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For me it was Lockerbie, Hillsborough and Edwina Currie's salmonella comments.
Also, some MP being caught kerb crawling and me asking the folks what kerb crawling was. I forget their answer.
I distinctly remember watching a news report on the tv with my Mum about the slick on the sea, and asking her, "Why don't they just hoover it up?". LOLz.
I have a buried feeling of being aware of the San Francisco earthquake and of the Berlin Wall falling a few years earlier (1989?), but there's no vividly defining memory, so...
Much as I liked the song, I was too young to feel the wind, the Wind of Change.
Or is it Lenon? I can't be fucked to Google it. Anyway, he was dead. They played Imagine every week for what seemed like months on TOTP.
but weirdly I can more vividly remember Bob Marley dying.
Zebrugge ferry disaster.
Marchoness (sp) ferry thames thing.
1987 general election
And Exxon Valdez. I think Hillsborough is the first one that I actually remember where I was and what I was doing the moment I heard it though, even if I was aware of the others.
I'm sure the mid-late 80's only had two types of story, and both of them involved boats or ships crashing in some way.
were that and pipa alpha oil rigs that caught on fire?
first time I got off with a girl vs. death of many.
was when Diana died.
But don't you remember anything before the age of 8?
I remember vague images of starving kids and maybe the Kosovan war, but nothing that had much significance to me before Diana. Not that I was massively bothered, just that I realised the enormity of the situation.
I didn't really care but I cried to show my family I was a lovely person and against the idea of death
she was just the woman on the commemorative plate with the pearl earrings to me
Why are saturday morning cartoons cancelled?!?
when that happened
my mum came and told me after she'd heard it on Talk Radio (as it was then). we told our neighbour in the morning and he couldn't believe it - he went totally white and leant on his car while coming to terms with the news.
seems weird now that i've heard so many people say she ruined the royal family.
I remember his picture being on the front of the Southampton Echo and it said he was a "hero".
I thought this meant he could fly.
Because that was what was said I thought he was possibly the strongest man ever, what with invading a country by himself.
i was four.
but hilarious. awfully hilarious.
she's gonna really hate her parents in a few years.
or she can say she just knew what Brown would bring?
i'd say there have been a few people crying for blair back recently.
i vividly remember being annoyed and upset that all the children's programmes on the morning were cancelled in favour of news coverage about Diana's death
still haven't fully forgiven her.
one of those irrational don't-actually-know-what's-going-on things.
I remember my Mum saying it'd be nice to have a man in charge for a change, and even as a six year old, thinking that was a stupid thing to say.
1997 general election
stephen gately coming out
but the first one for definite was the fire at Kings Cross underground station.
I remember I was at my Gran's and I had no idea who it was but after watching the news report I got the gist that it was a pretty important event so I woke everybody up to tell them.