1980-1989
1980

Michael Jackson does the Moonwalk developed from Marcel Marceau's "walking with the wind" and Charlie Chaplin's scene in Modern Times

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Call Me - Blondie 2:12

Magic - The Cars 4:07

1981

Sandra Day O'Connor is 1st woman appointed to the US Supreme Court

In 1981 the FTC issued a report to Congress that concluded health warning labels had little effect on public knowledge and attitudes about smoking. As a result of this report, Congress enacted the Comprehensive Smoking Education Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-474), which required four specific health warnings on all cigarette packages and advertisements:

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking by Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, and Low Birth Weight

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Cigarette Smoke Contains Carbon Monoxide

Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson 1/6 9:33

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March attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan 0:18

March attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan 0:24

March attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan 1:17 (narration)

1981 Andy Warhol eating a hamburger

 

I Melt with You - Modern English 4:10

Kill the Poor - Dead Kennedys live Finland 1:16

1982

1982: Film: "ET: The Extra-Terrestrial&quot

1982: Book: "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes 2:26

1983

The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out
NOVA captivates a remarkably candid portrait of Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, a man of few pretensions and tremendous personal charm, who speaks with the same passion about a child's toy wagon and the frontiers of subatomic physics.
Original broadcast date: 01/25/83

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1983: Play: "Glengary Glen Ross" by David Mamet

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper 4:33

Rawhide - Dead Kennedys

I Kill Children / Police Truck - Dead Kennedys live 5:11

Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2 3:46

1984

Book: "Neuromancer" by William Gibson

Magic - The Cars live 4:33

Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2 live 4:04

1985

A Prairie Home Companion November 16, 1985 1:59 A Prairie Home Companion first aired in 1974 and was going strong by the mid 80's. The show was broadcast live every Saturday evening. This is the first available recorded broadcast.

1986

Reagan speaks on the day of the Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster delivered 28 January 1986 video

Crew: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, and Judith Resnik

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Charles Manson Interview with Charlie Rose 5:57 1/7 full screen

Charles Manson Interview with Charlie Rose 6:20 2/7

Charles Manson Interview with Charlie Rose 5:13 3/7

Charles Manson Interview with Charlie Rose 6:42 4/7

Charles Manson Interview with Charlie Rose 4:56 5/7

Charles Manson Interview with Charlie Rose 3:11 6/7

Charles Manson Interview with Charlie Rose 5:03 7/7

The International Bicycle Fund cites a survey from the Department of the Interior and Nielson that shows bicycling is the third-most-popular participatory sport after swimming and general exercise.

1987

1987 Charles Manson Interview with Geraldo Rivera: 1 of 7

1987 Charles Manson Interview with Geraldo Rivera: 2 of 7

1987 Charles Manson Interview with Geraldo Rivera: 3 of 7

1987 Charles Manson Interview with Geraldo Rivera: 4 of 7

1987 Charles Manson Interview with Geraldo Rivera: 5 of 7

1987 Charles Manson Interview with Geraldo Rivera: 6 of 7

1987 Charles Manson Interview with Geraldo Rivera: 7 of 7

1988
Jane Says - Jane's Addiction 5:09
1989

1989 — The Golden Toad of Costa Rica becomes extinct due to climate change.