I asked earlier if you could remember what you were doing when JFK was shot on this day in 1963.
I was 7, and as the day was a Friday, it would have been a school day, so that’s about as much as I can remember.
However, I can remember being allowed to stay up and watch the moon landing on July 20th 1969. My parents and sister were glued to the television in awe.
On 16th August 1977, I was reading in bed when it was announced on Radio Luxembourg that Elvis Presley had died. I cannot remember the book, but all adverts were cancelled and only Elvis records played for the remainder of their air time.
On September 11th 2001, I was working in the finance department of an American Bank when the planes hit the World Trade Centre. Everyone in our building was in shock as we gathered round the TV in the social room. If ever there was a example of working together as a team and stepping up to the mark, then our guys in IT and every other department did just that.
On 8th September 2022 Hubby and I were at home when news of the ill health of our Queen was announced. We tuned in to youtube regarding coverage of that and the events leading up to the announcement of her death at 6.30pm.
It was the end of an era as she was the only monarch we had known, having ruled for 70 years and making history as our longest reigning monarch.
We watched the funeral on Sky News on Monday 19th September.