List of assassinations

This is a list of assassinations, sorted by location.

For the purposes of this article, an assassination is defined as the deliberate, premeditated murder of a prominent figure, often for religious, political or monetary reasons.


The Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

Date Victim(s) Method Assassin(s) Notes
December 7, 1710 Daniel Parke, British governor of the Leeward Islands Beating Several members of a mob. An angry mob captured Parke in his house, beat him severely, and dragged him out to die of his wounds.[1] His last words to his tormentors, as he lay dying, were reported as: "Gentlemen, you have no sense of honor left, pray have some of humanity."[2]


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1828 Manuel Dorrego, Governor of Buenos Aires Province Juan Lavalle
1838 Alejandro Heredia, Governor of Tucumán Province
1841 José Cubas, Governor of Catamarca Province Mariano Maza
1841 Marco Avellaneda, Governor of Tucumán Province Mariano Maza
1861 Antonino Aberastain, Governor of San Juan Province
1870 Justo José de Urquiza, former president of Argentina and Governor of Entre Ríos Province
1909 Ramón Falcón, chief of the National Police Simón Radowitzky Assassinated by anarchists as a retaliation for his brutal repression of workers.
1921 Amable Jones, Governor of San Juan Province
1935 Enzo Bordabehere, National Senator for Santa Fe Province Ramón Valdez Cora Killed during a session of the Argentine Senate.
1970 Pedro Aramburu, former de facto president of Argentina Executed by the peronist guerrilla Montoneros in revenge for the abduction of Evita's body and for the execution of those implicated in a failed uprising fifteen years before, during Aramburu's dictatorship.
1974 Rodolfo Ortega Peña, National Deputy for Buenos Aires Province Argentine Anticommunist Alliance
1974 Carlos Prats, Chilean general, former Commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army Michael Townley Killed by the secret service of the Pinochet dictatorship, during his exile in Argentina.
1975 Hipólito Acuña, National Deputy for Santa Fe Province Montoneros
1975 Juan Carlos Rojas, National Deputy for San Juan Province Unknown
1975 Alberto Manuel Campos, mayor of General San Martín Partido Montoneros
1976 Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan senator, founder of the Broad Front Exiled in Argentina as a result of the 1973 Uruguayan coup, he was killed after the 1976 Argentine coup, under the Operation Condor, which involved the collaboration between military dictatorships in the Southern Cone.
1976 Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz, former speaker of the Uruguayan House of Representatives Killed alongside Zelmar Michelini, while exiled in Argentina.
1976 Juan José Torres, former military President of Bolivia Exiled in Argentina after his overthrow by Hugo Banzer. He was killed after the 1976 Argentine coup d'état, under the Operation Condor, which involved the collaboration between military dictatorships in the Southern Cone.
2012 Carlos Soria, Governor of Río Negro Province Susana Freydoz Killed by his wife.
2019 Héctor Enrique Olivares, National Deputy for La Rioja Province


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1973 Richard Sharples, Governor of Bermuda Erskine "Buck" Burrows and Larry Tacklyn Shot outside Bermuda's Government House. Sharples's aide-de-camp Captain Hugh Sayers was also killed.


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1829 Pedro Blanco Soto, President of Bolivia
1865 Manuel Isidoro Belzu, President of Bolivia
1946 Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia
9 October 1967 Ernesto "Che" Guevara Bolivian Special Forces Captured the previous day, and was shot 9 times and executed.
1989 Elders Jeffrey Brent Ball and Todd Ray Wilson, LDS Missionaries
2016 Rodolfo Illanes, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Bolivia Protesting miners


