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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.

Below are the top ten most talked about news headlines of all time, whether famous or infamous

‘Wall Street Crash!’ from The London Herald

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’

Getting some positive news headlines keeps one anew from the various negative news that are making 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.

‘Martin King Shot To Death: Gunned Down In Memphis,’ published by the Daily News

The devastating news about the assassination of a well known civil rights leader made headlines all around the world on the 5th of April 1968.

On the second floor of the Lorraine Motel, 39-year-old Dr. King was killed leaving his widow, Coretta Scott King, and millions of Americans grieving.

‘Peace! Japan Capitulates!’ published by 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.

Four months after the Third Reich in Germany fell, the Japanese finally surrendered, thereby putting an end to World War II.

After six years of brutal war, everything finally came to an end.

The New York Times’ ‘U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers And Hit Pentagon In Day Of Terror’

Wherever you were on September 11, 2001, you know what terrible news took over.

When hijacked planes hit New York City’s Twin Towers killing 2,726 people, it seems the entire world stopped.

‘Beatle John Lennon Slain’ from The Los Angeles Times

Though peace was his mission, on December 9, 1980, the life of John Lennon was put to end after being shot four times. 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 one of the darkest headlines in American history. 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 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.

‘Hitler Dead’ from The News Chronicle

This headline was published on the 2nd of May 1945. 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’

On the 14th of April 1912, more than 1,200 people were dead after the famous ‘Unsinkable Ship’ hit an iceberg and sank.

This still remains one of the most heartbreaking headlines to ever take the world by storm.