Dateline: Events/Week of October 8, 1990 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Police in Jerusalem open fire on stone-throwing Palestinians at the Temple Mount in that city. 19 are dead and 140 are injured.
President Bush and Congress agree on a stopgap funding measure to end a three-day government shutdown. Congress will approve a $500 million deficit program.
The United Nations condemns Israel for the killing of more than 19 Palestinians in east Jerusalem.
The Soviet Union says it will need as much as $120 billion of foreign aide – three times the original estimate. That should underwrite its economic reforms according to the country’s finance minister, Valentin S. Pavlov.
Refaat Mahgoub – speaker of the Egyptian parliament and three bodyguards were shot to death outside a Cairo hotel.
Mexican author Octavio Paz wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh presents an apology to 9 Japanese World War II Internees and then handed out redress payments, the first payments to about 65,000 Japanese Americans who receive them.
Wholesale prices rose by 1.6% in September – and you can blame rising oil prices.
The first shipments of Saturn cars hit the streets – out of the sprawling Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
Business news – Polaroid wins suit against Kodak – October 8, 1990
Polaroid Corp wins $909 million in its instant photography patent-infringement suit against rival Kodak. The judgment is actually much lower than what Polaroid asked for.
Music news – October 8, 1990
Sinead O’Connor and Sting are among those lined-up for Amnesty International’s latest concert – “Get Up, Stand Up.”
Hyundai, in an attempt to reach college age car buyers, hires Iggy Pop for a 20-campus concert tour in the eastern U.S. to promote its new Scoupe sports car.
Country Music Awards held this week:
Entertainer of the year – George Strait
Male vocalist of the year – Clint Black
Female vocalist of the year – Kathy Mattea
Single of the year – “When I Call Your Name” – Vince Gil
Album of the Year: - “Pickin’ On Nashville” – Kentucky Headhunters
Video of the year – “The Dance” – Garth Brooks
Television news – October 8, 1990
Passing – Legendary CBS newscaster Douglas Edwards at 73.
Fox-TV is missing ratings marks with advertisers and will have to refund millions of dollars back. The problem is big – so big – the network has stopped selling advertising for the fourth quarter in order to insert “make-goods.”
First Lady Barbara Bush will appear on an “All My Children” – in a public service announcement benefiting the National Bone Marrow Registry. It’ll fit a separate story line.
Monday night television listings/TV guide – October 8, 1990
CBS – Uncle Buck, Major Dad, 24th Annual Country Music Assn Awards, America tonight
NBC – Fresh Prince, Ferris Bueller, Lucky, Tonight Show, Dave Letterman, Bob Costas
ABC – MacGyver, Monday Night Football, Nightline, Into the Night
PBS – Nature, Race to save the Planet.
Showtime – Deep Dish TV
USA – WWF Prime Time Wrestling – Nakolai Volkoff vs. Dino Bravo
Country Music Assn. Awards – Reba McEntire and Randy Travis host.
Into the Night – Jackie Collins, John Densmore
Top movies – October 8, 1990
Henry & June
Marked for Death
Funny About Love
Die Hard 2
Young Guns II
Another 48 Hrs.
Don’t Tell Her It’s Me
Postcards from the Edge