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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of June 22, 1989 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Reformist General secretary Zhao Zlyang is fired from China’s Communist Party  and replaced with Shanghai party chief Jiang Zemin.

President Bush calls for a constitutional amendment to prohibit the desecration of the American flag. “Flag burning is wrong… As President, I will uphold our previous right to dissent, but burning the flag goes too far and I want to see that matter remedied.”

The House votes unanimously for a tough package of economic sanctions against China. They warned that the whole world is watching its suppression of human rights.

The Supreme Court rules unanimously that the government many not band for-pay telephone calls simply because they are sexually oriented. 

The Supreme Court says murderers who are as young as 16 or who suffer mental retardation may be put to death.


Medical/Health/AIDS news update – June 22, 1989

AIDS update - The FDA gives marketing approval to ganciclovir also known as DHPG and r-erythropoietin, bringing to five the number of AIDS-related drugs that have been made available before marketing to AIDS patients or to those infected by the disease.

Raul Castro admits that high-level Cuban officials have been involved in the drug trade .


Sports news – June 22, 1989

Chris Washburn of the Atlanta Hawks becomes the sixth player to be banned for life by the NBA under the league’s anti-drug agreement.

A 225-page report says Manager Pete Rose often be heavily on his team – the Cincinnati Reds – sometimes as much as $2,000 per game. Rose says he is not about to quit baseball.


Technology news – June 22, 1989

Trend – The rapid growth of the home VCR market has created a fourth network that will be a prime target for corporate-sponsored programs in the 1990’s. Corporate America is spending $6 billion a year on video production as it capitalized on VCR sales and satellite technology. The vast majority of Fortune 500 companies are already using video and the demand for it will not subside, according to an industry source.


Music news – June 22, 1989

Phil Spector is ticked-off and has sued author Mark Ribowsky for an unauthorized bio of Spector titled “He’s a Rebel” The Truth About Phil Spector  Rock and roll’s Legendary Madman.” There’re some things in there Spector doesn’t like.   

Myra Lewis – who was 13-years-old when she married cousin Jerry Lee Lewis – says she won’t see the new movie “Great Balls of Fire” starring Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee and Winona Ryder as her. She said when the book came out, she cried across the country doing media tours. They were married 13 years beginning in 1957.

Glens Falls NY - The Who launches a 25th anniversary tour of North America. 


Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 22, 1989


Marry – Don Johnson to Melanie Griffith.

Lucasfilm Inc sues Sharp Corp claiming the company used “Indiana Jones” and stars wars-like” figure without permission in advertising TV’s and VCR’s.


Television news – June 22, 1989


“The Hitchhiker” moves from HBO t USA Network this season.

NBC says Ronald Reagan will provide a single inning of commentary during the 60th All-Star Baseball Game July 11.


Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – week of June 22, 1989

CBS – Hard Tim On Planet earth, Wiseguy, Pat Sajak

NBC – Unsolved Mysteries, Night Court, My Two dads, Miami Vice, Tonight Show, David letterman

ABC – Growing Pains, Head of the Class, Hooperman, Robert Guillaume Show, China Beach, Nightline

PBS Movie

HBO – Tales from the Crypt, Not Necessarily the News, One-Night stand

Showtime – Steven Banks Home entertainment


Top movies – June 22, 1989

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


Honey, I Shrunk The Kids


See No Evil, Hear No Evil.

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