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New York - The plane left London, but was destroyed over the town of Lockerbie. The terrorist act killed 270 people.The Lockerbie Disaster occurred in 1988. Where was the plane headed?


Ronald Reagan - Ronald Regan's vice president was George H. W. Bush.Who was elected President of the United States in 1980?


Challenger - The shuttle exploded due to a faulty o-ring. All seven astronauts aboard were killed in the accident. What was the name of the shuttle, which exploded shortly after liftoff in 1983, 73 seconds after its launch?


Ethiopia - The concert was held on the 13th of July 1985. It was organized by Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. The 1985 Live Aid concert was organized to assist victims of a major famine in which nation?


Chernobyl - This incident was the worst nuclear disaster in history. More than 500,000 people were affected by this incident. What terrible disaster occurred on the 26th of April 1986?


The Simpsons - The show first appeared in 1989. It has become the longest running sitcom in the United States. Which television series created by Matt Groening made its debut in the eighties?


Mike Tyson - Mike achieved this feat when he was only twenty years old.Who became the youngest heavy weight boxing champion of the world in1986?


Jamaica - The determination by this team inspired the Disney film, Cool Runnings.At the winter Olympics in Calgary in 1988, what country made its first appearance in the bobsled event quickly to become crowd favorites?


The Mullet - This term is also referred to as hockey player hair or hockey hair.What hairstyle was the standard in the 1980s?


Rubik's Cube - This toy was the creation of a Hungarian professor. The cube was originally named the magic cube.What famous square puzzle toy made its debut in the 1980s?


Thriller - Michael Jackson wrote this album.Which album released in 1982 sold more than 110 million copies worldwide making it the best-selling album of all time?


Madonna - Madonna was born in Bay City Michigan, in 1958. Her birth name was Madonna Louise Ciccone. Who is considered to be the most influential female musician of the 1980s?


Elliot - This film was directed by Stephen Spielberg. The highest grossing film of the 1980s was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. In the movie, what was the name of the boy who found the alien?


United States - The games, which were held in Moscow, were boycotted by 64 nations to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan.Which of these countries boycotted the Summer Olympics in 1980 - United States, Soviet Union or Poland?


Mario - Super Mario Bros. was sold with the new Nintendo Entertainment system.Which famous game character and/or game made its debut in the 1980s - Link, Mario or Halo?



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