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1915 Pinheiro Machado, Brazilian politician
1930 João Pessoa Cavalcânti de Albuquerque
1964 Adib Shishakli, Syrian military dictator
1975 Vladimir Herzog, journalist
1976 Zuzu Angel, Brazilian activist
1988 Francisco Alves "Chico" Mendes Filho, Brazilian environmental activist Darci Alves da Silva Murder ordered by rancher Darly Alves da Silva, Mendes was shot by his son Darci
1996 Paulo César Farias, Collor de Mello's campaign treasurer
2001 Antonio da Costa Santos, Mayor of Campinas
2002 Celso Daniel, Mayor of Santo André
2002 Tim Lopes, journalist Murdered by drug traffickers connected to Comando Vermelho and Amigos dos Amigos
2005 Dorothy Stang, American nun Killed by business interests
2018 Marielle Franco, Brazilian human rights activist Assassination suspected to be linked with Rio de Janeiro Militias[3]


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1868 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Father of Canadian Confederation Patrick J. Whelan
1872 William End, Magistrate in northern New Brunswick He and his office set aflame by ex-convict.
1880 George Brown, Father of Canadian Confederation George Bennett
1914 William C. Hopkinson, immigration officer, British intelligence agent Mewa Singh, Ghadarite sympathizer
1970 Pierre Laporte, Vice Premier and Minister of Labour of Quebec Bernard Lortie, Paul Rose, Jacques Rose, Francis Simard[4] Kidnapped and murdered by the FLQ.
1982 Atilla Altıkat, Turkish diplomat Assassinated by Armenian nationalists in Ottawa


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1818 Luis Carrera and his brother Juan José Carrera, both independence war heroes attributed to the head of the government, Bernardo O'Higgins
1818 Manuel Rodriguez, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile attributed to the head of the government, Bernardo O'Higgins
1837 Diego Portales, As a minister of president José Joaquín Prieto Diego Portales played a pivotal role in shaping the state and government politics in the 19th century, delivering with the Constitution of 1833 the framework of the Chilean state for almost a century. Colonel José Antonio Vidaurre
1970 René Schneider, Chilean general, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army After several attempts, he was kidnapped and killed by far-right paramilitary squads, due to his opposition to any intervention of the armed forces to block the election of left-wing candidate Salvador Allende in 1970.
1971 Edmundo Pérez Zujovic, Chilean ex Secretary of Interior Affairs
1973 Victor Jara, Chilean left-wing singer Killed after the coup of 1973.
1982 Eduardo Frei Montalva, former President of Chile and opponent of the Pinochet dictatorship Although he officially died by sepsis after a low-risk surgery, recent research suggests he was poisoned by the secret service of Pinochet. However, there isn't an absolute certainty about the real causes of his death.[5]
1982 Tucapel Jiménez [es], Chilean trade-unionist Killed by the military dictatorship of Pinochet.[6]
1991 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean right-wing Senator Killed by far-left guerrillas after the return of democracy.


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1830 Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan politician, statesman, soldier
1914 Rafael Uribe Uribe, lawyer, journalist, diplomat, soldier
1948 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Liberal Party leader
1984 Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Minister of Justice The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
1985 Tulio Manuel Castro Gil, Judge who had indicted Pablo Escobar
1985 Alfonso Reyes Echandia, Head of the Supreme Court. Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Fabio Calderon Botero, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Pedro Elias Serrano Abadia, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Dario Velasquez Gaviria, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Jose Eduardo Gnecco Correa, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Ricardo Medina Moyano, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Alfonso Patiño Rosselli, Supreme Court Justice. Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Carlos Medellin Forero, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Fanny Gonzalez Franco, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Dante Luis Fiorillo Porras, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Manuel Gaona Cruz, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Horacio Montoya Gil, Supreme Court Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Carlos Horacio Uran Rojas, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Lizandro Juan Romero Barrios, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Emiro Sandoval Huertas, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Julio Cesar Andrade Andrade, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1985 Jorge A Correa Echeverry, State Council Assistant Justice Killed during the Palace of Justice Siege.
1986 Guillermo Cano Isaza, Director of El Espectador newspaper The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
1987 Jaime Pardo Leal, Presidential candidate, leader of the Patriotic Union party
1987 Carlos Mauro Hoyos, Attorney General of Colombia The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel.
August 18, 1989 Luis Carlos Galán, Presidential candidate, leader of the Colombian Liberal Party The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel.
1989 Jorge Enrique Pulido, journalist, Director of Mundovision The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
March 22, 1990 Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa, Presidential candidate, leader of the Patriotic Union party[7]
1989 Waldemar Franklin Quintero, Commander of the Police of Antioquia The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
1990 Carlos Pizarro Leongómez, Presidential candidate, leader of the M-19 party
1991 Enrique Low Murtra, former Colombian Ambassador to Switzerland The assassination was ordered by the Medellin Cartel
1994 Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer
1994 Manuel Cepeda Vargas, Senator, leader of the Patriotic Union party
1995 Alvaro Gómez Hurtado, former presidential candidate and director of El Nuevo Siglo newspaper
1999 Jaime Garzón, journalist and satirist
2000 Crispiniano Quiñones Quiñones, Colombian Army General Assassinated by members of FARC
2003 Guillermo Gaviria Correa, Governor of Antioquia


