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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

Colors

Beetljuice

Shakedown

Salsa

Dead Heat

Lady in White

The Last Emperor

Sticky Fingers

Above the Law

Sunset

 
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