Were you at Marshall University in the 1980's? Review some of the history
below and then share your history and any new information with your
classmates on your Class pages. Reunion information, photo Albums, class
notes and more can be shared.
Click on your class pages to the left to reconnect.
1980 - Failed U.S. Rescue Attempt to Save Hostages in Tehran, John Lennon Assassinated, Mount St. Helens Erupt, Pac-Man Video Game Released, Rubik's Cube Becomes Popular, Ted Turner Establishes CNN
1981 - Assassination Attempt on the Pope, Assassination Attempt on U.S. President Reagan, First Woman Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Millions Watch Royal Wedding on T.V., New Plague Identified as AIDS, Personal Computers (PC) Introduced by IBM
1982 -E.T. Movie Released, Falkland Islands Invaded by Argentina, King Henry VIII's Ship the Mary Rose Raised After 437 Years, Michael Jackson Releases Thriller, Reverend Sun Myung Moon Marries 2,075 Couples at Madison Square Garden, Vietnam War Memorial Opened in Washington, DC
1983 -Cabbage Patch Kids are Popular, Reagan Announces Defense Plan Called Star Wars, Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space,Soviets Shoot Down a Korean Airliner, U.S. Embassy in Beirut Bombed
1984 - Huge Poison Gas Leak in Bhopal, India, Indira Gandhi, India's Prime Minister, Killed by Two Bodyguards, PG-13 Movie Rating Created
1985 - Famine in Ethiopia, Hole in the Ozone Layer Discovered, Mikhail Gorbachev Calls for Glasnost and Perestroika, New Coke Hits the Market, Wreck of the Titanic Found
1986 - Challenger Space Shuttle Explodes, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Ferdinand Marcos Flees the Philippines, Iran-Contra Scandal Unfolds, U.S. Bombs Libya, U.S.S.R. Launches Mir Space Station
1987 - DNA First Used to Convict Criminals, Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Butcher of Lyons, Sentenced to Life in Prison, New York Stock Exchange Suffers Huge Drop on "Black Monday", West German Pilot Lands Unchallenged in Russia's Red Square
1988 - Pan Am Flight 103 Is Bombed Over Lockerbie, U.S. Shoots Down Iranian Airliner
- Berlin Wall Falls, Exxon Valdez
Spills Millions of Gallons of Oil on Coastline, Students Massacred in China's Tiananmen Square, U.S. President Bush Announces That He Doesn't Like Broccoli