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  • 1982 November 3 - A gasoline tanker explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing at least 2,000 people. January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, disappears in the Sahara during the Paris-Dakar rally January 13 - Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78. On the same day, a Washington Metro train derails to the north, killing 3 (the system's first, and worst, fatal accident).
  • 1969: Brian Hugh Warner stage name: Marilyn Manson is born. In a Los Angeles, California court, Sirhan Sirhan admits that he killed presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. Former United States General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies. Charles, Prince of Wales, is invested with his title at Caernarfon. Vietnam War: The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made. Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaign aide to his brother who was in the car with him, dies in the incident. The Manson Family kills Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, wealthy Los Angeles businesspeople. The Woodstock Festival is held in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
  • 1969 * February - Strike at U.C. Berkeley for ethnic studies * February 13 - 33 students arrested at administration building sit-in at University of Massachusetts * February 18 - Students seize building and boycott started at Howard University. * February 24 - Students occupy Adminstartion building at Penn State. * * February 27 - Police charge student picket lines, club and arrest two Chicano leaders at U.C. Berkeley. * February 27 - Thousands rampage thru nine buildings at U of Wisconsin, Madison over black enrollments. * March 20 - James Earl Ray is sentenced to 99 years for Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. * April - There is a peak amount of 543,000 US troops in Vietnam * April 9 - 300 Harvard students led by SDS seize Univ Hall and evict eight deans April 10 - Police called into Harvard, 37 injured, 200 arrested April 11 - Start of 3 day student strike at Harvard April 22 - Harvard faculty votes to create black studies program & give students vote in selection of its faculty. * April 22 - City College of NY closed after black & Puerto Rican students lock selves inside asking higher minority enrollment. * April 23 - Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for Robert Kennedy's murder . * April 24 - U.S. B-52s launch the biggest attack yet on North Vietnam. As a result there are protests ensuing around the country. * May 15 - Hippies in People's Park in Berkeley attacked by police and National Guard. * July - Stephen Gaskin starts The Farm commune in Tennessee. * July 20 - The Unites States' Apollo 11 lands on the moon, and Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon * President Nison initiates "Vietnamization" of the war thus decreasing the number of U.S. troops in Indochina. * July 27 - Stonewall riot in New York's Greenwich Village. 2000 protesters battle 400 police, initiates the Gay Liberation Movement. * August 9 - Sharon Tate & LaBiancas found murdered by Charles Manson & Crew * August 15 - 17 WOODSTOCK Festival 500,000 people gathered for three days of music and peace that changed the world * August 26 - FBI reports 98% increase in marijuana arrests from 1966 - 1968 * September 3 - Ho Chi Min, leader of North Vietnam, dies * September 24 - Chicago Eight trial begins. Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin et al charged with conspiracy to incite riots at the Democratic National Convention. * October 8-11 - The Weatherman a more radical faction of the SDS - "Days of Rage" * October 15 - Declared Peace Day there are 500,000 protesters nationwide is the First Vietnam Moratorium * October 21 - Jack Kerouac, beat author of "On the Road" dies. * October 30 - The Supreme Court orders desegregation nationwide * November 15 - 500,000 + march in Wash. DC for peace. Largest antiwar rally in U.S. history. Speakers: McCarthy, McGovern, Coretta King, Dick Gregory, Leonard Bernstein. Singers: Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul, & Mary, John Denver, Mitch Miller, touring cast of Hair 1969. * November 17 - First round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks begin in Helsinki between the U.S. and the Soviets. * November 24 - Lt. William Calley charged the murder of 102 South Vietnamese civilians at My Lai. * November 25 - President Nixon orders all US germ warfare stockpiles destroyed. * * December - The death and injury toll of US troops in Vietnam reaches over 100,000 US troops dead or injured in Vietnam. * December 1 - First draft lottery since W.W.II held in NYC * December 8 - There is a raid on the Black Panther headquarters in LA resulting in a four hour shoot-out * December 24 - Rolling Stones "Altamont" concert erupts in violence with one spectator killed
  • JFK is assasinated...that was the big story for my year.
  • Me dad had his first shag.
  • Ronald Reagan was elected president.
