The 1980s are sometimes referred to as the Decade of Excess.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the 1980's
- Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika began the end of the Cold War.
- The eruption of Mount St. Helens.
- The oil spill of the Exxon Valdez.
- The Ethiopian famine.
- Rubik's Cube.
- Pac-Man video game.
- Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.
- The fall of the Berlin Wall.
- Julie Krejci got Married.