Top 10 News Headlines That Have Taken the World By Storm
Several newspapers of today make it their mission to make sure that they publish whatever news they get that is suitable for print. Nevertheless, when publication starts, there are always headlines that generate the most buzz compared with others.
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.
Because of this crash, currencies from all around the world also fell flat as a result.
The Evening Standard’s ‘The First Footstep’
With the increasing numbers of negative news headlines, it is a good thing to be getting some positive ones.
The first steps on the moon taken by Neil Armstrong was duly published on the 21st of July 1969.
This is where the catch phrase ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ became popular.
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.
The New York Daily News’ ‘Peace! Japan Capitulates!’
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, World War II came to an end when the Japanese finally surrendered.
An end was finally achieved after six long horrific years of war.
‘U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers And Hit Pentagon In Day Of Terror’ published by The New York Times
This headline on September 11, 2011 will always be remembered by people across the globe.
With the 2,726 people killed by hijacked planes after hitting New York City’s Twin Towers, the entire world seemed to stop.
‘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. 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,’ from Chicago Tribune
This was one of the darkest headlines in American history. This article tells of JFK’s Dallas, Texas assassination along with the story and reaction of his widow, Jackie.
‘Nixon Resigns’ from The Washington Post
It was in August 1974 where the headline announced the end of the Watergate Scandal and announced Gerald Fox the next US president.
‘Hitler Dead’ published by The News Chronicle
This headline was published on the 2nd of May 1945. Though not a lot of people believed it, it told of the death of Hitler as well as his wife by suicide.
‘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.
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