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Kennedy's inauguration mgardener Nov 2023 #1
Dwight Eisenhower: "I shall go to Korea." Glorfindel Nov 2023 #12
JFK's assassination LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #2
Me too. First news story I can recall chicoescuela Nov 2023 #65
JFK's assassination Auggie Nov 2023 #71
JFK's funeral Nittersing Nov 2023 #78
My parents hid the newspapers from me nitpicked Nov 2023 #81
Same here. Diamond_Dog Nov 2023 #104
Born in '65 Alpeduez21 Nov 2023 #3
Yeah, I saw the moon landing on a tiny black and white tv at a local diner duckworth969 Nov 2023 #25
Nerd. Itchinjim Nov 2023 #33
Sputnik, I think. Ocelot II Nov 2023 #4
I'm 70... I remember at an extended family get together I asked the adults (I was ?7)... electric_blue68 Nov 2023 #5
I would guess something about the 1956 presidential election rurallib Nov 2023 #6
Starkweather and Fugate ggma Nov 2023 #49
I recall being for Stevenson in that election. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2023 #109
Kennedy assassination dweller Nov 2023 #7
Alan Shephard in Mercury launch Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #8
My first is John Glenn's flight. I had just turned 4. lastlib Nov 2023 #31
Same. Mercury and Gemini. C_U_L8R Nov 2023 #108
Mostly, Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley were just things that came on after cartoons. Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #114
School stopped for every rocket launch. C_U_L8R Nov 2023 #117
Kennedy's assassination. I was 4, and I was coloring while my Mom washed windows ms liberty Nov 2023 #9
Here's the 3 hour video as it happened. LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #15
Brrr. I never saw that before. I was leaving Homeroom & on my way to Science when someone shouted the news Hekate Nov 2023 #115
The death of Marylyn Monroe nt Ohiya Nov 2023 #10
Smog..Was a story in The Weekly Reader likesmountains 52 Nov 2023 #11
Eisenhower beating Stevenson comes to mind. cachukis Nov 2023 #13
When Eisenhower won... mwf Nov 2023 #69
I learned my grandfather voted for Ike and my cachukis Nov 2023 #83
13 yrs old? That's surprising to me. My first news recollection I was 4 yrs old JoseBalow Nov 2023 #14
I guess I was just a carefree kid True Dough Nov 2023 #47
changing to - three astronauts killed on launch pad Skittles Nov 2023 #16
The Eichmann trial. I Remember him being in a glass booth. Jrose Nov 2023 #17
Remember Russian space flights, US catch up, Kennedy, etc. Have vague memories of Silent Type Nov 2023 #18
I'm 53 and grew up in DC AZSkiffyGeek Nov 2023 #19
This message was self-deleted by its author JohnSJ Nov 2023 #20
'69 Mets win the World Series duckworth969 Nov 2023 #21
The opening of Vatican II TygrBright Nov 2023 #22
Bay of Pigs invasion.. Deuxcents Nov 2023 #23
Probably Sputnik launch. LoisB Nov 2023 #24
the gemini and apollo space flights . the terrorist attacks on the olympic village in munich, AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #26
Death of Stalin when I was 5. Sneederbunk Nov 2023 #27
Cuban missile crisis mike_c Nov 2023 #28
End of the Korean War. sinkingfeeling Nov 2023 #29
Eisenhower winning. MOMFUDSKI Nov 2023 #30
JFK assassination Itchinjim Nov 2023 #32
How devastating that was! mwf Nov 2023 #72
Watergate Deep State Witch Nov 2023 #34
The Suez Canal Crisis (29 Oct-7 Nov 1956) and the Hungarian niyad Nov 2023 #35
I was 4 years old... rogerballard Nov 2023 #36
Born in 1951. Sputnik in 1957. I was 6. 3catwoman3 Nov 2023 #37
Vietnam War Lithos Nov 2023 #38
Korean War, election of 1952 unc70 Nov 2023 #39
Perhaps not the first but made the greatest impression. It was a story, with a photo, of a little girl Floyd R. Turbo Nov 2023 #40
Army McCarthy hearings. 1954 yellowdogintexas Nov 2023 #41
Born in 1961. Different Drummer Nov 2023 #42
Kennedy assassination. The neighbor friend of my mom's came over and first I thought I Maraya1969 Nov 2023 #43
This message was self-deleted by its author BootinUp Nov 2023 #44
This message was self-deleted by its author BootinUp Nov 2023 #45
Early 50s news Tiny Tabby Nov 2023 #46
The assassination of Martin Luther King and subsequent riots LudwigPastorius Nov 2023 #48
