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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of August 1, 1989 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Iranian President Hashemi Rafasnjani says he is ready to resolve the hostage crisis in Lebanon and cautions that American military might is not the answer.

Rep. Newt Gingrich defended himself against growing allegations of House rules violations, saying that the charges come from “enraged” democrats led by “an almost irrational” Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark.).

HUD Secretary Jack Kemp announces a series of reforms for the Federal Housing Administration which has been plagued by mismanagement. 

The Revolutionary Justice Organization- the Muslim extremist group holding American hostage Joseph J. Cicipo in Lebanon declares that it would free him if Israel released a captive Shiite clergyman and 450 Arab prisoners.


Medical/Health/AIDS news update – August 1, 1989

A new study shows that AZR significantly slows the progression of disease in persons with early AIDS-related complex – the first real evidence that the drug benefits those with the beginning symptoms of infection.


Sports news – August 1, 1989

Two-time U.S. Open singles champ Tracy Austin is injured in an automobile accident in Milburn NJ. She suffered cuts and will require stitches, but no broken bones. She should be OK.


Music news – August 1, 1989

Huey Lewis & The News moves from Chrysalis Records to EMI. They had been with the former form almost a decade.

John Cougar Mellencamp says he needs a break from rock and will not tour to promote his “Big daddy” album. “I need to get out of this business for awhile. I’ve been beating my head against the wall since I was 23. I’ve got no family, no self-respect – I’ve put everything into the rock ‘n’ roll business. And I don’t think they’re going to give me a crown for it in heaven either.’

Mary Wilson, one of the original Supremes, files suit contending she is owed a 50% interest in the recent sale of masters and recordings by the trio.

Rolling Stones – “The Steel Wheel Tour 1989” with Guns ‘N Roses and Living Colour. 


Television news – August 1, 1989

The Playboy cable channel will switch from a premium subscription channel to a pay-per-view service called “Playboy at Night” on Dec. 1.


Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of August 1, 1989

CBS –Curse of the Corn People, SINS, Pat Sajak

NBC – Baseball

ABC – Who’s The Boss/ The Wonder Years, Roseanne, Coach, Thirtysomethng, Nightline

PBS – Nova, P.O.V.

A&E – Improv Tonight.

Pat Sajak – Mr. T. and Ray Combs.


Sunday night television listings/TV guide – week of August 1, 1989

CBS  - 60 Minutes, Murder, She Wrote, Movie

NBC – Disney Movie, Family Ties, My two dads, Movie

ABC – Incredible Sunday, Protect and Surf, Movie

FOX – 21 Jump Street, America’s Most Wanted, Totally Hidden Video, Married With Children, Tracey Ullman, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show

PBS – Masterpiece Theater

MTV – Week in Rock, Movie (Woodstock)

Nashville Network – Truckin’ USA, Outdoor News Network


Family Ties – Part 3 as Steven recovers from his heart attack.

CBS Movie – “The George McKenna Story” (1986).


Top movies – August 1, 1989

Turner and Hooch

Lethal Weapon 2


When Harry Met Sally

Friday the 13th part VIII

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