The 10 Most Talked About News Headlines of All Time
It has been the job of numerous newspapers to take hold of the latest news all around the globe and make sure that they are published if they are fit. Even so, when publication starts, there are just certain headlines that create the most impact on a global scale.
Here is a list of the top ten news headlines, both famous and infamous, that made the most buzz.
The London Herald’s ‘Wall Street Crash’!
It was in the year of 1929 of October 29th that the crash of the US stock market has been announced, which was the so-called Great Depression.
With this crash, currencies from various countries all around the globe also fell flat.
‘The First Footstep’ published by the Evening Standard
With the number of devastating news headlines making history, it is a good thing to hear some positive headlines.
The first steps on the moon taken by Neil Armstrong was duly published on the 21st of July 1969.
It was during this time that the phrase ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ was first heard of.
The Daily News’ Martin King Shot To Death: Gunned Down In Memphis’
It was during the 5th of April 1968 that the assassination of the famous civil rights leader made the most headline in various parts of the world.
It was on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was killed at just the age of 39, leaving Coretta Scott King, his widow, and millions of Americans to grieve.
‘Peace! Japan Capitulates!’ from The New York Daily News
Several readers from various parts of the world were filled with relief and joy upon hearing this headline on August 15, 1945.
Four months after the Third Reich in Germany fell, the Japanese finally surrendered, thereby putting an end to World War II.
Peace finally took over after the horrific war that took six years.
‘U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers And Hit Pentagon In Day Of Terror’ published by The New York Times
Everyone will never forget what happened on the 11th of September 2001.
The whole world came to a halt when 2,726 people were killed by hijacked planes hitting New York City’s Twin Towers.
‘Beatle John Lennon Slain’ from The Los Angeles Times
Despite John Lennon’s message of peace, on the 9th of December 1980, he was shot to death four times in the back. At 10:49 in the morning outside of his New York City apartment, one of his lunatic fans, Mark David Chapman, decided to shoot him.
‘Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In’ published by Chicago Tribune
This was considered American history’s darkest headline. This tells about JFK’s assassination in Dallas, Texas as well as the reaction and story of Jackie, his widow.
‘Nixon Resigns’ published by The Washington Post
In the year of 1974 of the month of August, the Watergate scandal aftermath was announced shocking millions of Americans as Gerald Ford was proclaimed the next US president.
The News Chronicle’s ‘Hitler Dead’
On May 2, 1945, this headline was put in print. The death of Hitler and his wife by suicide was announced though a lot of people were not sure if they should believe it.
The New York Times ‘Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg’
It was during the 14th of April 1912 where more than 1,200 lives were taken after the ‘Unsinkable Ship’ hit an iceberg and sank.
This still remains one of the most heartbreaking headlines to ever take the world by storm.