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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Groovy Flashback: TIME Covers 1980 - 1989


To celebrate TIME magazine's upcoming 93rd birthday (on March 3), I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the pop culture icons, political figures and LGBT stories that have graced its cover over the years. So let's continue with 27 covers from the 1980s (click here to see covers from 1923 to 1979):

The Empire Strikes Back - May 19, 1980


Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing on Dallas - August 11, 1980


John Lennon (who died on December 8) - December 22, 1980


Brooke Shields (The Blue Lagoon) - February 9, 1981


Prince Charles and Princess Diana (who were married on July 29) - August 3, 1981


Meryl Streep (The French Lieutenant's Woman) - September 7, 1981


Nicholas Nickelby on Broadway - October 5, 1981


Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond) - November 16, 1981


Paul Newman (The Verdict) - December 6, 1982


Nastassia Kinski (Cat People) - May 2, 1983


George Lucas (Return of the Jedi) - May 23, 1983


David Bowie (Let's Dance) - July 18, 1983


Michael Jackson (Thriller) - March 19, 1984


Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment) - May 14, 1984


Madonna (Like a Virgin) - May 27, 1985


Miami Vice's Phillip Michael Thomas & Don Johnson - September 16, 1985


Prince Charles and Princess Diana (who visited the United States) - November 11, 1985


Molly Ringwald (Pretty in Pink) - May 26, 1986


Sigourney Weaver (Aliens) - July 28, 1986


Neil Simon (Broadway Bound on Broadway) - December 15, 1986


Bette Midler (Outrageous Fortune) - March 2, 1987


Glenn Close & Michael Douglas (Fatal Attraction) - November 16, 1987


Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) - January 18, 1988


Donald Trump - January 16, 1989


Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams) - June 26, 1989


Arsenio Hall - November 13, 1989


Tom Cruise (Born on the Fourth of July) - December 25, 1989

2 comments:

Alan Scott said...

I don't remember the covers but I do remember the issues, the people, the time! Awesome post, Marc!

Marc Harshbarger said...

Thanks, Alan, glad you like the post!

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