Top 10 News Stories of the 1980s

 1980: John Lennon shot dead in New York


 1981: Ronald Reagan inaugurated as President of the USA


 1982: UK goes to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands


 1983: Reagan announces "Star Wars" to combat nuclear weapons


 1984: Indian Premier Indira Gandhi assasinated


 1985: Freddie Mercury and Queen perform at Live Aid


 1986: NASA Space Shuttle "Challenger" Disaster


 1987: Margaret Thatcher returned as UK Prime Minister for third term


 1988: Soviet Union begins withdrawal from Afghanistan


 1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall