Continuing with our look at the passing decades that have influenced the growth and development of Interhome during our 50 golden years, we take an fascinating look back at the 1980s. This was a time of extra large hair with even the men sporting glamorous perms, “Frankie-says” T shirts and New Romantic vs Punk Rock in the music charts. And not to forget hours spent playing PacMan and solving the Rubiks Cube Take a glance at these “blasts from the past” and see what memories come flooding back:
- Failed U.S. Rescue attempt to save hostages in Tehran
- Diana and Charles were married at St Paul’s Cathedral in front of a worldwide TV audience of 100’s of millions
- Mount St Helens erupts
- Assassination attempts on the Pope and President Reagan.
- Personal Computer introduced by IBM.
- Falklands invaded by Argentina.
- The Mary Rose raised from the seabed.
- Sally Ride was the First Woman in Space.
- Indira Gandhi killed by her two body guards
- Famine in Ethopia
- Hole in the Ozone layer discovered.
- Wreck of the Titanic is found.
- Space Shuttle “Challenger” explodes.
- DNA first used to convict criminals
- Pan Am flight bombed over Lockerbie
- The fall of the Berlin Wall
- Students massacred in Tienanmen Square
- Worldwide Web invented
Musically, the 80’s was an era of huge diversity with the vast tapestry of Punk, New Romantics, Ska, Rockabilly and Reggae; In late 1980 we saw the death of John Lennon, the following year we lost another legend in Bob Marley, however, in spite of a lot of negative events the eighties are cherished with a degree of nostalgia bordering on worship. So as we looked back at the eighties through the 90’s, we all thought how terrible a decade it was but 30 years later it has reclaimed its spot in our hearts.