Neil Armstrong, the first moonwalker, passes away at 82. Neil Young is doing fine, this NBC report notwithstanding.
So, where were you when? I was in grade schol and my father's company had moved us to The Netherlands in the summer of '69. We were still in transition, living in a hotel. What with the time zones, the first moon walk was at scheduled for roughly 3:45 AM local time. I asked the hotel front desk to give me a wake up call at that time, but...
The front desk called at 4 AM. I headed down to the lounge (what, you think every hotel room had its own television in 1969? Not in Holland!) where the television was on, a crowd was gathered, and Neil Armstrong was walking about on the moon. Groan.
SOON TO BREAK NEWS: When will NBC report that Neil Armstrong has been stripped of his Tour de France titles?