First transatlantic fibre optic cable laid able to carry 40,000 telephone calls simultaneously.
Stephen Hawking publishes "A brief history of time."
The first major computer virus infects computers connected to the Internet.
The Hubble space telescope is put into operation.
The US stealth bomber is unveiled.
Using carbon dating it is established that the Turin shroud can not be the burial cloth of christ.
Antidepressant prozac introduced which quickly became the market leader for treating depression...
that was 1988 ...