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

 

 

In The News

Over a half-million welcome Pope John  Paul II in Los Angeles.

The House passes a measure apologizing to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II by offering them $1 billion compensation for their lost civil liberties. 

 Sen. Bob Packwood says he will vote against the Supreme Court nomination of Robert Burk and would be willing to take part in a filibuster to block a vote on the senate floor.  Packwood says Bork threatens the right of privacy established by the Supreme Court in landmark cases. 

Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, accused of flip-flopping on key issues says he would be ‘disgraced in history” if he abandoned the moderate stands he has taken in senate hearings and turned radically rightward after confirmation.

President Reagan, announces an agreement in principle” to ban all U.S. and Soviet intermediate-rage nuclear missiles, setting the stage for the first superpower summit in America in 14 years this fall.

200th anniversary of the constitution – Speaking at Liberty Hall in Philadelphia, President Reagan told a crowd – “In a very real sense, it was then, in 1987, that the revolution truly began. For it was the writing of our constitution… that the hopes and dreams of the revolutionists could become a living, enduring reality.”

Television evangelist pat Robertson announces that he has decided to enter the Republican presidential race, citing the success of a yearlong petition drive to obtain the names of 3 million people who want him to run.

Miss Michigan, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko is chosen as the new Miss America.

 

Sports news – September 1, 1987

An arbitrator rules that baseball management conspired to restrict free agency, a landmark decision certain to upset the sport’s power structure.

 

Technology news – September 1, 1987

In a surprise move, Sony says it will launch consumer digital audiotape hardware in Europe this fall – the first time this format will be available anywhere.

 

Radio news – September 1, 1987

Sally Jessy Raphael is off the “talknet” radio roster with Steve Allen coming in with a new daily show. She continues to host her daily syndicated television show which airs on 107 stations.

New York City - Pat St. John exists WPLJ after 15 years. Fast Jimi Roberts will move into afternoons while newcomer Hollywood Henderson takes Roberts’ former evening shift. Steve Ellis is now assistant PD at Hot 103, WQHT New York.  

Z-Rock – the all-heard rock format distributed by Satellite Music Networks is now heard on five stations including WZRC Chicago and KZRK Dallas.

Epic Records has cut off special record service to Z-100 because they played Michael Jackson’s “I Just Can’t Stop Living You’ two days early.

KUTE-FM Los Angeles is changing formats and there will be no more “Quiet Storm.”

 

Television news – September 1, 1987

“Bonanza: The Next Generation” will shoot on schedule despite the death of Lorne Greene last week, who was set to reprise his role as Ben Cartwright.

On a prime-time Barbara Walters special – Fawn Hall, former secretary of Lt. Col. Oliver North says “it would be great” if her ex-boss ran for president. 

 Debuting this week The New Monkees – (see ad). The four New Monkees are Larry Saltis, Jared Chandler, Dino Kovas and Marty Ross – and were selected after nearly 5,000 auditions. They range in age between 19 and 28. The show is tied in with an album and single titled “What I Want” and “The New Monkees” on Warner Bros. Records. If the show is a hit, the New Monkees could find themselves on a mini-tour of about 7-8 cities between Christmas and New Years.

 

39th annual Emmy Awards –

Outstanding drama series – “L.A. Law.”

Outstanding actor drama – Bruce Willis – “Moonlighting.”

Outstanding actress drama – Sharon Gless - “Cagney & Lacey.”

Outstanding supporting actor drama – John Hillerman “Magnum P.I.”

Outstanding supporting actress drama – Bonnie Bartlett “St. Elsewhere.”

Outstanding comedy series – “The Golden Girls.”

 Outstanding actor comedy – Michael J. Fox – “Family Ties.”

Outstanding actress comedy – Rue McClanahan – “The Golden Girls.”

Outstanding supporting actor comedy – John Larroquette – “Night Court.”

Outstanding supporting actress comedy – Jackee Harry – “227.”

 

 

Music news – September 1, 1987

Jamaica Regae singer Peter Tosh is shot and killed at his Kingston residence when three gunmen entered the premises and opened fire on Tosh and six others. 

Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid III – 10-hour benefit to raise money for the nation’s small farmers ends. Despite such supporters as Kris Kristofferson and John Cougar Mellencamp who would continue to perform for free, likely, there will not be a fourth time. Farm Aid III this time was in Lincoln, NE. 

