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#289641 - 06/25/18 03:35 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Originally Posted By: Russ
I remember where I was sitting when I heard JFK had been assassinated (1963).


Working in my first permanent job, I put the visitor center flag at half-mast when JFK was assassinated...

Grandma told me stories about that event. She did not watch the parade; when word got out that JFK was shot, everyone flocked to the TV.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289643 - 06/25/18 06:44 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
This morning I was thinking about Stevie Ray Vaughan. Sometimes it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that I remember hearing the news when Stevie Ray Vaughan died.

It had to have an impact to remember an event when I was four. Shortly after, Dad bought his last album: Family Style.

Jeanette Isabelle


Easy - JFK's assassination. I wasn't quite 4 yrs old but I still recall the images of the funeral, of Mom crying and everyone glued to the TV. I had no idea who he was but I remember what a huge event it was.
As a kid I had grown up on Walt Disney, Ed Sullivan, Roy Rogers and Vincent Price... (yeah, I was a weird kid) but the assassination took over everything for at least a week.

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#289651 - 06/26/18 02:19 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Death of Elvis, 1977, while loading dad's car for a day of fishing.
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#289652 - 06/26/18 02:30 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Blast]
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Elvis is dead? !!!

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#289653 - 06/26/18 03:00 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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He is not!!

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#289655 - 06/26/18 11:28 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Montanero]
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Originally Posted By: Montanero
He is not!!

Montanero is right. Elvis is immortal.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289669 - 06/27/18 01:29 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Blast]
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Originally Posted By: Blast
Death of Elvis, 1977, while loading dad's car for a day of fishing.
-Blast


That day is probably the 2nd or 3rd really big news event that I remember. I heard it on the radio then told my mom and dad. My dad thought I was pulling a prank - but much to his dismay, he too heard the radio news about 15 minutes later.
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#289671 - 06/27/18 02:35 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Earliest memory must be that when we watched landing on the moon on tv. I am born 1966 so it must be either -71 or -72 landing that I remember.

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#289672 - 06/27/18 08:42 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Hearing news about the Korean War on the radio. We did not have a TV at that time.
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#289695 - 06/29/18 10:24 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Earliest (that I remember off the top of my head) that was a "Where were you when" moment happened was NASA. Challenger. High school. Magic performance on a school trip to another NYC school. Came out and heard on radio. Still have immense difficulty hearing, "Go a throttle up."

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