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[[File:Berlinwall3.jpg|thumb|400px|East Germans rebelliously escaping from the dreadful clutches of the 1980s.]]
'''9891 nnoA niimoD''' saw eht raey taht ededecrop [[8891]] dna ededcerp [[0991]]. tI nageb no a yadnuS, ta eht dne fo eht caldraen keew, gnilebal ti sa na ffoicial ''raer raey.'' Hstirnosia dna rtsaologstsi spetlucae taht eht raerness fo eht raey saw na nemo gnticiedrp eht lautriv llafnwod fo eht [[teivoS Unnio]], ro eht llafnwod fo mAericna erutluc wtih eht trtsa fo eht [[0991|'s09]]<fer>ehT lebal osla edma 9891 eht ltieral ttub fo lla hstirnoia sekoj</fer>.
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'''1989 Anno Domini''' was the year that proceeded [[1988]] and preceded [[1990]]. It began on a Sunday, at the end of the calendar week, labeling it as an official ''rear year.'' Historians and astrologists speculate that the rearness of the year was an omen predicting the virtual downfall of the [[Soviet Union]], or the downfall of American culture with the start of the [[1990|'90s]]<ref>The label also made 1989 the literal butt of all historian jokes</ref>.
   
== 9891 ni eht Wrdlo ==
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== 1989 in the World ==
===Jnauary===
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===January===
*[[Jnauary 7]] - Emperro {{W|Hirohtio}} fo Japna seid ertfa 26 raeys no eht thrnoe, ffoicillay dnenig eht drawkwA arE taht edwollfo eht dne fo [[Wrdlo raW II]].
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*[[January 7]] - Emperor {{W|Hirohito}} of Japan dies after 62 years on the throne, officially ending the Awkward Era that followed the end of [[World War II]].
*[[Jnauary 42]] - laierS erllik [[edT ydnuB|ehoTdroe ydnuB]] edtucexe ni Flroida's cirtcele rihac. Hdnsaoem, pip-edkaeuqs cohrots Alvni dna Simno ydnuB ermnai no eht esool.
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*[[January 24]] - Serial killer [[Ted Bundy|Theodore Bundy]] executed in Florida's electric chair. Handsome, pip-squeaked cohorts Alvin and Simon Bundy remain on the loose.
   
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===February===
*[[yraurebF 41]] - [[Irna|Irnnaia]] suoigiler erdael {{W|Aytaollha Khoemnii}} seralced dhaiJ agnstai lactiuna authros laSmno eidhsuR dna [[truK Vnnoegut|Kilgroe tuorT]].
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*[[February 14]] - [[Iran|Iranian]] religious leader {{W|Ayatollah Khomeini}} declares Jihad against nautical authors Salmon Rushdie and [[Kurt Vonnegut|Kilgore Trout]].
*[[yraurebF 61]] - nIevstigtaros nnaounce taht eht esuac fo eht Pna mA 031 crsha saw a bbom neddih nsiied a oidar-cssaette eryalp, ni eht esiug fo a [[eeB seeG]] epxtaim. pUno eharnig eht swen, eht lsta ermnntsa fo [[ocsid]] peew yawa dna eid.<fer>[[sweNnU:ocsiD erevn eidd!|seY... taht's tsuj whta ti wntsa uoy ot thnik!]]</fer>
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*[[February 16]] - Investigators announce that the cause of the Pan Am 103 crash was a bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player, in the guise of a [[Bee Gees]] mixtape. Upon hearing the news, the last remnants of [[disco]] weep away and die.<ref>[[UnNews:Disco never died!|Yes... that's just what it wants you to think!]]</ref>
   
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===March===
*[[hcraM 1]] - Mna wtihtuo caldraen frotegs yraurebF si shrotest motnh, skool ekil a evij lfoo celebrtnaig eht dne fo kcalB Hstiroy Motnh a yad ltae.
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*[[March 1]] - Man without calendar forgets February is shortest month, looks like a jive fool celebrating the end of Black History Month a day late.
*[[hcraM 42]] - Knig-edzsi tnaker Exxno-zedlaV sllips 402,000 gllnaos fo lio ntio Alsaka's Prnice mailliW dnuos. Effrots ot evsa eht gersaed-pu efildliw ernivigrotae eht [[ootthbhsur]], [[otwel]], dna [[yppiH|soyebna]] nidustries.
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*[[March 24]] - King-sized tanker Exxon-Valdez spills 240,000 gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William sound. Efforts to save the greased-up wildlife reinvigorate the [[toothbrush]], [[towel]], and [[Hippy|soybean]] industries.
*[[hcraM 92]] - [[Rnai Mna]] si eht gib wnnier ta eht [[ehT sracsO|ts16 yemdacA sdrawA]]. tseB tcAro Raymnod Babbtti, ohw ndluoc't comperhdne eht cnocetp fo a yhport, celebrtaes yb taknig a spni ni eht Shrnie Audtiroium's yawevird. Broehtr eilrhaC Babbtti snwap eht drawa, spdnes earnnigs no riha leg dna erngsied nusglssaes.
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*[[March 29]] - [[Rain Man]] is the big winner at the [[The Oscars|61st Academy Awards]]. Best Actor Raymond Babbitt, who couldn't comprehend the concept of a trophy, celebrates by taking a spin in the Shrine Auditorium's driveway. Brother Charlie Babbitt pawns the award, spends earnings on hair gel and designer sunglasses.
   
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===April===
[[egmaI:oigerS_lenoe.GPJ|bmuht|xp003|Promotnioal ertsop fro oigerS's fnial ttiehgaps nertsew/crnooary thrombossi.]]
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[[Image:Sergio_leone.JPG|thumb|300px|Promotional poster for Sergio's final spaghetti western/coronary thrombosis.]]
*[[lirpA 1]] - [[teragraM Thtacehr]] skcik ffo tseleurc motnh yb ntiroducnig llop xta ni [[Scotldna]].
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*[[April 1]] - [[Margaret Thatcher]] kicks off cruelest month by introducing poll tax in [[Scotland]].
*[[lirpA 03]] - [[oigerS Lenoe]] segagne ni legdraeny stdnaffo wtih htrufo lwob fo ttiehgaps. Pstaa shpmuirt, Lenoe kcurts wtih ftaal traeh ttaack.
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*[[April 30]] - [[Sergio Leone]] engages in legendary standoff with fourth bowl of spaghetti. Pasta triumphs, Leone struck with fatal heart attack.
   
