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Dateline: Events/Week of November 23, 1990 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Stuns Britain – Margaret Thatcher who never lost an election, steps down as prime minister. A challenge by her party’s Michael Heseltine had left her seriously wounded. She had been prime minister longer than any other British leader in this century.

John Major (47) is selected as Britain’s next prime minister.

The U.N. Security Council authorizes war to oust Iraq from Kuwait, giving them until January 15.

In Geneva, President Bush proclaims he will work closely with any country willing to oppose Iraq. The President met with President Hafez Assad of Syria, a country the Bush Administration has labeled a major supporter of international terrorism.

Building forces as the U.S. sends 300 more warplanes to the Persian Gulf for possible offensive action.


Business news – November 23, 1990

Largest takeover of U.S. company  - Matsushita of Japan will buy MCA for about $6.59 billion in cash.


Medical/Health/AIDS news update – November 23, 1990

 A federal study finds more people in the United States died in 1988 than in any one year on record as deaths caused by AIDS, homicide and influenza rose while mortality from heart disease, stroke and cancer declined. During the one-year period, there was a 20% increase in the death rate for AIDS, 8% increase for pneumonia and influenza. Death from heart disease was down 1.9%.  


Television news – November 23, 1990

Passing – David White, best known for his role as Larry Tate on the long-running “Bewitched” TV series.


Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of November 23, 1990

CBS – Uncle Buck, Baghdad Café, Over My Dead Body, America Tonight

NBC – Penn & Teller: Don’t Try This At Home, Night Court, Wings, The Main Event, Tonight Show, David Letterman

ABC – Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Going Places, 20/20, Nightline, Into The Night

Fox – America’s Most Wanted, Against the Law

PBS – Washington Week, Wall Street Week, Great Performances

HBO – Movie (Big) – Tom Hanks, 1st  And Ten In Your Face


On the Tonight Show – James Garner and Sara Hickman.

Into the night with Rick Dees – Linda Evans, Yanni, Ronny Cox, Andrew Dice Clay.


Music news – November 23, 1990

Radio station WRQN, Toledo brings on a consumer fraud lawsuit against Milli Vanilli. The station sponsored one of their concerts last spring. They seek $200 damages for each person attending the concert. 

MTV says it will not be airing Madonna’s latest hit – “Justify My Love”. The video shows explicit scenes of Madonna in bed with her boyfriend, Tony Ward.

This weekend, MTV kicks off a reunion of its first VJ’s – Alan Hunter, Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn. 

Marry – Mick Jagger to his longtime girlfriend, Jerry Hall.

When it rains, it pours - Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli is arrested for investigation of sexual battery in Los Angeles. His alleged victim is a 25-year-old woman. The national Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences stripped Pilatus and partner Fabrice Morvan of their 1989 Grammy as best new artist after it was revealed they did not sing on their hit “Girl You Know It’s True.”

Milli Vanilli related – Two lawmakers in Massachusetts file a bill to prevent singing groups from giving lip-sync performances unless the audience is told.


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