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This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 1980s.
- 1 1980
- 2 1981
- 3 1982
- 4 1983
- 5 1984
- 6 1985
- 7 1986
- 8 1987
- 9 1988
- 10 1989
- 11 References
- 12 External links
- Kal-El is born to Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, the first Kryptonian of natural birth in centuries.
- Jor-El discovers that the Kryptonian Law Council's decision to mine Krypton's core has destabilized the planet, which will soon implode.
- Battle of Krypton: General Zod attempts a coup d'état in Kandor on planet Krypton.
- Attack on the Council of Five: General Zod and the Sword of Rao arrive and conquer the legislation chamber where Jor-El is in session with them.
- Attack on the House of El Citadel: The Sword of Rao attacks the House of El Citadel in search of the growth codex.
- The infant Kal-El is successfully sent to Earth using a spaceship with a phantom drive.
- The Kryptonian Law Council sentence the remaining members of the Sword of Rao to 300 cycles of somatic reconditioning in the Phantom Zone.
- Destruction of Krypton: Krypton implodes, killing the Kryptonian race. Kryptonians are now an endangered species.
- 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.
- The film Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is released, featuring the character Yoda.
- Jonathan and Martha Kent discover a crashed UFO on their farm containing a small boy who they take in and name Clark.
- 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.
- The Mask of Zorro is re-released in the American theaters.
- Assassination of Thomas and Martha Wayne: Thomas and Martha Wayne are killed by a mugger, leaving their son Bruce Wayne orphaned and under the care of Alfred Pennyworth.
- The funeral of the Waynes occurs.
- During the funeral for his parents, Bruce Wayne breaks away from the service. As he runs, he stumbles across a decrepit area of the estate and falls into a cavern filled with numerous bats.
- This incident would later inspire him to use that fear to battle the criminal elements that took his parents' lives.
- "Super Freak" is released by Rick James.
- S.T.A.R. Labs acquire and begin to test one of the three Mother Boxes left after Steppenwolf invaded.
- "Eye of the Tiger" is released by Survivor.
- "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is released by Culture Club.
- Clark Kent meets for the first time Lana Lang at Kent farm.
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers are formed.
- The novel Pet Sematary is published by Stephen King.
- Noble Diamond raid: A group of gunmen break into the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to steal the famous Noble Diamond, but are thwarted by Wonder Woman.
- Southfields Mall heist: Wonder Woman prevents a mall robbery on her way to work. The follow-up investigation uncovers the Dreamstone.
- A special exhibit of uncut gems is shown in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. (estimated date)
- Diana Prince and Barbara Minerva meet at work and become fast friends.
- Unbeknownst to them, Diana makes a wish on the Dreamstone and Steve Trevor is resurrected.
- The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History holds a quarterly fundraising gala, where Steve Trevor finds Diana Prince.
- Black Gold Cooperative's oil fields strike oil, garnering a huge surge of attention from investors and pushing Max Lord's business plans forward.
- The Celebrations of 4th of July occour.
- During 4th of July celebrations in Washington, D.C., Steve Trevor and Diana Prince steal a tactical jet from the National Air and Space Museum and fly to Egypt.
- A divine wall appears near Cairo, preventing many people from attaining fresh water.
- Chase toward Cairo: Wonder Woman chases down Max Lord in Egypt, but loses him in Cairo. He goes on to accumulate over 50% of the world's oil lands shortly after.
- Confrontation at the White House: Max Lord meets with the President of the United States at the White House. Wonder Woman breaks in to take the Dreamstone from him, but is held off by White House security and Barbara Minerva, allowing Lord to escape. (estimated date)
- Maxwell Lord uses the U.S. government's secret particle beam technology to indirectly touch the people of the world, simultaneously overriding local television signals to display his message across the world. He grants wishes across the world, taking lifeforce and power from the people for himself and Barbara. (estimated date)
- Confrontation at the atmospheric scatter satellite: In Washington D.C., Wonder Woman faces off against the supervillains Cheetah and Maxwell Lord. (estimated date)
- Diana Prince is scheduled to give a second tour to Jazz, Teo, and Teo's friend after their tour the previous week.
- Atlanna escapes and eventually washes ashore in Amnesty Bay, Maine, where she's found by Thomas Curry.
- Thomas Curry and Atlanna fall in love.
- Mera, princess of the Kingdom of Xebel, is born.
- Helena Bertinelli is born.
- According to the Daily Planet this is Clark Kent|Clark Kent's birth year.
- A destructive hurrican named Arthur occurs.
- A photo of Atlanna, Arthur and Thomas Curry all together is taken. It is later contained in Arthur's Guide to Atlantis.
- The video game Street Fighter is released, featuring the fighting move "Hadouken."
- Clark Kent's superpowers emerge while in class one day, and his mother soon arrives to console him.
- Attack on the Lighthouse: Elite Atlantean soldiers attack the lighthouse due to Atlanna's abandonment of her people, but she and her fiancé Thomas Curry manage to defeat them.
- Atlanna is forced to leave Thomas Curry and their son to go to Kingdom of Atlantis.
- Arthur Curry|Arthur has his last memories about his mother.
- "She's a Mystery to Me" is released by Roy Orbison.
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- 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's arrival and forged birthdate, in 1980. The novel Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel reveals that Lana was born several months after Clark's arrival.
- DCEU: How Old Are The Heroes Really? Their True Ages & Birthdays
- Man of Steel
- 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".
- Justice League
- Man of Steel Prequel
- Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Excalibur on Wikipedia
- Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization
- Suicide Squad
- ARGUS Website
- 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.
- 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.
- Wonder Woman 1984 Cite error: Invalid
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- Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
- 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.
- Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis
- Wonder Woman 1984: Museum Mayhem
- In Wonder Woman 1984: "Museum Mayhem" during the raid, Barbara Minerva is receiving an induction tour at the museum. In Wonder Woman 1984: The Junior Novel it's confirmed that July 2nd, a Monday, is her first day of work in her second week at the museum. This means her first day, which was the day of the raid, must have been the week before. Since a group of students are also at the museum for an afterschool detention program, it was very likely Friday of that week.
- Aquaman: Arthur's Guide to Atlantis
- Sometimes the DC Extended Universe alludes to people who exists or existed in our world, and it is assumed they were born and died on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
- This is an event from real world history, referenced in the DC Extended Universe.
- Estimation based on Mary Elizabeth Winstead's age during the filming of Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
- DAILY PLANET REPORT CLARK KENT KILLED REPORTING GOTHAM BATTLE
- Man of Steel Deleted scenes
- Man of Steel - Prop Lois Lane newspaper
- In Shazam! it's said that Marilyn conceived Billy when she was seventeen in 2004, so she should be born in 1987.
- Suicide Squad: Behind the Scenes with the Worst Heroes Ever
- Aquaman: Undertow
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