Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of June 15, 1989 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
A Norwegian coast guard ship cuts through thick Arctic ice to rescue hundreds of people who had taken refuge on ice floes and in lifeboats after their soviet cruise liner hit an iceberg and took on water.
The Supreme Court rules that flag burning is protected by the Constitution as a form of political protest.
The Supreme Court rules that a black person who is harassed on the job because of his race cannot sue his employer for damages under the Civil Rights Act of 1866. The court says that act did not cover general discrimination or abusive treatment once they are o the job or in school.
China – A Beijing court sentences eight to death for resisting a bloody military assault on pro-democracy demonstrators two weeks ago. Meantime, the Bush Administration maneuvers to salvage commercial relations with Beijing after Beijing’s bloody suppression of the pro-democracy movement.
Business news – June 15, 1989
Junk bond king Michael Milken officially ends his 20-year career at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc and says he will launch his own financial consulting firm while he awaits trail on racketeering and securities fraud charges.
Sports news – June 15, 1989
John McEnroe edges Jimmy Connors to win the Scottish Grass Court Championship at Edinburgh.
The Detroit Pistons celebrate their first National Basketball Assn. championship with a downtown parade and a rally.
Radio news – June 15, 1989
Z-100 New York is back up to a 5.5 from a 5.1. Its revamped Ross & Wilson morning show scores a 6.4. WNEW-FM goes 3.8 to 4.3 and rival WXRK 3.2-3.4. Oldies WCBS-FM is at a 4.9 In LA – KPWR – 6.4 and KIIS-FM has a 5.7. Pirate Radio gets a nice bump – 2.7-3.4
Music news – June 15, 1989
Ringo Starr and his “All Star Band” are going on his first U.S. concert tour since he was with the Beatles in 1966. It begins July 25 in Chicago.
Jody Watley – “Larger Than Life” tour.
Also touring – 10,000 Maniacs.
Arista’s hottest music act is Milli Vanilli. Their “Girl You Know It’s True,” has just been certified platinum and spawned the top three pop smash title cut. And “Baby Don’t Forget My Number,” is in the top-10. The trendy pair began performing in Germany two years ago after meeting at a Los Angeles dance club. A demo tape of their work fell into the hands of producer Frank Farina, who was known at the time for his work with European sensation Boney M. Milli Vanilli initially caught on in Europe.
With their hot album, “The Raw And The Cooked” – The Fine Young Cannibals are doing just fine. Their debut self-titled first album – didn’t do nearly as well and that was three years ago. Two of the members – bassist David Steele and guitarist Andy Cox were once with the English Beat. The Cannibals are fronted by Roland Gift.
Also touring – Tiffany and New Kids on the Block on the same bill. Don’t miss this concert!
Tom Petty – “Strange Behavior” tour.
Entertainment news – June 15, 1989
CBS-Fox is rush-releasing a series of “I Love Lucy” cassettes and they are due out June 23. Star Lucille Ball died in April.
VH-1, Greenpeace and Geffen Records have teamed up to promote the environmentalist/peace group, its issues and “rainbow Warriors,” Geffen’s double-record compilation that benefits the organization. The thrust of the liaison is VH-1’s “World Alerts” – a series of 60-second spots featuring celebrities discussing a variety of environmental issues. The segments end with the Greenpeace logo and a toll-free number superimposed over a picture of the planet earth. VH-1 can be seen in about 32 million homes.
Television news – June 15, 1989
Educational WHYY (channel 12) in Philadelphia shows a 2 ½hour back surgery from a lady who was suffering from back pain for more than half her life.
Passing – Victor French (54) best-known as the co-star of “Highway to Heaven.” Of lung cancer.
Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of June 15, 1989
CBS – Summer Playhouse, Movie, Pat Sajak
NBC – Matlock, In The Heat of the Night, Midnight Caller, Tonight Show
ABC – Who’s The Boss/ The Wonder Years, Roseanne, Coach, Thirty Something
PBS – Nova, Frontline, Conserving America. P.O.V.
USA – Miami Vice, Murder She Wrote, Movie
Roseanne – Where are Rosanne and Dan going to spend their 15th anniversary vacation?
