Historical Events

The G Man
09-24-2003, 06:00 AM
9/11
San Francisco earthquake
Reagan getting shot
"... it's a ground ball ... AND IT GETS BY BUCKNER!"

Bud The Spud*
09-24-2003, 06:00 AM
Not really a historical event, but I'll never forget the things I'll always remember the things I was doing on the day that Princess Diana died.

John Flyers Fan
09-24-2003, 06:04 AM
9/11
Challenger
Latest Shuttle disaster

Other things, sports related:

Original Gretzky trade
Pelle Lindbergh's accident
1980 Olympic Team won the gold medal (in the building)

Triple Klutz
09-24-2003, 06:27 AM
Kennedy assassination. I was home sick from school and can remember hearing the bulletin on TV in the next room. Also watched Oswald get shot live on TV two days later.

The first lunar landing. The single-most exciting, nerve-wracking thing I've ever seen.

Paul Henderson's goal in '72. I practically jumped through the roof.

Lennon murder.

Triple Klutz
09-24-2003, 06:29 AM
San Francisco earthquake


Man, you ARE old!

Gros Bill
09-24-2003, 06:37 AM
Kennedy assassination. I was home sick from school and can remember hearing the bulletin on TV in the next room. Also watched Oswald get shot live on TV two days later.

The first lunar landing. The single-most exciting, nerve-wracking thing I've ever seen.

Paul Henderson's goal in '72. I practically jumped through the roof.

Lennon murder.

We must be close to the same age, I think I would have cited those events as well. I would add '68, '69, '71, '73, '75-'79, '86 and '93, years where the Habs won a Cup. ;)

Darz
09-24-2003, 06:43 AM
ah....the day that I had that really good sandwich. I'll never forget that.

Back in '91, July 27th, I was in my kitchen. It was a toasted tomato, cheese, cucumber, and lettuce sandwich. I don't think I'll ever enjoy another sandwich that much ever again. I don't think I'll ever see bread toasted that perfectly, tomatoes that fresh......

Does anybody else remember me eating that sandwich???? NO???? oh sure you remember the Berlin wall falling, the Gretzky trade, but you don't remember that sandwich!!!!!!!!!

Triple Klutz
09-24-2003, 06:44 AM
I would add '68, '69, '71, '73, '75-'79, '86 and '93, years where the Habs won a Cup. ;)

Those were dark years, my friend. Cherish those memories cuz it's going to be a while til the next one.

The G Man
09-24-2003, 06:47 AM
Man, you ARE old!
LOL. I was thinking the same thing about you reading about Kennedy and the lunar landing.

(I of course am referring to the Earthquake that hit right in the middle of the SF-Oakland World Series)

Voice of Reason
09-24-2003, 07:00 AM
9/11
Reagan/Lennon shootings
Thurman Munson plane crash (hey, I'm a Yankee fan. It's important)
Challenger
Start of Gulf War 1
Nixon Resignation (I was 8, but remember our neighbor crying)
Gretzky's retirement
Devil's 1st Cup
Berlin Wall
As previously mentioned by G, the Buckner game.
Many, many more...

Belgian Fan
09-24-2003, 07:03 AM
1/ 9-11

2/ Harold of Free enterprise (a ferry wich sunk before the belgian coast due to the door of the car storage still being open)

3/ The Dutroux case in Belgium.
He was a Pedophile who had kidnapped, and abused 6 little girls (and 4 of them were dead :()
And a few months later he escaped due to the people guarding him being lazy.




Sports Related:

1/ England - Belgium, 1/8th final of The Mundial 1990
(Platt :rant: Gazza :madfire: )

2/ Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle (both matches in the 95-96 and 96-97 seasons)

3/ FA Cup Final 2001: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal (Owen :D)

CharlieGirl
09-24-2003, 07:30 AM
9/11
Challenger explosion
First Gulf War
Elvis' death
Lennon's death
Princess Diana's death

My first NFL (Buffalo), NHL (Calgary), and MLB (Toronto) games!

Triple Klutz
09-24-2003, 08:11 AM
Also, seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. It gave me a passion for music that continues today.

Safir*
09-24-2003, 08:43 AM
Fall of Berlin Wall
9/11
Start of the UN operations in Haiti
Gulf War (1991)
Estonia incident

Gee Wally
09-24-2003, 09:50 AM
Things that you remember the what you were doing that day. Wally you don't count because you probably were there when Baby Jesus was born. :lol:

me
9/11
1st war in iraq (don't know why I remember it)
Challenger
Exxon Valdez


PUNK !!!


JFK getting killed
First moon landing
Bobby Orr winning the Cup
Vietnam
Challenger
Bill Buckner
9/11
Pats winning the SuperBowl

Edler Statesman*
09-24-2003, 11:36 AM
9/11
Jays win the world series for the first time
Lidstrom's goal on Cloutier

I remember a lot of personal things.. but nothing really historical

jiggs 10
09-24-2003, 12:49 PM
Nixon's first inaugeration
Challenger disaster
Reagan freeing the hostages in Iran
Lennon getting shot
Princess Di's death
9/11
Steve Yzerman raising the Cup in 1997
Gretzky's last game (on my wedding day!)

monkey_00*
09-24-2003, 12:55 PM
Harold Ballard's Death

Blue Jays back-to-back World Series Championships

Elvis's Death

buzzard
09-24-2003, 04:21 PM
JFK' assasination
first walk on the moon
Beach movies
Bobby Kennedy's assasination
Chapaquidiq
Watergate
Berlin Wall going up
Berlin Wall coming down
Challenger
Columbia
When the Pueblo was captured off North Korea
Columbine
Martin Luther Kings assasination
Irangate
finding HF

And many more that just haven't come to mind yet.

Oh yeah, and Woodstock!! The first one, the best one!!!