Sally Ride became
the first US woman in space, and the grandson of Alexander Graham
Bell answered the first commercial mobile phone call.
Derby winning horse
Shergar was kidnapped on 9th February - a £2million ransom was demanded.
Gandhi won eight Oscars; the most ever won by a British film.
Compact discs began
to sell on the High Street - but most serious record collectors
dismissed them as a passing fad like the Eight Track.
party gained a landslide victory in the General Election, with Margaret
Thatcher winning her second term in office as Prime Minister.
marched in cities across Europe in the biggest anti-nuclear demonstrations
in 20 years.