I blogged about Don't Call Me Baby and the 1980s at the Sensual 'N' Secret blog. Here's the link:
Don't Call Me Baby - Remembering the 1980s - Sensual 'N' Secret
Here are a few things I remember about the '80s. More at the article.
Video Killed The Radio Star (I saw this vid the first time it aired)
AIDS - and Ronald Reagan refusing to even acknowledge its existence.
The space shuttle Challenger explosion
Sally Ride - the first female American astronaut in space