1980s Social and Political Change
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Eve van Grafhorst
Australian girl infected with HIV by blood transfusion and subject to discrimination. Moved to NZ and became famous after appearing on a current affairs show. Died aged 11 in 1993.
Tiananmen Square Massacre
A political and social protest by university students in Beijing, China in 1989. The protest called for political and social reforms and resulted in the government using the military to end it, which caused hundreds of deaths, thousands of injured, and many more imprisoned.
Worst nuclear accident ever known occurred on April 26th 1986 near Kiev, Ukraine
Live Aid concerts
concerts that used to raise money for starving people in Africa.
A computer by introduced by Apple that had several added features.
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted each other on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
Key conservative president during the 1980's credited with "ending the cold war" with the fall of the Soviet Union.
President Reagan's proposed weapons system to destroy Soviet missiles from space.
Mark David Chapman
Killed John Lennon
Space shuttle exploded 73 seconds into flight, killing all aboard.
A wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West.
Famouse actress who made aerobic videos and millions of women started doing exercise at home
computer industry giant who started Apple Computers, Macintosh, I-Phone, etc.
An action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education; positive discrimination.
In U.S. politics, is a term used to refer to public aversion to American overseas military involvements.
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts. An extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries
Iran Hostage Crisis
The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between Iran and the United States of America. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981.
is a economic theory arguing that economic growth can be most effectively created by lowering taxes and decreasing regulation
withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
a tiny wafer of semiconducting material used to make an integrated circuit
is a business cycle contraction which results in a general slowdown in economic activity.
Is the Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the heir apparent to the British throne. She was involved in many charities and passed away at the age of 36 as the result of a car accident.
Pope John Paul
served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.
a South African cleric known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.
George Herbert Walker Bush
an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band and his hit album 'Born in the USA'. Nicknamed "The Boss."
This original Queen of Pop soon tasted success with many chartbusters to her credit. Cited to be the 'World's most successful female musician' as per the Guinness Book of World Records.
was referred to as the King of Pop. Released 'Thriller' album in 1982, the biggest selling album of the 80s.
1983 saw the release of Risky Business, which saw him begin rising to fame before bursting into mega stardom through movies such as Top Gun.
Popular arcade game in the 1980's
The American novelist who has written many popular horror stories such as "The Shining", "It", "The Tommyknockers".
A movement begun in the early 1980's among religious conservatives that supported primarily conservative Republicans opposed to abortion, communism and liberalism.
First Lady who headed the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign.
New Zealand Prime Minister who led the Labour Government responsible for NZ's economic transformation and nuclear free policies.
New Zealand Minister of Finance in the 1980s Labour Government. Responsible for neo-liberal policies that transformed NZ economy.
Greenpeace flagship protesting against French nuclear weapons testing in Polynesia. Bombed by French agents in Auckland Harbour in 1985.
International music festival organised in 1985 to raise funds for Ethiopian famine victims.
Organised the "Band Aid" single 'Do They Know It's Christmas' and "Live Aid" concerts for African hunger relief.
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
A war in the Middle East; the USSR intervened to help the communist government fight rebel groups, leading to US intervention on the side of the Mujahideen
in Afghanistan, holy warriors who banded together to fight the Soviet-supported government in the late 1970s and through the 1980s.
Head of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. His liberal policies improved relations with the West, but he lost power after his reforms led to the collapse of Communist governments in eastern Europe.
A policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev which called for more openness with the nations of West, and a relaxing of restraints on Soviet citizenry.
"Free Nelson Mandela"
Slogan adopted by the anti-Apartheid movement in the 1980s.
This teacher was selected from over 10,000 applicants to be the first private citizen in space. She died during the launch of the Challenger on January 28, 1986, in a catastrophe that was broadcast live.
Korean Flight 007
A South Korean airplane flight shot down in 1983 by Soviet forces for allegedly crossing Soviet airspace.
'The Man Who Saved the World' after he questioned radar reports that the Soviet Union was under attack by US nuclear missiles in 1983.
Series of rugby games that divided New Zealand over whether politics should enter sports & if protesters should be allowed to disrupt a lawful activity.
Halt All Racist Tours. Anti-Springbok Tour group responsible for organising many of the protests against the Tour.