My Birthday is on Friday. I will be 42.
That means I will be a whole person who can drink older than a person who can drink.
Which means I will have to get doubly drunk, no doubt.
The world was very different when I was born.
The Pirate Radio Station Radio Caroline was on the air in Europe.
Castro was President of Cuba, and there was some fuss over a place called Guantanamo Bay.
Elizabeth II was Queen of England, and the Labour Party was in power.
The US Surgeon General claimed that smoking may be hazardous to one's health.
There was only one united German team in the Winter Olympics. China on the other hand was split into two entities: Republic of China (Taiwan) and the People's Republic of China.
And the United States was in an unpopular foreign war which they were clearly losing.
It's amazing how so much has changed in the four decades...