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What Happened In 1989?

The News and Events in 1989:

  • George H.W. Bush becomes president of the US
  • The largest oil spill in US history occurs after the Exxon Valdez strikes Blight Reef in Alaska's Prince William sound
  • In Liverpool, England a soccer stadium barrier collapses killing 94 people
  • Hurricane Hugo causes 71 deaths and $4.2 billion in damage
  • A massive earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay area minutes before the World Series between the Giants and A's
  • The Berlin Wall comes down, symbolically ending the Cold War
  • Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida's electric chair
  • Ayatollah Khomeini places a three-million-US dollar bounty for the death of author Salman Rushdie
  • Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is arrested in Beverly Hills, California after slapping a motorcycle police officer
  • Nintendo released its popular handheld video game player, Game Boy
  • Oakland Athletics win the World Series
  • San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XXIII
  • Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup
  • Batman is the top grossing film
  • "Look Away" by Chicago spends the most time at the top of the US charts
  • Talk show host, Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken during a taping of his show, when a fight erupts on the set between guests
  • The Arsenio Hall Show and The Simpsons premiere
  • Dragonball Z premieres on Japanese television  

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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.