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
May 8, 1935 Antonio Guiteras, Revolutionary Socialist leader


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
May 5, 2013 Helmin Wiels, The leader of the Sovereign People party. Elvis Kuwas

Dominican Republic

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1899 Ulises Heureaux, president of the Dominican Republic
May 30, 1961 Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, Dominican Republic dictator Shot in ambush
1973 Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1875 Gabriel García Moreno, President of Ecuador Faustino Rayo Shot outside Quito Cathedral, owing to his pro-religious views.
1999 Jaime Hurtado and Pablo Tapia, communist legislators Killed in Quito

El Salvador

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1913 Manuel Enrique Araujo, President of El Salvador
1975 Roque Dalton, poet and revolutionary
1977 Rutilio Grande García, S.J., Roman Catholic priest
1977 Alfonso Navarro Oviedo, Roman Catholic priest
1978 Ernesto Barrera, Roman Catholic priest
1979 Octavio Ortiz Luna, Roman Catholic priest
1979 Rafael Palacios, Roman Catholic priest
1979 Alirio Napoleón Macías, Roman Catholic priest
1980 Óscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador Killed by right-wing death squad
1980 Enrique Álvarez Córdova and five other leaders of the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Front ("FDR," for its Spanish initials) Captured and killed by government aligned security forces.
1980 Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan, Roman Catholic nuns Killed by the National Guard of El Salvador.
1983 Marianella García Villas,[8] Human Rights Attorney/Activist Killed by the Salvadoran Armed Forces
1983 Albert Schaufelberger, senior U.S. Naval representative
1989 Ignacio Ellacuría, Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Killed by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army.
1989 Ignacio Martín-Baró, Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Killed by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army.
1989 Segundo Montes, Roman Catholic Jesuit priest Killed by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army.
1989 María Cristina Gómez, teacher and community leader


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1983 Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1898 José María Reina Barrios, President of Guatemala
1957 Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, killed by bodyguard[9]
1970 Karl von Spreti, German ambassador in Guatemala
1979 Alberto Fuentes Mohr, Social Democratic Party leader
1979 Manuel Colom Argueta, Mayor of Guatemala City
1980 Hugo Rolando Melgar Melgar, Law professor at San Carlos University and leftist leader Rios Montt regime Hugo Rolando was ambushed on his way to work by the Guatemalan army on the morning of March 24
1993 Jorge Carpio Nicolle, Liberal politician and journalist
1998 Juan José Gerardi, Roman Catholic bishop
2012 Valentín Leal, legislator
2013 Carlos Castillo Medrano, Mayor of Jutiapa


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
November 18, 1978 Leo Ryan, Member of the US House of Representatives Members of the People's Temple in Jonestown Was shot to death in Guyana while investigating human rights violations by members of the People's Temple.
1980 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure
2006 Satyadeow Sawh, Agriculture Minister Murdered along with his brother and sister, a security guard by masked gunmen dressed in military fatigues


