1989 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • May 19 "Do the Right Thing", directed by Spike Lee, starring Danny Aiello and Ossie Davis premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Film & TV Awards in 1989

  • Jan 16 5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 28 46th Golden Globes: "Rain Man", Dustin Hoffman, & Jodie Foster win
  • Jan 29 5th Sundance Film Festival: "True Love" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 10 39th Berlin International Film Festival: "Rain Man" wins the Golden Bear
  • Mar 12 15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
  • Mar 29 61st Academy Awards: "Rain Man" - Best Picture, Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Director (Barry Levinson) and Screenwriting; and Jodie Foster win
  • Mar 29 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Cocktail" wins
  • May 23 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
  • May 23 42nd Cannes Film Festival: "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" directed by Steven Soderbergh wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 29 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
  • Aug 3 22nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Sep 4 46th Venice Film Festival: "A City of Sadness" directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou debuts and wins the Golden Lion
  • Sep 16 14th Toronto International Film Festival: "Roger & Me" directed by Michael Moore wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 41st Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Dana Delany & Candice Bergen win

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Actor Leonard Nimoy (57) weds actress Susan Bay
  • Jan 21 "Falcon Crest" actor Lorenzo Lamas (31) weds actress Kathleen Kinmont (23) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • Feb 17 Whitesnake's singer David Coverdale (37) weds American actress Tawny Kitaen (27); divorced 1991

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