Top 10 News Headlines That Have Taken the World By Storm
A lot of newspapers do all that they can to get the latest scoop of everything there is to know around the world and print them if they think they are fit. 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!’ published by 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.
With this crash, currencies from various countries all around the globe also fell 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.
On the 21st of July 1969, the article published the first steps taken on the moon by Neil Armstrong.
This is where the catch phrase ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ became popular.
‘Martin King Shot To Death: Gunned Down In Memphis,’ from 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.
The New York Daily News’ ‘Peace! Japan Capitulates!’
It was on August 15, 1945 that this headline has garnered joy and relief from various readers across the globe.
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.
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’ published by 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,’ from 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.
‘Hitler Dead’ published by The News Chronicle
On May 2, 1945, this headline was put in print. Though not a lot of people believed it, it told of the death of Hitler as well as his wife by suicide.
The New York Times ‘Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg’
More than 1,200 lives were taken on April 14, 1912 when the ‘Unsinkable Ship’ hit an iceberg and sank.
This still remains one of the most heartbreaking headlines to ever take the world by storm.