Week of September 1, 1989
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife are among hundreds arrested in Cape
Town after demonstrations.
President Bush proposes a four-point strategy to combat illegal drug activity. He
appealed to a national television audience, appealing them to get involved in “the
toughest domestic challenge we’ve faced in decades.”
Vice President Day Quayle labeled President Reagan’s “Star Wars” missile
defense program “political jargon” and says it has been revised into a smaller
and cheaper program without the pretense of being able to deflect massive
Soviet missile strikes.
President Bush predicts the Berlin Wall will be dismantled during his presidency.
A Cuban jetliner with 126 aboard explodes and crashes shortly after takeoff from
Havana’s Jose Marti Airport.
The FDA confirms that it has detected low levels of dioxin in milk, attributing the
presence of the toxic to the process used to manufacture paper milk cartons.
Princess Anne and Mark Philip, the royal couple rarely seen together, admitted
the open secret of their life apart with a palace statement that they are
separating, although they have no plans to divorce.
Passing - Baseball Commissioner Bart
Giamatti of a heart attack at 51.
Baltimore’s Cal Ripken becomes the first
shortstop in baseball history to hit 20 or
more homeruns in eight consecutive
seasons and then doubled home the tie
breaking run in a two-run seventh as the
Baltimore orioles defeated the Cleveland
- Titan Irving Azoff resigns
as chairman of MCA Inc’s music
entertainment group. He had been there
Week of September 1, 1989
Rap music is getting more popular thanks to videos from Tone Loc and D.J.
Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.
Television news -
Pat Sajak tells his late night audience he and fashion model Lesly Brown will
marry in January. He’s 42 and it’ll be his second marriage.
MTV debuts “MTV News at Night” - a music-based sort of “Entertainment
Tonight.’ It’s hosted by Kurt Loder.
Pinwheel - a pre-school Nickelodeon staple since the channel began is no more
and in its place - “Eureeka’s Castle, described as part puppetry, live action,
animation and short films for pre-schoolers. Another new show follows - “Fred
Pener’s Place” - a Canadian import.
Tuesday night television -
CBS - Rescue 911, Candid Camera, Simon & Simon, Pat Sajak
NBC - Matlock, In the heat of the Night, The R.A.C.E., Tonight Show, David
Letterman, Bob Costas
ABC - Whos’s The Boss?, The Wonder Years, Roseanne, Thirty something,
PBS - President Bush talks to David Frost
At the movies -
Lethal Weapon 2
When harry Met Sally
Fright Night Part 2
Casualties of War