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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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Motorola launched the first mobile phone named DynaTAC in 1983, which took approximately 10 hours for a full charge and provided a talk time of 30 minutes.
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Super Mario Bros was released on 13 September 1985. It led to the start of the series of programming games, famously known as Super Mario.
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Namco (now known as Bandai Namco Entertainment) is a company based in Japan that is credited to have launched Pac-Man on 22 May 1980. The video game became immensely popular.
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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 Edinburgh and became a member of the British Royal family.
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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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Windows 1.0 was launched by Microsoft on 20 November 1985. It was the first version of the Windows operating systems that we use today.
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The eruption of Mount St. Helens on 18 May 1980, which was caused by 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 Beatles fan named Mark David Chapman shot and murdered the English musician John Lennon.
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The American space shuttle Challenger exploded soon after take-off on 28 January 1986 and caused the death of all the seven crew members on the board.
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The Bhopal Disaster, one of the world’s deadliest gas leak disasters, took place on 2–3 December 1984 when methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal.

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