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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of June 1, 1987 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

President Reagan backs routine testing for the AIDS virus saying “we have a moral obligation not to endanger others ... If a person has reason to believe he or she may be a carrier, that person has a moral duty to be tested for AIDS. Human decency requires it.”

President Reagan announces that Federal Reserve Board chairmen Paul Volcker step down from that post in August. Alan Greenspan will be nominated to fill the post.

A federal judge orders NASA to make public the tapes containing the Challenger crew’s last transmissions before the ship exploded. A transcript of the tape was released, but the tape may contain more content or show voice inflections if the crew was aware of any problems.

Two rare white tiger cubs are stolen when thieves make off with a rental truck in New York. The cubs were on their way to appear on the CBS morning program with Siegfried and Roy. A plea was made on the program to return the two cubs.

TV real estate (seminar) pitchman Albert J. Lowery - best known for his get rich quick on real estate infomercials, files for chapter 7 bankruptcy. Lowery blames his troubles on bad real estate deals in the Lake Tahoe area.

 

Supermarket Prices – June 1, 1987

At the mart - Roll of Bounty paper towels - .89 ... Kellogg’s Corn Flakes - 24oz box - $2.09 ... Fresh fryer chicken legs - .24lb ...

 

Sports news – June 1, 1987

Bill Matlock - four-time National League batting champ signs with the Detroit Tigers. He was most recently with the Dodgers.

 

Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie/Hollywood news – June 1, 1987

In Duluth, truck driver Robert Benson pulled off the road to get some sleep. When he awoke, he found himself floating down the St Louis River in his truck. He crawled out and the Coast Guard was called to find his truck.

Brooke Shields graduates from Princeton University with honors with a major in romance languages with an emphasis in French. “I’ve proven something to myself. I didn’t expect to get honors but I worked as hard as I could from day one.”

Michael Jackson drops out of The Jehovah’s Witnesses. An official didn’t give a reason for the singer’s decision.

Elton John says he’s going to take a year off of live performing to rest his voice. The singer said his voice has become lower in pitch following a throat operation last year. 

Jim Belushi is charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after he allegedly knocked down Bobby Henson for spitting on the car of Jim’s girlfriend.

Pat Robertson of CBN and the 700 Club says the Jim Bakker PTL scandal, along with the recent Oral Robertson life and death plea for money “hit the evangelical world like a bombshell” and that he must lay off 500 workers at his religious network. Most other well-known TV ministries have also seen a decline in pledges.

NBC announces that Bryant Gumbel will be the prime-time host of the network’s 1988 Summer Olympics coverage from Seoul.

Joe Namath joins NBC as an NFL foot analyst. He’ll be paired with Marv Albert on NFL telecasts beginning next season.                                          

“Les Miserables” gets 8 Tony awards including one for best musical. Linda Lavin gets a Tony for best actress in “Broadway Bound.”

Passing - Will Sampson (43) - Indian actor - best known for his role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Passing - Sammy Kaye (77) - bandleader.

Passing Adres Segovia (94) guitar maestro.

 

Top TV shows/ratings/Nielsen – June 1, 1987

 Family Ties (23.0), The Cosby Show (22.6), Cheers (21.3), Growing Pains (20.7), Murder, She Wrote (19.7), Who’s The Boss (19.0), 60 Minutes (18.7), 60 Minutes (18.7), Unsolved Mysteries (18.3), Bob Hope Special (18.0), Days and Nights Of Molly Dodd (16.6), Miss Universe pageant (15.6), Golden Girls (15.3), Two Fathers’ Justice (15.1), 20/20 (15.0), Cracked Up (14.7), LA Law (14.6), Matlock (14.6), NBA Basketball (14.4), Hotel (14.0), Night Court (13.7)

 

Wednesday Night Televison listings/TV guide – week of June 1, 1987

CBS - Mike Hammer, Shell Game, The Equalizer ... NBC - Highway To Heaven, Night Court, Nothing In Common, Life In The Fast Lane ... ABC - Perfect Strangers, Head Of the Class, MacGyver, Hotel.

Mike Hammer - Hammer goes on trial for manslaughter after the death of a vice cop.

Highway To Heaven - Roy Thinnes guest as Mark becomes the target of con men after winning $5 million.

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – June 1, 1987

Atlantic Starr - “Always, Whitney Houston - “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” - Kim Wilde, “Looking For A New Love” - Jody Whatley, “The Lady In Red” - Chris DeBurgh, “Big Love” - Fleetwood Mac, “With Or Without You” - U2, “Head To Toe” - Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, “Wanted Dead Or Alive” - Bon Jovi, “Right On Track” - Breakfast Club, “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You” - Glenn Medeiros, “I Know What I Like” - Huey Lewis And The News.

 

Top Country hit music singles – June 1, 1987

 “I will Be There” - Dan Seals, It Takes A little rain (To Make Love Grow)” The Oak Ridge Boys, “Forever And Ever, Amen” - Randy Travis

 

Top music albums – June 1, 1987

Top Albums - “The Joshua Tree” - U2, “Whitesnake” - Whitesnake, “Slippery When Wet” - Bon Jovi, “Look What The Cat Dragged In” - Poison, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” - Whitney Houston

 

Top movies – June 1, 1987

The Untouchables - Kevin Costner

Beverly Hills Cop II - Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold

Happy Hour - Richard Gilliland, Jamie Farr

The Secret Of My Success - Michael J. Fox

The Chipmunk Adventure

Harry And The Hendersons - John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon Don Ameche

 
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