On Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre broadcast a fake news bulletin that Martians were invading Earth. America briefly went crazy.
Based on the book by H.G. Wells, the CBS radio "War of the Worlds" broadcast seemed all the more real to people because of the lack of commercial breaks. Once the report was revealed as fiction, there was a widespread anger from those who had been had.
It was unquestionably one of the greatest punks in American history.
If you'd like, you can hear the full audio of the original broadcast below.
Note: It's not real.