Saturday, April 25, 2009

TWQ: First Remembered News Event

We all remember those great news events that have occured throughout our lives. TWQ (The Weekend Question) asks you about the first.

Which is the first great news event that you can remember? What else was going on then?

My answer is:

It seems I was largely oblivious to many of the great headlines that appeared in the sixties. However, everybody was talking of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969. I also recall not long after, the world watching as the crew of Apollo 13 struggled to get home. The papers always seemed full of people called 'hippies' as well.

Now it's over to you...

11 comments:

craziequeen said...

Hi Jean-Luc,

Came here from Tanya's this morning (before heading back to bed!).

First news I rememeber? I don't have a lot of memories from my childhood, mostly blacked out. But I do remember the winter of discontent in the 70's - rubbish in the streets, everyone on strike, power cuts etc.

cq

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

the one i remember is the kennedy assassination, i was only about 3 or 4 at the time but i still remember my parents watching it and explaining it to me.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i have two, one is "i like ike" when eisenhower ran for president and the other is "vaccination for polio". that was certainly a major event at the time. people were so afraid of polio i remember my mother telling me not to step in a puddle because i might catch it! horrible.

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Nepharia said...

Ugh! Yes, my father forced me to watch the 1968 lunar landing (as boring as I thought it was at the time) "because," he said, "it is history."

-n

Carmi said...

Hi Captain. Visiting from Tanya's on this beautiful spring weekend!

I have pictures of myself on the beach the day Apollo 11 touched down on the moon. I was only 2 at the time, so I don't remember. But I DO remember the Yom Kippur War in 1973. I remember my parents telling me about it, and I looked up in the sky and saw the contrails of passenger jets overhead. I thought they were dogfighting fighters, and hoped that my house wouldn't be bombed.

Stephanie said...

Honestly, I think it was the day Elvis Presley died. I must not have watched much tv as a young 'un.

Ellee Seymour said...

Like the others who have commented, it seems easier to remember those who have died rather than the happy events. Does the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana count as a happy event?

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Reagan's assassination attempt and Charles and Diana's wedding.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I believe that my first remembered news event was President Reagan getting shot. I was in the library and I had to get a key to use the facilities; one of the neighbor girls said Reagan was shot and I thought she said someone was shot in the library, hence the enhanced security of locking the lavatories.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Events are events, whether they arr good or bad. It's what we remember most.

Jaime said...

I've been so busy with school, I haven't visited in a while.

My first news memory was Reagan's victory over Carter.