Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of May 8, 1988 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Riot police in Jerusalem storm the sacred Temple Mount complex and fired rubber bullets at protesting Muslims on the final Sabbath of the holy month of Ramadan.
President Reagan is “mortified” that his endorsement of George Bush’s presidential candidacy was regarded as surprisingly lukewarm. Reagan gave Bush a terse; three sentence statement of support, mispronouncing the name of his vice president at one point as “Bosch.”
Seven of the nation’s biggest banks raise their prime to 9%.
In North Carolina - A Bible-toting, Scripture-quoting 10-year-old was suspended room school for the fourth time after he warned the assistant principal that the fires of hell await her. “Thou shalt not commit adultery!” shouted Duffrey Strode to no one in particular. “You are guilty! Your eyes are full of adultery!” His two younger brothers were also suspended from school last week for the third time for the same offense.
Jane Amsterdam, a senior editor at the New York publishing house of Alfred A. Knopf and a founding editor of Manhattan Inc, is named editor of the New York Post.
A forthcoming book by former White House Chief of staff Donald T. Regan portrays Nancy Reagan as a willful, conniving woman who cleverly manipulates the President and has so little regard for others that she heartlessly demanded CIA Director William Casey’s resignation before he died of a brain tumor.
The White House denounced Donald T. Regan as exploiting the presidency with his book detailing Nancy Reagan’s interest in astrology and other matters.
Kentucky Derby - 1988
“Lady Colors” wins the 114th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Music news – May 8, 1988
Passing – Jazz Trumpet great Chet Baker. The Associated Press reports that Baker (59) fell from an Amsterdam hotel window and was found dead in the street by police.
Television news – May 8, 1988
Scandal-ridden TV evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker will return to television as guests on “The Late Show” on Fox. Look for it Monday.
CBS president Laurence A Tisch says that he thinks Walter Cronkite will remain at CBS News as a “permanent fixture.”
Friday night television listings/TV guide – May 8, 1988
CBS – Beauty and the Beast Dallas, Falcon Crest
NBC – Movie, Miami Vice, Tonight
ABC – Perfect strangers, Full House, Mr. Belvedere, The Slap Maxwell story, 20/20, Nightline
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
Nick – Nick Rocks, Finder’s Keepers
Nashville – Rock ‘n’ Roll Palace
USA – Stephen King’s World of Horror II
MTV – Friday Night Rock Blocks, Comedy Club Network
TBS – Night Tracks
Full House – Jesse gets into an accident with Danny’s antique car.
Saturday night television listings/TV guide – May 8, 1988
CBS – High Mountain Rangers, Tour of duty, West 57th
NBC – Facts of Life, 227, Golden Girls, Hunter, Saturday Night Live
ABC – Supercarrier, O’Hara, Spenser: For Hire
HBO – Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary
Showtime – Don Rickles on the Loose.
HBO – Atlantic Records Anniversary – Phil Collins, foreigner, Bette Midler, Dan Aykroyd, Ben E. King, Laura Branigan, Spinners, Coasters, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Genesis, Roberta Flack, Ben E. King and a re-united Led Zeppelin.
Top movies – May 8, 1988
Lady in White
The Last Emperor
Above the Law