PHOTOS: Looking back at RJ photos from 30 Years ago this month – August 1989

PHOTOS: Looking back at RJ photos from 30 Years ago this month – August 1989



Thirty years ago this month residents took part in traditional summer activities such as summer camps, getting kids ready for school finishing sports summer leagues. 

A group of children on Audette Drive in Meriden wrote a poem to the Record-Journal expressing their frustration over not being able to ride their bikes or skateboards due to road construction on their street. 

A vote to create a historic district in Wallingford failed by 19 votes. 

Meriden teacher Steve Best traveled through 20 states along with his dog, Sensei, in his motorcycle’s sidecar. 

A resident undertook a campaign to get smoking banned at the Meriden Off Track Betting facility on North Broad Street.  

Top music hits of August 1989

“Right Here Waiting” – Richard Marx

“On Our Own” – Bobby Brown, from Ghostbusters II

“Batdance” – Prince, from the movie Batman

“Once Bitten Twice Shy” – Great White

“So Alive” – Love and Rockets

Movies released in August 1989

Parenthood

Uncle Buck

Sex, Lies and Videotape

The Abyss


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