The 1980s got off to a rough start with a fuel crisis, a hostage situation and actor Ronald Reagan elected president. "Video killed the radio star" as MTV debuted, while New Wave music, neon colors and shoulder pads had everyone questioning everyone else's tastes. The launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia signaled America's return to space, and the Challenger disaster reminded us just how dangerous being an astronaut could be. Motorcyclist turned its attention entirely to streetbikes, and in honor of long-time editor Bob Green's retirement, the phrase "titty-high" was retired from magazine parlance. We've come a long way, baby!