35 Years of People

1974 to Now: PEOPLE's Biggest Stories

Celebrate our 35th anniversary with the newsmakers (Princess Diana! President Obama!) who shocked, moved and warmed the hearts of readers over the years

1980: JOHN LENNON'S DEATH

John Lennon, 40, is shot and killed by deranged fan Mark David Chapman. The former Beatle is survived by his wife Yoko, son Sean and a celebrated musical legacy.

Read the full story in PEOPLE's Archive.