Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1992

Europe breaks down trade barriers. The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union. AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499). The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects. Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. George H. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1992

Highlights of 1991

While I don't believe this topped the previous year in overall entertainment, that's a position subject to debate. Because at the very least, this came pretty damn close. But this year also came with some warning signals. 1990 primarily had 1 film that I could say was overly blunt in SJW content (it's nothing compared … Continue reading Highlights of 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1991

Ukrainian people vote for independence. Muslim Shi'ites release American hostages Joseph Cicippio, Terry Anderson, and Alan Steen. Pan American World Airways ceased operations. Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection. NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud. UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote. DeForest … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1991

Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa after being denied the Physics award (they actually made a historically inaccurate film about this titled Dark Matter in 2007). … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1991

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRD2IbYFf7o In front of a national television audience on CBS, play-by-play man Jack Buck famously says "And we'll see you tomorrow night!" while calling Minnesota Twins star Kirby Puckett's game-winning home run to send the World Series against the Atlanta Braves to a decisive seventh game. The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released. Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991

After being fired from World Championship Wrestling following a contract dispute, Ric Flair makes his World Wrestling Federation debut on Prime Time Wrestling with the "Big Gold Belt". The 20th Anniversary week of The Price Is Right is celebrated. US and USSR (hah!) officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress. Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1991

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoT4pWjUkAAtZ-D.jpg Yeah yeah, this is an August issue. I don't care, it's relevant to a July incident. Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis. Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed. South Africa readmitted to Olympics. Boris Yeltsin sworn in … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1991

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: 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