August 31 - 1997 - Princess Diana Dies in a Car Crash
The death of Princess Diana was truly shocking moment when it happened, but it became something much more bizarre in its aftermath. Diana was one of the most famous and beloved people in the world, but she was also a recently divorced woman who was constantly hounded by paparazzi. This focus by paparazzi was seen as a contributing factor in the car crash in a Parisian tunnel that killed her and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, although the paparazzi was actually well behind the car. After the death of Princess Diana, suicide rates went up in England, conspiracy theories were floated, and the Royal Family was castigated for their reactions.