80 Iconic Moments from the 80s Forever In Our Minds
80 Iconic Moments from the 80s Forever In Our Minds

80 Iconic Moments from the 80s Forever In Our Minds

Trista - June 15, 2022

80 Iconic Moments from the 80s Forever In Our Minds
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2. Canada Gains Independence

On March 25, 1982, the Canada Act passed. What did this mean for Canadians? Well, they become independent from the UK and could have parliamentary bills passed without British Parliament approval. Sure, the modern state of Canada was created back during the British North America Act of 1867, but it still forced British legislation to reign supreme. In the ’80s, Queen Elizabeth II and the then-current Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau signed the official document.

80 Iconic Moments from the 80s Forever In Our Minds
E.T. became a lovable family classic. Wikimedia.

1. E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982)

After watching this movie, we all wanted a gentle little alien friend. This classic movie stole our hearts when a troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape from Earth and return to his home planet. Made and released early in the Reagan years, E.T. exemplified a shift in America’s cultural values after the 1960s and 1970s, during which the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandals, and the Iran hostage crisis had convulsed the nation.

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