WrestleMania V Time Capsule: 1989

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March 31, 1989

The following events also occurred in 1989...

  • The Berlin Wall falls on Nov. 9.
  • Arsenio Hall becomes the first African American nightly talk show host.
  • The Cold War comes to an end.
  • The Exxon oil spill off the coast of Alaska becomes the top environmental concern.
  • The Tienanmen Square protest leaves thousands dead in China.
  • The pizza-loving, crime fighting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles become everyone's favorite heroes in a half shell.
  • Milli Vanilli becomes one of the top musical acts of the year and win a Grammy.
  • Pepsi thinks Madonna's Like a Prayer video is too controversial and pulls its commercial that uses the same music.
  • Batman tops the box office.
  • Roseanne rules the television world.
  • Cops infatuates the nation and becomes the first reality television hit.
  • Baywatch hits the air, titillating male audiences.
  • New Kids on the Block become the first real big boy band.

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