what's the very first news story you ever remember hearing about?

  • 14 Replies
  • 4516 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline kdlynn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 2851
    • View Profile
i don't know why i was thinking about this earlier, but the first news story i remember was "baby jessica." to this day i still won't step on those sewer cap things....anybody else remember theirs?

*

Offline dentstudent

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 3146
  • FOGger to the unsuspecting
    • View Profile
Is this a sneaky way of finding everyones ages? ;-)

I think that for me it was that footage of the girl in Vietnam in 1973 - I remember the image so clearly and yet I was only 3 at the time.

*

another_someone

  • Guest
The first story I recollect (I think it was the first, although one is not always certain about the order of things one remembers from early childhood) was the funeral of Winston Churchill - I remember thinking that I was surprised he was still alive up to that point - I had regarded him as history, so I did not realise that until that time he was still living history.

I think it was probably the same year when I recollect seeing a pathe newsreel at the cinema mentioning the cancellation of the infamous TSR.2 project.

I would have been about 9 at the time.

*

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • 31662
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
The Kennedy Assassination!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

*

Offline kdlynn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 2851
    • View Profile
that's what my mom said too karen! i guess that makes sense. she's the same age as you are..

*

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • 31662
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
LOL..

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

*

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 12656
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
Man invents the wheel  [:(]
Fledgling science site at http://www.sciencefile.org/SF/content/view/54/98/ needs members and original articles. If you can help, please join.

*

Offline kdlynn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 2851
    • View Profile
lol

*

Offline Simulated

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 7188
  • Simulated..What more do you needa know :P
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Man I don't have that good of memory and I am not that old yet. LoL.

*

Offline kdlynn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 2851
    • View Profile
well.... you remember 9-11, right? do you remember the election before that? it was a crazy media circus..

*

Offline Simulated

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 7188
  • Simulated..What more do you needa know :P
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Yeah I was in 3rd grade then. So not the first. LoL.

*

Offline kdlynn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 2851
    • View Profile
ok... keep going backwards like that until you can't remember anything else. lol

*

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 12656
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
I remember the scare-mongering headline in the Paleaolithic Times - "Dinosaurs on the brink of extinction!!!"
Fledgling science site at http://www.sciencefile.org/SF/content/view/54/98/ needs members and original articles. If you can help, please join.

*

Offline that mad man

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • 724
    • View Profile
    • My music
The Profumo scandal.

Possibly as it was just after we had gotten our first TV.

*

Offline rosy

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 1018
  • Chemistry
    • View Profile
Not sure, I thought it was the fire at York Minster, but I'd have been about two, so I think what I actually remember was the competition a couple of years later on Blue Peter to design new bosses to go in the roof... not sure that counts...
I remember the big autumn storm in 1987 because it was going on around me so it being on the evening news too was quite exciting.
There are quite a number of things I think I remember, but which came first I really wouldn't be able to say.
The Berlin Wall coming down made an impression, too.