Sometimes, one news story completely overtakes the airwaves. These high-profile incidents can be worldwide events, political struggles, or natural disasters, but sometimes, they're fascinating crimes. The last several decades have been full of prominent true crime stories, and a look back through history reveals which of these tales was on everyone's lips the year you were born.
While most of these events spanned multiple years - thanks to lengthy investigations and court proceedings - each seemingly overtook the news cycle for a specific period of time.
1976 - The Patty Hearst Trial Begins
1977 - Son Of Sam's Killing Spree Comes To An End
1978 - The Golden State Killer Graduates To Homicide
1979 - Ted Bundy Is Tried And Convicted In Florida
1980 - John Lennon Is Murdered By An Obsessed Fan
1981 - Adam Walsh Is Kidnapped And Slain