Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of July 15, 1988 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Going into the convention - Jesse Jackson insists that he be granted a partnership in the Democratic presidential campaign including “participation in the decision-making process” and “shared responsibility” for developing the party’s message.
By the end of the year - Vietnam’s foreign minister pledges to try to resolve 70 cases of missing U.S. servicemen that the United States considers of highest priority.
The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini says that accepting a U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Iran-Iraq war was “worse than drinking poison,” but that Iran’s political leaders recommended it be done.
After nearly eight years of war, Iran announces that it has accepted the terms of a U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire with Iraq.
Relatives of the discredited former Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev have been stripped of “undeserved” pensions and other privileges they inherited from the previous regime. The clan included Brezhnev’s daughter Galina, long a subject of speculation about corruption, his son Yuri and Brezhnev’s brother Yakov. It’s the latest blow in a campaign to blacken the reputation of the man who ruled from 1964 until his death in 1982.
Michael Dukakis and rival Rev. Jesse Jackson agree to work together on the first day of the Democratic National convention in Atlanta.
The Soviet Union and China have agreed to meet in Beijing next month in an attempt to work out a peace settlement for Vietnamese-occupied Cambodia.
Colombian drug kingpin Carlos Lebder, convicted of leading the Medellin Cartel that smuggled billions of dollars of cocaine into the United States is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 150 years in prison and $425,000 in fines.
A Navy helicopter breaks apart in a pair of explosions over open sea and searchers fear all eight crewmen were killed A search is under way in an area 11miles west of the Golden Gate bridge.
Sports news – July 15, 1988
Passing – John Galbreath, - former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and breeder of two Kentucky Derby winners.
Track and field - Florence Griffith-Joyner breaks the world record in the women’s 100 meters, finishing at 10.49 seconds, breaking the 10.76 seconds record.
Music news – July 15, 1988
A dress worn by Madonna in the “True Blue” video is stolen. The heist occurred at a suburban Detroit shopping mall from an exhibit called “MTV’s Museum of Unnatural History.”
Bruce Springsteen tops a lineup that includes Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Yossou N’ Dour for Amnesty International’s upcoming Human Rights New world tour.
Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction” cracks the Billboard Top-5 after spending 47 weeks on the pop album charts. It’s the sixth metal-based album to place the top five or so this year, following Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Poison and Van Halen’s “OU812.”
Touted as the summer’s hottest tour, the five-act Monsters of Rock is fizzling at the box office. At least five promoters suffered big losses after the first dozen shows of the 29-date tour. The nine-hour concert features Van Halen, Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica and Kingdom Come.
Kiss’s Gene Simmons has formed his own record label, Simmons records. “I’ve discovered several bug bands but never had anything to show for it because I’ve always listened to someone else. who didn’t want to sign them."
Retailers are gearing p for MTV’s largest point-of-purchase promotion to date, a contest designed to supports its 1988 MTV Video Music Awards scheduled for Sept. 7. Look for MTV’s man-in-the-moon logo with the promotion.
Entertainment /Celebrity/Movienews – July 15, 1988
Gets Married – Michael J. Fox to Tracy Polan. The two met when Polan was hired to play the girlfriend of Fox’s Alex Keaton character on NBC’s “Family Ties – a subplot that went on for several years.
Television news – July 15, 1988
USA Network plans to launch a weekly series of original TV movies beginning April of next year. First is “The Zodiac Murders” based on the unsolved Northern California murders. USA now reaches 45 million homes.
The FCC approves the sale of KHJ-TV Los Angeles to Disney.
Don’t miss the “Just Say No” telethon this week. Broadcast from Hollywood with a slough of actors including Robert DiNero, Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson. Don’t miss it.
Sunday Night Television listings/TV guide – week of July 15, 1988
CBS – 60 Minutes, Murder She Wrote, Movie
NBC – Rags to Riches, Family Ties, My Two dads, Movie
ABC – Movie, MacGyver, Movie
Fox – 21 Jump Street, America’s Most Wanted, Garry Shandling’s Show, Tracey Ullman, Duet
PBS – National Audubon Society, Masterpiece Theatre
MTV – Young Ones, 120 Minutes
ESPN – Dog Show, Sportscenter
A&E – Alias Smith and Jones, Queen Elizabeth II
On Family Ties – Jennifer does a book report on a book banned by her school.
On Garry Shandling - Pete has an affair.
Top Country Hit Music Singles – July 15, 1988
Set ‘Em Up Joe – Vern Gosdin
Baby Blue – George Strait
Don’t We All have The Right – Ricky Van Shelton
Sunday Kind of Love – Reba Mcentire
Don’t Close Your Eyes – Keith Whitley
Givers And Takers – Schyler, Knoblock and Bickhardt
I’ll Give You All My Love Tonight – Bellamy Brothers
The Wanderer – Eddie Rabbit
Top Music Albums – July 15, 1988
Faith – George Michael
Ou812 – Van Halen
Hysteria – Def Leppard
Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
Stronger Than Pride - Sade
Open Up And Say… AHH! - Poison
More Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
Scenes From The Southside – Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Let It Loose – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
The Hardline According To Terence Trend D’Arby
Pebbles – Pebbles
Now and Zen – Robert Plant
Savage Amusement – Scorpions
Roll With it - Steve Winwood
Tougher Than Leather – Run-D.M.C.
Kick – INXS
Roll With It – Steve Winwood
Bad – Michael Jackson
Lap of Luxury – Cheap Trick
Out of the Blue – Debbie Gibson
He’s the D.J., I’m The Rapper – D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
In Effect Mode – Al B. Sure
Diesel and Dust – Midnight Oil
Top Album Rock Music Cuts - July 15, 1988
Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer
Roll With It – Steve Winwood
I Know You’re Out There Somewhere – Moody Blues
All Fired Up – Pat Benatar
Look Out Any Window – Bruce Hornsby
I Know You’re Out there Somewhere – Moody Blues
Can’t Get Over You – Greg Allman
Open All Night – Georgia Satellites
Silvio – Bob Dylan
When Its Love – Van Halen
Holding On – Steve Winwood
Sweet Child o’ Mind – Guns N’ Roses
Welcome Me Home – the Rossington Band
Wasting My Time – Jimmy Page
Part of the Machine – Jethro Tull
Top pop music hit singles(top-40) – July 15, 1988
The Flame – Cheap Trick
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Mercedes Boy – Pebbles
New Sensation – INXS
Hold On To The Nights – Richard Marx
Roll With It – Steve Winwood
Hands to Heaven – Breather
Nite and Day – Al B. Sure
Nothin’ But A Good Time – Poison
Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen
Lost In You – Rod Stewart
Rush Hour – Jane Wiedlin
Foolish Beat – Debbie Gibson
Sign Your Name – Terence Trend D’Arby
Nothing Put A Good Time – Poison
The Valley Road – Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Parents Just don’t Understand – D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
1-2-3- - Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine
Dirty Diana – Michael Jackson
I Just Got Paid – Johnny Kemp
Top pop music hit singles In Britain – July 15, 1988
The Twist (Yo Twist) – Fat Boys
Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You – Glenn Medieros
(‘88 Remix) - In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Boys (Summertime Love) – Sabrina
I Owe You Nothing – Bros
Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
Wild World – Maxi Priest
Tribute (Right On) – Pasadenas
Breakfast In Bed – UB40 & Chrissie Hynde
Top movies – July 15, 1988
Coming to America
The Dead Pool
Who Framed Roger Rabbit