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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of February 8, 1989 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

President Bush unveils a $1.16 trillion budge the calls for a modest shift of funds from the military to social programs. He urged the Democratic-controlled Congress to work with him to “keep America growing while cutting the deficit.”

A federal appeals court, aiding with a trial judge and against the Bush Administration, refused to stop the trial of fired national security aide, Oliver North on the ground that national security secrets might be exposed.

The Soviet Union’s first Jewish cultural center in more than 50 years opens in Moscow.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – February 8, 1989

Passing – George O’Hanlon – the voice cartoon’s George Jetson. He was 76.

Passing - Actor Jesse White – best known as the lonely Maytag repairman in commercials, says he’s retiring. Gordon Jump will replace him.

Gary Coleman of Diff’rent Strokes is suing his parents and former business adviser, alleging they took too big a share of his earnings.


Saturday night television listings/TV guide – February 8, 1989

CBS – Dolphin Cove, Smothers Brothers, West 57th

NBC – 227, Amen, Golden Girls, empty Nest, Hunter, Saturday Night Live

ABC – Mission: Impossible, A Man Called Hawk, Murphy’s Law

Fox – The Reporters, Beyond Tomorrow

HBO – Rodney Dangerfield in concert


On Saturday Night Live – Ted Danson hosts with musical guest Luther Vandross.


Top movies – February 8, 1989

The Fly II

Three Fugitives

Rain Man From Yesterday Beaches

Her Alibi


Mississippi Burning


Who’s Harry Crumb?

The Naked Gun

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