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January 1, 1989 Vince Dooley ends his college coach career with a 34-27 win over Michigan State at the Gator Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 12, 1989 Zell Miller announces his support for a Georgia lottery. At the time Zell was Lt. Governor and intending to run for governor.
  Zell Miller
  Georgia Lottery
January 14, 1989 Louise Suggs, Tommie Aaron, Thomas William Barnes, Arnold Blum, Alexa Stirling Frazer, William Goodloe, Watts Gunn, Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., Mary Dorothy Kirby, Hugh Royer, Jr., Doug Sanders, Harold Sargent and Charlie Yates become the first people inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame
  Louise Suggs
March 21, 1989 Trial of Jim Williams moved to Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
April 10, 1989 Georgia Tech reports successful cold fusion experiments
April 13, 1989 Georgia Tech admits its experiments with cold fusion were flawed. They blamed the problem on errant measuring tools.
May 4, 1989 An explosion in Marion County is attributed to a 90kg explosive device in a bomb accidentally released in a rural area. The bomb was intended for the practice range at Fort Benning.
  Marion County, Georgia
May 4, 1989 Testimony in fourth trial of Jim Williams begins
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
May 7, 1989 Former president Jimmy Carter calls recent Panamanian elections "fraudulent" after first-hand observation.
  Jimmy Carter
May 9, 1989 Jim Williams is acquitted
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
May 20, 1989 Unit 2 of the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant becomes operational in Waynesboro, GA
  Burke County, Georgia
May 30, 1989 Speaker of the House Jim Wright, who suffered ethical problems thanks to unusual royalties from the sale of a book, becomes the first Speaker to resign. Pushing the investigation into Wright's ethics problems: Georgian Newt Gingrich
  Newt Gingrich
June 19, 1989 Batman, starring Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger, premieres.
  Kim Basinger
July 28, 1989 Janice Weldon tells police that Emmanuel Hammond and Maurice Porter left the body of Julie Love near Grove Park Place.
  Murder of Julie Love
August 5, 1989 Mel Blount inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
August 23, 1989 Off-duty Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail, 27, was shot twice with a .38-caliber pistol as he tried to break up an early morning fight in the Greyhound Bus Station/Burger King restaurant on Oglethorpe Avenue.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
September 12, 1989 Emmanuel Hammond is indicted for the murder of Julie Love
  Murder of Julie Love
November 1, 1989 Coca-Cola sells Columbia Pictures to Sony
  Coca-Cola
November 8, 1989 One person dies and 8 are injured when a series of 3 tornadoes strike Pineview, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
November 22, 1989 Groundbreaking on the Georgia Dome
  The Georgia Dome
December 13, 1989 Driving Miss Daisy opens in limited release (3 screens). The blockbuster hit, which starred Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd was filmed in the Atlanta area. Tandy won Best Actress for her role (Daisy Werthan) and Freeman and Aykroyd were nominated for Best Supporting Actors, but both lost.
  Movies filmed in Georgia
December 15, 1989 Glory, a story of African-American troops during the Civil War, starring Denzel Washinginton, Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick, opens in general release. Portions of the movie had been shot in Savannah and on Jekyll Island
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Movies filmed in Georgia
December 30, 1989 Georgia loses to Syracuse 19-18 in the Peach Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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