Can You Name These 1980s Historical Events?

The 80s were a time of change and pop culture revolution. Do you think you remember this iconic decade pretty well? Take these 12 questions and see if you can name these 80s historical events!
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What iconic musician was assassinated in New York City in 1980?
Les Prior
John Lennon
Bob Marley
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What famous and simplistic video game character was released in Japan in 1980?
Pac Man
Ms. Pac Man
Mario
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What couple was wed in the so called "wedding of the century" in 1981?
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach
Luke and Laura of General Hospital
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Who became the first woman in space in 1983?
Sally Ride
Eileen Collins
Anna Fisher
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What year was the wreckage of the Titanic found?
1983
1985
1987
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True or false: The first internet domain name ever was registered in 1985.
True
False
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What was the name of the space shuttle that tragically exploded in 1986?
Columbia
Challenger
Apollo
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In what country did the Chernobyl nuclear disaster take place in 1986?
Poland
Ukraine (USSR)
China
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What forensic milestone was met in 1987?
The use of DNA in convicting criminals
The use of fingerprinting
Blood splatter analysis
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What year did the Berlin Wall finally fall?
1989
1988
1985
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Who attempted to assassinate President Reagan in March of 1981?
John Hinckley Jr.
Mark David Chapman
John Wilkes Booth
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Who established CNN in 1980?
Ted Turner
Walter Cronkite
Peter Jennings
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You are a history hopeful. When it comes to 80s historical events, you could use a bit of a refresher course. But have no fear, we still think you've got potential. Even though you missed a few questions, you showed us that a couple of things from the 80s stuck with you.

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You are 80s history hip. There's no doubt about it, you loved the 80s, and you remember them well. There's very few historical events from this era that have managed to slip your mind. When it comes to history, your as hip as it gets.

B+, 80s History Hip

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You are an 80s history hero. The 80s was a diverse time in America, so much changed politically, economically, and culturally. Because of that, many people have trouble keeping all of the historical events straight. You're not many people! You demonstrated a vast aptitude for 80s history. We applaud you for a job well done.

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1
What iconic musician was assassinated in New York City in 1980?
Les Prior
John Lennon
Bob Marley
2
What famous and simplistic video game character was released in Japan in 1980?
Pac Man
Ms. Pac Man
Mario
3
What couple was wed in the so called "wedding of the century" in 1981?
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach
Luke and Laura of General Hospital
4
Who became the first woman in space in 1983?
Sally Ride
Eileen Collins
Anna Fisher
5
What year was the wreckage of the Titanic found?
1983
1985
1987
6
True or false: The first internet domain name ever was registered in 1985.
True
False
7
What was the name of the space shuttle that tragically exploded in 1986?
Columbia
Challenger
Apollo
8
In what country did the Chernobyl nuclear disaster take place in 1986?
Poland
Ukraine (USSR)
China
9
What forensic milestone was met in 1987?
The use of DNA in convicting criminals
The use of fingerprinting
Blood splatter analysis
10
What year did the Berlin Wall finally fall?
1989
1988
1985
11
Who attempted to assassinate President Reagan in March of 1981?
John Hinckley Jr.
Mark David Chapman
John Wilkes Booth
12
Who established CNN in 1980?
Ted Turner
Walter Cronkite
Peter Jennings