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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

Arbitron Ratings

 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

Ghostbusters II

Indiana Jones

Dead Poets Society

Star Trek V

See No Evil

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