  • This is for both me and Barcaluv67. :) January: Sunday 15: Super Bowl I is played -- The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10. February: Friday 10: The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. March: Friday 31: Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar for the first time at London's Astoria Theatre. He is sent to the hospital afterwards for burns on his hands. April: Saturday 01: The United States Department of Transportation begins operation. May: Monday 01: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu. June: Wednesday 14: The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb. July: Sunday 23: 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city (43 killed, 342 injured and ~1,400 buildings burned). August: Wednesday 30: Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. September: Sunday 10: The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain. October: Sunday 08: Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia. November: Tuesday 07: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. On a side note, I was born in November. While this is not a major event to the rest of the world, it is pretty important to me. :) December: Monday 04: Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta (235 of the 300-strong Viet Cong battalion were killed).
  • 1968. Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated.
  • SALT I Treaty. Nixon Re-elected. Last major air offensives lauched in North Vietnam.
  • JFK was assassinated
  • 1987- 03/01 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin 06/01 - 100th US Congress convenes 06/01 - Astronomers at U of Calif see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy 11/02 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • i was born!! :) microsoft introduced windows 3.1 winter olymics in albertville feb8 will. clinton elected president :)
  • Me coming into this world was an important historical event!... lol.. I just looked it up.. nothing that important really happened in 1981. lol... there must be something important besides my birth!
  • The Beatles recorded their first album. Patsy Cline (one of my favorites) was killed in a plane crash. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a Dream" speech. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
  • 1984 The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage. Thirty-six of Britain and Ireland's top pop musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio to form Band Aid, and record the song "Do They Know It's Christmas", in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Band Aid release the song "Do They Know It's Christmas". Controlled Impact Demonstration NASA crashes remote controlled Boeing 720 (this happened on the day i was born) Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962, in Raleigh, North Carolina The 1984 Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1965: A new red and white maple leaf design is inaugurated as the flag of Canada, replacing the Union Flag and the Canadian Red Ensign. Malcolm X is assassinated on the first day of National Brotherhood Week, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City, allegedly by Black Muslims. 100th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid. The Beatles performed the first stadium concert in the history of rock, playing at Shea Stadium in New York
  • Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US Fidel Castro takes power in Cuba Alaska is admitted as the 49th state Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500 stock car race Tibet's Dalai Lama escapes to India Hawaii admitted as the 50th state Soviet premiere Krushchev begins unprecedented visit to US The Barbie doll debuts John McEnroe, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Arnold, Perry Farrell, Kevin Spacey, and Weird Al Yankovic are born A plane crash kills Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper - becomes known as "The Day The Music Died" Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series Baltimore Colts win the NFL championship Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein is published The Twilight Zone debuts on TV Where are all the old dogs at?
  • 1980 - Ronald Reagan (R) defeats President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide
  • 1957 July 6 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the very first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.
  • Stole my question, but here goes: Woodstock. Man walked on the moon. And a hellalot more!
  • elvis died!!!!!
  • I don't know...did anything cool happen in 1982? :o)
  • Assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert Kennedy
  • 1974 Richard Nixon resigns as president due to the Watergate Scandal.
  • The United States Centers for Disease Control publishes its first report on AIDS. The first Space Shuttle, Columbia, launches. Iran releases 52 American hostages, minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as US President. MTV launches and amazingly, understands what the M actually means - and it's not reality TV. Late in the year, a car bomb is detonated outside the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut. It kills 61 people and is sadly recognised as the first modern suicide bomb. Raiders of the Lost Arc was later awarded highest grossing movie for the year.
  • Castro enters Havana, proclaims the Cuban Revolution, ousts Batista, and declares himself prime minister. European Free Trade Association is formed. Cyprus becomes and independent republic, with Archbishop Makarios as president. In China, evidence mounts that the "Great Leap Forward" is destroying the fragile Chinese economy and contributing to the deaths of millions from starvation. Uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule is suppressed, and the Dali Lama flees to India. Assassination of Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike in Sri Lanka; he is succeeded by his wife SirimavoRatwatte Dia Bandaranaike, who thereby becomes the world's first female prime minister. Sukarno declares Indonesia a "Guided Democracy". Alaska and Hawaii become the forty-ninth and fiftieth states. In December, the twelve leading nations participating in the IGY sign the "Antarctic Treaty" in Washington, DC. The treaty was framed as an agreement so the continent "shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes". The treaty came into effect in 1961 and guarantees access and scientific research in all territory south of 60° latitude.
