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Big News Headlines in 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
  • MLB - Oakland Athletics

    NFL - San Francisco 49ers

    NBA - Detroit Pistons

    NHL - Calgary Flames

  • Grammy Award Winners
  • 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

  • Academy Award Winners
  • 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
  • #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 (US Pop Charts)


    Straight Up

    Forever Your Girl

    Cold Hearted

    When I See You Smile

    I'll Be There For You

    When I'm With You

    Two Hearts

    Another Day in Paradise

    Rock On

    My Prerogative

    Don't Wanna Lose You

    She Drives Me Crazy

    Good Thing

    Like a Prayer

    Miss You Much

    I'll Be Loving You (Forever)

    Hanging Tough

    We Didn't Start the Fire

    Wind Beneath My Wings

    The Living Years

    Baby Don't Forget My Number

    Girl I'm Gonna Miss You

    Blame it on the Rain

    Toy Soldiers

    Eternal Flame


    If You Don't Know me by Now


    Right Here Waiting

    The Look

    Listen to Your Heart


    Paula Abdul

    Paula Abdul

    Paula Abdul

    Bad English

    Bon Jovi


    Phil Collins

    Phil Collins

    Michael Damian

    Bobby Brown

    Gloria Estefan

    Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals


    Janet Jackson

    New Kids on the Block

    New Kids on the Block

    Billy Joel

    Bette Midler

    Mike & the Mechanics

    Milli Vanilli

    Milli Vanilli

    Milli Vanilli


    The Bangles


    Simply Red

    Richard Marx

    Richard Marx



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