1980s POP CULTURE by HC12100413446

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									The1980s
POP CULTURE
              World Events
• "Miracle on Ice" - Amateur US Hockey Team
  victory over highly favored Soviet team in
  1980 Winter Games.
• US led boycott of 1980 Summer Olympics
  held in Moscow.
• Iran Hostage Crisis (actaully started in late
  1979 and ended in early 1981
• Launching of Voyager I on Nov 12, 1980.
               World Events
•   Assassination of John Lennon Dec 8, 1980
•   beginning of AIDS epidemic in 1981
•   Soviet boycott on 1984 Summer Olympics
    held in Los Angeles, California
•   Chernobyl accident in 1986
•   Official End of Cold War in Dec of 1989
          People of the 80s
• US President Ronald Reagan
• General Secretary of the Communist Party
  Mikhail Gorbachev
• Diana, Princess of Wales
                   Movies
• E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
• Starwars (The Empire Strikes Back and The Return
  of the Jedi)
• Diehard
• Back to the Future
• Ghostbusters
• Friday the 13th
• Footloose
• The Little Mermaid
              Celebrities
• Arnold           •   Michael Keaton
  Schwarzenegger   •   Michael J. Fox
• Bruce Willis     •   Michelle Pfeiffer
• Eddie Murphy     •   Sean Penn
• Harrison Ford    •   Sylvester Stallone
• Jack Nicholson   •   Tom Cruise
• Jodie Foster     •   Whoopi Goldberg
• Meg Ryan
• Mel Gibson
                 Television
•   MTV
•   Miami Vice, 1984
•   The Cosby Show, 1984
•   The Oprah Winfrey Show
•   Star-Trek The Next Generation, 1987
•   Late Night with David Letterman,1982
•   The Simpsons, 1989
              Technology
• More widespread use of Microwave Oven
• Portable Video Camera
• Arcade Games
  • Pac Man
  • Space Invaders
                Technology
• Personal Computers
  • Macintosh
  • IBM
             Technology
• Nintendo Entertainment System
                  Technology
• Nintendo Gameboy 1989
  • Sold 100,000,000 consoles in 4 years
  • Popular games:
     •   Space Invaders
     •   Pong
     •   Pacman
     •   Tetris
             Games and Toys
•   Rubik’s cube
•   Ninja Turtles
•   Hacky-Sack
•   Koosh Ball
                         Sports
• Basketball
   • Magic vs Bird
   • Michael Jordan
• Football
   • Joe Montana
   • Jerry Rice
• Boxing
   • Evander Holyfield
   • Mike Tyson
                         Fashion
• Value on brand names
  •   Versace
  •   Calvin Klein
  •   Ralph Lauren
  •   Nike/ Air Jordan
• Clothing
  •   Tight leather pants
  •   Penny loafers
  •   Clock Necklaces
  •   Leg warmers
• Goatee beard
                  Fads
• Skateboarding
• Break dancing
• boombox
Decor
   • Revival of Art Deco of ‘20s-
     ’40s
      • Black and white
      • Lacquered wood
      • Soft pastel colors
   • Florida Beach Themes
      • Wicker furniture
      • Sea shells and palm trees
        as decoration
   • Tech Look
      • Geometric shapes
      • Halogen lamp
                   Slang
• “NOT!!!”
• “PSYCHE!” = “just kidding”

• Baby on Board car stickers
                         Music
• Genres
   • Pop, R & B, Jazz, Rock, Electronic
   • Pop music in the 1980s was heavily influenced by an
     electronic sound with synthesizers and drum machines,
     and dance type music.

• Some Artists
   • Cher, Janet Jackson, Huey Lewis & The News, Cyndi Lauper,
     U2, Simply Red, Whitney Houston, and George Michael
                         Music

• 1980 – John Lennon was
  assassinated
• 1981 – MTV was born!
• 1982 - Michael Jackson’s
  Thriller was released
• 1982 – Queen of pop
  Madonna debuted
• 1985 – “We are the World”
  ensemble single was
  released for the benefit of
  Africa
The Philippines
        • Ninoy Aquino
          Assassination, 1983
        • Martial Law
        • EDSA People Power,
          1986
        • Mendiola Massacre
          1987
        • Honasan Coup
          Attempts 1987/89
                 The Philippines
• “Second Golden Age of
  Philippine Cinema”
• Directors
   • Lino Brocka, Ishmael
     Bernal, Peque Gallaga,
     Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Carlo
     Caparas
• Pinoy Rock
   • Socially relevant themes,
     music of protesters
   • Gary Granada, Joey Ayala
              The Philippines
• Sports
  • Basketball
     • 3rd in FIBA World Championship
  • Bowling
     • Paeng Nepomuceno

								
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