1980s

Browse the ’80s below, or pick a year: 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989

10 totally trendy ’80s Trapper Keeper notebooks & binders

A Trapper Keeper was a super-popular binder/portfolio that came in a wide range of colors and designs -- and almost every schoolkid in the '80s seemed to have one. Take a look back at these 10 Trappers and see which ones you remember!
Bosom Buddies - Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Wendie Jo Sperber

Tom Hanks gives thanks for Bosom Buddies (1981)

For two years, Tom Hanks pounded the streets of the city searching for a job. Then he was flown to LA, screen tested, and finally selected for the role of Kip Wilson in 'Bosom Buddies.' And so a star was born.

Take the day off to see Ferris Bueller (1986)

There's a lot of magic and humor practiced in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Written and directed by John Hughes, this energetic and offbeat comedy captures the best feelings about being young.
WKRP in Cincinnati TV show cast

WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982)

His style at WKRP finds him falling asleep at the turntable as he puts a needle to the station’s current playlist. But then everything changes, and as creatures trapped at a station in transition, the WKRP folk are quite funny.
Mister Rogers - Fred Rogers - 1971

Who is Mister Rogers? (1968)

Parents across the country are asking, 'Who is this Fred Rogers that the children call their friend? What is he really like?' Meet Mister Rogers here!
Larry Wilcox Erik Estrada in CHiPs TV show

Ponch & John hit the roads in LA on CHiPs (1977-1983)

CHiPS, a light-hearted one-hour action-adventure series, follows the exploits of a pair of young California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers on the busy Los Angeles freeways, and their encounters with the infinite variety of people who drive there.
Facts of Life cast members

The Facts of Life theme song & lyrics (1979-1988)

Charlotte Rae, the lovable and comical housekeeper on 'Diff'rent Strokes,' brings the same characterization to 'The Facts of Life' as Mrs Garrett, housemother to five teenage girls at Eastlake, a college preparatory school.
Diff'rent Strokes

Diff’rent Strokes theme song & lyrics (1978-1986)

Gary Coleman stars as Arnold, a street-wise youth from Harlem, who is adopted by a white millionaire and becomes confused and suspicious about his sudden change of fortune on the comedy series, Diff'rent Strokes.
Growing Pains cast

Growing Pains theme song & lyrics (1985-1992)

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 1985 TV season is the success of ABC's "Growing Pains," a family sitcom starring former talk-show host Alan Thicke as psychiatrist Jason Seaver.
Full House TV show cast

Full House ends its iconic run on ABC TV (1987-1995)

In 'Full House,' Bob Saget portrayed a widowed talk-show host whose brother-in-law, a rock musician played by John Stamos, and best friend, a comic played by David Coulier, help him raise his three young girls.
St Elsewhere cast

St Elsewhere has a long and healthy run (1982-1988)

For six years, the NBC series St Elsewhere literally set the standard for network programming, offering a consistently high level of realistic writing, ensemble acting, narrative experimentation and outrageous humor.
The Outsiders - movie cast

Looking inside ‘The Outsiders’ movie (1983)

If "The Outsiders" looks polished, there's good reason. The movie was made by the practiced hand of Francis Ford Coppola, responding to a petition sent to him by seventh and eighth graders in Fresno, California.
Celebrity yearbook photos

Celebrity yearbook photos: See 150+ stars before they were famous!

See more than 150 celebrity yearbook photos of actresses, actors, singers, musicians, politicians and others whose names you know... but the faces in these pictures from years ago -- when they were young, and often long before they were famous -- may surprise you!
Beauty and fashion hairspray

The ultimate ’80s beauty basic: Hairspray

19-year-old Debbie was not even born during the heyday of the bubble, the beehive, the flip and the bouffant hairstyles -- yet, she regularly performs a grooming ritual that dates back to that other era: she is a hair-spray fanatic.

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