History Quiz / Famous people from the 1980s

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Irish republican politician and president of Sinn Féin since 1983
American painter and graffiti artist who died from an overdose of heroin age 27 in 1988
Chinese American architect who in the early 1980s was the focus of controversy when he designed a glass-and-steel pyramid for Louvre
Mobster who became the boss of the Gambino family in New York in 1985. Known for his flamboyant lifestyle he was nicknamed 'The Teflon Don'. Senteced to life in prison in 1992
This woman became the first elected female president ever i 1980, a position she held for 16 years
US professor of oceanography who is most known for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985 and the battleship Bismarck in 1989
American actress and comedian. Her mentor Johnny Carson shaped her comedy style and in 1986 she became the first woman to host a late night network television talk show
Indian American astrophysicist known his theory of black holes, which involved the theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. Nobel laureate of 1983
English author who wrote 723 novels, and had according to some sources sold more than 1 billion books. In 1983 she set a new world record for most novels written in a year with 23
Prime Minister of India 1966-77, and from 1980 until she killed by her sikh bodyguards in 1984, in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star
American flamboyant pianist famous for being the forerunner for bling-bling culture, died of AIDS in 1987
Turkish assassin who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981
Chairman and CEO of GMC 1981-90, who failed in his attempt to modernize the company which nearly led them to bankruptcy
Romanian-born Jewish-American professor, political activist and author who received the Nobel Peace Price in 1986
White House Press Secretary under Ronald Reagan who became paralyzed as a result of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981. Later an ardent supporter of gun control
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Greek actress who was a political activist during the Greek military junta. Conceived and proposed the programme of the European Capital of Culture part of the EU since
American astronomer known for the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote
German fashion designer who is the head designer and creative director of Chanel as well as his own label
Attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C., on March 30, 1981
Secretary of State, resigned in opposition to Operation Eagle Claw which failed to rescue American hostages in Iran in 1980
American media mogul and a charismatic Southern Baptist minister. He unsuccessfully ran for Republican Party's nomination for the 1988 presidential election
Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1982-94 and UNHCR 2001-05
The most prominent figure in the failed the coup d'état, 23 F, in Spain in 1981
German aviator known for his illegal landing near Red Square in Moscow in 1987
Australian businesswoman, TV-host, model, and actress. Known for her five covers for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the 1980s, leading to her nickname 'The Body'
Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK 1983-89. He was a key proponent of Thatcher's policy of privatisation of several key industries and deregulation
American TV-sex therapist who became a cultural icon
The first woman to be appointed a US Supreme Court Justice in 1981
This radio personality had a breakthrough as a 'shock jock' in the 80s
American media mogul who is known as founder of the cable news network CNN

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