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What are the earliest world events you can remember from your childhood?

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1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 1:32:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
For me it was the Funeral of Winston Churchill in early 1965.


There was a huge newspaper fold out of the procession on the back of our classroom door. I was 6 at the time.

Before that I only remember Beatlemania as a 4 year old. My sister was in the St john's Ambulance and as a 14 year old who went to the Airport to see the Beatles come home from America she was drafted in to deal with the large number of cases of Hysteria.

My friend a year younger told me he remembered the assassination of JFK in 63, when he was only 4.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 2:05:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
For me it was the Apollo moon landings- - not sure which missions specifically, but I suspect it was the later ones since they had the Moon Buggy.

1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 2:17:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think I remember Clinton bombing Serbia. With the night vision cameras.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 2:27:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was big about the space program. They brought John Glenn's Mercury capsule to the London Science Museum and we queued up to see it. Not Apollo 1 though. But there were a lot of pictures of the smoke scarred shell. I followed Apollo 7 through to the 1st landing and did a school project on 11. then there was the waiting for 13 to get back down.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 2:39:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Early memories of world and national events would include Bobby Kennedy assassinated, Neil Armstrong first walk on moon, Walter Cronkite getting on evening news first thing and saying casualty totals in Vietnam for the day. Didn't quite understand what "Tet offensive" meant at the time but remember hearing the term. Remember hearing about ill fated Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Remember when Johnny Carson was late night tv.

I was 17 when i first used a push button phone, 19 when we got our first microwave. Late 20s when first saw a brick sized cell phone that was expensive and calls only, no texts.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 2:41:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Watching the Challenger Shuttle explode live in the 1st grade.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 2:56:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I remember the iconic picture of the little girl running down the road after getting napalmed, being on the front page.

The picture of the Black Power dudes at the Olympics.

In real time, 2 Hippies during the summer of love in '67 with a psychedelic VW bug on Brighton Promenade, and about 200 people just staring.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 3:17:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/25/21 - 2:39:53 PM postallbear wrote:
Early memories of world and national events would include Bobby Kennedy assassinated, Neil Armstrong first walk on moon, Walter Cronkite getting on evening news first thing and saying casualty totals in Vietnam for the day. Didn't quite understand what "Tet offensive" meant at the time but remember hearing the term. Remember hearing about ill fated Rolling Stones concert at Altamont. Remember when Johnny Carson was late night tv. I was 17 when i first used a push button phone, 19 when we got our first microwave. Late 20s when first saw a brick sized cell phone that was expensive and calls only, no texts.


Johnny Carson was still on his show (at least occasionally) in the early 1990s...

1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 3:54:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Apollo 11 - the first man stepping on the moon. It was on every channel. I didn't realize how big a deal it was back then. I wanted to watch my cartoons. I was 8 years old.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 4:03:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't mean when he was on late night tv. I meant when he WAS late night tv.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 4:11:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/25/21 - 4:03:24 PM postallbear wrote:
I didn't mean when he was on late night tv. I meant when he WAS late night tv.


That makes more sense.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 4:18:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record when i was about 10. I guess anything before that qualifies as an early memory?

Watergate, Munich Olympics
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 4:24:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
My first remembered Olympics would be the 1976 games- - Montreal and Innsbruck.

1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 4:26:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I realize that I'm obviously not good in recalling such things.
I'm definitely KNOW I watched Foodball World Cup 1974 that Germany even won but I do not have any own memory of that.
I was a real football fan and 6 1/2 years old, so clearly old enough to remember ...
It's the same with a lot of other events in the early 70's that I mainly seem to have memorized in pictures I most definitely only saw much later.
So I'm afraid the first news worthy things I remember would be the terrorist attacks in 1976/1977.
I was 8 around that time which is damn old dor a first memory
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 4:35:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I remember Jimmy Carter entering the race for President.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 4:46:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
in '68 local girl Lilian Board won a silver in the 400 metres, then died of cancer 2 years later

Earliest Sport 1964 FA Cup final: West Ham led by Bobby Moore winning. I was 5. 1966 World Cup final. When it went into extra time I got bored and went upstairs to play with my neighbour friend. When we heard the noise about the controversial 3rd goal we came to watch the end. My Dad bought all the papers and we made scrap books.
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 9:58:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
And in my first memories
They shot Kennedy
I went numb when I learned to see
1 month ago - Monday 1/25/21 - 11:03:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
The death of princess Diana
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/26/21 - 12:14:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/25/21 - 11:03:31 PM bluedaisy11 wrote:
The death of princess Diana


That was before Clinton and I remember this too.
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/26/21 - 12:06:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
the iranian embassy siege is the first one I have a really vivid memory of.
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/26/21 - 5:35:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/25/21 - 2:41:33 PM EhFahQ wrote:
Watching the Challenger Shuttle explode live in the 1st grade.

I very clearly remember that in 3rd grade .

Before that I remember the Tigers winning the World Series in '84.
30 days ago - Wednesday 1/27/21 - 3:26:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
I remember Jimmy Carter beating Gearald Ford. I couldn't understand how anyone could vote against the president. He seemed like such a nice guy. I was 7.
30 days ago - Wednesday 1/27/21 - 7:45:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
To be fair, Carter seemed like such a nice guy- - he was always smiling.
30 days ago - Wednesday 1/27/21 - 11:06:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
He’s still alive. God bless him.
29 days ago - Thursday 1/28/21 - 9:35:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've heard it said Carter is a much better ex-president than he was as a president

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