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This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 1980s.

1980

February

Jor-El, Lara and Kal-El on Krypton

Jor-El prepears to sent Kal-El on Earth.

29th

March

1st

  • General Zod and the Sword of Rao are released from the Phantom Zone after Krypton implodes. The Black Zero is retrofitted to enable Zod to traverse the cosmos.[2][3]

May

21st

  • The film Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is released, featuring the character Yoda.[4]

June

Baby Kal-El discovered by Martha and Jonathan Kent

The Kents find Kal-El.

18th

  • Jonathan and Martha Kent discover a crashed UFO on their farm containing a small boy who they take in and name Clark.[2][5][3]

August

29th

  • Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent bring a six-month-old Clark to the doctor. Believing Clark to be suffering from colic, the doctor administers a hearing test, and Clark proceeds to scream so loud that he blows out the glass elements not just in the doctor's office, but in the windshields and storefront windows across town.[6]

1981

April

10th

  • The movie Excalibur is released.[7][8]

June

  • The Mask of Zorro is re-released in the american theaters.[7]

3rd

26th

Wayne Manor in the past

The funeral of the Waynes.

29th

  • The funeral of the Waynes occurs.[7]
  • During the funeral for his parents, Bruce Wayne broke away from the service. As he ran, he stumbled across a decrepit area of the estate and fell into a cavern filled with numerous bats. This would later inspire him to use that fear to battle the criminal elements that took his parents' lives.[7]

November

5th

  • "Super Freak" is released by Rick James.[9]

1982

June

6th

8th

  • "Eye of the Tiger" is released by Survivor.[4]

October

4th

  • "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is released by Culture Club.[4]

1983

November

14th

  • The novel Pet Sematary is published by Stephen King.[12]

1984

Barbara Minerva - first look - promotional image

Minerva in a musuem in Washington D.C..

February

23rd

June

22nd

July

27th

  • The film Purple Rain, based upon the Prince album of the same name, is released.[12]

1985

April

May

28th

  • A library copy of The Mistery of Atlantis is gained by Joe M..[16]

September

15th

  • Hurricane Gloria occurs, devastating the Atlantic coast including Maine.[15][17]

26th

27th

Atlanna attacks Tom

Atlanna and Thomas Curry have their first "approach".

28th

  • Thomas Curry and Atlanna fall in love.[15]

October

2nd

December

9th

1986

Katana

Tatsu Hikari.

January

  • A destructive hurrican named Arthur occours.[15]

29th

March

16th

September

15th

  • The novel It is released, introducing the character of Pennywise and his signature motif of red balloons.

1987

April

7th

  • Waylon Jones is arrested for assault. He is given a sentence of 10 years and 2 months.[22]

August

30th

  • The videogame Street Fighter is released, featuring the fighting mosses Haodouken.[4]

September

6th

1988

August

17th

1989

Men-of-War vs Atlanna

Atlanna is found by the Atlantean Elite forces.

January

February

7th

  • "She's a Mystery to Me" is released by Roy Orbison.[15]

15th

Unknown Date

September

Clark as a child

Clark Kent while playing in Kent Farm.

  • Clark Kent's superpowers emerge while in class one day, and his mother soon arrives to console him.[2]

November

15th

  • The film The Little Mermaid is released in theatres.[15]

References

  1. In Man of Steel Pete Ross and Lana Lang are shown as direct classmates in school, so they should be born in the same year of Clark Kent, in 1980.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Man of Steel
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 In Man of Steel, in scenes set in December 2013, Kal-El says he has been on Earth "for 33 years", suggesting he arrived in 1980. Kal is typically found on June 18th, suggesting he landed on June 18, 1980. This matches the fact that Superman's date of birth is typically February 29th, a date which only occurs every 4 years, and occurred in 1980. Therefore, Kal was born on February 29, 1980, and landed on June 18, 1980, then December 2013 is 33 years later. This is supported when Zod says that they prepared "for 33 years".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Shazam!
  5. Man of Steel Prequel
  6. Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  8. Excalibur on Wikipedia
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Suicide Squad
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 ARGUS Website
  11. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it is shown that Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed in "1981", around the time that Excalibur was in theatres from April 10, 1981. The Waynes are typically killed on June 26th, so their date of death is June 26, 1981.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Justice League
  13. In Fortune - Lex Luthor: Not Just His Father's LexCorp, from October 2015, and set not long before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2015, it is said that Luthor is "31". This would mean he was born in 1984.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Wonder Woman 1984
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 Aquaman
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Aquaman: Arthur's Guide to Atlantis
  17. 17.0 17.1 This is an event from real world history, referenced in the DC Extended Universe.
  18. Estimation based on Amber Heard's age during the filming of Justice League and Aquaman.
  19. Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis
  20. In Shazam! it's said that Marilyn conceived Billy when she was seventeen in 2004, so she should be born in 1987.
  21. Estimation based on Jurnee Smollett-Bell's age during the filming of Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
  22. Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever
  23. 23.0 23.1 Aquaman: Undertow
  24. Sometimes the DC Extented Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.

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