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1970s... or 1980s?

Do you even retro? Guess whether these events happened in the 1970s or the 1980s.
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Last updated: July 27, 2021
First submittedJuly 27, 2021
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1. "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" debuts in theaters
1970s
1980s
1982
2. Ronald Reagan serves as President of the U.S.
1970s
1980s
Reagan served from 1981–1989
3. "Disco Inferno" hits the radio
1970s
1980s
1976
4. Fall of the Berlin Wall
1970s
1980s
1989
5. Invention of Tetris
1970s
1980s
1984
6. "The Godfather" debuts in theaters
1970s
1980s
1972
7. Michael Jackson popularizes the Moonwalk
1970s
1980s
MJ first performed the moonwalk in 1983
8. Apple Computer founded
1970s
1980s
1977
9. The Vietnam War comes to an end
1970s
1980s
Saigon fell to the Communists in 1975
10. Ali beats Foreman at "The Rumble in the Jungle"
1970s
1980s
1974
11. Tiananmen Square massacre
1970s
1980s
1989
12. First commercially-available cell phone
1970s
1980s
1984
13. First visit by a U.S. President to communist China
1970s
1980s
1972. "Only Nixon could go to China"
14. The Sex Pistols record "Anarchy in the U.K."
1970s
1980s
1977
15. Musical super-group Band Aid is formed to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief
1970s
1980s
1984. Some of the money raised was used by the Communist regime in Ethiopia to purchase weapons.
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Level 84
Jul 28, 2021
Burn baby, burn!
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Level 87
Jul 28, 2021
Still fond of the infamous Disco Demolition Night at the White Sox game in Chicago. I can't really ever support riots and vandalism, but a nation under the disco yoke yearning to breathe free can't be totally condemned.
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2021
Disco Demolition Night can, and should, be condemned for being the violent, ugly, racist event that it was.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2021
Serious question: what was racist about it? I always understood it to be a bunch of drunks who got carried away by their hatred of disco.
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Level 87
Aug 2, 2021
This is the first time I've heard the claim that it was somehow racist and I think it's totally without merit. I went looking for any proof and all I can find is a couple people who say the popularity of disco somehow threatened white males and that was the reason for the event. Occam's razor applies though; baseball used to do crazy promotions like this all the time (and lots of minor league teams still do). By far the easiest explanation, even in our current climate of blaming everything on racism.
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Level ∞
Aug 2, 2021
@JohnK. Using slurs like "redneck" to describe people you disagree with is not acceptable on JetPunk. Consider this a warning.
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2021
Apologies - it's not considered particularly offensive where I live. I've deleted the comment and will repost without it. Feel free to delete this comment if you wish.
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2021
In a time and place where racism and homophobia were rampant, you can't spot the racism in an event devoted to destroying black, gay-friendly music that turned into a riot? Ask yourself why not.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/19/disco-demolition-the-night-they-tried-to-crush-black-music

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Level 67
Aug 2, 2021
This article and your insinuation are preposterous. There is so much oversimplification, conjecture, and empty hand-wringing that it's hard to know where to start. And as for your ad hominem suggestion that I am somehow deficient or complicit in racism because I don't buy into your cockamamie position...well, Quizmaster doesn't permit profanity. But it was totally uncalled for.
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Level 76
Aug 3, 2021
What have you against disco? 🙄
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Level 87
Jan 18, 2022
Apparently the little boy wore a white leisure suit and platform shoes while he went around crying wolf.
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Level 59
Aug 2, 2021
For the people who go the cell phone question wrong, cell phones were invented in the 1970s but were made commercially available in the 1980s.
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Level 42
Aug 5, 2021
I suppose cellular phones weren't in use. But thousands Mobile phones were available as "car phones" in the 1970 in USA and Europe. Seems to me to be splitting hairs, mobile verses cell. Kind of like a cell phone is now obsolete giving way to the smartphone.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2021
Just missed the tetris question :)
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Level 66
Aug 2, 2021
Yeah me too, I could have sworn it was earlier than that
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2021
Don't know whether to be happy with getting 100% in 30 seconds, or just feel really, really old.
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Level 57
Aug 2, 2021
I must be older because it took me 3 seconds longer to ace it
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Level 87
Aug 2, 2021
Love this quiz!

I was all set to correct QM on "Band Aid", telling him that it was "Live Aid" and not really a supergroup, but I learned something today. :-) I guess that was the actual name given to all the stars who recorded "Do they know it's Christmas?"

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Level 84
Aug 2, 2021
100%. Child of the 80s status confirmed. But how the heck did so many people get Tetris wrong?
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2021
Interesting to see Tetris as the lowest
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Level 84
Aug 3, 2021
I know, right? The 70s did have video games.. Pong, Computer Space, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Breakout... but Tetris is planted firmly in the 80s in my brain.
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2021
Only got 10 but I was born in the 2000s so I don't feel too bad