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

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

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBOsyEmPY4Y Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida.  400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minnesota.  2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner and Gettysburg Address.  "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres.  First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1990

Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting.  "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13.  Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy.  Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die.  "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV.  Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990

Stuff that happened this month: Angela Bowie reveals that ex-husband David slept with Mick Jagger.  Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history.  "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL5BNgcwYhQ March 1990, the sequel to February 1990.  An interesting month to be sure for that year.  Steve Jackson Games gets raided by the U.S. Secret Service; a case that would evolve years later into something establishing the legalities of online speech still equating to speech; as in free speech.  Carole Gist becomes the 1st … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1990