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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of October 28, 1986 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

The Treasury Department slashes the minimum guaranteed interest on U.S. savings bonds from 7.5% to 6^ touching off a coast-to-coast buying spree by small investors.

America’s trade deficit declined for the second consecutive month in September to $12.56 billion.

In Columbus, Georgia – President Reagan, saying the nation’s economy is headed for its second boom since his election, urged voters to reelect the ‘cleanup crew’ of republican senators swept into office with him in 1980. 

President Reagan set out on his last and longest campaign trip of the season, flying west to states where his personal popularity is high but his fellow republicans are in trouble.

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader charges that President Reagan is selling “the big lie” about the state of the nation’s economy as he campaigns across the nation for republican candidates.


Sports news – October 28, 1986

An irate John McEnroe raged at the umpire after being upset by little-known  Sergio Casal of Spain in the quarterfinals of the Paris Open tennis tournament and was promptly fined and suspended.

Baseball’s world champion New York Mets will visit the White House next week. The Mets had a boisterous post-victory party in an East Side restaurant owned by former Met Rusty Staub. Some 2.2 million New Yorkers too to the streets in a Mets ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan.

Meantime – Thousands of Boston Red Sox fans honored their fallen heroes in an “appreciation’ parade and rally in Boston.

San Diego Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt, the American League’s best three years ago, is arrested for trying to smuggle hundreds of Valium and Quaalude tablets across the border from Mexico.


Television news – October 28, 1986

On Phil Donahue this week – “America – Love It Or Leave It” as Phil finds out why the Lockshin family of Houston, Texas defected to Russia. Via satellite. 

Tuesday night television listings-programs/TV guide – October 28, 1986

CBS – The Wizard, Movie

NBC – Matlock, Crime Story, 1986, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Who’s The Boss? Growing Pains, Moonlighting, Jack and Mike, Nightline

PBS – Nova, the Africans

USA – WWF Prime Time Wrestling


On Moonlighting – David and Maddie track down a woman’s secret admirer.

Wrestling/WWF – Bundy Vs. Junkyard Dog… Volkoff Shick vs. Steele Kirchner.

On the Tonight Show – Garry Shandling guest hosts with guests Luther Vandross, Don Novello and Victoria Jackson

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