Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1993

Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London. Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis). Jury … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1992

NHL players begin first strike in 75-year history; 10 day action earns large playoff bonus increase, more control over licensing of their likenesses and changes to free agency system. Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman. Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas. World's 7 wealthiest nations agree … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1992

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 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. The Earth Day Special, a two-hour commercial-free special event, … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1990