How Much Do You Know About The 1980s?

Test Your Memory Of The Decade Of Yuppies And New Wave!
START THE QUIZ!

Question 1/12

nocookie.net
In 1981, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Reagan in order to impress an actress. What actress?
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jodi Foster
Jamie Lee Curtis
Next Question

Question 2/12

staticflickr.com
What television show ended in 1983 after 251 episodes?
Three's Company
Happy Days
MASH
Next Question

Question 3/12

carraracompanies.com
What major city was plagued by a serial killer who targeted children?
Atlanta
Detroit
Baltimore
Next Question

Question 4/12

go.com
In 1988, what movie won an incredible nine Academy Awards?
The Last Emperor
Tootsie
The Passion of the Christ
Next Question

Question 5/12

tadst.com
The first World AIDS Day was observed in what year?
1984
1987
1988
Next Question

Question 6/12

fanpop.com
In 1984, Michael Jackson's hair caught fire while filming a commercial. What was the commercial for?
Coke
Pepsi
Swatch watches
Next Question

Question 7/12

mainstreet.com
MTV was launched in what year?
1981
1984
1986
Next Question

Question 8/12

tbo.com
What notorious serial killer was executed in the electric chair in 1989?
John Wayne Gacy
Ted Bundy
Richard Ramirez
Next Question

Question 9/12

pbs.org
In a case that became emblematic of urban crime, the Central Park Jogger was attacked in what year?
1984
1987
1989
Next Question

Question 10/12

adst.org
In 1980, a massive influx of Cuban immigrants into the US began. This was known as the:
Varadero Boatlift
Mariel Boatlift
Matanzas Boatlift
Next Question

Question 11/12

post-gazette.com
John Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment in what year?
1980
1983
1986
Next Question

Question 12/12

wordpress.com
The 1984 Summer Olympics were held in what city?
Miami
Baltimore
Los Angeles
Result
These quiz results need to be forever filed away, just like those horrendous 1980s hairstyles!

C+, What Were You Thinking?

around-my-world.com
Right!
You deserve some stylish 80s clothes as a reward for your awesome quiz answers! Leg warmers, anyone?

B+, Well Done

cosmeticsideas.com
Right!
Who knows more about the 80s than you? No one! Not Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper, or Brooke Shields! No one! You are the undisputed master of the 80s!

A+, You Deserve A Rubik's Cube

businessinsider.com
Right!
Check Your Answers
Play Again
1
In 1981, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Reagan in order to impress an actress. What actress?
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jodi Foster
Jamie Lee Curtis
2
What television show ended in 1983 after 251 episodes?
Three's Company
Happy Days
MASH
3
What major city was plagued by a serial killer who targeted children?
Atlanta
Detroit
Baltimore
4
In 1988, what movie won an incredible nine Academy Awards?
The Last Emperor
Tootsie
The Passion of the Christ
5
The first World AIDS Day was observed in what year?
1984
1987
1988
6
In 1984, Michael Jackson's hair caught fire while filming a commercial. What was the commercial for?
Coke
Pepsi
Swatch watches
7
MTV was launched in what year?
1981
1984
1986
8
What notorious serial killer was executed in the electric chair in 1989?
John Wayne Gacy
Ted Bundy
Richard Ramirez
9
In a case that became emblematic of urban crime, the Central Park Jogger was attacked in what year?
1984
1987
1989
10
In 1980, a massive influx of Cuban immigrants into the US began. This was known as the:
Varadero Boatlift
Mariel Boatlift
Matanzas Boatlift
11
John Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment in what year?
1980
1983
1986
12
The 1984 Summer Olympics were held in what city?
Miami
Baltimore
Los Angeles