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ITN Compiles Top 20 of History's Defining Moments

1 September 2003


The Top 20 includes material from across ITN Archive's collections, including the ITN, Reuters, Channel 4 and British Pathe news archives, all of which are managed by the ITN Archive. The list is based on the 20 most requested pieces of footage.

The Top 20 is:

1. Moonwalk - 1969
2. The assassination of JFK - 1963
3. September 11 attacks - 2001
4. Diana's funeral - 1997
5. Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup - 1966
6. Iranian Embassy siege - 1980
7. Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech - 1963
8. Margaret Thatcher resigns - 1990
9. Hindenberg disaster - 1937
10. Munich Olympics massacre - 1972
11. Child Napalm victim, Vietnam - 1972
12. Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics - 1936
13. Hitler comes to power - 1933
14. Emily Davidson killed at the Derby - 1913
15. Fall of the Berlin Wall - 1989
16. Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic blasts - 1945
17. Nelson Mandela freed - 1990
18. Space Suttle Challenger disaster - 1986
19. Neville Chamberlain's 'Peace in Our Time' speech - 1938
20. The Beatles' US tour - 1964

Alwyn Lindsey, Managing Director of the ITN Archive said: "The ITN Archive is probably the finest visual document of the people an events that shaped the world since capturing it on film first became possible".


For more information or images from the Top 20 please contact: Sophie Cohen on 020 7430 4857