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1806 Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti
1993 Antoine Izméry, businessman and Lavalas supporter
1993 Guy Malary, minister of justice
2000 Jean Dominique, journalist
2005 Jacques Roche, journalist


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1966 Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, president of El Salvador from 1931 to 1944
2008 Mario Fernando Hernández, deputy speaker of Congress for the Liberal Party


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1520 Motecuhzoma II Xocoyotl, Emperor of the Aztec Alliance
February 22, 1913 Francisco I. Madero, President of Mexico, Nov 6, 1911 to Feb 19, 1913.[9] Vice-President José María Pino Suárez was also killed.
March 7, 1913 Abraham González, revolutionary, governor of Chihuahua and mentor to Pancho Villa
April 10, 1919 Emiliano Zapata, revolutionary Officers under Colonel Jesús Guajardo Shot at his hacienda San Juan, Chinameca in Mexico.
May 20, 1920 Venustiano Carranza, President of Mexico[9] Álvaro Obregón
July 20, 1923 Francisco "Pancho" Villa, revolutionary[10] Unknown Shot while being driven in an open car at Parral in Mexico. His bodyguards Rafael Madreno and Claro Huertado were also killed.
1924 Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Governor of Yucatán
July 17, 1928 Álvaro Obregón, President-elect[10] José de León Toral
1929 Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary
August 20, 1940 Leon Trotsky, Russian communist leader[10] Ramón Mercader Killed by penetrating head injury from an ice axe.
1985 Enrique Camarena, U.S. DEA Agent
1986 Carlos Loret de Mola Mediz, journalist and State governor
1993 Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Roman Catholic Cardinal of Guadalajara Unknown Assassinated at the Guadalajara Airport, among 6 other people, by cocaine drug gang Tijuana Cartel using Logan Heights (San Diego, CA) street gang, either as a mistaken attack on another cartel leader (Sinaloa Cartel) or to silence Posadas regarding possible corrupt connections between government and drug cartels; some more recent speculation that an anti-church group was involved.
March 23, 1994 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Presidential candidate[7] Mario Aburto Assassinated at a campaign rally in Lomas Taurinas, a neighborhood in Tijuana.
September 28, 1994 José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Secretary-General of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional
June 7, 1999 Paco Stanley, comedian Luis Alberto Salazar Vega
2001 Digna Ochoa, human rights lawyer
2004 Francisco Ortiz Franco, contributing editor to Zeta
2010 Jesús Manuel Lara Rodríguez, Mayor of Guadalupe
2010 Rodolfo Torre Cantú, politician
June 8, 2018 Fernando Purón Johnston, politician Shot while leaving a debate hall in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. Fernando Purón was previously the mayor of Piedras Negras, and was running for Mexico's general election.[11]


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1934 Augusto César Sandino, Nicaraguan revolutionary National Guard members of Anastasio Somoza García Killed by National Guard members of Anastasio Somoza García
September 21, 1956 Anastasio Somoza García, President of Nicaragua[7] Rigoberto López Pérez
1978 Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, newspaper editor, Nicaraguan Somoza opposition
1991 Enrique Bermúdez, founder and former top commander of the Nicaraguan Contras


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
January 2, 1955 José Antonio Remón Cantera, President of Panama Killed at racetrack by machine gun[9]
July 31, 1981 Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera, Governor Head of Panama Killed at an Aircraft accident by a radio detonated bomb


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1877 Juan Bautista Gill, President of Paraguay
1980 Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza, former President of Nicaragua 7 Sandinistas
March 23, 1999 Luis María Argaña, vice president of Paraguay Ambushed[7]


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1541 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador
1872 Jose Balta, President of Peru
1933 Luis M. Sánchez Cerro, president of Peru
1992 María Elena Moyano, a community organizer in Villa El Salvador


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1982 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist Victim of the December murders

