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
Rain Man From Yesterday Beaches
Who’s Harry Crumb?
The Naked Gun