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1980s

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1st millennium – 2nd millennium – 3rd millennium
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19th century – 20th century – 21st century
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1950s 1960s 1970s – 1980s – 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989


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Events and trends

The 1980's marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960's and 1970's and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. This decade has been somewhat derided since its closing for its perceived "Greed" among Yuppies, certain clothes/music/hairstyles which seem outlandish by modern standards, overall high crime rates in many countries, and of course the onset of the AIDS virus in the early part of the decade. While true to some extent, events and trends of the 1980's contributed greatly towards toppling the Soviet Union and European Communism in the last months of the decade, and the 1980's saw very rapid developments in numerous sectors of technology which have defined the 20th century as a whole.

Technology

Science

War, peace and politics

Economics

Culture

Others

People

World Leaders

Entertainers

Sports figures

Film

Television

See Also: 1980s in television

Music

Musical genres popular during the 1980s include hip hop, old school rap, heavy metal music, twee pop, hair metal, New Wave music, New Romantic, shoegazing, jangle pop, hardcore punk, alternative rock, dream pop, techno, house, acid house, and two-tone.

See also: 1980s music groups, List of rock and roll albums in the 1980s

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