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: 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: 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: September 1990

Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186.  Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West.  US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq.  Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC.  Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada.  Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1990