Anyone find it interesting that no big stock market crashes occurred between 1937 and 1987? This list doesn't include intraday crashes like the May 6, 2010 flash crash, which sent the Dow down 9.2% before closing down only 3.2%. To this day, the Dow's 22.61% loss on October 19, 1987 was the biggest crash ever recorded (going back to 1899 at least). Now I'm going to gather up historical media footage.
Table snapshot via Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_daily_changes_in_the_Dow_Jones_Industrial_Average#Largest_percentage_changes