Nuke of Hiroshima Chipper Chat Nov 2023 #50
Communism madamesilverspurs Nov 2023 #51
This ad ... ificandream Nov 2023 #99
Mid 50s. Polio Vacine Clinics Announcements GP6971 Nov 2023 #52
The moon landing of course. But the first sort of political story that played out over a couple days was the Israeli captain queeg Nov 2023 #53
Thresher disaster sorcrow Nov 2023 #54
Eisenhower's open heart surgery with footage from it on TV. I saw Ike's heart beating. marble falls Nov 2023 #55
I have a vague recollection of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. rsdsharp Nov 2023 #56
Hurricane. Not sure which one catrose Nov 2023 #57
Korea on the John Cameron Swayze Camel Caravan; & a list of all the bases where cigarettes were sent to our fighting men NBachers Nov 2023 #58
Kruschev's visit and the "kitchen debate" CanonRay Nov 2023 #59
Hawaii becomes the 50th state. (nt) Pinback Nov 2023 #60
The McCarthy comunist hearings. Vaguely Srkdqltr Nov 2023 #61
A moon landing. My parent's joked that the astronaughts applegrove Nov 2023 #62
I can remember hearing constant controversies surrounding the Sam Sheppard murder case. n/t Backseat Driver Nov 2023 #63
LBJ's funeral ArkansasDemocrat1 Nov 2023 #64
Jessica stuck in a well. Elessar Zappa Nov 2023 #66
Two big crimes at the time. HoosierDebbie Nov 2023 #67
The Nixon-Kennedy debate. My family watched it live, and all the girls thought Kennedy was so dreamy. Midnight Writer Nov 2023 #68
The murder of 2 children in my neighborhood in 1965 IcyPeas Nov 2023 #70
The moon landing. Mad_Dem_X Nov 2023 #73
The Vietnam War. (n/t) OldBaldy1701E Nov 2023 #74
The very first "news" related subject that I remember was, while watching cartoons, the public information Chainfire Nov 2023 #75
Constant stories about the Communist threat. gibraltar72 Nov 2023 #76
Moon walk. MLAA Nov 2023 #77
I remember several events on television news in the 1950's. Fla Dem Nov 2023 #79
JFK assassination WestMichRad Nov 2023 #80
It was the 1964 election results nitpicked Nov 2023 #82
Watergate. Dulcinea Nov 2023 #84
I remember playing with my tinker toys on the floor in the living room while the adults sat listening to Roosevelt on appleannie1 Nov 2023 #85
The 1965 blackout in the northeast Danmel Nov 2023 #86
My Dad walked home in that black out Nittersing Nov 2023 #87
We lived in Brooklyn. Danmel Nov 2023 #90
The sinking of the Andrea Doria ocean liner, 1956. Paladin Nov 2023 #88
Yeah I have that going on. captain queeg Nov 2023 #95
The killings of MLK and RFK LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #89
Two assassinations, two months apart MyMission Nov 2023 #112
Vietnam possibly Tet exboyfil Nov 2023 #91
I had recently turned 10. Niagara Nov 2023 #92
Bay of Pigs, I am 68 debm55 Nov 2023 #93
A rocket launch in 1968 ... surrealAmerican Nov 2023 #94
The dropping of the first atom bomb. All I remember is that the story terrified me. I thought the bomb might drop on CTyankee Nov 2023 #96
Stalin's death, 1953 Bundbuster Nov 2023 #97
Cuban Missle Crisis ificandream Nov 2023 #98
The last two weeks of the Phillies 64 season BOSSHOG Nov 2023 #100
Dwight Eisenhower's first inauguration. raging moderate Nov 2023 #101
1957-Being told about the threat of those godless Russians... czarjak Nov 2023 #102
The New York Giants moving to San Francisco Brother Buzz Nov 2023 #103
The 1956 Eisenhower/Stevenson election. Golden Raisin Nov 2023 #105
mount saint helens eruption ! stonecutter357 Nov 2023 #106
Kennedy Rebl2 Nov 2023 #107
I'm 51 years old TlalocW Nov 2023 #110
The big moon landing IbogaProject Nov 2023 #111
The desegregation in Little Rock Arkansas ordered by Pres. Eisenhower, aided by the... Hekate Nov 2023 #113
EISENHOWER BEING ELECTED PRESIDENT...I WAS 5 Stuart G Nov 2023 #116
Flooding in the Netherlands early 1950's marigold20 Nov 2023 #118
This isn't from my childhood but on the day Elvis died ... ificandream Nov 2023 #119
I have a very sketchy memory of John Glenn orbiting the Earth. Laffy Kat Nov 2023 #120
Alaska earthquake bucolic_frolic Nov 2023 #121
The repair for the Hubble Space Telescope (1993) sakabatou Nov 2023 #122
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