29 years ago today the Liberal Plane came into the world. Taking its first flight on September 18, 1979. SOURCE
Let’s look back to that day:
- Canadian families gathered around their TVs to enjoyKing of Kensington, Mork & Mindy and to get the nightly news from Knowlton Nash and Lloyd Robertson (some things never change).
- And what news it was! The Iranian Revolution. The Fall of Pol Pot. Margaret Thatcher wins election and Ronald Reagan begins his long shot bid to become President of the United States. In our own backyard Prime Minister Joe Clark struggled to make his minority government work and a chastened Pierre Trudeau announced his resignation.
- Stephen Harper was 20. Stephane Dion was 24. Jack Layton was 29. Nathan Cullen was 5. Craig Oliver was 41.
- The world wide web, Britney Spears, compact discs, Sidney Crosby, VHS, the Canada Health Act, and Motley Crue did not exist.
Over those 29 years the Liberal Plane has lived a lot: 22 years in the Persian Gulf, a stint with Federal Express and, in recent years, working with Air Inuit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBERAL PLANE!