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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 soccer disaster.

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.

Sports Champions of 1989

MLB - Oakland Athletics
NFL - San Francisco 49ers
NBA - Detroit Pistons
NHL - Calgary Flames

Grammy Award Winners in 1989

Record of the Year - "Wind Beneath my Wings" by Bette Midler
Album of the Year - "Nick of Time" by Bonnie Raitt
Song of the Year - "Wind Beneath my Wings" by Bette Midler

Movie Award Winners in 1989

Best Picture - Driving Miss Daisy
Best Director - Oliver Stone for “Born on the Fourth of July”
Best Actress - Jessica Tandy in “Driving Miss Daisy”
Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis in “My Left Foot”

Top Grossing Movies of 1989

#1 Batman
#2 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
#3 Lethal Weapon 2
#4 Look Who's Talking
#5 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

#1 Hits of 1989 (USA Pop Charts)

Straight Up Paula Abdul
Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul
Cold Hearted Paula Abdul
When I See You Smile Bad English
I'll Be There For You Bon Jovi
When I'm With You Sheriff
Two Hearts Phil Collins
Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins
Rock On Michael Damian
My Prerogative Bobby Brown
Don't Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals
Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals
Like a Prayer Madonna
Miss You Much Janet Jackson
I'll Be Loving You (forever) New Kids on the Block
Hanging Tough New Kids on the Block
We Didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
The Living Years Mike & The Mechanics
Baby Don't Forget My Number Milli Vanilli
Girl I'm Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli
Blame it on the Rain Milli Vanilli
Toy Soldiers Martika
Eternal Flame Bangles
Batdance Prince
If You Don't Know me by Now Simply Red
Satisfied Richard Marx
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
The Look Roxette
Listen to Your Heart Roxette
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