That glorious summer of ’78.

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September 1, 1978

The magic of that summer’s World Cup inspired this eight year to wear his football jersey and become the Mario Kempes of Oxclose Lane. Between the toys in the living room and that magical sound of Earth Wind and Fire’s ‘September’ came an atmosphere of fun and adventure amongst family members.

Television had that magical innocent feel as I was glued to the UK’s biggest hit ‘The Incredible Hulk’. Capping off a memorable summer, I received my Six Million Dollar Man running shoes — if only I could’ve run that fast.

In the news

The royal commission for the Bermuda Police Service has demanded urgent talks into the pay and working conditions of the organisation while a young visitor from Boston showed little remorse as he was fined $2,100 for importing various pills that were found on his body.

In the UK, Prime Minister James Callaghan announces that he will not call a general election for this autumn. A hunt is under way by British Police for the murder of 13-year-old Carl Bridgewater who’s body was found at a Farmhouse in the West Midlands.

In the United States, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat announce that they will be holding talk at Camp David, Maryland on September 17, while PSA flight 182, a boeing 727 collides with a small private airplane and crashes into San Diego, California killing 144 people.

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