• Hole in the ozone layer discovered 
  • Gorbachev calls for restructuring of USSR 
  • FA bans English football team from World Cup following violent riots between fans at Heysel Stadium in Belgium 
  • First release of Microsoft Windows 
  • Saatchi Gallery opens showing international modern and contemporary art 
  • Les Misérables opens in London’s West End 
  • Whitbread book award of the year becomes annual event