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Class of 1981 et al... "beersinthecar" Beach Party
Wooooo Hoooo !!!!! It's finally here!!!!!!
We do not get to the house until approx 4:30pm Friday...after that ... you can call us there at 409-737-9957
Ronald Reagan had just been sworn in as President of the United States
The IBM PC had just hit the market ( yes, it's true ... we are getting older than dirt! )
The first space shuttle, Columbia, was launched on April 12, 1981 from Cape Canaveral, Florida
Dianna and Charles got married ...
Lech Walesa started the Solidarity Movement in Poland ...
"Gay Cancer" was finally identified as AIDS ...
Yeah, that's a picture of the nasty little bug ...
The Iran Hostages had just been released ...
John Lennon had just been shot.
The United States of America had just celebrated it's Bicentennial 5 years before. ( Remember all of the red, white, and blue ! )
MTV was started ... that's right, before 1981 there was no MTV ... damn we are getting old!
"..Celebrate good times, come on..." was all over pop radio.
Pope John Paul II was shot.
President Reagan fired the air traffic controllers.
The first woman ( Sandra Day O'Connor ) was appointed to the Supreme Court.
President Reagan was shot.
Return of the Jedi was one year old.
Iran - Iraq war
Abscam - On February 3, 1980, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers revealed details about a secret two-year FBI sting operation code-named "Abscam." By 1984, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one U.S. Senator had been convicted of bribery and conspiracy charges. It was the biggest scandal to hit Washington since Watergate though it is largely forgotten today. Why is that? Because neither party has an incentive to bring it up.
Mount Saint Helens Erupts -
Playing on TV in 1981 -
Other notable movies of the year include:
Top 10 Singles on the radio:
Here are some of the albums you may have been listening to in 1981.
"Baby on Board" Signs
Remember when we were supposed to avoid hitting the cars with the "Baby on Board" signs on them? It's open season on them now!
Want to let the rest of the neighborhood share in the sure enjoyment of the latest Ozzy Osborne album? Get a Boom Box and a crate full of batteries and blast away!
Coordinated enough to kick a bean bag but too wimpy to be a jock? Hacky-Sack was your sport. Full article coming soon!
One of the most universally identifiable products of the era, the Rubik's Cube came out of Eastern Europe in the early Awesome80s to take America by storm. It's 42 quintillion (!) combinations kept us guessing - until we figured out how to take them apart.
Want to seem as cleaver as Cliff Claven? Memorize a card set and then play a set or two against your friends. Both of them. We were all playing Trivial Pursuit in the early-Awesome80s.