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What' s the first major news event that you remember?

I'm curious, what's the first major news event you all remember? I have some vague memories of Watergate but the first one I really remember was the attack at the 1972 Olympics.


Asked by tinamatt at 7:55 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I remember when Judy Garland died. I dont remember the year, but that was my first official news broadcast that I payed attention too. Back in those days, the news came on in a window period of time, my folks had it on, and I was in the other room doing homework. So different then the world we live in today

    Answer by beyondhopes at 9:54 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I remember being 10 in 1979 when the hostages were in Iran than ex president Reagan got them free. A lot of people say he was a very good president. After that I think it was 9/11 which had me crying eventhough I didn't know anyone who died or know anyone who is fighting in Iraq.

    Answer by sweetmom1007 at 8:05 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • the war when senior bush was in office

    Answer by lovmyhubby at 7:57 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • watergate for me

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 7:57 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • viet nam and hurricane camille

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:00 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • i remember asking parents what was on news
    it was vietnam war

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:04 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I remember Expo '67, and I remember the Vietnam War being in the news. And there was a kidnapping in Quebec. James Cross was kidnapped and they found him dead in the trunk of a car. The FLQ claimed responsibility. Trudeau refused to pay a ransom.

    Answer by L.A.F.outloud at 8:05 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • LAF, I don't remember that when it was a news event, but I DO remember reading about it in the Reader's Digest.

    Comment by tinamatt (original poster) at 8:06 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Hostage crisis in Iran, yellow ribbons and all that.

    Answer by kerryket at 8:21 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Vietnam War, landing on the moon, Watergate.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 8:25 PM on Sep. 12, 2010