Thursday, 8 December 2016

Date With History: 1980

Monday, December 8th:
John Winston Lennon, aged 40, was shot four times in the back by Mark Chapman, who earlier today had asked the former Beatle for his autograph. Lennon was rushed from the scene - the Dakota apartment building in Manhattan - with his wife Yoko Ono, to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Centre, where he died.
Chapman pleaded guilty to killing Lennon, and blamed voices in his head. He is currently serving a life sentence in Attica prison, Wyoming county, NY.

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