On September 19, 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel played in front of 500,000 people in Central Park, New York City. I missed this concert by three days, as I had to end my first ever visit to the US to go back home to prepare for starting at Edinburgh University, but I saw them play much the same set live at Wembley Stadium the following June - a highly memorable experience even 30 years on.
Please see below selected recent language-related change.
- What's New? - Language
7,099: Distinct spoken languages in the world, as of 2017
63%: Share of the world’s population that natively speaks one of 12 languages: Arabic, Bengali, all dialects of Chinese, English, French, German, Hindu-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish