with an iceberg in the night from 14 to 15 April, 1912, in his inaugural trip. In the shipwreck 1.513 persons died, the majority for freezing in the chill waters of the North Atlantic. They managed to survive 705.
  • Challenger.

    Challenger.
    73 seconds after his launch from Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA) the spatial shuttle "Challenger", with seven crew members on board, explodes to 16 km from height. None survives the tragedy.
  • Chernóbil.

    Chernóbil.
    An explosion produces To Itself in the reactor number 4 of Chernóbil's nuclear power station (Soviet Union), provoking the worst nuclear catastrophe of the history. 135.000 persons will be evacuated and 215.000 relocated ones with posteriority. In addition 30.000 persons will die in ten following years. A great environmental pollution will be registered after there having been liberated to the atmosphere 200 times more radioactivity than the united bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • United States VS Nicaragua.

    United States VS Nicaragua.
    The United States they are declared culprits of violating the international law on having supported the rebels armed with it "Against" in Nicaragua. The International Court of Justice passes that the USA will have to indemnify to the country.
  • Yasser Arafat.

    Yasser Arafat.
    Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, admits the right to the existence of Israel's State.
  • Terry Waite.

    Terry Waite.
    Terry Waite, negotiating Britisher of the one that he does little has known that he has collaborated with the American military man Oliver North, involved in the scandal of traffic of weapon with Iran.
  • Andy Warhol.

    Andy Warhol.
    As a result of an operation of biliary bladder, he dies in a hospital of New York, the USA., the American artist Andy Warhol who played a role crucially in the birth and development of the Pop Art.
  • The Simpson.

    The Simpson.
    Is emitted by the first time in The United States The Simpson.
  • Margaret Thatcher.

    Margaret Thatcher.
    Margaret Thatcher gains her third and last consecutive mandate.
  • Wall of Berlin.

    Wall of Berlin.
    The North American president Ronald Reagan and the Soviet president Mijaíl Gorbachev meet in the Wall of Berlin.
  • Guns N ' Roses

    Guns N ' Roses
    The band Guns N ' Roses publishes the album début most sold in the history: Appetite for Destruction.
  • Ronald Reagan and Mijaíl Gorbachev.

    Ronald Reagan and Mijaíl Gorbachev.
    Ronald Reagan and Mijaíl Gorbachev sign an agreement of elimination of nuclear weapon.
  • Josep Tarradellas.

    Josep Tarradellas.
    There dies in Barcelona (Spain) Josep Tarradellas, president of the Autonomous government of Catalonia in the exile, from 1954 to 1977, and provisional president from 1977 up to the first autonomous choices (elections), in 1980.
  • Vincennes.

    Vincennes.
    During the war between Iraq and Iran in the Persian Gulf, the cruise missile launcher of the American navy "Vincennes", which has assigned the mission to defend the petroleum Kuwaiti complexes, knocks down an Iranian airliner, on having thought that the pilot wants to attack or to smash against them, murdering 290 persons who go on board.
  • Challenger.

    Challenger.
    Two years and a half after the explosion to little of taking off of the spatial ferryboat Challenger, and after investigating and to check the whole program of ferryboats, the United States return to the space with the launch from Cape Canaveral of a mission driven to the controls of the Discovery, after the takeoff having been delayed during 90 minutes due to climatological adverse conditions.
  • Salvador Dalí

    Salvador Dalí
    There dies in Figueres (Spain) the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, out-standing surrealistic painter of dreamed worlds, where the objects are juxtaposed or deform in a strange and irrational way.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev.
    Following the orders of the president Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union withdraws his last troops of occupation of the neighboring country of Afghanistan, after remaining in it from 1979. More than 15.000 Soviet soldiers have lost his lives.
  • Harry Potter.

    Harry Potter.
    Daniel Radcliffe, knowing for interpreting Harry Potter.
  • Neptune.

    Neptune.
    The spatial probe "Voyager 2", which was launched on August 20, 1977, comes to Neptune and sends the first images on having gone on to only 4.800 km from the north pole of the planet, being able to observe the basic characteristics of this gaseous giant and of his great moon Newt: color, high, typical clouds, size, mass, composition, temperature and speed of rotation. It discovers six new moons and three new rings about this chill world.
  • Dalai Lama.

    Dalai Lama.
    The Dalai Lama, leader exiled of the Tibet, it turns out to be award winner with the Nobel Prize on the Peace for his campaign of non-violence against the Chinese domination of the Tibet, which was invaded in 1950. With this campaign, the Dalai Lama, has achieved from his exile in the India, that the rest of the world knows the oppression that China exercises on the people Tibetan and his religion.
  • Wall.

    Wall.
    Fall of the wall of Berlin.
  • Romania.

    Romania.
    In Romania, a few days after the fall of the wall of Berlin, the army figth with the demonstrators who massively protest against the communist regime, for having shot the security forces of Timisoara's city at the demonstrators, by what the government of Ceaucescu is knocked down putting end to 42 years of communist regime. Ceaucescu and his wife flee of Budapest in helicopter while an assistant appears with a pistol at the head of the pilot.