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

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1991

South African President F. W. de Klerk says he will repeal all apartheid laws. US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32. American writer John Grisham publishes his second novel "The Firm" (bestselling novel of the year). Baseball's Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 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: 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