Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, while George H.W. Bush sends troops to Saudi Arabia, sparking the Gulf War. Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion. NASA's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus. PGA Championship, Shoal Creek: Wayne Grady of Australia wins his only major title by 3 strokes from American Fred Couples. Phyllis Polander sues … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBOsyEmPY4Y Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida. 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minnesota. 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner and Gettysburg Address. "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres. First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1990
Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting. "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13. Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy. Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die. "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV. Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1990
Stuff that happened this month: Angela Bowie reveals that ex-husband David slept with Mick Jagger. Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history. "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990
The "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting. Wrestlemania VI, Ultimate Warrior fights Hulk Hogan. World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC). Madonna starts her controversial Blond Ambition Tour in Tokyo, Japan. Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idERQ77CTXM Music Honorable mention to the soundtracks that … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL5BNgcwYhQ March 1990, the sequel to February 1990. An interesting month to be sure for that year. Steve Jackson Games gets raided by the U.S. Secret Service; a case that would evolve years later into something establishing the legalities of online speech still equating to speech; as in free speech. Carole Gist becomes the 1st … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1990
An analysis of Dennis Hopper's criminally underrated film.