We relived the first steps on the moon and the speech that divided India and Pakistan.
And we asked Anderson Cooper, Cory Booker, Dominique Dawes, Tom Brokaw and David H.
Petraeus whom from our archives they would dine with, and why. She was a global celebrity in the broadest sense, a woman of startling charisma who became famous when she married the heir to the English throne and even more famous when she divorced him and embarked on a life of her own.
You can find more fascinating New York Times obituaries, year round, here and on our Twitter feed. But the sudden death of Diana, the Princess of Wales, alongside her lover in a fiery car crash in a Paris tunnel on Aug.
July 20,1969 — a date that lives in my memory as the great divide, the B. Two Americans, astronauts of Apollo 11, steered their fragile four-legged lunar module safely and smoothly to the historic landing yesterday at P. The Eagle has landed.” Just think, the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk is only three years away. Ever so briefly, I was young again, responding to a deadline and waiting presses. One reader that Sunday was a woman I had known and been fond of more than 50 years ago.
I began my front-page article with a sentence as simple as it was astonishing: Men have landed and walked on the moon. Armstrong, the 38-year-old civilian commander, radioed to earth and the mission control room here: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. Aldrin is living and so is the third astronaut, Michael Collins.) The Armstrong obituary I wrote ran above the fold on the front page on Sunday, Aug. As I wrote it, I felt the old surge of Apollo emotion returning. Thanks a lot.” The same could have been said for hundreds of millions of people around the world watching on television.
I doubt I will be up to the dawn-to-dawn workdays and multiple deadlines of yore, but a bit of the remembered excitement should be a tonic. One thing led to another and in our rediscovery we dispelled creeping loneliness in favor of love. Terry Fincher/Getty Images;, via Reuters; Jacques Langevin, via Associated Press; Press Association, via Associated Press; Erich Auerbach, via Getty Images; Damon Winter, via The New York Times; John Lent, via Associated Press;, via Associated Press Thanks for joining us this summer as we revisited some of the 200,000 memorable lives featured in The New York Times’s archive.
We wandered back into a fatal Alaskan odyssey and over the rainbow.
Click here for the continuing feature “Notable Deaths of 2016”, and if you want to revisit some of the most momentous obituaries to have appeared in The Times, you might look for “The Book of the Dead,” a compilation of obituaries dating back to the newspaper’s founding in 1851. 31, 1997, elevated her into something else entirely: a symbol of a nation’s emotional and generational conflicts, a blank slate on which an entire people — and to some extent, the world at large — could project their own fears, prejudices and passions. For a few disorienting weeks, everything seemed up for grabs, including the monarchy itself.
It will be available for preorder and will appear on store shelves in October. She was born Lady Diana Spencer, the daughter of an earl, in 1961.
It was the day of the first walk on the moon by humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and I covered the event for The Times from mission control in Houston.
Although I am now 82, my doctors seem to think I have a good chance of still being around for it. In the obituary, I continued the exchange between Armstrong and mission control: “Roger, Tranquillity,” mission control replied. She was still a space buff and in an email praised the obit.
Althorp, her childhood home, was a stately, drafty pile, crammed with priceless works of art.