IROC-Z.com - What was happening in 1989
I am always looking for 1985 - 1990 Facts and Memorabilia. If you have something from 1989 that should be in this section, please email to Jeff.
Do you remember where you were in 1989? Who you were with? What you were wearing? What you were watching on TV? For me, I was in the Service in Texas earning college money. This was not a fun time. Just biding my time until I got out and could go to school.
This section is to let you all reminisce back to those great years of the IROC-Z and relive a little of what went on back then. The 80's were a fantastic time for me. The best decade I ever lived through. I am still lost in the 80's.
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|1989 Tidbits||1989 US Statistics|
|1989 Economic Information||1989 Sports History|
|1989 Top TV Shows Movies & Books||1989 Entertainment|
|1989 Pulitzer Prizes||1989 Oscar Awards|
|1989 Emmy Awards||1989 Tony Awards|
|1989 Grammy Awards|
1989 News TidbitsIran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares author Salmon Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses offensive and sentences him to death (Feb. 14).
Tens of thousands of Chinese students take over Beijing's Tiananmen Square in rally for democracy (April 19 et seq.). More than one million in Beijing demonstrate for democracy; chaos spreads across nation (mid-May et seq.). Thousands killed in Tiananmen Square as Chinese leaders take hard line toward demonstrators (June 4 et seq.).
Mikhail S. Gorbachev named Soviet President (May 25).
After 28 years, Berlin Wall is open to West (Nov. 11).
US troops invade Panama, seeking capture of General Manual Noriega (Dec. 20).
George Herbert Walker Bush inaugurated as 41st US President (Jan. 20).Ruptered tanker Exxon Valdez sends 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound (March 24).
Army Gen. Colin R. Powell is first black Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (Aug. 9).
President: George Bush
Vice President: J Danforth Quayle
Life expectancy: 75.1 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 57.4
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 50.8
1989 Economic Information
US GDP (1998 dollars):
Federal spending: $1143.17 billion
Federal debt: $2868.0 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $28,906
Consumer Price Index: 124
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25
1989 Sports History
The Oakland Athletics won the Major League Baseball World Series beating the San Francisco Giants 4 games to 0.
The Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA Basketball Championship 4 games to 0.
Michigan beat Seton Hall 80-79 for the NCAA Basketball title.
In Boxing, Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson beats Frank Bruno in a 5th round TKO.
In Football, the San Francisco 49'ers beat the Cincinatti Bengals 20-16 for the Super Bowl title.
Nick Faldo won the Masters Golf Tournament.
The Calgary Flames won the NHL's Stanley Cup.
In Tennis, Boris Becker and Steffi Graf won Wimbledon.
The Top Movies of 1989
|The Top Books of 1989|
|2||Cosby Show||2||Driving Miss Daisy||2|
|4||A Different World||4||Honey I Shrunk the Kids|
|5||America's Funnies Home Videos||5||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade|
|6||The Golden Girls||6||Lethal Weapon 2|
|8||The Wonder Years||8|
|10||NFL Monday Night Football||10|
|12||Who's the Boss||12|
|13||Murder She Wrote||13|
|17||In the Heat of the Night|
1989 Entertainment Awards
Record of the Year: Bette Midler, "Wind Beneath My
Album of the Year: Bonnie Raitt, Nick of Time
1989 Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Breathing Lessons, Anne Tyler
Music: Whispers Out of Time, Roger Reynolds
Drama: The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein
|Outstanding Drama Series||L.A. Law (NBC)|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Peter Falk, Columbo|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Patricia Wettig, thirtysomething|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Jimmy Smits, L.A. Law|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Marg Helgenberger, China Beach|
|Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Patrick McGoohan, Columbo: “Agenda for Murder”|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Viveca Lindfors, Life Goes On: “Save the Last Dance for Me”|
|Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series||Thomas Carter, Equal Justice: “Promises to Keep”|
|Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series||David E. Kelley, L.A. Law: “Blood, Sweat and Fears”|
|Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special||Hallmark Hall of Fame: Caroline? (CBS)|
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Murphy Brown (CBS)|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Ten Danson, Cheers|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Alex Rocco, The Famous Teddy Z|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Bebe Neuwirth, Cheers|
|Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||Jay Thomas, Murphy Brown: “Heart of Gold”|
|Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Swoosie Kurtz, Carol and Company: “Reunion”|
|Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series||Michael Dinner, The Wonder Years: “Good-Bye”|
|Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series||Bob Brush, The Wonder Years: “Good-Bye”|
|Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series||In Living Color (Fox)|
|Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special||Sammy Davis, Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (ABC)|