US Secretary of State Alexander Haig was in Buenos Aires trying to prevent the looming conflict between the UK and Argentina.
But top Argentine officials said the talks were likely to end in stalemate.
A British task force was sailing towards the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion.
Police in Glasgow launched an investigation as a boy died after being taken to hospital with a cut arm.
The boy was admitted to hospital and given a local anaesthetic, before falling unconscious and dying.
A report was sent to the Procurator Fiscal which prompted an investigation into possible negligence.
Easter holidaymakers were left stranded in Shetland thanks to a packed ferry.
Operator Caledonian MacBrayne failed to anticipate the number of people visiting the Shetland Islands, meaning 140 people couldn’t get home.
The operator had to run another service.
A widow was jetting off to Canada to save the life of her brother.
Catherine Ewan, from Kilmarnock, left to donate a kidney to her sibling, John.
When she found out John was suffering from kidney failure, Catherine immediately booked three months off work for the procedure.
TV football was under threat over a cash dispute.
The players’ union in Scotland were unhappy they were paid less than counterparts in England’s top flight.
They said they would refuse to agree to show games live on television if they didn’t get a wage hike.
More than 3,000 Orangemen marched through London in protest at Pope John Paul II’s official papal visit to London.
In the end, the Pope did come to Britain saying mass in front of 80,000 people in Glasgow. More than
2 million people attended events hosted by the Pope,
The trip was almost cancelled because Britain was then at war with Argentina following their invasion of the Falkland Islands.
A rescue mission was launched to save the lives of polar explorers Ranulph Fiennes and Charles Burton.
The two adventurers were stuck 100 miles from the North Pole with only three days’ worth of supplies.
Making things worse, a rescue aircraft was stranded in Northern Canada with a broken engine, but the pair were eventually rescued.
Sir Ranulph has since been on numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface transport and the first to cross Antarctica on foot.