Saturday, November 08, 2008

TWQ: Events

Many people will have seen this wee's US Electiobn as a major event. TWQ asks about others.

What major events have you witnessed on tv or live, whether they were good or bad?

My answer is:

In May 1985, I was on vacation, and sat to watch the soccer European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus. Instead, the viewers saw carnage as riots broke out, bodies were carried out. 39 people were killed when a wall collapsed. Utter mayhem as played on the screen for about two hours live.

Now it's over to you...

But before you go...

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14 comments:

PI said...

It has to be 9/11 which was earth shattering in its horror.
Jack Kennedy speaking in Berlin 'Ich ein Berliner.'
Hi from Michele

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh so many for me! walking on the moon, death of jfk, vietnam war, demonstrations of same, all on tv.

went to see the space shuttle take off once. amazing. the earth shook!

great question this week!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Linda said...

I remember Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, watching the towers fall on 9/11 (I couldn't seem to walk away from the TV), the riots in L.A. following the Rodney King trial, Richard Nixon resigning as President, and Bill Clinton telling bald-face lies to the country.

Seems like they're all bad things, I'm sure there were some good things in there somewhere - like the wedding of Princess Di and Prince Charles - but it seems like it's easier to remember the worse things. I wonder why that is??

colleen said...

Of course all I can think of today is Barack Obama victory speech on election night. No victory pumping, but humble, real, and realistic. Wonder what Michele would say.

celadon2 said...

Feeling the shock waves from the Warrington Bombs. 15 years ago, and crying for the poor children who died.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The have indeed been many milestone events that shape history.

Nikki-ann said...

9/11 has to be on my list.

A good major event would be seeing Lewis Hamilton win the 2008 Formula One Drivers Championship! :D

Michael Manning said...

jean-luc picard: The unimaginable terrorist attacks against the United States on 9/11, the sound of the explosion of The Space Shuttle Columbia over my apartment in Texas, Steve McQueen's last audio taped message played on the nightly news thanking his fans for their prayers as he fought Mesothelioma in Mexico, and the night John Lennon was murdered.

On a lighter note, I can also recall when Ensign Britney first appeared here and yes, Karena's announcement of her engagement. That is also memorable!

Michael Manning said...

Sorry about the exclusion of the photo. I'll try again

Ellee Seymour said...

9/ll sticks out in m mind too, as well as England winning the last rugby world cup with the last try.

Jaime said...

Live lift-off of one of the space shuttles. I was in South Carolina, and I was still able to see it, even though it was in Florida. It was very cool.

The fall of the Berlin Wall (tv)

Iran-Contra (tv)

Wedding of Charles and Diana (tv)

Diana's funeral (radio...I didn't have a tv at that time)

The Real Mother Hen said...

The Beijing Olympics! And while watching it, we kept saying, "oh &$#%8, how are we (Brits) going to do better than that?"

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Mother Hen, I agree; that awful 7 minute display by Britain at the end of the Beijing Olympics was cringingly bad!

Jen said...

9/11. That had me glued to the TV for days. I just watched and cried and watched and cried. Of course, I was pregnant at the time, or I don't think I would have been quite so tearful. I still would have watched non-stop, though.