30 years ago this week a butchered Robotech movie died in theaters while Steve Winwood soothed our souls. 20 years ago, in 1996, PlayStation classic Tekken 2 debuted alongside Die Hard Trilogy, and in 2006 three wildly different films hit cinemas as Deadwood comes to an end.
Other topics covered include:
–Aeromexico flight 498 is clipped by a Piper and crashes into Cerritos neighborhood, killing 67 aboard, 3 in the Piper and 15 on the ground. It leads to the FAA requiring new collision warning systems.
-Shanghai Surprise and Othello also release in theaters, debuting as the Robotech movie dies a slow theatrical death
–First US episode of Spitting Image airs, entitled “Down and Out in the White House”. Aired from 1985-1991 in the UK, the realistic puppet style wouldn’t catch on in America until the music video for Genesis’ Land of Confusion aired
-Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” is tearin’ up the charts!
–Snap Attack: The Best of Snap! releases. I’m serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer.
–Prince Charles and Princess Di divorce after 15 years of marriage
–Democratic National Convention in Chicago
–The Stupids and First Kid slither into theaters
-7th Heaven and Homeboys From Outer Space debut
-Beyond the Beyond, Die Hard Trilogy and Elder Scrolls II debut alongside Tekken 2
-Iron Maiden’s “A Matter of Life and Death” debuts
-The Wicker Man, Crank and Idiocracy are all in theaters. What a weekend!
-The final episode of Deadwood airs
-Star Fox Command, Bomberman Act Zero, Disgaea 2, Saints Row, Ultimate GnG and Xenosaga III all release this week
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