Return to 1989: February

Return to 1989 February logoCheck out this podcast episode as Todd, Del, and Paul Return to February 1989! We talk about the news events, movie and music releases of that month 30 years ago.

News Events

Feb 3 Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay


Feb 10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame


Feb 15 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends

Feb 21 Paul leaves for Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, IL

Feb 22 31st Grammy Awards: Don’t Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman

Record of the Year

Linda Goldstein (producer) & Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Album of the Year

George Michael (producer & artist) for Faith

Song of the Year

Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Best New Artist

Tracy Chapman

Feb 24 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman’s home, claims to be his wife


Feb 25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Feb 26 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career


Feb 28 Memo by Bryant Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public



February 3  

Her Alibi

Who’s Harry Crumb?

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

February 10


The Fly II

February 16 

The Mighty Quinn

February 17 

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The `Burbs

True Believer


February 1

The Great Radio Controversy by Tesla

Don’t Tell a Soul by The Replacements

February 6

Beyond the Blue Neon by George Strait

Dylan & the Dead by Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead

February 7

As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew

Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison

Spike by Elvis Costello

February 20

The Raw and the Cooked by Fine Young Cannibals

Storm the Studio by Meat Beat Manifesto

February 22

Jed by Goo Goo Dolls

February 27

Oranges & Lemons by XTC

February 28

Indigo Girls by Indigo Girls

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