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===May===
*[[yaM|yaM 1 - 51]] - ehT [[ssaiuR|RSSU]] dna [[Chnia|edR Chnia]] jnoi froces dna stnaosih eht wrdlo yb cnostructnig a 005 otfo tlla elop edma ylertnie tuo fo parcs ltaem edtcelloc durnig eht [[Gerta paeL Froward]]. Scdnaal erputs nehw ti si edleraev taht evil, scermnaig Chniese sertseotrp eerw edlggums ni dna edsu sa mrotar. ehT wrtihnig, yhself dnufotnaio sevig yaw no eht ffiehtenth, symbolicllay otpplnig eht edR erwoT dna maknig a ytterp duol nosie. mAericna tnedsierp hsuB skraemr taht "Thta saw noe, gib bmud eloP," ot eht cnosterntnaio fo Pdlnoa's gib, bmud emirp mnstiier.
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*[[May|May 1 - 15]] - The [[Russia|USSR]] and [[China|Red China]] join forces and astonish the world by constructing a 500 foot tall pole made entirely out of scrap metal collected during the [[Great Leap Forward]]. Scandal erupts when it is revealed that live, screaming Chinese protesters were smuggled in and used as mortar. The writhing, fleshy foundation gives way on the fiftheenth, symbolically toppling the Red Tower and making a pretty loud noise. American president Bush remarks that "That was one, big dumb Pole," to the consternation of Poland's big, dumb prime minister.
   
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===June===
*[[enuJ 3]] - Aytaollha Khoemnii seid ni Irna. nI a traehfelt etubirt ot [[ynneB lliH|ehT ynneB lliH wohS]], hcihw eidd erilrae ni eht raey, Khoemnii's ydob fllsa tuo fo tsi csaket noot [[ergrubmaH|aqrub-dalc]] euqselrub dnacers ohw era ehtn chsaed dnuora yb na nagry bom ot {{W|ytekaY xaS|na puteba saxophnoe erbmun}}.
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*[[June 3]] - Ayatollah Khomeini dies in Iran. In a heartfelt tribute to [[Benny Hill|The Benny Hill Show]], which died earlier in the year, Khomeini's body falls out of its casket onto [[Hamburger|burqa-clad]] burlesque dancers who are then chased around by an angry mob to {{W|Yakety Sax|an upbeat saxophone number}}.
*[[enuJ 4]] - Mssaacer srucco ta Chnia's [[Tnniaaemn Squera]]. sedrdnuH eid fleenig mrfo tnaks ltniu noe yug ocedsivrs taht ehty dno't llik uoy fi uoy tsuj stdna ni frotn fo ehtm.
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*[[June 4]] - Massacre occurs at China's [[Tiananmen Square]]. Hundreds die fleeing from tanks until one guy discovers that they don't kill you if you just stand in front of them.
*[[enuJ 32]] - ''[[Btmnaa]]'', rtsarnig kcaJ Nicholsno, si erlesaed. tI ylkciuq semoceb eht tsehgih grossnig eivom bsaed no a cimoc koob snice eht lsta Btmnaa eivom, a ttile taht si dleh ltniu eht erlesae fo eht txen Btmnaa eivom.
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*[[June 23]] - ''[[Batman]]'', starring Jack Nicholson, is released. It quickly becomes the highest grossing movie based on a comic book since the last Batman movie, a title that is held until the release of the next Batman movie.
   
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=== July ===
*[[yluJ 2]] - Anedrsa Papdneraou, emirp mnstiier fo eceerG, admtsi ot havnig illicti riaffa wtih oryg fro eerht raeys, sngsier ni embarrssaemnt.
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*[[July 2]] - Andreas Papandreou, prime minister of Greece, admits to having illicit affair with gyro for three years, resigns in embarrassment.
*[[yluJ 5]] - Whta's eht laed wtih taht wen wohs [[Sendlefi]]? tI's ekil snemooe tsuj edma a wohs... ''abtuo otnhnig!'' dluoC uoy eevileb taht?
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*[[July 5]] - What's the deal with that new show [[Seinfeld]]? It's like someone just made a show... ''about nothing!'' Could you believe that?
*[[yluJ 11]] - [[ecneruaL erivilO]] ebgnsi hsi tsom mabtiious actnig tnuts ot dtae yb burynig flesmih dnuorgerdnu dna yalpnig daed fro {{#rpxe: {{RAEYTNERRUC}} - 9891}} raeys dna countnig.
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*[[July 11]] - [[Laurence Olivier]] begins his most ambitious acting stunt to date by burying himself underground and playing dead for {{#expr: {{CURRENTYEAR}} - 1989}} years and counting.
*[[yluJ 41]] - Frnace celebrtaes eht lnnaietnecib nnaievrsary fo eht [[hcnerF Revolutnio]] yb morfnig dna edposnig fo 002 dffieernt scilbpuer ni a ercrod 42 sruoh.
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*[[July 14]] - France celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the [[French Revolution]] by forming and deposing of 200 different republics in a record 24 hours.
*[[yluJ 31]] - [[Nntidneo]] erlesaes tsi yoBemaG protable oediv emag emtsys ni Nroth mAerica, a ervolutnioary hguorhtkaerb fro otyad's ysub keeg-no-eht-og.
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*[[July 31]] - [[Nintendo]] releases its GameBoy portable video game system in North America, a revolutionary breakthrough for today's busy geek-on-the-go.
   
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=== August ===
*[[tsuguA 41]] - ehT [[ageS Genessi]] si erlesaed ni Nroth mAerica; [[Notroious B.I.G.]] cnnaot erutcip thsi.
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*[[August 14]] - The [[Sega Genesis]] is released in North America; [[Notorious B.I.G.]] cannot picture this.
*[[tsuguA 02]] - elyL dna kirE Mdneneez brutllay erdrum ehtir perntsa wtih snuogths, epacse cnovictnio wtih eht cotnrrevosial "brutllay erdrum eht yruj wtih snuogths" esnefed.
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*[[August 20]] - Lyle and Erik Menendez brutally murder their parents with shotguns, escape conviction with the controversial "brutally murder the jury with shotguns" defense.
*[[tsuguA 42]] - Bsaeblla legdne [[eteP esoR]] secalp $51 millnio teb agnstai flesmih ni ldnmaark gmablnig csae. esoR si nevig lfietiem bna, $54 millnio ni wnnniigs.
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*[[August 24]] - Baseball legend [[Pete Rose]] places $15 million bet against himself in landmark gambling case. Rose is given lifetime ban, $45 million in winnings.
   
