I had a feeling this was coming my way. Iain Dale started a "where were you when?" game of tag, he tagged Tom Harris, he tagged STB, and here we are.
Princess Diana's death - 31 August 1997
I was working in St Andrews, and my boss rang me up and told me to come over with the papers. We had croissants and coffee and watched rolling news. I felt then as I feel now: it's sad when any parent of young children dies, but no more for Diana than anyone else. The Private Eye cover abides, though (click for larger image).
Margaret Thatcher's resignation - 22 November 1990
I was at home and my mother rang up to tell me we needed to organise a street party.
Attack on the twin towers - 11 September 2001
I was self-employed, and my pal Hamish came round. It looked like the gates of hell had opened up, and that we would see escalating response and counter-response. Now, of course, it seems clear that it was Al Qaeda's one truly ambitious "spectacular".
England's World Cup Semi Final v Germany in - 4 July 1990
This predates my interest in football, really. Subsequently I have grown to love watching England games, especially versus Portugal, Germany and Argentina.
President Kennedy's Assassination - 22 November 1963
Pass, for the same reason as STB.
Scottish Unionist (when he gets back)