Fun Facts – 1980 to 1984
In January 1980, Gold reached a record high of $850 per ounce. (£661.04 today!)
- PacMan arcade was created.
- Post It Notes were released.
- The Blues Brothers, The Shining, and the Empire Strikes Back were huge hits this year.
- In 1981, petrol was £1.60 per gallon, a postage stamp cost 14p
- MTV launched in August of 1981.
- Lady Diana and Prince Charles married.
- The wreck of the Titanic is found.
- The world population was over 5.3 billion.
- In 1982, Michael Jackson released his album, Thriller.
- Emoticons were first thought of by a computer scientist so that he could add emotion to an email.
- Liposuction is first introduced.
- Japan sold the first ever CD player.
Return of the Jedi was 1983’s top grossing film and the book was the top selling novel that year too.
- The computer mouse was invented in this year.
- Sally Ride was the first woman in space.
- Microsoft word was first released.
- Tony Montana coined, “Say hello to my little friend,” in Scarface.
- The McNugget was born.
- DNA testing was developed by Alec Jeffreys.
- The Boston Beer Company was founded in this year.
- John Hughes first film, Sixteen Candles, debuted.