United States

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States John Wilkes Booth Was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin in the presidential box at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. Lincoln died the next morning on April 15 across the street in a boarding house. Booth and accomplice David Herold hid in a barn in Virginia. Herold surrendered. When Booth refused to go out, the troops set the barn on fire, which killed him.
October 22, 1868 James M. Hinds, U.S. Congressman from Arkansas George Clark Killed by a Ku Klux Klan member as part of intimidation of Republican carpetbaggers
July 2, 1881 James A. Garfield, President of the United States Charles J. Guiteau Shot by Guiteau while waiting for a train at a Washington train station. Garfield did not die until September 19, 1881.
October 15, 1890 David Hennessy, Police Chief of New Orleans
October 28, 1893 Carter Harrison Sr., Mayor of Chicago Patrick Eugene Prendergast Killed after assailant was rejected for appointment to a patronage position.
February 3, 1900 William Goebel, Governor of Kentucky Unknown political opponents Uncertain, but killed in the context of a disputed, fraudulent election
September 6, 1901 William McKinley, President of the United States Leon Czolgosz Czolgosz shot McKinley while he was shaking hands at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Didn't die until September 14.
December 30, 1905 Frank Steunenberg, Governor of Idaho Harry Orchard Killed by a mining company informant in an attempt to cast blame on a labor union
March 6, 1933 Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago Giuseppe Zangara Disputed; suspected of striking Cermak instead of intended target President-elect Franklin Roosevelt
September 8, 1935 Huey Long, U.S Senator from Louisiana Carl Weiss Long attended the State Capital building to help pass "House Bill Number One". Long was able to help get the bill to pass. After the meeting, Carl Weiss, the son-in-law of Long's long-time opponent, Judge Benjamin Henry Pavy, confronted Long, pulled out a handgun and shot Long in the abdomen. Weiss was shot and killed by Long's bodyguards. Long died two days later.
January 11, 1943 Carlo Tresca, anarchist organizer
February 9, 1960 Adolph Coors III, heir to Coors Brewing Company Joseph Corbett, Jr. Murdered in failed kidnap-for-ransom attempt
June 12, 1963 Medgar Evers, U.S. civil rights activist.[7] Byron De La Beckwith Evers, an African American activist and NAACP leader, was shot by De La Beckwith, a Ku Klux Klan member, who was convicted in 1994.
November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy, President of the United States Lee Harvey Oswald Shot in by Lee Harvey Oswald while travelling in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
November 24, 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby Revenge for killing John F. Kennedy
February 21, 1965 Malcolm X, black Muslim leader Norman 3X Butler, Thomas 15X Johnson, Talmadge Hayer Killed in a Manhattan banquet room as he began a speech.
August 25, 1967 George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party John Patler, a former aide Shot in the chest as he was leaving a laundromat.
April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr., U.S. civil rights activist.[7] James Earl Ray[12] Ray pleaded guilty but later recanted, while a 1999 civil trial convicted Jowers and 'unknown others', while also noting that 'governmental agencies were parties' to the plot.[13] See Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
June 5, 1968 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician, who served as a United States Senator for New York and leading Democratic presidential candidate in 1968. Sirhan Sirhan Shot after giving a speech after winning the California primary. Died 26 hours later on June 6. Sirhan was convicted on April 17, 1969, and less than a week later was sentenced to death.[14] The sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972 after the California Supreme Court, in its decision in California v. Anderson, invalidated all pending death sentences imposed in California prior to 1972.
