PEOPLE Magazine 40th Anniversary

40 Years Later: Headline Makers
Then & Now

Who was making news in 1974, the year PEOPLE published its first issue? From Stephen King to Barbara Walters to Hank Aaron, look back at who filled our pages then – and find out what they're doing today


1974: Woodward, 31 (at right), and Bernstein, 30, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters who unraveled the Watergate scandal, capitalized on their newfound fame and published a best-selling book (which was later turned into a movie) about their exploits, All the President's Men.
2014: Woodward, 71, has remained with the Post, where he serves as associate editor; he's also written 17 best sellers, many on politics. Bernstein, 70, a former Washington bureau chief for ABC News, wrote the acclaimed 2007 biography, Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.