Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of October 23, 1988 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Hurricane Joan slams into Nicaragua with many missing and at least 34 reported dead.
The Soviet Union pledges to free those considered as political prisoners by the end of the year.
Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos pleads innocent to racketeering charges, but a federal judge refuses to let her return to Hawaii until government and defense lawyers iron details of her $5 million bail.
Sears announces it is selling its Chicago Sears Tower, its corporate headquarters and the world’s tallest building. It’s doing so to streamline the company.
President Reagan decides that the only way to prevent the KGB secret police from eavesdropping on the Moscow/U.S. Embassy is to raise it and build another.
27-city - More than 1,000 demonstrators across the county are arrested as anti-abortion activists tried to block abortion clinics and prevent employees and patients from entering.
Business news – October 23, 1988
The investment firm of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. announces it will begin a $20.28-billion tender offer for RJR Nabisco. Inc.
Music news – October 23, 1988
An Oct 12 fire at MTV in New York has destroyed plans for a “Special Sunday” all-day tribute to U2 as the fire destroyed all of MTV’s just shot interview footage with the group.
Movie/Television news – October 23, 1988
Passing – John Houseman. Although he had a long career starting with radio, he is best known as the feisty/crusty law school professor in “The Paper Chase.” He was 86.
CBS hires Hubie Brown as its #1 commentator for NBA games. He’s a former coach of the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks. He replaces Billy Cunningham. Who is gm of the Miami Heat.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of October 23, 1988
CBS – Charlie Brown, Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, Dallas, Falcon Crest
NBC – Sonny Spoon, Something Is Out There, Miami Vice, Tonight Show
ABC – Perfect Strangers, Full House, Mr. Belvedere, Just the Ten of US, Nightline
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
ESPN – Muscle Magazine
(Peanuts) Charlie Brown – “The Birth of the Constitution” as the gang participates in the document’s ratification.
On Miami Vice – Crockett suffers a concussion.
Top movies – October 23, 1988
Gorillas in the Mist
Without a Clue
Night of the Demons
Business as Usual