This page contains a timeline of major events related to the Lost Generation between 1980-1989, with U.S. and world events to provide context.
January 20 – Ronald Reagan sworn in as 40th U.S. President; Iranians free hostages from the American Embassy
May 11 – John Allan Wyeth dies in Skillman, New Jersey
January 21 – Ronald Reagan sworn in for a second term
February 22 – Glenway Wescott dies in Rosemont, New Jersey