Headlines of World’s Rare Newspapers & Magazines

World’s Rare Newspapers Headlines & Magazines Covers.

Disclaimer: This post contains a large collection of meticulously selected rare newspaper front page Headlines about major events which occurred in the world. This Post has not been designed for researchers. The Editor does not possess the technical know-how and financial resources for the digitization of newspapers. This particular post just shows world’s history through the headlines of newspapers and covers of magazines.

1912; Drowning of the Titanic. The Titanic was drowned on April 15, 2012. The Boston Daily Globe gave details in their Evening Edition of 16 April 1912.

World's Rare Newspapers Headlines - Drowning of the Titanic in 1912 - World History through old Newspapers

1912; Titanic Sinks. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. The New York Times broke the news in its edition of April 16, 1912.

World's Rare Newspapers Headlines - The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 - World History through old Newspapers

1914; Great Britain at War with Germany

World's Rare Newspapers - Great Britain at War with Germany 1914 - World History through old Newspapers

1918; End of World War I. World War One ended on November 11, 1918. World’s Rare Newspapers.

World's Rare Newspapers Headlines - World War I is Over, 1918 - World History through old Newspapers

1941; Japan Wars on U.S. and Britain. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes were launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged,and four were sunk.

World's Rare Newspapers - The New York Times, December 8, 1941, Japan Wars on U.S., Attacks Hawaii - Old & Rare Newspape

1945; Hitler DeadNews Chronicle, May 2, 1945. HITLER DEAD, Doenitz, new Fuehrer, says: “We fight on”. World’s Rare Newspapers.

World's Rare Newspapers - Rare edition of News Chronicle, May 2, 1945, HITLER DEAD - Rare Newspapers

1945; End of World War II in Europe. Victory in Europe Day — known as V-E Day or VE Day — was the public holiday celebrated on May 8, 1945 (in Commonwealth countries, May 7, 1945) to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France, and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

. Rare newspapers, end of world war II in Europe, May 08, 1945, The New York Times, V-E Day celebrated

1945; “Ve-Day – It’s All Over”. End of World War II in Europe. Daily Mail, May 8, 1945, 4 a.m. Victory Edition.

Old and rare newspapers- Rare edition of Daily Mail, May 8, 1945, 4 a.m. Edition, Ve-Day: "It's All Over" (end of World War II in Europe) - Rare Newspapers


1945; “V-E” (Victory in Europe). Newsweek edition of  May 14, 1945 about ‘V-E’ (Victory in Europe). Details about V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) celebrations held on May 08, 1945.

Old and rare magazines - Rare Edition of Newsweek, May 14, 1945, V-E, (Victory in Europe) - Rare magazines

1945; Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima (Japan) was dropped on August 6, 1945. The headline in New York Times broke the news on August 7, 1945.

Rare newspaper, New York Times headline August 07, 1945. Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 06 August 1945

1945: Atomic Bomb Hits Nagasaki. Atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki (Japan) on August 9, 1945. Late City Edition of The Boston Herald reported it on the same day.

Rare newspapers, atomic bomb hits Nagasaki, August 09, 1945-The Boston Herald, late city edition

1945; “Great War Ends. Japs will Surrender to Gen. M’ Arthur”. Chicago Daily Tribune, August 14, 1945.

Rare Newspapers - Rare edition of Chicago Daily Tribune, August 14, 1945, Great War Ends.Japs will Surrender - Old and rare newspapers

1945 (August 14); ‘White House Announces the War is Over’The Evening Star, August 14, 1945. World’s Rare Newspapers.

Old and rare newspapers - Rare edition of The Evening Star, August 14, 1945, White House Announces the 2nd World War is Over - Rare Newspapers

1945 (September 3); “Japs Sign Surrender. 6-Year War Ends”. The Stars and Stripes, September 3, 1945.

Old and rare newspapers - The Stars and Stripes, September 03, 1945, Japanese Sign Surrender to End 6-Year War - Rare Newspapers

1947: “India Independent: British Rule Ends”. India got independence on August 15,  1947.

World's Rare Newspapers - British Rule Ends in India, 1947 - Newspapers Headlines tell World History

1948: “Gandhi Shot Dead”Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence He wanted India to pay out some cash assets owed to Pakistan. Some Indians thought Gandhi was too accommodating. Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, assassinated Gandhi on 30 January 1948 by firing three bullets into his chest at point-blank range. World’s Rare Newspapers.