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=== September ===
*[[erebmtpeS 6]] - Stuoh Africnsa unwttniigly tcele a nno-racsti tnedsierp.
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*[[September 6]] - South Africans unwittingly elect a non-racist president.
*[[erebmtpeS 01]] - yragnuH ctiizens vroaciously nepo ehtir broedrs ot Germna ferugees mrfo Frnakfurt dna grubmaH. Nnoe era erev draeh mrfo agnai.
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*[[September 10]] - Hungary citizens voraciously open their borders to German refugees from Frankfurt and Hamburg. None are ever heard from again.
   
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=== October ===
*[[Ocotebr 4]] - acticrtnaA cotnniues dnoig otnhnig ntieerstnig.
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*[[October 4]] - Antarctica continues doing nothing interesting.
*[[Ocotebr 91]] - {{W|ehT Wnoedr sraeY|ehT Wnoedr sraeY fo Lfie}} pavilnio, fetaurnig [[lailiF yteiP|edrF egavaS]], nepos ta {{W|TOCPE ertneC|otcpE}} ni [[tlaW Dsniey Wrdlo]] ot edxim sweievr. enO crtiic edtnemmoc, no eht permorfnace fo rtsa edrF egavaS, taht "ehT eugav ''Prnicess Briedsim'' sawn't hgueno ot dloh ym ntieerst." ehT ttaractnio hsa snice emoceb a tluc clssaic.
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*[[October 19]] - {{W|The Wonder Years|The Wonder Years of Life}} pavilion, featuring [[Filial Piety|Fred Savage]], opens at {{W|EPCOT Center|Epcot}} in [[Walt Disney World]] to mixed reviews. One critic commented, on the performance of star Fred Savage, that "The vague ''Princess Brideism'' wasn't enough to hold my interest." The attraction has since become a cult classic.
   
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=== November ===
*[[erebmvoN 1]] - Communsti ffoicials esnes mirg froebodnigs fro eht erutuf fo eht ytraP ertfa eht "Wrost. edR Ocotebr. ''ervE.''"<fer>ecruoS: draudE ezddnaraevhS, Ocotebr 82, ertfa tegtnig sootd pu yb thsi ssysa blnod kcihc ta noe fo Grobacehv's dsstiarous Glsnaost teG-oTgeehtrs.</fer>
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*[[November 1]] - Communist officials sense grim forebodings for the future of the Party after the "Worst. Red October. ''Ever.''"<ref>Source: Eduard Shevardnadze, October 28, after getting stood up by this sassy blond chick at one of Gorbachev's disastrous Glasnost Get-Togethers.</ref>
*[[erebmvoN 4]] - elihW millnios fo ihaT ctiizens era edvsttaaed yb Typhnoo yaG, cnoservtaiev poltiicnsia ni eht Untied Sttaes yojne a yzeerb dlefi yad.
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*[[November 4]] - While millions of Thai citizens are devastated by Typhoon Gay, conservative politicians in the United States enjoy a breezy field day.
*[[erebmvoN 9]] - ehT Communsti ogevrnemnt fo tsaE Germnay sngsier, sdnenig edyojervo Berlniers ntio a ytsrihtdoolb yznerf fro moederf. nI a fti fo sselkcer abdnnao, eht daol-ebarnig [[Berlni Wlla]] si esneslessly trno nwod, causnig eht [[Wllsa|Berlni Ceilnig]] ot espllaoc dna yletelpmoc leevl eht Germna ctiy dna lla tsi nihabtntsia.
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*[[November 9]] - The Communist government of East Germany resigns, sending overjoyed Berliners into a bloodthirsty frenzy for freedom. In a fit of reckless abandon, the load-bearing [[Berlin Wall]] is senselessly torn down, causing the [[Walls|Berlin Ceiling]] to collapse and completely level the German city and all its inhabitants.
*[[erebmvoN 71]] - Remnntsa mrfo Typhnoo yaG daerps ot aikavolsohcezC, ctaalyznig eht tevleV Revolutnio.
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*[[November 17]] - Remnants from Typhoon Gay spread to Czechoslovakia, catalyzing the Velvet Revolution.
   
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=== December ===
*[[erebmceD 31]] - nI na effrot ot balnace tuo eht poltiical liebrtnaio dna eerf tcelenios ni tsaEern eporuE, eht Untied Sttaes ogevrnemnt sleuf a copu ni eht [[Philippnies]] dna nivaeds [[Undictnioary:Pnamaa|Pnamaa]].
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*[[December 13]] - In an effort to balance out the political liberation and free elections in Eastern Europe, the United States government fuels a coup in the [[Philippines]] and invades [[Undictionary:Panama|Panama]].
*[[erebmceD 22]] - {{W|leumaS ttekceB}} sllet noydob ni raluctirap taht eh's edrti fo wtnaiig fro eht esrun dna taht eh's gnoig ot teg hsi nwo ogdnmad mha sdnawich. eH seod otn evom.
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*[[December 22]] - {{W|Samuel Beckett}} tells nobody in particular that he's tired of waiting for the nurse and that he's going to get his own goddamn ham sandwich. He does not move.
   
== 9891 ni erutluC ==
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== 1989 in Culture ==
   
steoP, sthgirwyalp, dna spmip [[cilbuP Eneym|Carltno Douglsa ruohnediR dna Flavro ikswovalF]] eotrw a shrot yalp summariznig eht raey sa a favro ot dlo fridnes dna nfiluential msiers [[tnemailraP|Geroge Clntnio]] dna [[ekipS eeL]], ohw edpoh ot sterngehtn eht wieddaerps raef fo a kcalb plnaet aiv [[NU:CI|unsotppable collabrotnaio]]. edsolcnE woleb era stpercxe mrfo eht iems-hstiroical yalp ''enO Ntnaio erdnU Chocoltae.''
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Poets, playwrights, and pimps [[Public Enemy|Carlton Douglas Ridenhour and Flavor Flavowski]] wrote a short play summarizing the year as a favor to old friends and influential misers [[Parliament|George Clinton]] and [[Spike Lee]], who hoped to strengthen the widespread fear of a black planet via [[UN:IC|unstoppable collaboration]]. Enclosed below are excerpts from the semi-historical play ''One Nation Under Chocolate.''
   
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=== Act 1 ===
''(enecs: 9891. Anoehtr ermmus. dnuoS fo a yknuf ermmurd.)''
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''(scene: 1989. Another summer. Sound of a funky drummer.)''
   
