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