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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. Even so, when publication starts, there are just certain headlines that create the most impact on a global scale.

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

‘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 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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Peace finally took over after the horrific war that took six years.

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

This headline on September 11, 2011 will always be remembered by people across the globe.

The whole world came to a halt when 2,726 people were killed by hijacked planes hitting New York City’s Twin Towers.

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. It was one of his crazed fans, Mark David Chapman, that shot him outside of his New York City apartment at exactly 10:49 in the morning.

‘Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In’ published by 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 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. 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 will always be one heartbreaking headline no one will ever forget until today.