  • Elvis Presley died
  • off course somtething majour happend... i was born!! then 17 years later London busses got bombed...
  • The fall of Communism began and the Communist goverment collapsed in Hungry. Also George Bush Sr. became president. Btw that was 1989 the year of my birth.
  • In 1966 The first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," is broadcast on September 8. The plot concerns a creature that sucks salt from human bodies. CBS backs out of plans to broadcast Psycho, deeming the movie too violent for at-home viewing. The old Metropolitan Opera House is abandoned as the company moves to Lincoln Center. The new Metropolitan Opera opens with Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra.
  • 1959, Eisenhower and Khrushchev met for talks.
  • 1980 * Who Shot JR? is talked about heavily from the TV show Dallas. On November 21, the conclusion draws more viewers than any other show in TV history up to that point. * Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR, The US boycotts * Post-It Notes are introduced by 3-M * The first all news service started by Turner Cable Network begins * John Lennon is assassinated by Mark David Chapman * Brook Shields whispers, &quotYou know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." the ad was banned. * Ronald Reagan is elected, defeating Jimmy Carter, and takes credit for freeing the Iranian hostages in his innaugural speech. * Poland has massive strikes, eventually the unions become legal, censorship is lessened. * About 125,000 Cubans leave Cuba for America, most are criminals hand picked by Castro's men, only a few are relatives of those in America. * RU-486, the abortion pill is released in France. * The US Supreme Court allows patents on living organisms. * Mt. Saint Helens erupts, killing 60 people. * CNN is launched as the first all news network * ABSCAM, FBI agents pose as rich arabs and bribed politicians with cash for favors. * Richard Pryor gets badly burned trying to freebase cocaine. * Small pox is considered eradicated by the World Health Orginization. * Sadam Hussein launches war against Iran for close to a decade over oil rights. * Japan passes the US as the largest automaker * Bill Gates licenses MS-DOS to IBM, makes next to nothing on the deal. The pair buys the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template. The money is made later from licensing it to third party clone makers. * SEPTEMBER 22, 1980 - Procter and Gamble Co. announces a recall of its Rely brand tampons when federal studies conclude their use increases chances of toxic shock syndrome. * Genetic Engineering of insulin began clinical trials. * US suspends grain sales to the Soviet Union in respond to their support of the war in Afghanistan. * President Carter attempted a helicopter rescue of the hostages in Iran, failing miserably. * US hockey team beat Russia for the gold in the Winter Olympics.
  • 1987 saturday 7 march Mike Tyson adds the WBA World Heavyweight boxing championship to his WBC one when he beats James Smith after a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monday 09:march Rock band U2 release the album The Joshua Tree The British ferry M/S Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds after leaving the harbour of Zeebrugge, Belgium en route to Dover, England across the English Channel, killing 193. friday 12 june U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall
  • 1990: 1 Thatcher resigns as Prime Minister, replaced by John Major 2 Iraq invades Kuwait 3 Mount Pinatubo erupts in the Phillipines killing thousands 4 Jim Henson (Popular Kid's entertainer) dies 5 Gulf War 6 End of Cold War 7 East and West Germany reunite 8 and my personal favourite is the Simpson's debut =)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979
  • Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney, are murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
  • The formal collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
  • First General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London, England. The Philippines becomes independent from the USA. Syria becomes independent from France. Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" speech. Juan Peron elected president of Argentina. The bikini introduced by Louis Reard in Paris. First Cannes Film Festival is held.
  • freddy mercury died
  • WW2 9 Feb Guadacanal is taken by American forces
  • Not a major event, but surely a significant one for India. I was born at 7.50 p.m., and thye next morning's headlines were that the rupee (currency unit in India) was devalued for the first time. Does this qualify?
  • Nelson Maldela freed, Gulf War began, Germany Unified

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