November 30, 2021
The 1980s refers to the period from 1980 to 1989. event. 1980 The May 18th Gwangju Democratization Movement in Korea. The 5th Republic of Korea begins. On July 30, the education law was revised and the prohibition of tutoring was enforced. (until 1988) Ronald Reagan is elected president of the United States. Saint Helena volcanic eruption. 1981 Ronald Reagan inaugurated as President of the United States. Chun Doo-hwan is elected as the 12th President of the Republic of Korea. Successful launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Egyptian President Sadat assassinated. Seoul Olympic bid. 1982 lift the night curfew Italy won the 1982 World Cup. The Falklands War broke out between Britain and Argentina. British victory. 1983 Pioneer 10, the first human-made aircraft to leave the solar system. GNU launched. The shooting down of KAL 007 occurred. Aung San cemetery terrorist attack. 1984 The 23rd Los Angeles Summer Olympics is held in the United States. Sarajevo Yugoslavia hosts the Winter Olympics. Sales of the Apple Macintosh begin. 1985 The 12th National Assembly elections in Korea. Gorbachev elected general secretary of the USSR. The Free Software Foundation is launched. 1986 The US Challenger exploded. Soviet Mir space station launch. Hosted the Asian Games in Seoul, Korea. Soviet Chernobyl accident. Argentina win the World Cup. US bombing Libya. 1987 The June Democratic Uprising in Korea. Korea Independence Hall opened. Korean Air Flight 858 bombing. South Korea's 13th presidential election, Roh Tae-woo is elected. 1988 Inauguration of the Roh Tae-woo government of the Republic of Korea. Election of the 13th National Assembly of Korea. Hosted the 24th Seoul Summer Olympics in Korea. Hosting the Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. 1989 George H. W. Bush inaugurated as President of the United States. Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany. Democratization in Eastern Bloc. Tiananmen Square incident in China.