Archive for the ‘80s’ Category

Blast from the Past

You can view the San Diego History Timeline for yourself to see that things have been happening around here for quite a few years. We don’t need to go that far back but I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the memorable moments from the 80s in San Diego. You may remember the 80s from watching movies like Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

San Diego in the 80s
1980, 1987 and 1988 – Dennis Conner brings sailing’s America’s Cup to the West Coast.
1984 – Padres win National League Pennant; World Series games first played in San Diego.
1985 – Horton Plaza shopping center opens as $140 million cornerstone of downtown redevelopment.
1986 – The San Diego Supercomputer Center opens at the University of California, San Diego,
1988 – San Diego hosts its first Super Bowl, in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos 42-10.
1989 – San Diego Convention Center opens.

That’s all for now because I need to go drink some beer and eat some noms and listen to the music of some 80s bands like the Cars, Talking Heads, Billy, Idol, Cyndi Lauper and Journey.

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