Disneyland opened in 1955. Although it is not the oldest theme park, its position within a media empire helped create the power of its myth.
The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 brought widespread destruction and many deaths, but some who survived found it thrilling.
Although the Film Forum lacked a listing in the New York Times for the second week of September 1989, Ingmar Bergman’s Persona was likely shown there on Friday the fifteenth.
In July of 1989, The University of Chicago hosted Spike Lee for a preview of his film Do The Right Thing. The film’s acclaim renewed interest in his earlier work, including Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, which he made as a student at NYU.
The TV series Batman, starring Adam West, ran for three seasons, from 1966 to 1968. Each episode concluded with unanswered questions.