You sir are a mere sapling!!!
In 1982 I was about to go on my first overseas posting and choosing my first ever brand-new car
An MG Metro...
I certainly do. In fact I had a new (to me) TV which had Ceefax and I had it set to pop up news headlines. It was only a few days later when a message started scrolling across the bottom of the screen about a terrible aeroplane crash in Lockerbie.