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  BBC - h2g2 - Growing Up in the 1980s
More than just a collection of dates, the 1980s were a time of discovery, innovation, tragedy and creativity.
It saw the end of the Cold War and the start of MTV, a rise in unemployment and the fall of the Berlin Wall; breakdancing and Reaganomics, political correctness, portable cassette-players, the Tiananmen Square massacre and 'Live Aid'.
But with the explosion of 'must-have' brands - most notably in the region of trainers - the 1980s saw children under pressure from their peers to have the 'right' label.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A738669   (818 words)

  1980s Summary
In the 1980s American culture was defined by a triumphant political and social conservatism.
The 1980s was a decade of consolidation in the media, as huge television networks were bought up by even bigger companies, small publishing firms were cobbled together into multimedia behemoths, and small-town newspapers were bought by nationwide chains...
The decade of the 1980s was a great period of restructuring for the majority of religions in the United States.
www.bookrags.com /1980s   (711 words)

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The decade of the 1980s was a turbulent period for the commercial aviation sector in the United States.
Financial conditions during the 1980s are fueling a string of mergers among the major regional cooperatives.
In the UK the first major 1980s fashion trend was sparked by the arrival of the New Romantics in the popular music charts in 1980.
www.lycos.com /info/1980s.html   (628 words)

  CalendarHome.com - 1980s - Calendar Encyclopedia
Political events and trends of the 1980s culminated in the toppling of military governments and authoritarian regimes, including every communist Warsaw Pact state in Central and Eastern Europe and the downfall of the military juntas of Brazil, Chile and Argentina, bringing to a close the decades-long Cold War.
The 1980s is also generally considered to be the transition between the industrial and information ages, seeing rapid developments in numerous sectors of technology which have defined the modern consumer world.
Children born in the 1980s are likely to have an extremely prominent position in world business and government affairs from the 2020s all the way through to the 2050s due to their immense population, potential voting powers, relatively good health, and high life expectancy.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /1980s.htm   (2602 words)

 1980s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political events and trends of the 1980s culminated in the toppling of military governments and authoritarian regimes, and the downfall of the military juntas of Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.
This was due to the rise in cost of living in the wake of the oil shock of the previous decade, the influence of Reaganomics in the USA and Thatcherism in the UK and the 80s 'debt crisis' of the third world.
However, The late 1980s played host to several dramatic events with an ethos of hope for change, in what came to be called as the "purple passage of the late 80s", that led towards the fall of the berlin wall and the end of cold war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1980s   (4800 words)

This fluctuating investment profile was related to both reductions in the value of the tax concessions (which went from 150% to 133% (1983) to 120% (1985)) and in 1987 to the lowering of the top personal income tax rate (1987) from 60 to 49 cents in the dollar.
In the 1970s and 1980s the cinema trade was increasingly susceptible to a handful of films, with large advertising budgets, released simultaneously across a single market making larger and larger amounts of the overall box office.
In the first half of the 1980s it led to sharp declines in cinema attendance as video ownership climbed to 50% of households by the end of 1985.
wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au /ReadingRoom/film/1980s.html   (9189 words)

At the start of the 1980s Unilever is the world's 26th largest business.
Its interests include plastics, packaging, tropical plantations and a shipping line, as well as a wide range of foods, home and personal care products.
Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden/Faberg├ę are acquired while Magnum ice cream is launched in Germany.
www.unilever.com /ourcompany/aboutunilever/history/1980s.asp   (213 words)

 1980s Flashback 1980 - 1989
1980s Flashback is the place to get re-connected with all the Great things from the 80s.
Make a selection from the Categories on the left and you will be on your way.
Select different years from the 1980s at the top of the screen.
www.1980sflashback.com   (91 words)

 American Cultural History - 1980-1989
During the 1980s, hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts, and mega-mergers spawned a new breed of billionaire.
A 1980 study by UCLA and American Council on Education indicated that college freshmen were more interested in status, power, and money than at any time during the past 15 years.
Nerd's became a hot commodity in the 1980s.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /decade80.html   (2950 words)

 1980s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
By the late 1980s, house had broken out of underground clubs in cities like Chicago, New York, and London, and had begun making inroads on the pop charts, particularly in England and Europe but later in America under the guise of artists like C+C Music Factory and Madonna.
At the beginning of the 1980s some of the followers of punk rock began to be bored with it and wanted to make it more stylish and introduce elements of glam.
From the early to mid 1980s poetry culture in a broader sense caught the same kind of energy as rap and so began the first of the Poetry slams.
www.jahsonic.com /Eighties.html   (1802 words)

 1980s Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Electropop is a genre of synthesizer pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s.
One of the problems with rock in the eighties was that, by the end of the decade, a "rocker" was as obsolete a social and musical figure as a pop singer had been in 1956.
During the 1980s three revolutions had taken hold of popular music: the emergence of disc-jockeys as a creative force (in particular in house and techno music), the advent of hip-hop (and therefore of the "rapper"), and the marriage of industrial music, heavy metal and hardcore [...].
www.jahsonic.com /1980sMusic.html   (5386 words)

