Return to 1989: March

New episode of Return to 1989 is up! This time, Todd, Del, and Paul Return to March 1989 to go over news events, movie releases, and album releases.

News Events

March 2 Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial

NY Mets stars Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry famously nearly come to blows in front of reporters and TV crews at spring training

March 9 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy


March 12 15th People’s Choice Awards


March 15 “Les Miserables” opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto

March 20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation


March 22 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

March 24 Worst US oil spill, Exxon’s Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska

March 26 1st free elections in USSR; 190 million votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

March 27 1st African American soap opera, “Generations” premieres on NBC-TV

March 29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL

61st Academy Awards

9th Golden Raspberry Awards


March 1

New York Stories

March 3
Dream a Little Dream

Farewell to the King

Lean On Me

Skin Deep

March 10

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Chances Are


Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

March 17

Fletch Lives


Slaves of New York

March 22


Troop Beverly Hills

March 24

Dead Bang

March 31




March 3

3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul

March 6

When Dream and Day Unite by Dream Theater

March 7

Girl You Know It’s True by Milli Vanilli

March 10

Mr. Jordan by Julian Lennon

March 12

Grip It! On That Other Level by Geto Boys

March 13
101 by Depeche Mode

March 14
Extreme by Extreme

Road to the Riches by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

Spell by Deon Estus

March 20
Another Place and Time by Donna Summer

Shine by Mother Love Bone

March 21
Like a Prayer by Madonna

Nick of Time by Bonnie Raitt

March 22

Make Them Die Slowly by White Zombie

March 23

Brain Drain by The Ramones

March 27

Larger than Life by Jody Watley

March 28

Alannah Myles by Alannah Myles

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