The 80s were a time of materialism and consumerism as Madonna sang about it, thanks to the emergence of major cable networks like MTV. The rise of the yuppie came in the 1980s while blockbuster movies were everywhere. From music videos to gaming systems, this decade was full of technological advancements and iconic moments. All you have to do is check out these 80 iconic moments from the 80s in these nostalgic photos.
80. Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s Wedding
The wedding of the decade was that of Britain’s Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer, who became known worldwide as Princess Diana. The wedding took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981, and the United Kingdom declared a national holiday so people could tune in to the event. About 750 million people around the world watched the wedding on television.