December 4, 1969 Fred Hampton, deputy chairman of the Black Panther Party Chicago Police Department, with involvement by the FBI Killed by the Chicago Police Department in a raid on December 4, 1969. The status of this as an assassination is somewhat disputed; however many sources see this as an assassination or at least a politically-motivated extrajudicial execution, with support from the FBI's COINTELPRO program.[15][16][17][18][19][20]
1973 Marcus Foster, School District Superintendent in Oakland, CA Donald DeFreeze, Joe Remiro and Russ Little Killed by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army
June 30, 1974 Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., and Edward Boykin, church deacon Marcus Chenault Killed while her husband was preaching.
September 21, 1976 Orlando Letelier, Chilean ambassador to the United States for the administration of Chile's democratically elected President Salvador Allende Michael Townley Killed along with his American assistant, Ronni Moffitt, by a car bomb placed by Chilean DINA agents.
November 27, 1978 Harvey Milk, San Francisco Supervisor, first openly gay elected official in the US, and gay rights activist, and George Moscone, mayor of San Francisco Dan White, former San Francisco Supervisor who opposed Milk's advocacy See Moscone–Milk assassinations
December 8, 1980 John Lennon, British musician, member of The Beatles Mark David Chapman Shot multiple times and killed by Mark David Chapman. Chapman was a former fan of The Beatles, Lennon's band, until Lennon said that they were "more popular than Jesus." See Assassination of John Lennon.
June 18, 1984 Alan Berg, radio talk-show host Jean Craig, David Lane, Bruce Pierce, and Richard Scutari Killed by members of the white nationalist group The Order.
October 15, 1984 Henry Liu, Taiwanese-American writer Wu Tun and Tung Kuei-sen Allegedly killed by Kuomintang agents
1985 Alex Odeh, Arab anti-discrimination group leader Killed when bomb exploded in his Santa Ana, California office
1986 Alejandro González Malavé, undercover policeman Killed in Bayamón
July 18, 1989 Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress and model Robert John Bardo Shot and killed at her home in West Hollywood
August 22, 1989 Huey Newton, founder of Black Panther Party Tyrone Robinson Killed by member of Black Guerrilla Army (BGA).
1990 Meir David Kahane, Member of the Israeli Knesset, Founder of the JDL and the Kach Party, Zionist El Said Nosair Killed by an Arab gunman in a Manhattan hotel, El Said Nosair who was found guilty of conspiracy charges linking him to Sheik Abdul Rahman, "the blind sheik", Al Qaeda's point man in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Kahane's assassination was Al Qaeda's first act of terror on US soil.
1991 Ioan P. Culianu, Romanian historian of religion, culture, and ideas Killed at the University of Chicago where he taught at the Divinity School Swift Hall, allegedly because of opposition to his writings.
1993 David Gunn, abortion provider Michael F. Griffin Shot outside his clinic. See Murder of David Gunn.
1994 John Britton, physician, abortion provider Paul Jennings Hill Shot at his clinic.
March 31, 1995 Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, singer, songwriter Yolanda Saldívar Shot in Corpus Christi by fan club manager
September 13, 1996 Tupac Shakur, rapper Orlando Anderson Shot in Las Vegas after leaving a boxing match
March 9, 1997 Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, rapper Shot in Los Angeles
July 15, 1997 Gianni Versace, fashion designer Andrew Cunanan Shot on his home's front steps in Miami
October 23, 1998 Barnett Slepian, physician, abortion provider James Charles Kopp Shot in his kitchen.
2007 Chauncey Bailey, Oakland Tribune journalist Devaughndre Broussard Shot on the street in Oakland.
February 7, 2008 Mike Swoboda, mayor of Kirkwood, Missouri Charles "Cookie" Thornton Kirkwood City Council shooting
May 31, 2009 George Tiller, physician Scott Roeder Shot by anti-abortion extremist as he ushered at his church.
June 10, 2016 Christina Grimmie, singer Kevin Loibl Shot while signing autographs in Florida


