He advised women to at all costs abandon cardigans which he maintained was a secretarial look. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites. She mixed not only with movie stars, but also intellectuals such as F Scott Fitzgerald who brought attention to the sophisticated aspects of a new post war society that emerged in the s. I can't even stomach it now.
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Posted By Mark Dursin on Jan 14, Though far from a product of the s, David Bowie certainly made an indelible mark on the decade: Posted By Lori Ferraro on May 4, The world has been waiting in anticipation on the announcement from London of the name of the new little princess — welcome to the world Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Living in the USA, all of the pomp and circumstance of kings, queens, princes and sigh princesses is all so fascinating, so regal, and so different from how we do things here.
Who can forget the fairytale wedding of Charles and Diana back in Posted By Lori Ferraro on Aug 12, I do remember a few significant athletic events of the s that got me pretty excited about sports. Andre Agassi pulled me into the tennis world with his good looks and super sweet mullet. Posted By Pia Sooney on Jul 26, Newsweek Archivist I bet you a gazillion bucks that you pictured her with a big, enthusiastic smile, right? Mary Lou Retton was the embodiment of the happy, healthy, bouncy female athlete in the 80s.
Retton was born on Posted By Julie Anderson on Jun 30, Like Totally 80s Facebook friends and Twitter followers responded enthusiastically to our poll and helped us come up with this list of gorgeous 80s girls. Models, actresses, and singers make up our comely crew, so check it out: Posted By Pia Sooney on Jun 6, His match at "Wrestle-Mania lll", against Andre the Giant, set an indoor record for a sporting event. It was performed before an audience of over 90, people at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan.
In the '80s, pro wrestling reached its peak in popularity, thanks to Hulk Hogan. Nicknamed, the "Hick from French Lick. The rivalry helped renew interest in the NBA, before that point it was never wildly popular. A superb shooter and passer, Bird had the ability to make his teammates better. During the '80s, Larry Bird led the Boston Celtics to championships in , , and He also won the league's MVP award for three years straight starting in ' He also defeated Johnson head to head in You can't think of basketball or sports in general in the decade without thinking about Larry Bird.
Madonna was the most popular and influential female artist of the '80s. If not for Michael Jackson, she would've been the most popular, period. Her music fit the era so perfectly.
It was upbeat, colorful, and danceable. Her landmark album, "Like a Virgin", released in , would go on to sell over 13 million copies worldwide. It's one of the greatest albums of the decade. Having a great pop sense for her market, she released hit after hit. Madonna was always evolving. The way she dressed and wore her hair influenced women and girls. Fearless and successful, very few could compete with Material Girl.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson was the best basketball player of the '80s. He was arguably the best athlete in any sport during that 10 year span. He lived up to his nickname. A highly skilled player, he would dazzle fans and frustrate opponents with his skill. He was known for his no look passes to teammates and his clutch performances. He beat his closest rival Larry Bird, twice in '85 and '87 on his way to the titles. There simply was no other like him.
With his charisma, big smile, and flashy showmanship, he personified Los Angeles and the s. Mel Gibson, along with Harrison Ford brought good looks along with the tough guy characters that they portrayed. These films established him as a leading man in America. Later in the decade, he would team with Danny Glover, for the buddy cop franchise, "Lethal Weapon. The success of this first classic would result in a sequel, released in Gibson would have continued success as an actor and director.
He was consistent and bankable throughout the decade. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.
I'm going to an 80's party and I didn't know what to dress up as. I looked, and looked, and looked, and I found you and all my problems are solved. Thanks for stopping by. I glad you enjoyed it.
Be sure to check out part 2 as well. I was born pretty late in the 80s, so I was too young to remember. Though it makes me feel I'm nostalgic about this hub. Yes, those were the good ol days. An a kid, I was a big wrestling fan. My dad would take me to the matches. We saw Hulk Hogan and all the greats from that era. I can't even stomach it now. It was always fake, but it's pure nonsense now.
I like the pic I chose for Madonna, in her natural hair color. I loved Arnold as well and Bill Cosby at age 75 is still doing standup comedy. It's amazing that 30 years have gone by so quickly. How could I not love this?
I think most of the people you talked about are still around today, doing well and still producing, but gosh, they look so different; talk about taking me back! I grew up with him, the movies you listed and 'Twins' with him and Danny DeVito, which we owned on tape Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson. British Designer of the Year - Menswear Recognises a leading British menswear designer who has consistently made a global impact with their innovative and creative designs, shaping the burgeoning international menswear landscape.
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