posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 07:44 AM
Gosh i remember quite alot, My dad used to really talk aout world events when i was a kid, I remember him talking to me about most of these,
January 20 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan is sworn in for a second term in office.
February 19 - William Schroeder becomes the first artificial heart patient to leave the hospital.
March 6 - Mike Tyson makes his professional debut in Albany, New York, a match which he wins by a first round knockout.
March 16 - Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut.
May 31 - Forty-one tornadoes hit in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
June 14 - TWA Flight 847, carrying 153 passengers on a flight from Athens to Rome, is hijacked by a fringe group of Hezbollah. One passenger, US Navy
Petty Officer Robert Stethem, is killed.
July 13 - Live Aid pop concerts in Philadelphia and London raise over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.
September 19 - An 8.1 Richter scale earthquake strikes Mexico City. More than 9,000 people are killed, 30,000 injured, and 95,000 left homeless.
November 13 - The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts in Colombia, killing an estimated 23,000 people.