Dateline: Events/Week of July 1, 1990 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
In the final act of re-unification, a single Berlin re-merges. News agency Deutsche Presse-Angentur reported, “After 45 years of division, the inner-German border essentially stands no longer.” For the first time since, travelers can cross the border unchecked.
The state of New York passes a bill allowing New Yorkers to appoint a friend or relative to pull the plug on life support systems when they are terminally ill. Speaking enthusiastically, Governor Mario Cumo said “This legislation provides New Yorkers with a vehicle to ensure that treatment is provided according to their own personal, religious and moral convictions as conveyed by someone they have selected and trust.”
Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is cleared of fraud and racketeering charges that accused her of helping to loot her nation’s treasury and making multimillion-dollar purchases of art, jewelry and real estate in Manhattan.
Reforms aside, Republican Senator’s Charles Grassley of Iowa and Will Roth Jr. of Delaware still want to know why the military is spending big money on small supplies. In a letter to the defense department, a sampling from an audit indicated that problem has not been solved and pointed out the recent purchases of $999 for pliers, $117 for a soap dish cover and $1,500 for a hydraulic hand jack.
In an interview with People Magazine, Reidun Torrie, a former maid for the Trumps, says her ex-employers have no class. “I just couldn’t take it anymore... When the Trumps came, they put plastic Trump Castle ice buckets in each of the guest bedrooms. Well, you just don’t do those things.”
On sale - a Larami Power Drencher water gun... Extra large cartridge for serious water power - $9.99... Sony 8mm Handycam camcorders - $999.00.
Music news – July 1, 1990
After a 3-year hiatus, Willie Nelson celebrates another Fourth of July concert-picnic in Austin. About 25,000 attended...For the first time, Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman will record a solo album.
Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) ends his marriage to singer Sarah Brightman. “It is clear to me that, with the greatest sadness, I have to face the fact that my marriage to Sarach Brightman is at an end.”
Entertainment news – July 1, 1990
Marla Maples’ mother and aunt are suing the National Enquirer, saying the tabloid published unauthorized photographs of the model. The pictures show Maples with Donald Trump and various members of her family with the headline; “Caught! Trump and His Mistress. World exclusive amazing photos that could cost him billions.”
Dies - Snooky Lanson (76) - best known for the TV show “Your Hit Parade” in the 50’s.
Television news – July 1, 1990
On Fox Saturday night TV listings – July 1, 1999
Cops, Totally Hidden Video, In Living Color, Tracey Ullman.
In Living Color includes a skit about Robin Givens and Mike Tyson on “Love Connection.”
Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – July 1, 1990
“Step By Step” - New Kids On The Block, “She Ain’t Worth It” - Glenn Medeiros, “Hold On” - En Vogue, “Poison” - Bell Biv DeVoe, “Do You Remember” - Phil Collins, “I’ll Be Your Shelter” - Taylor Dayne, “Ready Or Not” - After 7, “Enjoy The Silence” - Depeche Mode, “U Can’t Touch This” - M.C. Hammer.
Top music albums – July 1, 1990
“I’m Breathless” - Madonna, “Wilson Phillips” - Wilson Phillips, “Pease Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em” - M.C. Hammer, “Poison” - Bell, Biv DeVoe, “A Night On The Town” - Bruce Hornsby, “Step By Step” - New Kids On The Block.
Top Country Hit Music Singles – July 1, 1990
“Love Without End, Amen” - George Straight, “The Dance” - Garth Brooks, “I’m Over You” - Keith Whitley, “Nobody’s Talking” - Exile, “See If I Care” - Shenandoah, “He Walked On Water” - Randy Travis “On Down The Line” - Patty Loveless.
Top movies – July 1, 1991
Premiering at the movies - “Die Hard II” - Bruce Willis, “Jetsons” - the movie, “Gremlins II.
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