Sunday, 22 November 2009
Sunday Night is... The Flying Pickets
Only You...and your sideburns in 1983. For The Flying Pickets see here.
1983 - Arrest of Klaus Barbie; red rain in Britain carried over from the Sahara; Simon Hughes defeats Peter Tatchell at Bermondsey; Michael Jackson does Moonwalk for the first time and, later in the year, 'Thriller' is released; US embassy in Beirut bombed, 63 killed; Hitler Diaries; General Election won by Margaret Thatcher on back of Falklands War; end of martial law in Poland; Korean passenger flight shot down by Soviet Union, 269 dead; bomb explodes on Gulf Air flight; Neil Kinnock becomes leader of Labour Party, Michael Foot having stood down (longest suicide note in history...); Microsoft Word's first appearance; Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; military rule ends in Argentina (see Falklands war, above, by-product); IRA bomb outside Harrods kills 6. All this courtesy of Wiki. Just dropping in.
We are in Scotland on Kintyre with the children. I am between November and May (1982) and Short Wave (1984), reading Hungarian history and preparing to go to to Budapest for the first time the next year. Also next year: the miner's strike, Iraq's use of chemical weapons,... the rest when I have a 1984 song on.
Meanwhile, reading, marking, examining...