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What Happened In 1989?

The News and Events in 1989:

  • George H.W. Bush becomes president of the US
  • The largest oil spill in US history occurs after the Exxon Valdez strikes Blight Reef in Alaska's Prince William sound
  • In Liverpool, England a soccer stadium barrier collapses killing 94 people
  • Hurricane Hugo causes 71 deaths and $4.2 billion in damage
  • A massive earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay area minutes before the World Series between the Giants and A's
  • The Berlin Wall comes down, symbolically ending the Cold War
  • Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida's electric chair
  • Ayatollah Khomeini places a three-million-US dollar bounty for the death of author Salman Rushdie
  • Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is arrested in Beverly Hills, California after slapping a motorcycle police officer
  • Nintendo released its popular handheld video game player, Game Boy
  • Oakland Athletics win the World Series
  • San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XXIII
  • Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup
  • Batman is the top grossing film
  • "Look Away" by Chicago spends the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Talk show host, Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken during a taping of his show, when a fight erupts on the set between guests
  • The Arsenio Hall Show and The Simpsons premiere
  • Dragonball Z premieres on Japanese television  

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What Happened In 1988?



The News and Events In 1988:

  • Ronald Reagan is president of the US
  • Federal grand juries return indictments against Gen. Manuel Noriega, ruler of Panama, charging him of running drug cartels
  • A missile, fired from the US Navy warship Vincennes destroys a commercial Iranian airliner killing all 290 on board
  • A Pan-am Boeing 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland from a terrorist bomb
  • Controversial Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is removed from office for financial misdeed
  • Jimmy Swaggart is defrocked when his sexual liaisons with women other than his wife are revealed
  • The Netherlands becomes the second country to get connected to the Internet
  • Al-Qaida is established by Osama bin Laden
  • Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series
  • Washington Redskins win Superbowl XXII
  • Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup
  • Rain Man is the top grossing film
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is published
  • "Faith" by George Michael spends the most time at the top of the US charts  

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What Happened In 1987?



The News and Events In 1987:

  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • Wall Street crashed sending the Dow Jones Industrial average down 22.6%
  • President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev signed an unprecedented missile reduction agreement
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned amid accusations of sexual infidelity and financial impropriety
  • Wall Street financier Ivan Boesky was sentenced to three years in prison in an insider trading scandal
  • Gary Hart withdrew from the 1988 presidential campaign under accusations of infidelity
  • The Food and Drug Administration approved anti-AIDS drug AZT
  • Prozac made its debut in the US
  • Bow Wow, Joss Stone, and Hilary Duff were born
  • Minnesota Twins won the World Series
  • New York Giants won Superbowl XXI
  • Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup
  • Three Men and a Baby was the top grossing film
  • "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles spent the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Full House, Married with Children, and Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered  

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What Happened In 1986?



The News and Events In 1986:
  • Ronald Reagan is president of the US
  • The US officially observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday for the first time
  • The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift off, killing 6 astronauts and a teacher
  • A major nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union
  • Japanese video game maker Nintendo introduces its games to America
  • US warplanes bomb Libyan headquarters in retaliation for terrorist attacks
  • The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station
  • IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer
  • Charlotte Church, The Olsen twins, and Lindsay Lohan are born
  • New York Mets win the World Series
  • Chicago Bears win Superbowl XX
  • Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
  • Top Gun is the top grossing film
  • "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends spends the most time at the top of the US charts
  • ALF, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Pee-wee's Playhouse premiere  

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What Happened In 1985

The News In 1985:

  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • Live Aid, a 17 hour rock concert broadcast worldwide from London and Philadelphia, raising $70 million for starving Africans
  • An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City and results in about 25,000 deaths
  • Volcano "Nevada del Ruiz" erupted near Bogota, Columbia causing mud slides that bury two towns
  • American Jew Jonathan Pollard was arrested for giving military secrets to Israel
  • Mikhail Gorbachev became Soviet leader
  • New Coke was released on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola
  • The GNU Manifesto was first written by Richard Stallman
  • Kansas City Royals won the World series
  • San Francisco 49ers won Superbowl XIX
  • Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup
  • Back to the Future was the top grossing film
  • Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis was published
  • David Lee Roth left Van Halen to begin a solo career
  • "Careless Whisper" by Wham! spent the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Elmo was introduced on Sesame Street
  • The Golden Girls and Growing Pains premiered  
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What Happened In 1984


The News In 1984:
  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • On a Challenger mission, two astronauts became the first humans to fly free of a spacecraft
  • An Union Carbide insecticide plant in Bhopal, India seeped toxic gas killing over 2,000
  • The Soviet Union boycotted the Los Angeles Summer Olympics
  • "Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's aired for the first time
  • The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to use a computer mouse and GUI interface, was introduced by Apple
  • Ethiopian famine begun
  • Mandy Moore and Avril Lavigne were born
  • Detroit Tigers won the World Series
  • Los Angeles Raiders won Superbowl XVIII
  • Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup
  • Ghost Busters, Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, and The Karate Kid were top grossing films
  • "When Doves Cry" by Prince and the Revolution spent the most time at the top of US charts
  • Michael Jackson's hair catched fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial
  • The Cosby Show, Punky Brewster, and Who's the Boss? premiered 
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What Happened In 1983?



