Step back in time: to 1980
Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at 1980. Life in 1980 was the same in many ways but also very different; the country was in the grips of a recession while technological innovations were rapidly improving the way we worked and lived.
The 80s would prove to be a decade of transformative change and many of the things that happened in this time period still influence the way we live 36 years later.
So grab a cuppa and step back in time with us to 1980…
Popular Culture offers a glimpse into the lives of people and the big and little things that made up the everyday. Here’s a snapshot of life and pop culture in 1980.
1980 wasn’t just an important year in Britain. Here’s a look at some of the most significant events that took place in 1980 around the globe.
From big upsets to big wins, here are some of the most significant moments to take place in sport in 1980.
Some big personalities came into the world in 1980. Here’s a few of the famous faces born this year.
Nothing takes us back like music; these were some of the best-selling artists and most popular songs on the radio in 1980.
Best selling single of the year: The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Christmas number 1: St Winifred’s School Choir – There’s No One Quite Like Grandma
Other popular songs
ABBA – Super Trouper
Blondie – The Tide is High
The Jam – Going Underground
How old were you in 1980? Does our timeline bring back any memories?
cover image by Flicker user Kevin T. Houle
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