I was reading a Reddit thread the other day about a completely different topic and caught wind of this discussion about how Howard Cosell announced (to the world, basically) that John Lennon had been shot to death. Before the age of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, this was how breaking news was made. A great reminder of the change in times.

The announcement was made on December 8, 1980 during a game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.