What memories would you have with the ’80s’80s? For me, it would be staying up late to watch a movie, going out to the mall, playing with my friends, or listening to my favorite band. There were times when I did not want to go to school or back home. There were times when I was too busy playing. There were times when I was too tired. There were times when I just did not care about what was going on in the world. The ’80s was a decade of huge cultural shifts, and the music reflected that. Here are some of the most memorable moments of this decade.
On August 13, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. First, the Berlin Wall, which was built by the East German government to keep East Berliners from escaping to the West, fell. It took many months, but by July 1990, the wall that divided Berlin had crumbled.
• The AIDS Epidemic
The AIDS Epidemic was a disease that affected many people worldwide. An estimated 1.1 million people died of AIDS in the 20-year period from 1984 to 2003. The virus was first isolated in a blood sample by Robert Gallo in 1984. He named it Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) after the Human Immunodeficiency Virus was discovered by Dr. Luc Montagnier in 1979. Dr. Robert Gallo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1996 for his work on the HIV virus.
• The Commodore 64 PC
The Commodore 64 was the first home computer to offer graphics capabilities and also sold very well in the competitive market of the 1970s. The Commodore 64 was a well-known name in the 1980s, even though it was not a well-renowned brand during the 1970s.
In the ’80s, the decade was a time for many things to happen. The culture, style, and music changed completely, and the 1980s were also one of the best years for technology.