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Which Year? (1980s) Quiz Stats

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The Berlin Wall falls. 1989
85.2%
1982
1.9%
1984
3.2%
1986
5%
Ronald Reagan is elected US president for the first time. 1980
78.3%
1982
8.5%
1984
7.5%
1988
1.3%
John Lennon is assassinated. 1980
73.6%
1982
12.2%
1984
6%
1986
3.5%
The space shuttle Challenger explodes. 1986
65.4%
1982
4.9%
1984
16.8%
1988
8.2%
The Tiananmen Square Massacre occurs. 1989
64.1%
1981
7.5%
1984
11.2%
1986
12.5%
The Chernobyl meltdown occurs. 1986
60.7%
1981
9.2%
1984
17.1%
1989
8.3%
The 'Miracle on Ice' occurs at the Winter Olympics. 1980
60.5%
1982
11.6%
1984
17.3%
1988
6%
The Falklands War occurs. 1982
58.2%
1984
21.4%
1986
10.4%
1988
5.2%
The US invades Grenada. 1983
58.2%
1980
11.2%
1986
19.4%
1989
6.1%
The Iran-Iraq War comes to an end. 1988
53.7%
1980
8.6%
1983
15%
1985
17.6%
Halley's Comet returns to the inner Solar System. 1986
53%
1980
6.3%
1982
14.7%
1984
21%
Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington. 1980
52.8%
1983
21.1%
1986
14.8%
1989
6.5%
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album is released. 1982
50.9%
1985
31.5%
1987
10.2%
1989
2.6%
The Exxon Valdez runs aground in Alaska. 1989
49.7%
1981
9.5%
1983
14.5%
1986
21.2%
Anwar Sadat is assassinated. 1981
49.2%
1984
18.9%
1987
20.7%
1989
6.1%
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union. 1985
48.4%
1981
21.5%
1987
18.2%
1989
7.3%
Soviet jets shoot down Korean Air Flight 007. 1983
47.6%
1980
11.4%
1986
25.1%
1989
10.7%
Romania's leader Nicolae Ceaucescu is overthrown and executed. 1989
44.8%
1982
10%
1984
14.1%
1987
26.2%
Indira Gandhi is assassinated. 1984
42.7%
1982
25.3%
1986
16.6%
1988
10.3%
Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland. 1988
39.3%
1980
7%
1983
25%
1985
24%

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