Big News Headlines of 1989
The largest oil spill in U.S. history occurrs after the Exxon Valdez strikes Bligh Reef in Alaska's
Prince William Sound.
In Liverpool, England a soccer stadium barrier collapses killing 94 and injuring 170 in Britain's worst
Hurricane "Hugo" causes 71 deaths and damage estimated at $4.2 billion .
A massive earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay area minutes before the World Series between
the Giants and A's, causing 59 deaths .
The Berlin Wall comes down, symbolically ending the Cold War.