TIMELINE: The 80s
This week the Weird History YouTube Channel started a weekly series that will feature every year of the 1980s decade. Starting with 1980 this week and ending in ten weeks with a video covering 1989.
Events such as the Mount St. Helens eruption and John Lennon's murder are rather well known. Others such as the CNN network starting in 1980 are a little more surprising because CNN really didn't become considered mainstream until the first Gulf War.
These videos should be full of ideas for posts to this community. I already did a post about "who shot J.R.?" but it doesn't seem like there is a post yet about the Australian "dingo ate my baby!" case.
What really surprised me was that "O Canada" wasn't their official national anthem until 1980. I realize America was rather slow in adopting "The Star-Spangled Banner" but we got it done before our current head of the government was born.