The Death of Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev’s wake

The official narrative of Leonid Brezhnev’s death is that he died of abrupt heart arrest. Despite the Secretary General’s poor health, his untimely death has resulted in several misconceptions. And it’s no surprise: some of the circumstances surrounding Brezhnev’s death remain odd. His mysterious death is one of the top political events … Read more

The Maze Hunger Strike

The Maze Hunger Strike

After seven months and ten deaths, an Irish nationalist hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been called off. Bobby Sands, the imprisoned Irish Republican Army or IRA leader who started the protest on March 1, 1981–the fifth anniversary of Britain’s “criminalization” of Irish political prisoners–was the first … Read more

The Polish Shipyard Strike in 1980

Polish workers strike

Representatives of Poland’s communist government gave in to the demands of striking shipyard workers in Gdansk on August 31, 1980. Lech Walesa, a former electrician, led the striking workers, who later formed Solidarity, the first autonomous labor organization to emerge from a Soviet bloc country. In September 1980, Solidarity was founded and … Read more

Why we love the music of the 80s?

80s Music

The current generation listen to music that has an excellent beat and catchy lyrics, but they don’t know the greatness of music from the 80s. Unlike today, people could understand what is being sung as most of the lyrics today are rhymed so fast that they are very difficult to understand. Singers … Read more

What was gambling like in the 1980’s?

The 1980’s After the legalised of gambling in 1961, the demand for bingo halls, casinos and other gambling venues quickly developed in Britain. Over the pond in the US, the arrival of Howard Hughes to Las Vegas saw legal mega casinos being developing in the Gambling City for the first time. In … Read more

Must Have 80s Concert T-Shirts

Def Leppard’s 80s album cover printed on a black shirt

In the 80s, hairspray, spandex, and rock music were very popular. If you’re from that decade, maybe you still remember the soundtrack you have when you drive to school or out of town. Or perhaps you still remember the concerts you’ve attended way back. Sometimes it feels great to reminisce about those … Read more

80s Style: The Top 5 Best Fashion Trends of the 1980s

Fashion trends in the 80s were not just about over sized shirts and spandex. Keep reading for the top 5 best fashion trends of the 1980s. There’s no doubt that the ’80s decade gave us some of the biggest fashion fails the world has ever seen. Shoulder pads, teased hair, acid-washed jeans, … Read more

Top 80s Fads

Every decade has its own share of fads and crazes, and the ‘80s were no different. In fact, this decade was bursting with questionable fashion choices and crazy toys. Let’s be honest, most of us are glad that some of these crazy fads stayed in the ‘80s because most of them were … Read more