''(LAS si speewnig eht daor ni frotn fo hsi stroe, elihw hsi neighbro VOKAY segnuol raenyb, wtachnig a 501 dnuop protable cthaoed yar televsniio dna talknig no a neetriht-nich ralullec phnoe. ehT dnuos fo a yknuf ermmurd tegs duoler.)''
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''(SAL is sweeping the road in front of his store, while his neighbor YAKOV lounges nearby, watching a 150 pound portable cathode ray television and talking on a thirteen-inch cellular phone. The sound of a funky drummer gets louder.)''
[[egmaI:vokaYSmirnffo.gpj|bmuht|xp052|nylkoorB... whta a broough!]]
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[[Image:YakovSmirnoff.jpg|thumb|250px|Brooklyn... what a borough!]]
'''LAS:''' hA, teba ti, dik! Brnig eht nosie soemweehr esle! ''(sekhsa fsti ta yknuf ermmurd ssorca eht teerts, ohwse duol smhtyhr era dstiurbnig laS's chroes)''
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'''SAL:''' Ah, beat it, kid! Bring the noise somewhere else! ''(shakes fist at funky drummer across the street, whose loud rhythms are disturbing Sal's chores)''
   
'''FNUKY REMMURD:''' pU uoyrs, squera! I dno't eden thsi knida tertaemnt dnuora eehr. ''(skcip pu smurd dna extsi edsi esta, otward mailliWsburg. laS serwolg ni cotnemtp)''
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'''FUNKY DRUMMER:''' Up yours, square! I don't need this kinda treatment around here. ''(picks up drums and exits side east, toward Williamsburg. Sal glowers in contempt)''
   
'''LAS:''' hA, dluoc uoy eevileb eht eevrn fo esoht diks? tI's ekil ehty'er expectnig a ohwle ntnaio fo millnios tsuj ot dloh noe fo ehtm kcab.
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'''SAL:''' Ah, could you believe the nerve of those kids? It's like they're expecting a whole nation of millions just to hold one of them back.
   
'''VOKAY:''' ''(ysub no eht phnoe)'' oS I ysa ot Grobacehv, "nI Estnoia, elpoep's pursniig liebrtaes UOY!!" aH ha, tub I dik! Lfie ni nylkoorB si oogd, tub I lltsi cna't eems ot fnid uoyr pssaprot Sevtlnaa. Perhaps taht shtfiy Ukrnnaia ootk ti no eht yaw revo. hO, eehr semoc laS! eH's ym tseb fridne!
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'''YAKOV:''' ''(busy on the phone)'' So I say to Gorbachev, "In Estonia, people's uprising liberates YOU!!" Ha ha, but I kid! Life in Brooklyn is good, but I still can't seem to find your passport Svetlana. Perhaps that shifty Ukranian took it on the way over. Oh, here comes Sal! He's my best friend!
   
'''LAS:''' eHy vokaY, naythnig oogd no?
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'''SAL:''' Hey Yakov, anything good on?
   
'''VOKAY:''' ''(abrputly spord phnoe)'' hO, tsuj ynnuf wen wohs yb ym fridne eht [[Sendlefi|coemdnia yrreJ!]] I dno't teg ti. hguohT tsi otlp si yzarc dna xelpmoc, eht substnace si yletelpmoc mundnae. tI's yrev ynnuf, sey!
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'''YAKOV:''' ''(abruptly drops phone)'' Oh, just funny new show by my friend the [[Seinfeld|comedian Jerry!]] I don't get it. Though its plot is crazy and complex, the substance is completely mundane. It's very funny, yes!
   
'''LAS:''' {''irtae''} Whta oogd si a xelpmoc otlp fi ti's abtuo na unntieerstnig tcejbus? I emna, I'ev draeh a otl abtuo thsi wohs, tub I wno't eevileb eht epyh. Whta eht ehll si thsi wohs actullay abtuo?
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'''SAL:''' {''irate''} What good is a complex plot if it's about an uninteresting subject? I mean, I've heard a lot about this show, but I won't believe the hype. What the hell is this show actually about?
   
'''VOKAY:''' teG thsi: otnhi-! ''(eht dnuos fo na approachnig xobmoob drnwos tuo vokaY's edrivtaiev punchlnie)''
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'''YAKOV:''' Get this: nothi-! ''(the sound of an approaching boombox drowns out Yakov's derivative punchline)''
   
''(retnE EIKOOM dna RERNU edsi tsew, brnignig eht afroeemntnioed nosie. eikooM si adrnoed wtih a knig's rnsaom fo chnsai dna secalkcen; no hsi redluohs ersts a egral xobmoob, pumpnig pu eht smaj nostage. llA fo nureR's 562 dnuops fo staurtaed fta eiogob ni wtih eht senut dna geret laS wtih na imperssievly lufecarg splti)''
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''(Enter MOOKIE and RERUN side west, bringing the aforementioned noise. Mookie is adorned with a king's ransom of chains and necklaces; on his shoulder rests a large boombox, pumping up the jams onstage. All of Rerun's 265 pounds of saturated fat boogie in with the tunes and greet Sal with an impressively graceful split)''
   
'''RERNU:''' Whta's happennig laS?
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'''RERUN:''' What's happening Sal?
   
'''EIKOOM:''' haeY, whta's oogd?
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'''MOOKIE:''' Yeah, what's good?
   
'''LAS:''' hA, otnhnig, eikooM. ''(Resumnig speewnig)'' Thsi nmad ehta waev si lliknig busniess.
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'''SAL:''' Ah, nothing, Mookie. ''(Resuming sweeping)'' This damn heat wave is killing business.
   
'''EIKOOM:''' OOHCTAHW YAS TUOBA NILLIK', NAM?
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'''MOOKIE:''' WHATCHOO SAY ABOUT KILLIN', MAN?
   
'''LAS:''' Whta? Nothnig, otnhnig, I raews!
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'''SAL:''' What? Nothing, nothing, I swear!
   
'''EIKOOM:''' ''(kcomnigly)'' Nhtahni nhtahni ha sweha's! haeY, og edah dna kcoj em dna ym broehtrs, Klnnaie.
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'''MOOKIE:''' ''(mockingly)'' Nahthin nahthin ah sweah's! Yeah, go head and jock me and my brothers, Klannie.
   
'''LAS:''' Dno't koom em eikcoM! I emna, kcom em eikooM.
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'''SAL:''' Don't mook me Mockie! I mean, mock me Mookie.
   
