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42 Years Ago Howard Cosell Announced on MNF That John Lennon Had Died

In one of the most chilling and stunning broadcast calls of all time, Howard Cosell announced that John Lennon had been shot and killed.

On December 8th, 1980 the Miami Dolphins were taking on the New England Patriots. During the game, commentator Howard Cosell was informed by ABC News that Beatles' musician John Lennon had died.

42 years ago to the day, Lennon was shot in New York City by a man named, Mark David Chapman. Chapman was a Beatles' fan who hated the hypocrisy of Lennon's rich and famous lifestyle. After taking 4 bullets to the back, John Lennon was raced to the hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.
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