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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of September 8, 1987 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

Pope John Paul II begins a 10-day visit to the United States and tells thousands at the Miami airport, “God Bless America.”

In South Carolina – Pope John Paul II makes gestures of friendship to American Jews and unity to Protestants.

The FDIC pledges nearly $1 billion to prop up First City Bancorp of Texas, which has been hit hard by losses on oil and real estate loans.

In San Antonio - Pope John Paul II praised the “great courage and generosity” of those who have given support and aid to Central American refugees.

Molly Yard – the new president of NOW and one of her aides are arrested outside the Vatican embassy where they were protesting what they called the Roman Catholic Church’s betrayal of women’s rights.

South Korea – Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung, after 16-years of absence, is given a hero’s welcome on his return to Kwangju, scene of a bloody 1980 uprising.  Some 300,000 hit the streets for the occasion.

 

Business/Economy news – September 8, 1987

Ford Motor Co. announced a voluntary recall of 4.3 million 1986-1988 cars, trucks and vans to correct problems that could cause engine or fuel system fires.

MGM Grand announces it has purchased the Desert Inn and Sands hotel/casinos on the Las Vegas Strip for $167 million.

 

Sports news – September 8, 1987

 Seattle’s Brian Bosworth – a rookie linebacker who vowed to hit Denver quarterback John Elway as hard as he could every chance he got, got a few shots at Elway – two collisions in the first half, but the Bronco’s won 40-17.

Forest Hills - Chris Evert is upset by Lori McNeil in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships – the first time in 17 years she failed to make the semifinals in the tournament.

 

Music news – September 8, 1987

Look for a new rock Christmas album – “A Very Special Christmas,” produced by Jimmy Iovine. It will feature U2, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston and proceeds will go to the Special Olympics. Look for other songs by Brian Adams, Sting, John Mellencamp, Eurythmics and the Pointer Sisters.

Forbes Magazine reports that Bruce Springsteen the top moneymaker among rock acts with a 456-million income over the last two years.

 

Entertainment news – September 8, 1987

Passing – Movie director Mervyn LeRoy. He was 86.

 

Television news – September 8, 1987

On “Saturday Night Live” – Joe Montana hosts along with Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. Debbie Harry is the musical guest (repeat).

 Passing – Lorne Greene from complications of surgery. He was 77. He’ll always be known as father Ben Cartwright from “Bonanza.”

HBO announces there will be a Comic Relief ’87 – the sequel to last year’s comedy benefit for the homeless. Look for Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Martin Mull, Martin Short and Bob Goldthwait among others. It’ll be broadcast live November 14 from the Universal Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Whoopie Goldberg will not be attending because she’ll be shooting a movie on location. 

 

Tuesday night television programming listings/TV guide – week of September 8, 1987

CBS – Simon and Simon, Houston Knights, Night Beat

NBC – Matlock, Movie, Tonight, David Letterman

ABC – Who’s the Boss?, Growing Pains, Moonlighting, The Constitution: We Live it Every day, Nightline

PBS – Nova

HBO – Jerry Seinfeld special

Showtime – Coast to Coast

 

On the Tonight Show – Guest host Jay Leno with the Judds and Vanna White.

On Coast to Coast – Herbie Hancock hosts this music program.

 

Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – week of September 8, 1987

CBS – Mike Hammer, Magnum, P.I., The Equalizer

NBC – Highway To Heaven, Bronx Zoo, St. Elsewhere, Tonight, David Letterman

ABC – Perfect Strangers, Head of the Class, MacGyver, Hotel, Nightline

PBS – The Power of Choice

Showtime – Don Rickles, Brothers, Garry Shandling

Disney – The Edison Twins, Danger Bay

 

On Highway to Heaven - -Jonathan and Mark help a homeless street performer (Dick Van Dyke).

On Tonight – Jay Leno guest hosts with guests Michael J. Fox, Deidre Hall and Dick Butkas.

 

Top movies – September 8, 1987

Dirty Dancing

Stakeout

No Way Out

La Bamba

Nowhere To Hide

Can’t Buy Me Love

The Big Easy

Living Daylights

 
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