20th Century Year by Year 1989

 

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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

    Sports

    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

    Popular Music

    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

    Popular Movies

    1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    2. Coming To America
    3. Good Morning Vietnam
    4. Crocodile Dundee II
    5. Big
    6. Three Men and a Baby
    7. Die Hard
    8. Cocktail
    9. Moonstruck
    10. Beetlejuice

     

    Most Popular Books

    Fiction
    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

    Nonfiction
    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)

    Nobel Prizes

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry
    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"

    Literature
    CELA, CAMILO JOSE, Spain, b. 1916: "for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability"

    Peace
    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"

    Physics
    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"

    Academy Awards

    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:
    Male Vocalist:
    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"

    Tony Awards

    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"

    Pulitzer Prize

    Drama:
    Fiction:
    History:

    International Reporting:
    National Reporting:
    Public Service:
    Wendy Wasserstein ... "The Heidi Chronicles"
    Anne Tyler ... "Breathing Lessons"
    Taylor Branch ... "Parting the Waters" & James M. McPherson ... "Battle Cry of Freedom"
    Glenn Frankel ... "Washington Post" & Bill Keller ... "New York Times"
    Donald L. Bartlett & James B. Steele ... "Philadelphia Inquirer"
    "Anchorage Daily News"