31 years ago today the world lost a truly great man. In honor of John Lennon check out the video on the next page, and listen to one of the greatest songs of all time.

Lennon died when he was gunned down outside his posh New York City apartment that he shared with his wife Yoko Ono and son Sean. Lennon was just returning home from a recording session when he was shot by Mark David Chapman.

Howard Cosell made the announcement of Lennon's death on ABC's 'Monday Night Football', which is where many American's first heard the news.