How Well Do You Remember These Newsworthy 80’s Stories?

The 80's were chock full of memorable news stories. The question is, how well do you remember these 12 newsworthy 80's stories? Take this 80's trivia quiz and find out!
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In 1980, Ted Turner announced the creation of the first 24 hour news network known as what?
CNN
Fox News
MSNBC
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How long had Reagan been in office when an assassination attempt was made on his life?
340 days
180 days
50 days
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In 1982, the first nationwide newspaper was revealed. What was it called?
The Washington Post
USA Today
The Daily Post
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In 1983, more than 100 million Americans watched the final episode of which famed TV show?
All in the Family
M.A.S.H.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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Who inspired young and old when she rode the space shuttle and became the first American woman in space?
Eileen Collins
Shannon Lucid
Sally Ride
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In 1984, Michael Jackson thrilled us when he did what for the first time at the MTV Music Awards?
Kissed Madonna
Moonwalked
Wore a single leather glove
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In 1985, who became the leader of the Soviet Union?
Mikhail Gorbachev
Leonid Brezhnev
Nikita Khrushchev
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In January of 1986, the space shuttle __________ exploded over Cape Canaveral.
Challenger
Columbia
Houston
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Everyone looked to the skies in 1986 as __________passed overhead in February for the first time since 1910.
Swift tuttle
Halley's Comet
Hale bop
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In 1988, Ronald Reagan made news in when he appointed who to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Stephen Breyer
Clarence Thomas
Anthony Kennedy
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What finally came tumbling down in 1989?
The Berlin Wall
Exxon Valdez
Tiananmen Square
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Who invented the world wide web in 1989?
Al Gore
Bill Gates
Tim Berners Lee
Result
Uh-oh, it appears as if we have a bit of a 1980s news novice on our hands! While you may remember a few of the newsworthy stories of this decade, many have been lost to time! Fret not friend, in taking this quiz, you took a nice walk down memory lane and possibly learned something new about this iconic decade!

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You passed this 1980s news quiz with flying colors! Sure, a few of the questions on this quiz left you feeling puzzled, but for the most part, you remember your 1980s news better than most! Keep up the good work!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1980s news awesome! While many Americans struggled with this quiz, you passed with flying colors. It's obvious that you're a 1980s history buff with keen mind for pop culture!

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1
In 1980, Ted Turner announced the creation of the first 24 hour news network known as what?
CNN
Fox News
MSNBC
2
How long had Reagan been in office when an assassination attempt was made on his life?
340 days
180 days
50 days
3
In 1982, the first nationwide newspaper was revealed. What was it called?
The Washington Post
USA Today
The Daily Post
4
In 1983, more than 100 million Americans watched the final episode of which famed TV show?
All in the Family
M.A.S.H.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
5
Who inspired young and old when she rode the space shuttle and became the first American woman in space?
Eileen Collins
Shannon Lucid
Sally Ride
6
In 1984, Michael Jackson thrilled us when he did what for the first time at the MTV Music Awards?
Kissed Madonna
Moonwalked
Wore a single leather glove
7
In 1985, who became the leader of the Soviet Union?
Mikhail Gorbachev
Leonid Brezhnev
Nikita Khrushchev
8
In January of 1986, the space shuttle __________ exploded over Cape Canaveral.
Challenger
Columbia
Houston
9
Everyone looked to the skies in 1986 as __________passed overhead in February for the first time since 1910.
Swift tuttle
Halley's Comet
Hale bop
10
In 1988, Ronald Reagan made news in when he appointed who to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Stephen Breyer
Clarence Thomas
Anthony Kennedy
11
What finally came tumbling down in 1989?
The Berlin Wall
Exxon Valdez
Tiananmen Square
12
Who invented the world wide web in 1989?
Al Gore
Bill Gates
Tim Berners Lee