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18 Pictures That Will Bring You Back to the ’80s

Get ready for some serious feelings of nostalgia.

CABBAGE PATCH DOLL - 1983 Paul Brown/Shutterstock

Cabbage Patch dolls

Every little girl in the ’80s had a Cabbage Patch doll.

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Michael Jackson

If you really want to get transported back to the ’80s, you can try doing the moonwalk or the “Thriller” dance.

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The Breakfast Club

Have you seen this iconic film that came out in 1985?

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Rubik’s cube

The Rubik’s cube first hit the market in 1974, but the ’80s was when it reached its peak in mainstream popularity. These are the classic board games everyone should own.

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New Kids on the Block

Everyone has listened to at least a few songs by this ’80s boy band (even if they weren’t alive in the ’80s).

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Full House

This ’80s sitcom is still popular today. So popular, in fact, that they made a sequel to the series, Fuller House, that first aired in 2016. Don’t miss these classic shows you can watch on Netflix.

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Pac Man

This fun video game was one of the most popular of the decade. People flocked to the arcades to play when it first came out in 1980. Only people that were kids in the 2000s will understand these things.

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Ronald Reagan

Roald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president of the United States on January 20, 1981.

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John Lennon

Many remember 1980 as the year John Lennon was assassinated.

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The royal wedding

Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in July 1981.

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MTV

MTV first launched in 1981. Do you still watch it today? Don’t miss this hilarious vintage slang that will make you sound awesome.

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Epcot

Walt Disney World opened Epcot Center in 1982.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen released his album, “Born in the U.S.A.” in 1984. Check out the true stories behind these classic songs.

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Back to the Future

People lined up to see Marty McFly and Doc Brown on the big screen in 1985.

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Oprah

The Oprah Winfrey Show, the nation’s newest national talk show at the time, first aired in 1986.

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Halley’s Comet

Halley’s Comet passed overhead in February of 1986. It was the first time since 1910. Check out these nostalgic photos that capture the magic of childhood.

VARIOUS FILM STILLS OF 'DIRTY DANCING' WITH 1987, EMILE ARDOLINO, JENNIFER GREY, PATRICK SWAYZE IN 1987SNAP/Shutterstock

Dirty Dancing

The line, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner,” first became famous in 1987 when the film came out.

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Berlin Wall

As the decade came to a close, the Berlin Wall was no longer. It came crumbling down in 1989. Next, take a look at these things that we all miss from the 2000s.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing for rd.com or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.