Here’s How 49 Newspapers Reported the First Moon Landing 49 Years Ago

Man first landed on the Moon 49 years ago. The whole world watched and some estimate put the audience size at 600 million people which was one-fifth of the world’s population at the time.

No matter how one see it, both the landing on the Moon and the broadcast to 600 million people are amazing feats. The world’s newspapers were also going crazy with this event. Almost every head lines reported the landing.

Since 2018 marks the 49th anniversary of the first landing, this blog compiled how 49 newspapers from around the world reported this historical and momentous event.

All newspapers were dated 21 July 1969 which was a Monday. Some newspapers even renamed Monday to Moonday 🙂

 

1) The New York Times

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2) USSR-PRAVDA

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3) The Bangkok Post

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4) The Hindustan Times

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5) Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin State Journal


6) Waterloo Daily Courier (IA)

Waterloo Daily Courier (IA)

 


7) Wapakoneta Daily NewsWapakoneta Daily News


8) San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle


9) St. Petersburg TimesSt. Petersburg Times


10) The Auckland Star(Moonday)

The Auckland Star(Moonday)


11) The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati Enquirer


12) The Coventry Evening Telegraph

The Coventry Evening Telegraph


13) The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph


14) Ebening Standatd

Ebening Standatd


15) Express & Star


16) The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail


17) The Greymouth Evening StarThe Greymouth Evening Star


18) The Guardian

The Guardian


19) The Irish Press

The Irish Press


20) The San Luis Obispo County Telegram

 

The San Luis Obispo County Telegram

 


21) The Saigon Post

The Saigon Post


22) The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

 


23) The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer


24) The Patriot (Harrisburg, PA)

The Patriot (Harrisburg, PA)


25) The Kansas City Times

The Kansas City Times


26) The Sun (Sydney)

The Sun (Sydney)


27) The Topeka Daily Capital

The Topeka Daily Capital


28) The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun


29) The Boston Globe

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30) The Calgary Herald

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31) The Denver Post

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32) The New York Daily News

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33) The Washington Postthewashingtonpost

 

 


34) Il Messaggero (Rome)

Il Messaggero (Rome)

 


35) Buffalo Evening News

 

Buffalo Evening News


36) Bedford Gazette

Bedford Gazette

 


37) Chicago Sun-Times

 

Chicago Sun-Times


38) Chicago Tribune

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39) Daily Express

Daily Express

 


 

40) Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror


41) Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press

 


42) Morning News

 

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43) Fort Myers News-Press

 

Fort Myers News-Press


44) Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth Star-Telegram


45) Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle


46) Liverpool Daily Post

Liverpool Daily Post


47) Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

 


48) Miami Herald

Miami Herald

 


49) Toronto Daily Star

Toronto Daily Star

 


Images credits to the following sources:

No 3 – www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/309482/tributes-pour-in-for-man-on-the-moon

No 4 – www.hindustantimes.com/photos/world-news/one-small-step-47-years-ago

No 49 – www.tayloronhistory.com/category/first-moon-landing/

The rest of the Newspaper image : www.splinternews.com/we-landed-on-the-moon-46-years-ago-heres-how-46-newspa-1793849434


 

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