PHOTOS: A look back at 30 years ago this month - December 1989

PHOTOS: A look back at 30 years ago this month - December 1989

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Thirty years ago this month resident got ready for annual holiday traditions, braced for a unseasonal cold snap and prepared to enter the 1990s. 

Meriden held a dedication ceremony for the police station in downtown Meriden. The police station along with the new courthouse was part of a $15.6 million criminal justice complex considered one of the centerpieces of the city’s downtown revitalization effort. 

Wallingford’s police chief Joseph Bevan announced his retirement, citing health reasons, after serving as chief for more than 20 years. He had been a member of the department since 1952. 

Shoppers at the Meriden Square mall signed “America’s Greeting Card” to the Soviet Union. The card made a 50-state tour gathering signatures before getting send to Mikhail Gorbachev adn the people of the Soviet Union, expressing gratitude for contributions towards world peace. 

Popular songs in December 1989

“Blame it on the Rain” – Milli Vanilli 

“Pump Up the Jam” – Technotronic

“We Didn’t Start the Fire” – Billy Joel

“Love Shack” – The B-52’s 

“With Every Beat of My Heart” – Taylor Dane

Movies released in December 1989

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Driving Miss Daisy

The War of the Roses