Published on January 24th, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault


This Week in … 1989

George H.W. Bush took office as the 41st president of the United States.

Serial killer Ted Bundy was executed in Florida.

At its fourth annual induction ceremony, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame added Dion, Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Ink Spots, Bessie Smith, the Soul Stirrers and Phil Spector.

Wayne Gretzky became the NHL’s second all-time scorer.

In his late-night talk show’s debut week on CBS, Pat Sajak surprisingly beat out Johnny Carson on NBC, but it was short-lived … his show was canceled in April 1990.

Jerry Rice was the MVP in Super Bowl XXIII as the San Francisco 49ers rallied to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16.

Phil Collins had the No. 1 song in the U.S. with “Two Hearts,” and Erasure was approaching the Top 30 with “A Little Respect.”


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