For me, Aus and NZ have always been the same. Neil Armstrong first man on the moon in 1969 if memory serves without Google. JFK shot and killed in
1966 in Texas. Hiroshima AND Nagasaki were bombed, ending WWII in 1945, not 1947.
I have to say that I did think Mandella was dead up until recently, but I also remember him being released from prison alive.
But then again, history is not by far my strongest subject. My memory is too poor for that.
Another person I was convinced was dead, but is not is Ken Dodd. I couldn't believe it when I saw a poster for a live performance!!
Edit to add:
About me: Male, UK, late 20's
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