In 1989, East met West when the Berlin Wall came down ending a 28 year separation of East and West Germany. George Bush had a piece of the wall on his desk. At the breakfast table Batman Cereal was popular. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were introduced. Madonna's 4 year marriage to Sean Penn ended. Arsinio Hall hosted the newest television late night talk show. A 14 acre quilt was laid out behind the White House to show the human impact of AIDS. Nintendo made it possible to take your video games on the go by introducing the Game Boy. The Group Millie Vanilli picked up a Grammy Award for "Best New Artist" but it was later taken away when the group was discovered to be a sham.
|*We Didn't Start The Fire-Billy Joel||*I'm No Stranger To The Rain-Keith Whitley|
|*Eternal Flame-Bangles||*The Church On Cumberland Road-Shenandoah|
|*Right Here Waiting-Richard Marx||*A Better Man-Clint Black|
|*Like A Prayer-Madonna||*If I Had You-Alabama|
|*Lost In Your Eyes-Debbie Gibson||*Young Love-The Judds|
|*Straight Up-Paula Abdul||*Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye-George Strait|
|*Two Hearts-Phil Collins||*New Fool At An Old Game-Reba McEntire|
|*Forever Your Girls-Paula Abdul||*I Still Believe In You-Desert Rose Band|
|*Toy Soldiers-Martika||*Big Wheels In The Moonlight-Dan Seals|
|*Girl I'm Gonna Miss You-Milli Vanilli||*Song Of The South-Alabama|
|*When I See You Smile-Bad English||*Change Of Heart-The Judds|
|*Blame It On The Rain-Milli Vanilli||*Hold Me-K.T. Oslin|
|*The Living Years-Mike + The Mechanics||*Is It Still Over?-Randy Travis|
|*Wind Beneath My Wings-Bette Midler||*After All This Time-Rodney Crowell|
|*The Look-Roxette||*What I'd Say-Earl Thomas Conley|
Order Billboard Top Hits 1989
|*America's Funniest Home Videos||*Roseanne|
|*The Wonder Years||*Empty Nest|
|*The Cosby Show||*The Golden Girls|
|*A Different World||*NFL Monday Night Football|
*Back To The Future II
*Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
*My Left Foot, Best Actor-Daniel Day-Lewis
*Star Trek V--The Final Frontier
*Driving Miss Daisy, Best Actress-Jessica Tandy; Best Picture
*The Accidental Tourist
*Lieut. Col. Oliver North went on trial for
the Iran-contra cover-up.
*In Tiananmen Square, Chinese Communist troops killed 2,000 students who were demonstrating for democracy.
*After 33 years, Dick Clark stepped down as host of American Bandstand.
*Chris Evert retired from tennis, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired from basketball.
*Compact discs and cassettes were gaining popularity, which caused some major record stores to start phasing out vinyl LP's.
*Due to a navigational error, the tanker Exxon Valdez hit a submerged reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It spilled 240,000 barrels of oil, covered over 1400 square miles, and cost over $1 billion to clean up.
*On October 17th, and earthquake which measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale rocked the San Francisco Bay area causing 3,000 injuries and $2 billion in damage.
*The Oakland A's beat the San Francisco
Giants 4 games to 0.
*The Detroit Pistons beat the Portland Trailblazers 4 games to 1.
*The Edmonton Oilers beat the Boston Bruins 4 games to 1.
*The 1989-90 football season ended with the San Francisco '49ers over the Denver Broncos 55-10.
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