Peter Gabriel’s video for “sledgehammer” smashes its way to record-setting nine prizes at the MTV Video music Awards last week. Best female video went to Madonna for “Papa Don’t Preach.”

Best new artist – Crowded House for “Don’t Dream It’s Over.”

R.E.M. is currently in their “Work Tour.” Coming to a city near you! Also touring – Fleetwood Mac – The “19tour87” with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Rick Vito and Billy Burnette. U2 is on a concert tour promoting “The Joshua Tree.”

Speaking of R.E.M. – Lead Michael Stipe gives a rare interview being put out as part of MCA compilation reels. 

Don Johnson jammed on stage with Richard Marx at a recent concert in West Palm Beach.

Apparently, taped copies of Bruce Springsteen’s new “Tunnel of Love” have reportedly been circulating among a small network of Springsteen fans. Columbia Records has not authorized the release of any tapes and is upset by the leaks. Some radio stations are playing cuts from the as yes, unreleased album. 

 VH-1 unveils a new on-air look to re-enforce visually the music-programming changes it has instituted over the past nine months. The changes include a new logo as well as station and program ID’s.

Pepsi-Cola is rolling out an episodic four-part commercial with of course, Michael Jackson. The commercial will show Jackson involved in various extraordinary and exciting situations ending in a blockbuster conclusion. 

Rap may be here to stay if the summer is any indication. Rap saw three major summer tours – Together Forever with Run D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys; Def Jam with LL. Kool J., Whodini, Doug E Fresh, Eric B & Rakim, Public Enemy and Stetsasonic and Fresh Fest and the Wipeout Tour with the Fat Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Heavy Dee & The Boys and 4 by Four. 

 

Top Country Hit Music Singles – September 1, 1987

This Crazy Love – Oak Ridge Boys

You Again- Forester sisters

Three Time Loser – Dan Seals

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Judy Rodman

Fishin’ In the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Crazy Over You -  Foster and Lloyd

Love Reunited – Desert Rose Band

Daddies Need To Grow Up Too – The O’Kanes

Little Ways – Dwight Yoakam

 

Top Music Album Rock Tracks – September 1, 1987

Learning to fly – Pink Floyd

You Are The Girl – The Cars

Paper In Fire – John Cougar Mellencamp

Hell In A Bucket – Grateful dead

Dude (Looks Like A Lady) – Aerosmith

Force 10 – Rush

Animal – Def Leppard

Let’s Work – Mick Jagger

The One I Love – R.E.M.

Ghost On The Beach – Insiders

Should’ve Known Better – Richard Marx

 

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

 I Just Can’t Stop Dancing – Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett

La Bamba – Los Lobos

Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston

Can’t We Try – Dan Hill and Vonda Shepard

Doing It All For My Baby – Huey Lewis & The News

List In emotion – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

Touch of Grey – Grateful dead

When Smokey Sings – ABC

Carrie – Europe

Wipeout – Fat Boys/Beach Boys

I Need Love – L.L. Cool J.

Only In My Dreams – Debbie Gibson

I Heard A Rumour – Bananarama

U Got The Look – Prince

Who Found Who – Jellybean Feat. Elisa Fiorillo

Who Will You Run To – Heart

One Heartbeat – Smokey Robinson

Paper in Fire – John Cougar Mellencamp

 

Top Music Albums – September 1, 1987

La Bamba – Soundtrack

Whitney – Whitney Houston

Whtesnake – Whitesnake

Bad Animals – Heart

Hysteria – Def Leppard

Who’s that Girl – Madonna/Soundtrack

The Joshua Tree – U2

In the dark – Grateful dead

Crushin’ – The Fat Boys

Beverly Hills Cop II – Soundtrack

The Final Countdown – Europe

Slippery When Wet – Bon Jovi

I Never Said Goodbye – Sammy Hagar

Duotones – Kenny G.

Spanish Fly – Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam

I Never Said Goodbye – Sammy Hagar

Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue

Look What The Cat Dragged In – Poison

Lost Boys - Soundtrack

Bigger and Deffer – L.L. Cool J.

 

Top movies – September 1, 1987

Steakout

The Big Easy

RoboCop

No Way Out

Fatal Attraction

Can’t Buy Me Love

La Bamba

The Principal

Hellraiser

The Pick-Up Artist

The Rosary Murders

Tough Guys Don’t Dance

 
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