Old Newspapers Headlines - 'Mahatma Gandhi Shot Dead, January 30, 1948 - Nostalgic Rare Newspapers Front Page

1953; Mount Everest is ConqueredThe 1953 British Mount Everest expedition succeeded to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. The expedition was led by Colonel John Hunt, while the team members Edmund Hillary (a New Zealand mountaineer) and Tenzing Norgay (a Nepali Sherpa mountaineer) reached the summit.

World's Rare Newspapers Headlines - Mount Everest is Conquered, 1953 - World History through old Newspapers

1955: “Dr. Einstein is Dead”. New York World-Telegram, The Sun, April 18, 1955. Dr. Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who revolutionized physics with his discovery of the general theory of  relativity and the famous equation on energy: E = mc2 making him the father of modern physics. For his services to theoretical physics, in particular for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, he was awarded the “1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.”

Old Newspapers Headlines - Dr. Einstein is Dead, The New York World-Telegram, The Sun, April 18, 1955 - Historical Newspapers Headlines

1963; Assassin Kills Kennedy. Chicago Tribune, November 23, 1963. John F. Kennedy, President of U.S.A. was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. World’s Rare Newspapers.

Old and rare newspapers- Rare edition of Chicago Tribune, November 23, 1963, Assassin Kills Kennedy - Rare Newspapers

1968: Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 –1968) was an American Baptist minister and civil rights movement activist. He was assassinated in Memphis (a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee) on April 4, 1968. He was only 39 years old.

World's Rare Newspapers Headlines - Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated 1968 - World History through old Newspapers

1969; Landing on MoonApollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, remained alone in lunar orbit until they returned from the moon surface about 15 hours later. All 3 returned to Earth safely after travelling in space for 8 days.

Rare newspaper, The New York Times, July 20, 1969, First landing on moon-Men walk on moon

1974: “Nixon Resigns”. Late city edition of The New York Times, August 9, 1974, announced about the resignation of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. Vice President Gerald R. Ford of Michigan takes the oath as the new President to complete the remaining 2 1/2 years of Nixon’s term. After two years of bitter public debate over the Watergate scandals, President Nixon bowed to pressures from the public and leaders of his party to become the first President in American history to resign.

Old Newspapers Headlines - US President Nixon Resigns, The New York Times, August 9, 1974 - Old Rare Newspapers

1977; Elvis Presley (‘The King’) Dies. Elvis Presley (1935 -1977) was an American singer, musician, and actor. He was an icon and called ‘King of Rock and Roll’ or simply ‘the King’. He died in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. on August 16, 1977 when he suffered a heart attack. He was only 42 years old.

World's Rare Newspapers Headlines - Elvis Presley ('The King') dies 1977 - World History through old Newspapers

1984; Assassination of Indra Gandhi. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of India. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination on October 31, 1984, in New Delhi. Indira Gandhi was the only child of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Old Newspapers Headlines - Indra Gandhi assassinated 31 Oct 1984 - Historical Newspapers Headlines

1984; ‘Indira Gandhi Shot Dead’. On October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi, the 3rd Prime Minister of India was shot dead by her two bodyguards at her residence in New Delhi, India.

World's Rare Newspapers - Indira Gandhi Shot Dead, 1984 - Newspapers Headlines tell World History

1991; Rajiv Gandhi Assassinated. On May 21, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi, the ex-Prime Minister of India, was assassinated by a suicide bombing by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) in Sriperumbudur,Tamil Nadu State, India.

World's Rare Newspapers - Rajiv Gandhi Assassinated, 1991 - Newspapers Headlines tell World History

2001; U.S. Attacked. Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers. Hijacked Jets destroy Twin Towers and hit Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  Reported by The New York Times, September 12, 2001.

Old and rare newspapers- Rare edition of The New York Times, September 12, 2001, U.S. Attacked, Hijacked Jets destroy Twin Towers and hit Pentagon - Rare Newspapers

2001; ‘America Under Attack’Newsweek cover about September 11, 2001 attack by hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 that exploded into the World Trade Center.

Old and rare magazines - Newsweek, September 11, 2001, America Under Attack, World Trade Center Hit by Planes - Rare magazines

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  1. AzizurRehman says:

    A good collection of some rare photos. However, I suggest following may also be included:
    a. US President Nixon’s visit to China through good offices of Pakistan
    b. American ‘High Altitude Reconnaissance Plane’ U2 pilot’s ejection after being hit by Soviet missile in USSR territory and Soviet threat to Pakistan encircling our Peshawar city.

  2. Wish I could have these newspapers.

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