50+ Things That Blew People’s Minds in the ’80s

Date: 2020-08-24 08:05:08


It might sound unbelievable, but we’re closer to 2050 than 1980. Oy. And though the 80s may be ancient, for some of us, they’re alive in our souls. How about returning to the 1980s, with its parachute pants, aerobic workouts, and ridiculous hair when the world population was just under 4.5 billion, and the yearly cost to attend Harvard was just 10 thousand dollars? What was special about the 1980s?

Well, in 1980, the Rubik’s Cube debuted internationally. (By the way, originally, the Rubik’s Cube was named “Magic Cube”.) In 1982, the first emoticons were invented. In 1985, the first Nintendo home game console is launched in North America. In 1988, Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” was published. In 1989 “The Simpsons” aired. Yup, it’s the longest-running American sitcom. Interested? Then let’s find out more about things that happened in the 80s!


1980 0:23
1981 1:09
1982 2:11
1983 3:40
1984 4:34
1985 5:39
1986 6:45
1987 6:58
1988 7:25
1989 7:38

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