The 1980’s was one of the most eventful decades ever! With so many to mention, here is an event for every year I think you will remember. Please leave a comment of what event you remember most from the 80’s.

1980 – Mount St. Helens Erupts

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On May 18, 1980, a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in the state of Washington, United States.

1981 – Hill Street Blues

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On January 15th, 1981 “Hill Street Blues” premieres on NBC-TV.

1982 – Fast Times At Ridgemont High

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This movie was released on August 13, 1982. It Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Hilarious must see movie!

1983 – A-Team

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A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. This made it’s television premiere on NBC station January 23, 1983. Premiered on NBC featuring Mr. T.

1984 – Night Court

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Honorable Judge Harry T. Stone is a young, hip, jeans-wearing liberal eccentric presiding over the night shift of a Manhattan courtroom. Premiered on NBC starring Harry Anderson.

1985 – Playboy

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No more staples! Playboy announces the end to stapling centerfolds!

1986 – That’s What Friends Are For

Dionne Warwick’s song “That’s What Friends Are For” also featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder hits #1 on the charts! Awesome song…just listen!

1987 – Guns N’ Roses

“Sweet Child o’ Mine” song was released by the American rock band Guns N’ Roses, featured on their debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction.

1988 – The Wonder Years

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The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 until 1993. About a boy dealing with his family and his school friends.it-happened-in-the-80s-11

1989 – The Summer Of ’89

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Seinfeld, Batman and Paula Abdul…what more can i say. This was the best summer of the 80’s! Seinfeld took to the air on NBC, Batman was played by Michael Keaton and Paula Abdul had five American Top Three singles, four of them No. 1’s… “Straight Up”, “Forever Your Girl”, “Cold Hearted”, and “Opposites Attract”.