Weird History

12 Historical Headlines That Could Not Have Been More Wrong

Hindsight is 20/20, but these incredibly wrong newspaper headlines are jaw-dropping. Some are haunting reminders to not count chickens before they hatch, while others are actually funny in their erroneous views on the world. Mostly, though, these historical headlines that were wrong are examples of how off the news can be. Journalism is about reporting the truth, but there are still times newspapers got it wrong.

Everyone knows the public face-palm that was "Dewey Defeats Truman!" but incorrect headlines go way beyond comedy. Some of these totally wrong headlines in history could have changed the world if they were true. What if no lives have been lost on the Titanic? What if nobody ever heard a peep from Hitler after 1924? And what if the death of Elvis really did end rock 'n' roll for good?

Get ready for a trip down memory lane, where most of the language is inaccurate, even more of it is offensive, and all of it was actually printed on paper.