Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of November 8, 1989 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Democrat David Dinkins becomes New York City’s first black mayor.
The ruling Politburo of the East German Communist party resigns and the streamline ruling body will include reformists and possible new elections.
Wall is open! – The East German government throws open its borders and announces that its citizens now may travel freely to the West – West Germany.
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl declares that he will soon meet with East German leader Egaon Krenz insisting that reunification of divided Germany will “not be on the agenda.“
President Alfredo Cristiani declares a state of siege in San Salvador after leftist guerrillas and army troops battled in the capital on the second day of a guerrilla offensive that has left hundreds of dead and wounded.
Music news – November 8, 1989
Bruce Springsteen tells members of his E Street Band that he won’t be using them on the next album. He told them “to feel free to pursue other things” according to Newsweek.
Technology news – November 8, 1989
Would you believe – a video tape to tape and re-tape your favorite soaps? Scotch calls it “All My Soaps” – a durable high-grade blank videocassette designed exclusively for soap fans to tape their favorite shows. Targeted for women – price is $6.99.
Television news – November 8, 1989
On Oprah Winfrey – “Last chance Hollywood Dreams as struggling actors and actresses audition with top Hollywood agents for their last chance of a lifetime. Don’t miss it!.
ABC cancels Jackie Mason’s “Chicken Soup” due to lower ratings.
Monday Night Television listings/TV guide – November 8, 1989
CBS – Major Dad, The Famous Teddy Z, Murphy Brown, Designing Women, Newhart, Doctor, Doctor, Pat Sajak
NBC – ALF, Hogan Family, Movie, Tonight show, David Letterman
ABC – Monday Night Football, MacGyver, Nightline
Fox – 21 Jump Street, Alien Nation, After Hours
PBS – Nature
Disney – Boy Who Loved Trolls, American Teacher
On Pat Sajak – Harry Connick Jr., John Byner and Alan Rachins.
Top movies – November 8, 1989
Look Who’s Talking
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Next of Kin