WALLINGFORD – Thirty years ago this month Batman-mania swept through the country, the town celebrated its graduates and Lyman Hall softball took home the Class L title.
Lyman Hall softball ended two years of frustration with a 13-1 thumping of Newtown in the Class L championship softball game June 12, 1989 – capping the first unbeaten season in school history.
The Stop & Shop store on South Colony Road closed to make way for the new Super Stop & Shop on Route 5 this month. The 60,000-square-foot store was the largest superstore in the area at the time.
Batman, starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, dominated theaters and pop culture thirty years ago this month. Area stores such as Collector’s Castle in Wallingford prepared for the batcustomer frenzy with lots of merchandise for fans.
June 1989 in pop culture
In addition to “Batman”, other movies released in June 1989 include:
“Dead Poets Society”
“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”
“Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”
Top musc hits from June 1989 include:
“I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” by New Kids on the Block
“Rock On” by Michael Damien
“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
“Forever Your Girl” by Paula Abdul