26th (Non) Wedding anniversary

It has been more than a quarter of a century since I was married.

The year I was joined in the state of matrimony, the following current events occured.

  • Canaan Banana was (titular) president of Zimbabwe.
  • P W Botha was prime minister of South Africa.
  • Nelson Mandela was still in jail.
  • It was still illegal to have sex or get married across the colour line in South Africa.
  • Popular struggle meant that 16 June now was an unofficial public holiday in South Africa.
  • The television series “Dynasty” was stopping South Africa.
  • Bob Hawke was prime minister of Australia.
  • Australia was watching “Sons and Daughters.”
  • The Soviet Union was fighting an expensive guerilla war in Afghanistan against the Taliban and its allies who included the CIA trained Osama Bin Laden.
  • Naas Botha still had a magic boot and winning games for Northern Transvaal.
  • Alan Bond won the Americas cup.

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