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1868 Bernardo P. Berro, Uruguayan president, 1860 to 1864.
February 19, 1868 Venancio Flores, Uruguayan president, 1865 to February 15, 1868.
1897 Juan Idiarte Borda, Uruguayan president
1992 Eugenio Berríos, Chilean chemist who worked for the DINA during the Pinochet dictatorship Killed in Uruguay by Chilean secret services for "knowing too much".


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
November 13, 1950 Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela[9] Rafael Simón Urbina
October 21, 1952 Leonardo Ruiz Pineda, member and one of the founders of Acción Democrática Dirección de Seguridad Nacional Assassinated by dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez's political police[21]
2004 Danilo Anderson, state prosecutor
2014 Robert Serra, member of the National Assembly
2018 Óscar Pérez, Venezuelan rebel leader Extrajudicially killed by Venezuelan National Guard Investigator for the CICPC.





Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
1802 Pemulwuy Henry Hacking Shot and killed by British sailor Henry Hacking under orders by Governor Phillip Gidley King
February 12, 1894 William Paisley, Mayor of Burwood, NSW
June 23, 1975 Shirley Finn Very likely murdered by corrupt police.
July 4, 1975 Juanita Nielsen Ruled a murder at a 1983 coronial inquest.
July 15, 1977 Donald Mackay, anti-drugs campaigner
December 17, 1980 Sarik Ariyak, Turkish Consul General
1989 Colin Winchester, Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police
1994 John Newman, New South Wales state Member for Cabramatta

New Caledonia

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
May 4, 1989 Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak independence leader Djubelly Wéa


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
July 16, 1999 Luagalau Levaula Kamu, cabinet minister Eletise Leafa Vitale


Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
June 30, 1985 Haruo Remeliik, president

West Papua

Date Victim(s) Assassin(s) Notes
April 26, 1984 Arnold Ap, songman and ethnomusicologist Shot in back by Indonesian military unit upon release from prison[22]
March 14, 1996 Thomas Wainggai, Independence leader Allegedly poisoned by Indonesian intelligence officers in Cipinang prison.[22]
November 10, 2001 Theys Eluay, West Papuan Independence movement leader Assassinated by Kopassus officers after attending a military dinner in Jayapura[22]
December 16, 2009 Kelly Kwalik, West papuan guerrilla leader Assassinated by Detachment 88 officers in Timika[22]
June 14, 2012 Mako Tabuni, Chairman of main civil resistance independence organisation, West Papua National Committee(KNPB) Assassinated by Detachment 88 officers in Jayapura[23]

See also


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  2. Fischer, David Hackett "Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America" pg. 319
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  5. "Veneno para un magnicidio". Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  6. "Habla Mayor (R) Carlos Herrera Jimenez, procesado por el Caso Tucapel". 2008-01-17. Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  7. World Almanac 2004, p156
  8. Téllez, Carmen Helena (2001), "Machado, Marianella", Oxford Music Online, Oxford University Press, retrieved 2021-01-26
  9. World Almanac 1967, p257
  10. World Almanac 1982, p750
  11. "Mexican politician shot dead by lurking assassin as he posed for selfie". Daily Mirror. June 11, 2018.
  12. Some conspiracy theories dispute this
  13. Complete Transcript of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial (from The King Center website)
  14. "Sirhan Sirhan Kept Behind Bars". CBS. 2003-03-06. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  15. Gottlieb, Jeff; Cohen, Jeff (1976-12-26). "Was Fred Hampton Executed?". ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  16. Martin, Alison (2020-12-02). "This week in history: Fred Hampton's murder makes headlines". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  17. Lee, William. "In 1969, charismatic Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton was killed in a hail of gunfire. 50 years later, the fight against police brutality continues". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  18. Haas, Jeffrey (2011). The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Lawrence Hill Books. ISBN 978-1569767092.
  19. Taylor, G. Flint; Partner, ContributorFounding; Office, People’s Law (2012-12-05). "'Nothing but a Northern Lynching': The Assassination of Fred Hampton". HuffPost. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  20. "The Assassination · The Assassination of Fred Hampton · Digital Chicago". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  21. (in Spanish), Leonardo Ruiz Pineda
  22. Papua, West (2012-06-18). "Papua's Fallen Leaders – arena". Archived from the original on 2013-04-27. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  23. "7.30". ABC. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2013-02-18.