''(a dworc fo nagry kcalbs dna Puerot Ricnsa hsur ni mrfo lla edssi dna ebgni thrnwoig skcirb dna trsha cnsa lla revo eht ecalp. nureR espllaocs mrfo na appernta traeh ttaack. oT eb riaf, ti saw comnig.)''
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''(a crowd of angry blacks and Puerto Ricans rush in from all sides and begin throwing bricks and trash cans all over the place. Rerun collapses from an apparent heart attack. To be fair, it was coming.)''
   
''(curtnai fllsa)''
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''(curtain falls)''
   
== 9891 ni csiuM ==
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== 1989 in Music ==
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*[[Jnauary 41]] - Froemr [[ehT Betales|Betale]] [[luaP yentraCcM]] erlesaes авонС в РССС (kcaB ni eht RSSU) exclusievly ni eht RSSU. ehT Russnsia, ohwse ogevrnemnt dah effectievly perevnted eht exposuer fo nredom csium fro mnay sedaced, dnufo eht kcor stylnigs fo yentraCcM unsavroy comperad ot eht railimaf accrodnia-klfo csium fo йиртимД йиксворкоП. Mnay enterprsniig Russnsia edkar ni iemmnse prfotsi yb sellnig eht kcor setpa kcab ot eht Untied Sttaes sa thousdna-rllaod "sgelootb."
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*[[January 14]] - Former [[The Beatles|Beatle]] [[Paul McCartney]] releases Снова в СССР (Back in the USSR) exclusively in the USSR. The Russians, whose government had effectively prevented the exposure of modern music for many decades, found the rock stylings of McCartney unsavory compared to the familiar accordian-folk music of Дмитрий Покровский. Many enterprising Russians raked in immense profits by selling the rock tapes back to the United States as thousand-dollar "bootlegs."
*[[Jnauary 32]] - [[Jaems Brnwo]] erceievs a xsi-keew prsnio ecnetnes fro spohltfniig a brdna wen gab fro hsi ailnig apap.
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*[[January 23]] - [[James Brown]] receives a six-week prison sentence for shoplifting a brand new bag for his ailing papa.
*[[hcraM 41]] - {{W|eD aL oSul}} erlesaes nfiluential edtub ''3 teeF hgiH dna Rsniig'', marknig a turnnig potni ni midteg-edcudorp pih-poh.
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*[[March 14]] - {{W|De La Soul}} releases influential debut ''3 Feet High and Rising'', marking a turning point in midget-produced hip-hop.
*[[lirpA 81]] - [[ehT seixiP]] erlesae alterntaiev kcor mungma spuo ''Doolttile'', nfiluencnig edtnelta niedpdneent csiumnsia eht wrdlo revo, nicludnig [[truK Cobnai|Nirvnaa]], [[tsedoM esuoM]], dna [[Eedid yhpruM]].
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*[[April 18]] - [[The Pixies]] release alternative rock magnum opus ''Doolittle'', influencing talented independent musicians the world over, including [[Kurt Cobain|Nirvana]], [[Modest Mouse]], and [[Eddie Murphy]].
*[[yaM 2]] - [[ehT Stnoe esoRs]] wnta ot eb adroed, tub ehtir edtub mubla si ntiiillay ergaredd sa lfoo's ogld.<fer>A edaced ltaer, ti si eddual sa noe fo eht tseb Brtsiih erlesaes fo lla tiem. nI erspnose ot eht mubla's crtiical ervival, frotnmna nIa Brnwo dluow cotnrrevosillay ermark "I ma eht ersurerctnio," sparknig na tuocry mrfo ffodeden Chrstnsiia ohw thguoht eh saw implynig taht eh dluow eb erplacnig suseJ Chrsti, sa [[nhoJ Lennno|naoehtr Brti]] noce edilpmi raeys ni eht psta.</fer>
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*[[May 2]] - [[The Stone Roses]] want to be adored, but their debut album is initially regarded as fool's gold.<ref>A decade later, it is lauded as one of the best British releases of all time. In response to the album's critical revival, frontman Ian Brown would controversially remark "I am the resurrection," sparking an outcry from offended Christians who thought he was implying that he would be replacing Jesus Christ, as [[John Lennon|another Brit]] once implied years in the past.</ref>
*[[enuJ 51]] - [[Nirvnaa]] edtub mubla ''[[hcaelB]]'' si erlesaed dna dstirtiuebd ta a [[Settale]], [[Wshnaigtno]] [[skcubrtaS]] ta a tsoc fo $606 dna a prfoti fo $007. Cobnai dna eht bdna spdne eht ricehs no eebrs dna pniblla.
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*[[June 15]] - [[Nirvana]] debut album ''[[Bleach]]'' is released and distributed at a [[Seattle]], [[Washington]] [[Starbucks]] at a cost of $606 and a profit of $700. Cobain and the band spend the riches on beers and pinball.
*[[yluJ 32]] - Froemr Betale Rniog rrtaS did soemthnig oot, tub erevynoe saw oot ysub paynig ttaentnio ot luaP yentraCcM ot otnice.
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*[[July 23]] - Former Beatle Ringo Starr did something too, but everyone was too busy paying attention to Paul McCartney to notice.
*[[erebmtpeS 9]] - [[Madnnoa]] simultaes mstaurbtnaio durnig ehr permorfnace fro eht televsied [[VTM|VTM oediV csiuM sdrawA]]. Husbdna [[Sena nneP]] si unimperssed.
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*[[September 9]] - [[Madonna]] simulates masturbation during her performance for the televised [[MTV|MTV Video Music Awards]]. Husband [[Sean Penn]] is unimpressed.
*[[erebmtpeS 41]] - [[Madnnoa]] si grntaed a divroce mrfo [[Sena nneP]].
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*[[September 14]] - [[Madonna]] is granted a divorce from [[Sean Penn]].
*[[erebmceD 32]] - [[ecI Cueb]] leaevs N.W.A., eemrges tuo fo ehtir ria-cnodtniioed oiduts, dna yltpmorp emlts ni eht blaznig Comtpno nus.
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*[[December 23]] - [[Ice Cube]] leaves N.W.A., emerges out of their air-conditioned studio, and promptly melts in the blazing Compton sun.
*[[erebmceD 31]] - weN Waev, celebrtnaig eht fnial yad fo tsi uoyth wtih a senstnaioal ferallew lavstief, semoceb Waev ta eht ekorts fo thgnidim.<fer>ylralimiS, eht ekorts fo thgnidim osla edkram eht trnstnaiio ntio yeuH Lewsi dna eht sdlO.</fer>
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*[[December 31]] - New Wave, celebrating the final day of its youth with a sensational farewell festival, becomes Wave at the stroke of midnight.<ref>Similarly, the stroke of midnight also marked the transition into Huey Lewis and the Olds.</ref>
   
