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. 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 October 29 in the year of 1929, the crash of the US stock market was announced which was famously called the Great Depression.
In such a crash, the results led to several currencies all around the world to fall 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.
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.
The Daily News’ Martin King Shot To Death: Gunned Down In Memphis’
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.
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, the Japanese finally surrendered, thereby putting an end to World War II.
After six years of brutal war, everything finally came to an end.
‘U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers And Hit Pentagon In Day Of Terror,’ from The New York Times
Wherever you were on September 11, 2001, you know what terrible news took over.
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
American history considered this one their darkest headlines. The article comprised JFK’s assassination in Dallas, Texas as well as the reaction of his widow, Jackie.
‘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.
‘Hitler Dead’ published by The News Chronicle
It was during May 2, 1945 that such a headline came out. The death of Hitler and his wife by suicide was announced though a lot of people were not sure if they should believe it.
‘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.