The 10 Most Talked About News Headlines of All Time
Several newspapers of today make it their mission to make sure that they publish whatever news they get that is suitable for print. Nonetheless, upon publication, there will always be headlines that just stand out among them all.
Here is a list of the top ten news headlines, both famous and infamous, that made the most buzz.
‘Wall Street Crash!’ from The London Herald
On the 29th of October 1929, headlines published that the US stock market has crashed, which is known as the Great Depression.
In such a crash, the results led to several currencies all around the world to fall flat.
The Evening Standard’s ‘The First Footstep’
With the number of devastating news headlines making history, it is a good thing to hear some positive headlines.
It was during July 21, 1969 that the news about the first steps of Neil Armstrong on the moon was published.
The phrase ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ was also given birth.
‘Martin King Shot To Death: Gunned Down In Memphis,’ published by the Daily News
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.
Millions of Americans and Dr. King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, were left to grieve when the 39-year-old Dr. King was killed on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel.
‘Peace! Japan Capitulates!’ from The New York Daily News
On the 15th of August 1945, readers from all around the world were relieved and filled with joy of this headline.
World War II was put to a stop when the Japanese finally decided to surrender, this was about four months after the Third Reich in Germany fell.
An end was finally achieved after six long horrific years of war.
The New York Times’ ‘U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers And Hit Pentagon In Day Of Terror’
Everyone will never forget what happened on the 11th of September 2001.
When hijacked planes hit New York City’s Twin Towers killing 2,726 people, it seems the entire world stopped.
The Los Angeles Times’ Beatle John Lennon Slain’
On the 9th of December 1980, John Lennon’s life came to an end when he was shot four times in the back. The shooting was done by one of his fans, Mark David Chapman, outside of his New York City apartment at 10:49 in the morning.
‘Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In’ published by Chicago Tribune
American history considered this one their darkest headlines. This tells about JFK’s assassination in Dallas, Texas as well as the reaction and story of Jackie, his widow.
‘Nixon Resigns’ from The Washington Post
In August 1974, headlines of the end of the Watergate Scandal as well as Gerald Fox being the next US president shocked a lot of Americans.
‘Hitler Dead’ published by The News Chronicle
On May 2, 1945, this headline was put in print. Even though there were non-believers, the suicide of Hitler and his wife was still announced.
‘Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg’ published by The New York Times
On the 14th of April 1912, more than 1,200 people were dead after the famous ‘Unsinkable Ship’ hit an iceberg and sank.
This was considered one of the most famous heartbreaking headlines of all time.