In 1989, Spokane’s Fox Theatre becomes a discount movie house.
Feb 14 - Iran offers reward for London writer Rushdie's death who lived to appear at Spokane’s Get Lit in 2005.
Mar 24 - Exxon Valdez oil spill fouls Alaskan Coast.
June 3 - Chinese Pro-Democracy protesters crushed at Tiananmen Square. Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini dies.
July 3- Supreme Court upholds abortion restrictions.
Garrison Keillor returns to public radio with “American Radio Company of the Air.”
Aug 9 - Massive U.S. Savings and Loan bailout set.
Aug 4 – 100 year anniversary of the great Spokane Falls fire.
Jim Feehan becomes News Director.
Oct 17 - Major quake rocks San Francisco Bay Area leaving 62 dead, nearly 4,000 injured.
Nov 9 – The Berlin Wall falls.
Nov 11 - Washington State celebrates its centennial of statehood.
Dec 20 - U.S. Forces invade Panama, oust strongman Noriega
Dec 25 - Romania's Ceausescu toppled, executed in uprising.