What happened in the 1980s?

Events of the 1980's : CNN started ( June 1, 1980)

John Lennon was killed ( December 8, 1980)

Carter lost his re-election (November, 1980)

Iran Hostage crisis (began (November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981)

Mount St. Helen's erupts (May 18, 1980)

Ronald Reagan shot (March 30, 1981)

Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first female justice of the Surpreme Court (September 25, 1981)

Pope John Paul II shot (May 13, 1981)

Live Aid (first held July 13, 1985)

Mexico City Earthquake (September 19, 1985)

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes (January 28, 1986)

Halley's comet was visible (perihelion February 9, 1986)

Chernobyl disaster (April 26, 1986)

Baby Jessica was rescued ( October 16, 1986)

Black Monday on the stock market (October 19, 1987)

Exxon Valdez oil spill (March 24, 1989)

San Francisco earthquake (Loma Prieta, October 17, 1989)

Hurricane Hugo ( landfall in SC Septemebr 22, 1989)