The 1980s (pronoonced "nineteen-aichties", commonly abbreviatit as the "Aixhties") wis a decade o the Gregorian calendar that began on Januar 1, 1980, an endit on December 31, 1989.

Space Shuttle ColumbiaEnd o the Cauld WarIran–Iraq WarFaw o the Berlin WawLive AidIBM Personal ComputerChernobyl disaster
Frae left, clockwise: The first Space Shuttle, Columbia, liftit off in 1981; American preses Ronald Reagan an Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev eased tensions atween the twa superpouers, leadin tae the end o the Cauld War; The faw o the Berlin Waw in 1989 is considered tae be the maist momentous event o the 1980s; In 1981, the IBM Personal Computer is released; In 1985, the Live Aid concert wis held in order tae fund relief efforts for the faimin in Ethiopie during the time Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled the kintra; Ukraine an much o the warld is filled wi radioactive debris frae the 1986 Chernobyl disaster; The Iran–Iraq War leads tae ower ane million dead and $1 trillion spent.
Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 19t century20t century21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s1980s1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989