THEN AND NOW / Why, when you were born....

What was the big news in 1980, the year most of the class of ’98 was born?

* 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran

* Ronald Reagan was elected

* The U.S. boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Some American athletes competed in Mission Viejo instead.


* Fires wailed on Carbon, Owl and Indian canyons

* Six days of rain resulted in drownings, landslides and Coto de Caza being cut off

* Disneyland’s Winnie-the-Pooh was acquitted of slugging a kid

* Fountain Valley teachers went on strike for 2 1/2 weeks


* Timothy Leary was fired as a DJ on KEZY in Anaheim after one week

* Crystal Cathedral was dedicated

* The Rams open at an expanded Anaheim stadium (the team made the playoffs)

* The Angels finished the season with a 65-95 record.