Uncle Ronnie opened up a big ol' can of whupass!
That was even more fun than the 1980 election!
Ronald Reagan: 54,451,521 (58.8%)
Walter Mondale: 37,565,334 (40.5%)
Over 1,000 are killed when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sends troops to the Sikh Golden Temple in India.
Madonna gets her first hit with "Like a Virgin", and Prince releases his album Purple Rain.
The Olympic Games take place in Los Angeles and are boycotted by fourteen countries of the Soviet bloc.
John McEnroe wins both the Wimbledon and the U.S. Open tennis championships.
Shimon Peres becomes prime minister of Israel.
Apple Computer, founded by Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs, releases the Macintosh personal computer.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a fan of the free market, privatizes telephone service.
Photographer Ansel Adams dies at age 82.
Famine in Ethiopia kills hundreds of thousands.
Incumbent Ronald Reagan wins re-election to the U.S. presidency. His Democrat opponents are Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro, who is the first woman to run for vice-president from a major political party.