It was 1983, the year I was born. It was also the year that Australia won the America's cup yacht race and it was the year when our Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, made this famous statement which just happened to have been broadcast live and was replayed on every newscast that day and has been repeated many times since:
"Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum!".
This is the same Prime Minister who also held many records for beer drinking held up his name at the ripe age of 82, when he downed a beer recently at a cricket game when a guy handed him a beer and said "One for the country, Robert." It was gone in 11 seconds.