In 1990, the TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’ featured bouts from the La Crosse Center three weeks in a row. On one episode, Brutus Beefcake defeated Jim Ruby, and Nikolai Volkoff beat Boris Zhukov.
The top man in the Soviet Union visited the Midwest that June. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife spent an afternoon in the Twin Cities, at the invitation of Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich. The Bush White House slammed Democrat Perpich for not saving spaces for Minnesota’s two U.S. Senators, Republicans Dave Durenberger and Rudy Boschwitz, at a luncheon for Gorbachev.
On TV, Jerry Seinfeld was trying out a new sitcom on NBC, about his life as a comedian. The show about Jerry and his friends George, Elaine, and Kramer, became a big hit and lasted eight years. Seinfeld promised that he wasn’t going to do another sitcom after this one. Not that there was anything wrong with that…in 1990, yesterday in La Crosse.