I remember it quite vividly, because the news about the massacre started the weirdest year in history of the past 60 years: 1989.
First the protests and strikes in Poland, then the massacre in China, Hungaria opening its borders to Austria, hundreds of east-german citizens making their way to the west. Mass protests in Leipzig. Gorbatchev visiting East-Berlin, arguing for reforms of the eastern block. And finally the fall of the wall.
China still calls what happened on Tiananmen Square "an Incident". You know, like in the opening scene of The Undiscovered Country, when Praxis has exploded and the Klingons call it an incident?