 1980s - Girl Scout Cookie┬« History: 1980s
In the 1980s 'Dynasty'; was watched by a global audience of over 250 million viewers.
During the 1980s, hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts, and mega-mergers spawned a new breed
Take BBC2's I Love the 1980s series (1), where twentysomething and Consider how all the memories on I Love the 1980s are selective and uniform.
cool1st.com /cols/1980s.htm   (358 words)

 Yugoslavia 1980s-1990s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s...
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s...
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www.freeserbia.org /yugoslavia-1980s-1990s.html   (222 words)

 1980s - The 1980s Fanlisting!
The wish to re-invent post-industrial Glasgow in the 1980s led to a number of major initiatives utilising the city’s distinguished cultural heritage.
The 1980s (Divestiture and a "Whole New Ballgame").
The decade of the 1980s tended to consolidate the gains made in the seventies Notable 1980s Milestones:.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1980s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Decades: 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s - 2010s - 2020s - 2030s
Pope John Paul II, Pope in the 1980s
Jimmy Carter, President of the USA until 1981
encyclopedia.st /1980s   (96 words)

 The 1980s Fanlisting!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
All that is required to join is your name, email, and country.
A listing for anyone from all over the world who is a fan of the 1980s, whether it's nostalgia, the entertainment, music, or style.
This is an original fanlisting, run by Ang.
www.silencia.net /80s   (135 words)

 Littlewoods catalogue - Home Shopping - History 1980
Women were now known to outnumber men by 25.83m to 23.9m, but the start of the 1980s found only 23 women MPs in Parliament (and just one in the Cabinet), no female judges, admirals or generals, hardly any directors of large companies and not many stockbrokers, bankers and senior accountants.
Though outwardly more demonstrative and influential, women were unable to storm the male-dominated citadels that really mattered.
The 1980s began as violently as the previous decade had been at its close.
www.thecatalogshop.co.uk /catalogue-history/littlewoods-1980.php   (648 words)

 WWW-VL: History: United States History: 1980-1989 | 1980s history; 80's, Ronald Reagan, Mikail Gorbachev, Iran ...
1980s history; 80's, Ronald Reagan, Mikail Gorbachev, Iran Hostages, Challenger, Exxon Valdez, Berlin Wall Fall, George H. Bush
The Pressures of PATCO: Strikes and Stress in the 1980s, by Rebecca Pels, from Essays in History (1995)
The Daycare Abuse Trials of the 1980s and the Salem Witchcraft Trials: Some Parallels
vlib.iue.it /history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1980s.html   (391 words)

 Police viewed Pickton in 1980s as 'mentally diminished,' jury told
Police officers who dealt with Robert William Pickton in the 1980s considered him "mentally diminished," a crime scene investigator testified Tuesday at the B.C. man's trial in the deaths of six women.
Pickton is being tried on six of 26 charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of missing women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, with a second trial to be held later.
Sleigh never revealed why the Picktons were the subject of an investigation by Port Coquitlam RCMP in the 1980s.
www.cbc.ca /canada/british-columbia/story/2007/02/27/pickton.html   (1430 words)

 Map - Political Systems of the World in the 1980s
In many ways, the 1980s are best described by the list of events which didn't happen:
Of the 15 bloodiest wars of the 1980s, 11 span the entire decade.
The 1980s, however, were a decade of growing freedom in the Third World.
users.erols.com /mwhite28/govt1980.htm   (350 words)

 The Progressive Building Society, The 1980s, Northern Ireland's Local Building Society Investments, Mortgages, in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
On his retirement, H R Brown passed the stewardship of the Progressive into the safe hands of Mr Bill Webb.
This distinctiveness was reflected in the Society's advertising and marketing activity, an area which received increasing prominence in the media saturated 1980's.
Under Bill Webb's leadership, the Progressive began to communicate more effectively its strengths to the people it was created to serve.
www.theprogressive.com /about_us/the_1980s   (258 words)

 Highlights from the 1980s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Women in space and on the Supreme Court brought great pride but still no Equal Rights Amendment.
The 1980s were a time of great change across Europe, Russia and China.
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www2.lhric.org /pocantico/century/1980s.htm   (272 words)

 Play your favorite 1980s arcade games online. FREE! Shockwave, Java and DOS video games for your PC. Brought to you by ...
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ome of my favorite arcade games from the 1980's.
Each game takes a few minutes to load, but they are amazingly close to the real thing.
www.tripletsandus.com /80s/80s_games/arcade.htm   (284 words)

 Flickr: Photos tagged with 1980s
Find and Compare prices on 1980's fashion at Smarter.com.
You can assign up to 70 tags to each photo.
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 The History Of Computers During My Lifetime - The 1980's
VisiCalc on the Apple II may have sold Wall Street on the idea of electronic spreadsheets, but Lotus 1-2-3 was the spreadsheet that Wall Street adopted.
Instead of achieving high performance through complexity, the MIPS design had 64 registers (32 int + 32 fp) and used an efficient pipelined design to achieve almost one instruction per cycle.
All the trademarks mentioned in the above document are trademarks of their respective companies.
www.pattosoft.com.au /jason/Articles/HistoryOfComputers/1980s.html   (5689 words)

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