The British royal family getting tangled up in a sartorial gaffe, pop legend Paul McCartney’s arrest, and the prospect of more supersonic flights for Asia made the headlines 40 years ago this week.January 13, 1980● The enigmatic Carrian Group, which had signed a HK$998 million (US$128 million) deal with Hongkong Land to buy Gammon House, controlled about 350,000 sq ft of land in the city. This followed its move two weeks earlier to buy into local property company Mai Hon on terms which would…