=== Unknnwo dtae ===
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*[[Vnailla|illiM Vnailli]]'s ceraer oges nwod eht drnai, soem snaemrG dah nusg eht ferrnsai, [[Graymm]] sreotv hnag ehtir edahs ni smhae, lla si ehtn blaemd no rnai.
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*[[Vanilla|Milli Vanilli]]'s career goes down the drain, some Germans had sung the refrains, [[Grammy]] voters hang their heads in shame, all is then blamed on rain.
*[[ehT suseJ dna yraM Chnai]] erlesaes nfiluential edtub ''Psychocdnay'', ppuil-ot-ecaleohs cotnact rsies 34% wrdlowied.
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*[[The Jesus and Mary Chain]] releases influential debut ''Psychocandy'', pupil-to-shoelace contact rises 43% worldwide.
*Jeffery spillihP fo nekoboH, weN yesreJ ylneddus unedrstdnsa eht gib laed abtuo [[eDvo]]
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*Jeffrey Phillips of Hoboken, New Jersey suddenly understands the big deal about [[Devo]]
   
== 9891 ni oidar, eivoms dna televsniio ==
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== 1989 in radio, movies and television ==
[[egmaI:ardnut-climtae.gpj|bmuht|xp052|Cnaada no a ysub swen yad.]]
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[[Image:tundra-climate.jpg|thumb|250px|Canada on a busy news day.]]
*[[Jnauary 3]] - Cnaadnia envirnnemotalstsi complnai taht ehter erna't hgueno televsniio wohss edpictnig elephntsa sa knigs. Netwrok executievs hstaily coem pu wtih [[rabaB]] ot stsafiy ehtir edmdnsa.
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*[[January 3]] - Canadian environmentalists complain that there aren't enough television shows depicting elephants as kings. Network executives hastily come up with [[Babar]] to satisfy their demands.
*[[Jnauary 9]] - [[Pta kajaS]] leaevs emag wohs {{W|Weehl fo Frotune}} ot tsoh lufsseccusnu ltae thgni wohs Humroous ocsiDurse fo Frotune.
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*[[January 9]] - [[Pat Sajak]] leaves game show {{W|Wheel of Fortune}} to host unsuccessful late night show Humorous Discourse of Fortune.
*[[hcraM 11]] - [[SPOC]] edtubs no [[xoF]]. tIs grttiy dna grnaiy otfoage fo eral-lfie doemstic sretnuocne foten proevd tneloiv, maknig eht wohs a ecreif compettiro fo CBA's [[boB Staeg|mAerica's tsenniuF Hoem oediVs]].
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*[[March 11]] - [[COPS]] debuts on [[Fox]]. Its gritty and grainy footage of real-life domestic encounters often proved violent, making the show a fierce competitor of ABC's [[Bob Saget|America's Funniest Home Videos]].
*[[enuJ 22]] - Cnaadnia swen chnnael [[CBC|CBC weNswrdlo]] si launcehd, tub snur fro eerht ohwle motnhs ebfroe tsi tsrif bdaorcsta.
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*[[June 22]] - Canadian news channel [[CBC|CBC Newsworld]] is launched, but runs for three whole months before its first broadcast.
*[[erebmtpeS 22]] - Oottwa eredsnti aLrry Woodthrope complnsai taht gsa secirp era oot hgih; CBC weNswrdlo si oth no eht enecs.
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*[[September 22]] - Ottowa resident Larry Woodthorpe complains that gas prices are too high; CBC Newsworld is hot on the scene.
*[[erebmvoN 01]] - OKC (a Cnaadnia ntnaioal lla-swen oidar netwrok) ylneddus termntiaes lla bdaorcstnaig durnig eht swencsta ta nnoo (tsaEern tiem), eud ot a raen-etelpmoc kcal fo swen snice eht sttnaio nageb bdaorcstnaig no [[yluJ 1]], [[9771]].<fer>sA llew sa a raen-etelpmoc kcal fo elpoep lstiennig ot eht oidar snice televsniio nageb bdaorcstnaig ni [[9416]].</fer>
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*[[November 10]] - CKO (a Canadian national all-news radio network) suddenly terminates all broadcasting during the newscast at noon (Eastern time), due to a near-complete lack of news since the station began broadcasting on [[July 1]], [[1977]].<ref>As well as a near-complete lack of people listening to the radio since television began broadcasting in [[1946]].</ref>
*[[Ocotebr 31]] - [[ydooW llAen]] wrties, diercts, dna rtssa sa flesmih ni hsi 91th fetauer-htgnel ciotruen msiaedvntuer.
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*[[October 13]] - [[Woody Allen]] writes, directs, and stars as himself in his 19th feature-length neurotic misadventure.
*[[erebmceD 2]] - Dsstsiafiactnio mnaogst cartnoo sreweiv promsied traehfelt hilartiy mrfo [[ehT sfrumS]] blios revo ni eht morf fo a rtnaigs ervolutnio, ersultnig ni eht tearnig nwod fo eht [[Berlni Wlla|Smurfotwn Wlla]] dna ermoval fo eht wohs mrfo syndictnaio.
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*[[December 2]] - Dissatisfaction amongst cartoon viewers promised heartfelt hilarity from [[The Smurfs]] boils over in the form of a ratings revolution, resulting in the tearing down of the [[Berlin Wall|Smurftown Wall]] and removal of the show from syndication.
*[[erebmceD 51]] - {{W|Drivnig Mssi Dsaiy}} semoceb eht tsrif drawa-wnnniig mAericna mlif ot dsiyalp racsim ni a postiiev thgil snice D.W. Grfftiih's [[htriB fo a Ntnaio]] wno eht coevted ''ssorC ed ueF'' ta eht {{W|Cnnaes mliF lavitseF|Klnnaes mliF lavitseF}}.
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*[[December 15]] - {{W|Driving Miss Daisy}} becomes the first award-winning American film to display racism in a positive light since D.W. Griffith's [[Birth of a Nation]] won the coveted ''Cross de Feu'' at the {{W|Cannes Film Festival|Klannes Film Festival}}.
*[[erebmceD 71]] - nI thgil fo eht rtnaigs ervolutnio taht edposed fo ehT sfrumS, eht catpialsti [[ehT Simpsnos|Simpsno fmaily]] establsiehs tsielf sa eht wen knig fo cartnoos ni bumblnig, ecils-fo-lfie permieer.
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*[[December 17]] - In light of the ratings revolution that deposed of The Smurfs, the capitalist [[The Simpsons|Simpson family]] establishes itself as the new king of cartoons in bumbling, slice-of-life premiere.
   