Pat Sajak – Sandy Duncan, Rich Little, Katherine Helmond, Tom Sullivan, Art Linkletter.
Top Hit Music Singles In Britain – June 15, 1989
Sealed With A Kiss – Jason Donovan
Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey – Marsden/McCartney/Johnson/Christians
The Best of Me- Cliff Richard
Miss You Like Crazy – Natalie Cole
Express Yourself – Madonna
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Manchild – Neneh Cherry
I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt – Donna Summer
On the Inside – Lynne Hamilton
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – June 15, 1989
I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) – New Kids On The Block
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Satisfied – Richard Marx
Every Little Step – Bobby Brown
Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
Baby Don’t Forget My Number – Milli Vanilli
Good Thing – Fine Yong Cannibals
Close My Eyes Forever – Lita Ford/Ozzy Osbourne
This Time I Know It’s For Real – Donna Summer
Miss You Like Crazy – Natalie Cole
I Drove All Night – Cyndi Lauper
Patience – Guns N’ Roses
Cry - Waterfront
Pop Singer – John Cougar Mellencamp
Top Music Albums – June 15, 1989
The Raw & The Cooked – Fine Young Cannibals
Beaches – Soundtrack
Don’t Be Cruel – Bobby Brown
Big Daddy – John Cougar Mellencamp
Full Moon Fever – Tom Petty
G N’ R Lies – Guns N’ Roses
Sonic Temple – The Cult
Hangin’ Tough – New Kids On The Block
Girl You Know It’s True – Milli Vanilli
Disintegration – The Cure
Repeat Offender – Richard Marx
Loc-Ed After dark –Tone Loc
Vivid – Living Colour
New Jersey – Bon Jovi
Twice Shy – Great White
Electric Youth - Debbie Gibson
Appetite For Destruction – Guns N’ Roses
Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – June 15, 1989
So Alive – Love and Rockets
Fascination Street – The Cure
Trouble Me – 10,000 Maniacs
Pet Sematary – The Ramones
Eardrum Buzz – Wire
See A Little Light – Bob Mould
Oh Daddy – Adrian Belew
Goin’ Southbound – Stan Ridgway
Disappointed – Public Image Ltd
Monkey Gone To Heaven – Pixies
Shake That Cosmic Thing – B-52’s
This Town – Elvis Costello
Top Album Rock Music Tracks – June 15, 1989
The Doctor – Doobie Brothers
Rooms On fire – Stevie Nicks
Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty
I Want It All - Queen
Brother of Mine – Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe
Hey Baby – Henry Lee Summer
World in Motion- Jackson Browne
Martha Say – John Cougar Mellencamp
Satisfied – Richard Marx
Don’t Say You love Me – Billy Squier
World In Motion – Jackson Browne
Under the God – Tin machine
My Brave Face – Paul McCartney
Fire Woman – The Cult
Top Rap Music Singles – June 15, 1989
Children’s Story – Slick Rick
My Myself and I – De La Soul
They want Money – Kool Moe Dee
The Man We All Know and Love – Kwame
Self destruction – stop the Violence Movement
Joy and Pain – Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock
Turn this Mutha Out – M.C. Hammer
We Got Our Own Thang – Heavy d. & The Boyz
Yeah, Yeah Yeah – Oaktown’s 3-5-7
Funky Cold Medina –Tone Loc
Funky Dividends – Three Times Dope
The Bomb Has Dropped – 2 Live Crew
I’m That Type of Guy – LL Cool J
I Got It Made – Special Ed
Express Yourself – N.W.A.
Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos – Public Enemy
Rhythm is the Master – D.J. Chuck Chillout/Kool Chip
Top Country Hit Music Singles – June 15, 1989
Love Out Loud – Earl Thomas Conley
I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party - Roseanne Cash
Call On Me – Tanya Tucker
She Don’t Love Nobody – Desert Rose Band
Lovin’ Only Me – Ricky Skaggs
Come From The Heart – Kathy Mattea
Hole In My Pocket – Ricky Van Shelton
Beyond Those Years – Oak Ridge Boys
In A Letter To You – Eddy raven
What’s Dong On In Your World – George Strait
Top movies – June 15, 1989
Dead Poets Society
Star Trek V
See No Evil