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1980s Fun Facts

Discover fascinating, fun facts about the 80s. The 1980 decade saw the rise of Super Mario Bros. The Empire Strikes Back and Pink hair.

Let's take a look at the most important History Events of the 1980 Decade. Discover Fun Facts about the 1980 decade to improve your general knowledge. Learn facts about the most famous conflict, most harmful phenomenon, most significant invention, and many more exciting facts.

1980s History Fun Facts

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Super Mario Bros led to the start of the series of programming games, famously known as Super Mario was released on 13 September 1985.
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On 29 July 1981, Princess Diana married Prince Charles, who was the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Wales and became a member of the British Royal family.
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The eruption of Mount St. Helens on 18 May 1980, which was caused to an earthquake under it, came as a surprise for the United States of America as it was not prone to such disasters.
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On 8 December 1980, an American named Mark David Chapman (American Beatles fan) shot and murdered the English musician John Lennon.
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The Berlin wall that divided East Germany and West Germany was demolished on 9 November 1989, which led to the fall of the political boundary called the Iron Curtain.
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The American space shuttle Challenger exploded soon after take-off on 28 January 1986, which led to the death of all the seven crew members on the board.
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Motorola, in 1983 launched the first mobile phone named DynaTAC, which took approximately 10 hours for a full charge for it to provide a talk time of 30 minutes.
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Namco (now known as Bandai Namco Entertainment ), a company based in Japan, is credited to have launched Pac-Man on 22 May 1980, which became an immensely popular video game.
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Windows 1.0x, which was the first version of the Windows operating systems that we use today, was launched by Microsoft on 20 November 1985.
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The Bhopal Disaster, one of the world’s deadliest gas leaks disasters, took place on 2-3 December 1984 when the methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal.

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