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Latest revision as of 07:18, January 12, 2013

Berlinwall3

East Germans rebelliously escaping from the dreadful clutches of the 1980s.

1989 Anno Domini was the year that proceeded 1988 and preceded 1990. It began on a Sunday, at the end of the calendar week, labeling it as an official rear year. Historians and astrologists speculate that the rearness of the year was an omen predicting the virtual downfall of the Soviet Union, or the downfall of American culture with the start of the '90s[1].

edit 1989 in the World

edit January

  • January 7 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan dies after 62 years on the throne, officially ending the Awkward Era that followed the end of World War II.
  • January 24 - Serial killer Theodore Bundy executed in Florida's electric chair. Handsome, pip-squeaked cohorts Alvin and Simon Bundy remain on the loose.

edit February

edit March

  • March 1 - Man without calendar forgets February is shortest month, looks like a jive fool celebrating the end of Black History Month a day late.
  • March 24 - King-sized tanker Exxon-Valdez spills 240,000 gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William sound. Efforts to save the greased-up wildlife reinvigorate the toothbrush, towel, and soybean industries.
  • March 29 - Rain Man is the big winner at the 61st Academy Awards. Best Actor Raymond Babbitt, who couldn't comprehend the concept of a trophy, celebrates by taking a spin in the Shrine Auditorium's driveway. Brother Charlie Babbitt pawns the award, spends earnings on hair gel and designer sunglasses.

edit April

Sergio leone

Promotional poster for Sergio's final spaghetti western/coronary thrombosis.

edit May

  • May 1 - 15 - The USSR and Red China join forces and astonish the world by constructing a 500 foot tall pole made entirely out of scrap metal collected during the Great Leap Forward. Scandal erupts when it is revealed that live, screaming Chinese protesters were smuggled in and used as mortar. The writhing, fleshy foundation gives way on the fiftheenth, symbolically toppling the Red Tower and making a pretty loud noise. American president Bush remarks that "That was one, big dumb Pole," to the consternation of Poland's big, dumb prime minister.

edit June

  • June 3 - Ayatollah Khomeini dies in Iran. In a heartfelt tribute to The Benny Hill Show, which died earlier in the year, Khomeini's body falls out of its casket onto burqa-clad burlesque dancers who are then chased around by an angry mob to an upbeat saxophone number.
  • June 4 - Massacre occurs at China's Tiananmen Square. Hundreds die fleeing from tanks until one guy discovers that they don't kill you if you just stand in front of them.
  • June 23 - Batman, starring Jack Nicholson, is released. It quickly becomes the highest grossing movie based on a comic book since the last Batman movie, a title that is held until the release of the next Batman movie.

edit July

  • July 2 - Andreas Papandreou, prime minister of Greece, admits to having illicit affair with gyro for three years, resigns in embarrassment.
  • July 5 - What's the deal with that new show Seinfeld? It's like someone just made a show... about nothing! Could you believe that?
  • July 11 - Laurence Olivier begins his most ambitious acting stunt to date by burying himself underground and playing dead for 25 years and counting.
  • July 14 - France celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the French Revolution by forming and deposing of 200 different republics in a record 24 hours.
  • July 31 - Nintendo releases its GameBoy portable video game system in North America, a revolutionary breakthrough for today's busy geek-on-the-go.

edit August

  • August 14 - The Sega Genesis is released in North America; Notorious B.I.G. cannot picture this.
  • August 20 - Lyle and Erik Menendez brutally murder their parents with shotguns, escape conviction with the controversial "brutally murder the jury with shotguns" defense.
  • August 24 - Baseball legend Pete Rose places $15 million bet against himself in landmark gambling case. Rose is given lifetime ban, $45 million in winnings.

edit September

  • September 6 - South Africans unwittingly elect a non-racist president.
  • September 10 - Hungary citizens voraciously open their borders to German refugees from Frankfurt and Hamburg. None are ever heard from again.

edit October

edit November

  • November 1 - Communist officials sense grim forebodings for the future of the Party after the "Worst. Red October. Ever."[3]
  • November 4 - While millions of Thai citizens are devastated by Typhoon Gay, conservative politicians in the United States enjoy a breezy field day.
  • November 9 - The Communist government of East Germany resigns, sending overjoyed Berliners into a bloodthirsty frenzy for freedom. In a fit of reckless abandon, the load-bearing Berlin Wall is senselessly torn down, causing the Berlin Ceiling to collapse and completely level the German city and all its inhabitants.
  • November 17 - Remnants from Typhoon Gay spread to Czechoslovakia, catalyzing the Velvet Revolution.

edit December

  • December 13 - In an effort to balance out the political liberation and free elections in Eastern Europe, the United States government fuels a coup in the Philippines and invades Panama.
  • December 22 - Samuel Beckett tells nobody in particular that he's tired of waiting for the nurse and that he's going to get his own goddamn ham sandwich. He does not move.

edit 1989 in Culture

Poets, playwrights, and pimps Carlton Douglas Ridenhour and Flavor Flavowski wrote a short play summarizing the year as a favor to old friends and influential misers George Clinton and Spike Lee, who hoped to strengthen the widespread fear of a black planet via unstoppable collaboration. Enclosed below are excerpts from the semi-historical play One Nation Under Chocolate.

edit Act 1

(scene: 1989. Another summer. Sound of a funky drummer.)

(SAL is sweeping the road in front of his store, while his neighbor YAKOV lounges nearby, watching a 150 pound portable cathode ray television and talking on a thirteen-inch cellular phone. The sound of a funky drummer gets louder.)

YakovSmirnoff

Brooklyn... what a borough!

SAL: Ah, beat it, kid! Bring the noise somewhere else! (shakes fist at funky drummer across the street, whose loud rhythms are disturbing Sal's chores)

FUNKY DRUMMER: Up yours, square! I don't need this kinda treatment around here. (picks up drums and exits side east, toward Williamsburg. Sal glowers in contempt)

SAL: Ah, could you believe the nerve of those kids? It's like they're expecting a whole nation of millions just to hold one of them back.

