Major Events of 1989
Free election held for Soviet Congress of Deputies
Solidarity wins elections in Poland
Berlin Wall comes down
Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
Nicole Ceausecu deposed in Romania
Japanese emperor Hirohito dies
Pro-democracy rallies in Tiananmen Square
Angolan Civil War halted by cease fire
Earthquake hits San Francisco
Exxon Valdez tanker runs aground
US troops invade Panama
Chileans vote to end military rule
First liver transplant
NBA: Detriot Pistons vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-0
NCAA Football:Miami-Fl Record: 11-1-0:
Heisman Trophy: Andre Ware,houston, QB points: 1,073
Stanley Cup:Calgary Flames vs.Montreal Canadiens Series: 4-2
Super Bowl XXIV:San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Score: 20-16
1."My Prerogative" ... Bobby Brown
2."Two Hearts" ... Phil Collins
3."When I'm With You" ... Sheriff
4."Lost in Your Eyes" ... Debbie Gibson
5."The Living Years" .. Mike and the Mechanics
6."Eternal Flame" ... Bangles
7."The Look" ... Roxette
8."She Drives Me Crazy" ... Fine Young Cannibals
9."Like a Prayer" ... Madonna
10."I'll Be There for You" ... Bon Jovi
1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
2. Coming To America
3. Good Morning Vietnam
4. Crocodile Dundee II
6. Three Men and a Baby
7. Die Hard
Most Popular Books
1. "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan
2. "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
3. "While My Pretty One Sleeps" by Mary Higgins Clark
4. "The Russia House" by John Le Carre
5. "Star" by Danielle Steele
1. "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking
2. "All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"
by Robert Fulghum
3. "Wealth Without Risk" by Charles Givens
4. "The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure" Revised Edition
by Robert Kowalski
5 "The T-Factor Diet" by Martin Katahn
Most Popular Television Shows
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Cheers (NBC)
4. A Different World (NBC)
5. America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
6. The Golden Girls (NBC)
7. 60 Minutes (CBS)
8. The Wonder Years (ABC)
9. Empty Nest (NBC)
10. Monday Night Football (ABC)
The prize was awarded jointly to: ALTMAN, SIDNEY, U.S.A. and Canada, Yale University, New Haven, CT, b. 1939; and CECH, THOMAS R., U.S.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, b. 1947: "for their discovery of catalytic properties of RNA"
CELA, CAMILO JOSE, Spain, b. 1916: "for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability"
THE 14TH DALAI LAMA (TENZIN GYATSO), Tibet, b. 1935: Religious and political leader of the Tibetan people.
Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded jointly to: BISHOP, J. MICHAEL, U.S.A., University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, b. 1936; and VARMUS, HAROLD E., U.S.A., University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, b. 1939: "for their discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes"
The prize was awarded by one half to: RAMSEY, NORMAN F., U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1915: "for the invention of the separated oscillatory fields method and its use in the hydrogen maser and other atomic clocks" and the other half jointly to: DEHMELT, HANS G., U.S.A., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, b. 1922 (in Gsrlitz, Germany); and PAUL, WOLFGANG, Federal Republic of Germany, University of Bonn, Bonn, b. 1913, d. 1993: "for the development of the ion trap technique"
Best Picture: "Driving Miss Daisy"
Best Director: Oliver Stone ... "Born on the Fourth of July"
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis ... "My Left Foot"
Best Actress: Jessica Tandy ... "Driving Miss Daisy"
Record of the Year:
Song of the Year:
Album of the Year:
Female Vocalist: "Wind Beneath My Wings" ... Bette Midler
"Wind Beneath My Wings" ... Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar
"Nick of Time" ... Bonnie Raitt
Michael Bolton ... "How Am I Suppose to Live Without You"
Bonnie Raitt ... "Nick of Time"
Best Play: "M. Butterfly" ... David Henry Hwang
Best Musical: "The Phantom of the Opera"
Best Actor in a play: Ron Silver ... "Speed the Plow"
Best Actress in a play: Joan Allen ... "Burn This"
Best Actor in a musical: Michael Crawford ... "Phantom of the Opera"
Best Actress in a musical: Joanna Gleason ... "Into the Woods"
Drama: Wendy Wasserstein ... "The Heidi Chronicles"
Fiction: Anne Tyler ... "Breathing Lessons"
History: Taylor Branch ... "Parting the Waters" & James M. McPherson ... "Battle Cry of Freedom"
International Reporting: Glenn Frankel ... "Washington Post" &
Bill Keller ... "New York Times"
National Reporting: Donald L. Bartlett & James B. Steele ... "Philadelphia Inquirer"
Public Service: "Anchorage Daily News"
08/11/1989 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres
08/22/1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
08/24/1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
08/25/1989 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloud tops of Neptune
09/03/1989 Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her last US Tennis Open singles victory
09/05/1989 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show
09/13/1989 Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa
09/27/1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
09/29/1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
10/01/1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
10/09/1989 1st NFL game coached by black man (Art Shell), his LA Raiders won on Monday Night Football
10/17/1989 Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
10/21/1989 Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
10/24/1989 Rev Jim Baker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
11/10/1989 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
11/15/1989 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
11/21/1989 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by Pres Bush
12/01/1989 USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
12/02/1989 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB)
12/05/1989 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
12/21/1989 VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
12/22/1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
12/29/1989 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
12/29/1989 Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP