The Eighties Club
The Politics and Pop Culture of the 1980s
Primary Sources
In this section you'll find important events of the 1980s explored through the use of primary sources -- Facts on File, Time Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, The Economist, and editorials from dozens of major American newspapers. Read what people were saying at the time about the key issues and events of the day.

January 1984

February 1984
2. Soviet President Yuri Andropov Dies
4. Raising the National Drinking Age to 21
5. Jesse Jackson Apologizes for Ethnic Slur