Time Magazine Contents Page:OCTOBER 30, 1989 Vol. 134, No. 18

Magazine contents page OCTOBER 30, 1989 Vol. 134, No. 18


COVER: In a terrifying dress rehearsal for the Big One, a killer earthquake shakes Northern California

Reverberating from the San Andreas fault, the tremor collapses roadways, causes more than 100 fatalities, levels homes from Santa Cruz to San Francisco and forces suspension of the World Series. The destruction would have been worse if the region had not been prepared. But nothing could prepare survivors for the emotional aftershock of the disaster.


WORLD: East Germany gets a younger leader, but changes at the top may not alter the mounting crisis down below

Egon Krenz, 52, succeeds the deposed Erich Honecker,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!