Office of Hawaiian Affairs created.
Eddie Aikau, one of Hawaii's greatest watermen, disappears while paddling to seek help for the capsized Hokule'a
and its crew.
A 50-year-old Asian woman is the earliest official recorded case of AIDS in Hawai'i.
Trauma Team formed at Queen's Medical Center to handle major emergencies.
Hawai'i becomes the nation's first bilingual state when both Hawaiian and English are recognized as official state languages.
Roy Sakuma's 'ukulele group, the Termites, are succeeded by the Super Keikis.
Manuel Nunes, the foremost authority on 'ukulele, founds a traveling exhibit of the instruments from his private collection and calls it Hawaii's Musical Museum.