Famous People of the 1980s: The Historically No-No-Notorious

Whether through amazing talent or sheer outrageousness, the famous people of the 80s she-bopped their way into the heart of history, leaving behind a decade filled with ground-breaking music, unforgettable fashion, and oft-quoted quirky movies. Sticking it out through scandal and triumph, tragedy and joy, we’re left with a decade full of memorable figures, some of which have broken through the millennium barrier and are still with us today.

Famous people of the 80s weren’t always actual people. We had M-M-Max Headroom, who, even though it’s hard to remember exactly where he came from, still embodies the 80s fascination with all things futuristic. Speaking of futuristic, there was David “the Hoff” Hasselhoff and his dependable sidekick, Kit the car. And who could forget beloved Papa Smurf? He taught us so much in terms of how to live the good life and outsmart Gargamel.

Yes, there were politicians and playwrights, musicians and movie makers, TV stars and talking heads, all famous people of the 80s generation. People we still hold near and dear to our pop-culture loving hearts. People we’ll never forget, thanks to reruns, 80s at noon radio shows, and our own secret, undying desire to say “whoah” like Blossom’s Joey and sound cool.

Author: Pia Sooney

Just a little obsessed with all things 80s, Pia still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she runs a web design business.

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