I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard about:
OJ in the white Bronco: my mom had invited some friends of hers from work over to pick blackberries. Instead of picking berries, they sat around the tv watching the news. I couldn’t have cared less, didn’t know who OJ Simpson was. It took me a while to understand just what a Big Deal this was.
9/11: I had worked second shift that Monday, and was sleeping in the next day. My SIL called and said something about one of the Twin Towers “falling over” (she’s not big on details). Turned on the tv, and there it was. Watched CBS all day, my boss called and they had shut down the warehouse for a couple of days. The one gas station in the little town I lived in had shut down when they heard about the planes, and since all air traffic was grounded we would not be getting our paychecks for a while (had to send them on a truck). I had nothing to do but watch the news for a few days.
Columbia Shuttle disaster: I was working graves at a nursing home. One of our jobs was to deliver papers early in the morning. The newspaper man would deliver a big stack to the front door, and we separated them and took them to each resident. It was on the front page. Read the paper instead of working for 20 minutes.
Death of Princess Di: a cousin of mine was visiting, who was 17 or 18 at the time. I was doing something outside, and came in the house to find her sitting on the couch bawling. She had just heard it on tv.
The Thurston school shooting in Springfield, OR which is about 40 minutes north of where I lived. My teacher told me what had happened, and I watched CBS news that night for details.
Bill Clinton winning a second term. I walked to the street to get the paper, it was on the front page: “Clinton Rolls To Victory!” Don’t know why that has stuck with me.
Those six stick in my mind. Several other events in this thread I remember vividly, but couldn’t tell you exactly where I was when I first heard about them.