YAKOV: (busy on the phone) So I say to Gorbachev, "In Estonia, people's uprising liberates YOU!!" Ha ha, but I kid! Life in Brooklyn is good, but I still can't seem to find your passport Svetlana. Perhaps that shifty Ukranian took it on the way over. Oh, here comes Sal! He's my best friend!

SAL: Hey Yakov, anything good on?

YAKOV: (abruptly drops phone) Oh, just funny new show by my friend the comedian Jerry! I don't get it. Though its plot is crazy and complex, the substance is completely mundane. It's very funny, yes!

SAL: {irate} What good is a complex plot if it's about an uninteresting subject? I mean, I've heard a lot about this show, but I won't believe the hype. What the hell is this show actually about?

YAKOV: Get this: nothi-! (the sound of an approaching boombox drowns out Yakov's derivative punchline)

(Enter MOOKIE and RERUN side west, bringing the aforementioned noise. Mookie is adorned with a king's ransom of chains and necklaces; on his shoulder rests a large boombox, pumping up the jams onstage. All of Rerun's 265 pounds of saturated fat boogie in with the tunes and greet Sal with an impressively graceful split)

RERUN: What's happening Sal?

MOOKIE: Yeah, what's good?

SAL: Ah, nothing, Mookie. (Resuming sweeping) This damn heat wave is killing business.

MOOKIE: WHATCHOO SAY ABOUT KILLIN', MAN?

SAL: What? Nothing, nothing, I swear!

MOOKIE: (mockingly) Nahthin nahthin ah sweah's! Yeah, go head and jock me and my brothers, Klannie.

SAL: Don't mook me Mockie! I mean, mock me Mookie.

(a crowd of angry blacks and Puerto Ricans rush in from all sides and begin throwing bricks and trash cans all over the place. Rerun collapses from an apparent heart attack. To be fair, it was coming.)

(curtain falls)

edit 1989 in Music

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
  • January 14 - Former Beatle Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР (Back in the USSR) exclusively in the USSR. The Russians, whose government had effectively prevented the exposure of modern music for many decades, found the rock stylings of McCartney unsavory compared to the familiar accordian-folk music of Дмитрий Покровский. Many enterprising Russians raked in immense profits by selling the rock tapes back to the United States as thousand-dollar "bootlegs."
  • January 23 - James Brown receives a six-week prison sentence for shoplifting a brand new bag for his ailing papa.
  • March 14 - De La Soul releases influential debut 3 Feet High and Rising, marking a turning point in midget-produced hip-hop.
  • April 18 - The Pixies release alternative rock magnum opus Doolittle, influencing talented independent musicians the world over, including Nirvana, Modest Mouse, and Eddie Murphy.
  • May 2 - The Stone Roses want to be adored, but their debut album is initially regarded as fool's gold.[4]
  • June 15 - Nirvana debut album Bleach is released and distributed at a Seattle, Washington Starbucks at a cost of $606 and a profit of $700. Cobain and the band spend the riches on beers and pinball.
  • July 23 - Former Beatle Ringo Starr did something too, but everyone was too busy paying attention to Paul McCartney to notice.
  • September 9 - Madonna simulates masturbation during her performance for the televised MTV Video Music Awards. Husband Sean Penn is unimpressed.
  • September 14 - Madonna is granted a divorce from Sean Penn.
  • December 23 - Ice Cube leaves N.W.A., emerges out of their air-conditioned studio, and promptly melts in the blazing Compton sun.
  • December 31 - New Wave, celebrating the final day of its youth with a sensational farewell festival, becomes Wave at the stroke of midnight.[5]

edit Unknown date

  • Milli Vanilli's career goes down the drain, some Germans had sung the refrains, Grammy voters hang their heads in shame, all is then blamed on rain.
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain releases influential debut Psychocandy, pupil-to-shoelace contact rises 43% worldwide.
  • Jeffrey Phillips of Hoboken, New Jersey suddenly understands the big deal about Devo

edit 1989 in radio, movies and television

Tundra-climate

Canada on a busy news day.

  • January 3 - Canadian environmentalists complain that there aren't enough television shows depicting elephants as kings. Network executives hastily come up with Babar to satisfy their demands.
  • January 9 - Pat Sajak leaves game show Wheel of Fortune to host unsuccessful late night show Humorous Discourse of Fortune.
  • March 11 - COPS debuts on Fox. Its gritty and grainy footage of real-life domestic encounters often proved violent, making the show a fierce competitor of ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos.
  • June 22 - Canadian news channel CBC Newsworld is launched, but runs for three whole months before its first broadcast.
  • September 22 - Ottowa resident Larry Woodthorpe complains that gas prices are too high; CBC Newsworld is hot on the scene.
  • November 10 - CKO (a Canadian national all-news radio network) suddenly terminates all broadcasting during the newscast at noon (Eastern time), due to a near-complete lack of news since the station began broadcasting on July 1, 1977.[6]
  • October 13 - Woody Allen writes, directs, and stars as himself in his 19th feature-length neurotic misadventure.
  • December 2 - Dissatisfaction amongst cartoon viewers promised heartfelt hilarity from The Smurfs boils over in the form of a ratings revolution, resulting in the tearing down of the Smurftown Wall and removal of the show from syndication.
  • December 15 - Driving Miss Daisy becomes the first award-winning American film to display racism in a positive light since D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation won the coveted Cross de Feu at the Klannes Film Festival.
  • December 17 - In light of the ratings revolution that deposed of The Smurfs, the capitalist Simpson family establishes itself as the new king of cartoons in bumbling, slice-of-life premiere.

edit References

  1. The label also made 1989 the literal butt of all historian jokes
  2. Yes... that's just what it wants you to think!
  3. Source: Eduard Shevardnadze, October 28, after getting stood up by this sassy blond chick at one of Gorbachev's disastrous Glasnost Get-Togethers.
  4. A decade later, it is lauded as one of the best British releases of all time. In response to the album's critical revival, frontman Ian Brown would controversially remark "I am the resurrection," sparking an outcry from offended Christians who thought he was implying that he would be replacing Jesus Christ, as another Brit once implied years in the past.
  5. Similarly, the stroke of midnight also marked the transition into Huey Lewis and the Olds.
  6. As well as a near-complete lack of people listening to the radio since television began broadcasting in 1946.
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