Trivia Bill's Nostalgic Trivia

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The Great Book of 1980s Trivia Publisher's summary

Take a fantastical journey through the 1980s as we uncover every riveting storyline that dominated the "decadent decade". Revisit, or explore for the first time, the big stories and the forgotten facts of 10 fast-paced years that would reshape the world and lay the foundation for the way we live today.  

Discover the events that gripped the world through hijackings, bombings, and hostage standoffs during a decade dominated by international terrorism. Hear the stories of serial killers on the run and military battles that transformed continents.  

Follow Madonna and Michael Jackson as they took their awe-inspiring acts to the top of the charts, surrounded by a new MTV culture.  

Take a joyride through a new age of cinema dominated by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas and their endearing heroes. Go to battle with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, and find out how Meryl Streep mesmerized audiences with six Oscar-nominated performances.  

You will also find the answers to the following questions: 

  • Why did President Reagan's would-be assassin put a bullet in his chest, and what "affair" discredited Reagan's administration?
  • What prompted First Lady Nancy Reagan to ask America to "Just Say No"?
  • What catastrophic event sidelined the US space program?
  • What toys and video games made every child's wish list?
  • Why did Time magazine stray from their annual "Person of the Year" to award the "Machine of the Year", and how did Bill Gates and Steve Jobs become international icons? 
  • How did Oprah and Geraldo Rivera build a daytime-talk-show empire? 
  • What made Bill Cosby a national icon and America's dad long before the sex scandal that would completely derail him?
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