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A retro journey through the news and history of the 1980s

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The Nation 1980


President Jimmy Carter announces U.S. boycott of Moscow Olympics


John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago


Cubans sent thousands to Florida in the Mariel boatlift


The Abscam sting found 31 elected and public officials taking bribes on camera.

 

The military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails in the desert, 8 Americans lost


Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State

 

Love Canal area of New York is evacuated


Conservative movie actor Ronald Reagan is nominated for President by Republicans in Detroit


Democratic Convention in New York City nominates Jimmy Carter


Ronald Reagan (R) defeats President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide


List of Nobel Prizes 1980

 

Physics – James Watson Cronin, Val Logsdon Fitch
Chemistry – Paul Berg, Walter Gilbert, Frederick Sanger
Medicine – Baruj Benacerraf, Jean Dausset, George D. Snell
Literature – Czesław Miłosz
Peace – Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Economics – Lawrence Klein

 



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time magazine 1980


"For that, in part, Reagan is TIME's Man of the Year—for having risen so smoothly and gracefully to the most powerful and visible position in the world. He is also the idea of the year, his triumph being philosophical as well as personal. He has revived the Republican Part, and has garnered high initial hopes, even from many who opposed him, both because of his personal style and because the U.S. is famished for cheer. On Jan. 20 Reagan and the idea he embodies will both emerge from their respective seclusions with a real opportunity to change the direction and tone of the nation." Ronald Reagen Time Person of the Year


The World 1980


63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations

Six Iranian held U.S. hostages escape with help of Canadians


South Korean police ends people's uprising with 2,000 lost


The Class of 1980


  

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