Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1991

https://fthmb.tqn.com/GUgetOzRNOpvNAVGkz-rircx2fk=/1500x1000/filters:fill(auto,1)/Mount-Pinatubo-58c2c3ba5f9b58af5ca0ae25.jpg Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history. Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize. NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on "The Tonight Show" on May 25, 1992. Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1991

https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/chicago-bulls-michael-jordan-1991-finals-vault.jpg Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus. A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after Salvadoran man is shot by police. Michael Landon appears on The Tonight Show to talk about his cancer. Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt. Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1991

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/T62WDG/1990s-interior-last-remaining-automat-cafeteria-closed-in-1991-on-42nd-street-new-york-city-ny-usa-kf33311-kru001-hars-united-states-of-america-entertainment-foods-snack-foods-snacks-wide-angle-fast-food-vendor-nourish-customer-service-snack-food-20th-century-choice-interiors-vendors-lunch-stand-on-fast-foods-nyc-automat-convenient-nickels-selection-conceptual-new-york-1991-cities-interior-design-nickel-nourishment-stylish-new-york-city-vending-machine-coin-operated-popular-culture-diners-luncheonette-self-service-42nd-42nd-street-art-deco-last-old-fashioned-T62WDG.jpg US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race. US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour. Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan. LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal. Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC). Former child actor Adam … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1991

Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history. Janet Jackson signs a US$30 million contract with Virgin Records, making her the highest paid female recording artist ever. Michael Jackson signs a contract with Sony for 1 billion dollars. UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq. US … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1991

Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest and youngest player in NHL history to score 700 goals (886 games at age 29 years, 342 days) in LA Kings’ 6-3 win over the NY Islanders at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum. Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: 1990 in review

When I first started this little nostalgia trip endeavor, I wasn't thinking too seriously about it. My intention was to prove to myself (and anyone else who was curious) that the 90s was an overall better decade in the entertainment industry than the 2010s are (or were, in the present-tense). After going through each month … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: 1990 in review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1990

Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King.  Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks.  First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany.  US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit; first time 12 people in space at the same time.  Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990

Notable events: Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts. Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war". Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand. Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages. Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula. Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1990

10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda.  Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean.  US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.  Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy.  WW2 Allied nations cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany.  Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1990

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