November 28, 2021
The 1980s (Gregorian calendar) is the decade of the decade from 1980 to 1989. This section describes the 1980s from an international perspective.
Yugoslavia's life president Josip Broz Tito died of illness in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Formed an independent self-managed labor union "solidarity" in Poland.
World Health Organization declares eradication of smallpox.
Moscow Olympics held. Japan, the United States, and West Germany are boycotts due to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.
The Iran-Iraq War for eight and a half years has begun.
Former The Beatles John Lennon was shot dead at the Dakota House in New York (John Lennon's murder).
Prince Charles of England and Diana Spencer get married.
Greece joins the European Community.
President Anwar al-Sadart (Sadat) is assassinated in Egypt.
Inauguration of President Reagan of the United States.
Released by Toyota Soarer. Cause a social phenomenon.
Space Shuttle Columbia launches on its first Space Shuttle mission.
Far East aircraft crash occurred in Taiwan.
Princess Grace, a former actress of the Principality of Monaco, dies.
Falklands War (Malvinas War).
Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev dies and Yuri Andropov becomes General Secretary.
Lebanese Civil War occurs.
FIFA World Cup Spain Tournament held. Italy defeats West Germany to win.
Sony releases the first compact disc player (CDP-101) and CD software.
The Internet is born.
Nintendo releases the home video game console "Family Computer" (Famicom).
Filipino Senator Benigno Aquino shot dead.
A Korean Aircraft shot down incident occurs.
Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov dies and Konstantin Chernenko becomes General Secretary.
Macintosh is released.
Los Angeles Olympics held.
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated.
Reagan is reelected in the US presidential election.
AT & T is dismantled. Regional Bell Operating Company is established.
The average life expectancy of Japanese is the highest in the world for both men and women.
Bhopal chemical factory accident occurred.
International Science and Technology Expo (Tsukuba Expo) held.
Konstantin Chernenko dies in the Soviet Union and Mikhail Gorbachev becomes general secretary.
Heysel's tragedy. 39 spectators have died, resulting in the disappearance of football's home country England from the international arena.
The family computer software "Super Mario Bros." became a big hit and became a NES boom.
G5 is a Plaza Accord statement. In Japan, it will be one of the causes of the subsequent bubble economy.
520 passengers and crew were killed in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123. It will be the worst fatal aircraft crash in history.
20 people were killed in the terrorist attacks on both Rome and Vienna airports by Palestinian guerrillas.
The OS software "Windows" will be released for the first time by Microsoft.
Halley's Comet is approaching.
Plaza Accord recession and semiconductor recession due to the sharp appreciation of the yen.
Spain and Portugal join the EC.
Space Shuttle, Challenger explosion, all crew dead.
President Marcos of the Philippines escapes from the country, and President Aquino takes office. (Edsa Revolution)
Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident occurred.