I think my generation will never forget where we were when MJ, Princess Diana, JFK Jr., Pope John Paul, Whitney Houston, or Princess Grace died. Obviously I'm a Gen Xer. I was 13, when John Lennon got killed, and 12 when President Reagan was almost killed. I recall since I attended a Catholic school, we were let out early when the Pope got shot in 1981.
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Lennon shot: Heard the news delivered by Howard Cosell while watching Monday Night Football. At first I thought he was kidding it was so unbelievable.
Ed Sullivan: I was 8 or so, remember watching and hearing comments from my family about their funny long hair, but I was thinking "Listen to that music!!!" I had never heard anything like it.
I used to fall asleep to the sound of Q102 in Cincinnati. I was awakened in the middle of the night to the sound of a Beatles medley. I hit the record button on my Realistic tape recorder. Then I heard the stations most popular DJ on in the middle of the night announcing that John Lennon had been murdered. I just let the cassette roll as I sat up in utter shock. I listened to the news reports come in all morning as they became available. Until it was time to go to school. I just remember being in a complete daze the entire day. I couldn't even bring myself to accept it was true for yrs. I was sure it was a faked death to start a new life of privacy. I may still have that cassette someplace in my childhood home.
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1968 was a very rough year, Nightly news brought Nam into your living room. felt so sad/bad for all those that had to go there...and for all the people that lived there.
GFord_attempted assassination (twice)1970s
RWR_attempted assassination, 1981, vivid memory...was working and remember a guy i was working with said, "should have killed him"...knew then how much RWR was hated....he was a young man, former Army...he hated RWR.
I'm sure there are more, but the one that effected me the most was John...so senseless.