Spain and Portugal join the European Community
Britain and France announce plans for a Channel Tunnel to be built in the early 90's
BRAIN, the first PC virus spreads
58 printers arrested during Wapping riots against Rupert Murdoch's plans to scrap traditional printing methods in favour of new technology.
UK signs the Single European Act.
Microsoft launch shares
Hampton Court Palace damaged by extensive fire
Greater London Council abolished
Freddie Starr accused by the Sun of eating a hamster.
John Paul 11 first Pope to visit a synagogue in Rome
John Mcarthy kidnapped in Beirut (released 1991)
Oxford United won 3-0 against QPR to win the FA League Cup
after only 14 years in league.
Liverpool win the 1st Division title (16th time) and FA Cup
HEADCORN BOWLS CLUB OFFICIALLY OPENS
Argentina knock England out of the World Cup assisted by Maradona's hand of God goal. Argentina won the cup by beating Germany in the final. But Gary Lineker wins "Golden Boot"and 1st Division top scorer.
Richard Branson beats Transtlantic boat record with Virgin Atlantic Challenger 11. But is not awarded the Blue Riband.
Ian Rush, Liverpool to Juventus 3.2 million. Loaned back to Liverpool for a year. Gary Lineker, Everton to Barcelona, 2.7million.
Nissan start producing Bluebird at new Sunderland plant.
A report finds that 20% of children now born out of wedlock.
EUFA ban on English clubs continues for second year. Man U and West Ham fans fight on ferries to Europe for pre season friendlies.
National Bus Company privatised.
Economists warn that Global recession is imminent.
Desmond Tutu is first black Anglican bishop in South Africa.
GCSE replaces GSE and GCE.
First episode of Casualty shown on BBC.
The Queen visits China.
Margaret Thatcher opens the M25.
The London Stock Exchange fixed commission rate abolished.
The BIG BANG then paved the way for electronic trading.
New York's Statue of Liberty Centenary.
Alex Ferguson appointed Man U manager
The world's first heart, lung and liver transplant at Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire.
30 million watched the Christmas episode of Eastenders to watch Den Watts (Leslie Grantham) serve divorce papers to Angie (Anita Dobson).