The News In 1983:

  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel in space
  • Marines were killed when a TNT laden suicide terrorists blows up Marine headquarters at Beirut International Airport
  • US Marines and Rangers invaded the island of Grenada and evacuate hundreds of US citizens
  • The Soviets shot down Korean Airlines flight 007
  • The Internet Domain Name System was invented by Paul Mockapetris
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan signed a bill creating Martin Luther King Day
  • Baltimore Orioles won the World Series
  • Washington Redskins won Superbowl XVII
  • New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup
  • Return of the Jedi was the top grossing film
  • "Every Breath You Take" by The Police spent the most time at the top of US charts
  • The A-Team and Webster premiered 

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What Happened In 1982?



The News In 1982:

  • Ronald Reagan was president of the US
  • The space shuttle Columbia completed its first operational flight
  • Actor John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in a West Hollywood hotel
  • Automobile manufacturer John Delorean was arrested and charged with possession of 59 pounds of cocaine
  • The first artificial heart was implanted in American Barney Clark
  • The Cable News Network, or CNN, was launched
  • 750,000 people rallied against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park
  • Time Magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, a computer
  • The first computer virus, written by Rich Skrenta, escaped into the wild
  • Kirsten Dunst and Elisha Cuthbert were born
  • St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series
  • San Francisco 49ers won Superbowl XVI
  • New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was the top grossing film
  • Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off of a live bat thrown at him during a performance, later hospitalized with rabies
  • "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts spent the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Cheers, Family Ties, Silver Spoons, and Fame premiered

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What Happened In 1981?



The News In 1981

  • Ronald Reagan became president of the US
  • Minutes after Ronald Reagan becomes president, Iran released 52 American hostages that had been held captive for 444 days
  • President Reagan was shot in the chest by would be assassin John Hinkley
  • Space shuttle Columbia, the world's first reusable spacecraft, was sent into space
  • A suspended walkway in the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed, killing 113
  • A female former lover filed a "palimony" suit against tennis star Billie Jean King
  • President Reagan appointed Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court
  • The Pac-Man video game was introduced in the US
  • Alicia Keys, Elijah Wood, Kelly Rowland, Anna Kournikova, and Britney Spears were born
  • Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series
  • Oakland Raiders won Superbowl XV
  • New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark was the top grossing film
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes spent the most time at the top of the US charts
  • MTV debut on cable television, playing music videos 24 hours a day
  • Gimme a Break premiered this year
Remember When Booklet - 1981

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What Happened In 1980?

The News In 1980:


  • Jimmy Carter became president of the US
  • President Carter announced punitive measures and embargoes against the USSR in retaliation for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
  • Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted in a violent blast estimated to be 500 times as powerful as the Hiroshima atomic bomb
  • Ronald Reagan was elected the 40th US president in a sweeping victory
  • US Representative Michael O. Myers was expelled from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal
  • Hewlett-Packard announcee release of its first personal computer
  • Microsoft announced their version of UNIX, Xenix
  • Christina Ricci, Chelsea Clinton, Venus Williams, Jessica Simpson, Macaulay Culkin, and Jake Gyllenhaal were born
  • Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series
  • Pittsburgh Steelers won Superbowl XIV
  • New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup
  • The Empire Strikes Back was the top grossing film
  • "Lady" by Kenny Rogers spent the most time at the top of the US charts
  • U.S. viewers got caught up in the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliff hanger on the soap opera series, Dallas, which is solved on a November 21 episode, drawing a record numbers of viewers 
Remember When Booklet - 1980

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How I Love The 80s!

Here goes my warm welcome to all 80s fans like me!

Welcome to "Heart Of The 80s". My wish for many years now since I began blogging.
You can find a few entries from my previous blogs and I also remember I began a retro blog before but
deleted it because I believed that past is past. I still believe it, of course, but this time I'm just moving on as I'll looking back to the 80s
with my heart-shaped glasses :)

Lately I've been watching 80's movies, 80's reruns and I realize how much I really missed being a
teen in the 80's. Watching those movies led me to open my nifty treasure chest, one
I marked "Hidden Wealth" in 1986, where all my diaries are kept dating back to November 14,1985- December 1989.
I will be sharing a few diary entries, will share the actual photos from a few pages, will write them again just as I have written them when I was a 14-year-old
in a sleepy town in the province of the Philippines. Allow me though to keep the anonymity of my friends' names (unless I have their permission).
I hope you can sit back and enjoy the trip back to my 80's. May it bring you joy and laughter as you
relate your own 80's memories!

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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.