1989 ALSO IN THE NEWS…
7 NOVEMBER In Virginia, Democrat Douglas Wilder is made state governor following the gubernatorial elections, making him the first African-American governor in the USA.
16 NOVEMBER The first western make-up store, Estée Lauder, opens in Moscow. It becomes so packed with eager women that police have to set up barricades outside.
22 NOVEMBER The President of Lebanon, René Moawad, is assassinated in Beirut just 17 days after his inauguration. A bomb exploded close to his motorcade, killing him and 23 others.