- The 1980s gave us Blondie's Call Me, Irene Cara's Fame, and The Spinners' Working My Way Back to You.
- A first class postage stamp was only 15 cents.
- The average income was $17,710 while the average home cost $76,400.
- Gas cost $1.25 per gallon.
- 1981 was the year for the assassination attempt on President Reagan and the first woman was appointed to the Supreme Court.
- PCs (personal computers) were introduced by IBM.
- In 1982, E. T. and Michael Jackson's Thriller were released.
- 1983 marks Sally Ride's space mission making her the first woman in space.
- In 1985, Coke introduced the very unpopular New Coke, and the wreck of the Titanic was found.
- The Challenger Space Shuttle exploded in 1986.
- The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Also that year, the Exxon Valdez spill occurred.
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