The Most Infamous Assassinations in History

Few things disrupt the norm like an assassination. And that is most certainly by design. Most of the figureheads that line the pages of this article, at one point, enjoyed unparalleled control over a whole lot of people.

In many cases, their deaths were even more important. A premature end to an important figure can spark chaos, confusion, and harsh reactions the world over. And that’s par for the course for these historical figures.

Today, we dig in to some of the most impactful assassinations in the history of human civilizations. You may not be familiar with their names, their deeds, or the particulars of their death, but you have, without a doubt, been impacted by them.

So, let’s get to it! These are the most infamous assassinations in the history of mankind.

John F. Kennedy

It’s impossible to understate the impact of JFK’s assassination on November 22, 1963, as his motorcade cruised along Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Ask anyone who was alive at the time and they’ll recount exactly where they were when they heard the news and, probably, what they were holding in their hand too.

It’s safe to say that, even if you weren’t alive at the time, you’ve probably seen the stills. President Kennedy’s lifeless body slumped over in the back seat of a convertible, his wife desperately trying to save his life. The Warren Commission, the people in charge of the investigation, blamed Lee Harvey Oswald for the deed, though the public hasn’t exactly accepted that explanation. What everyone can agree on however, is that that the world was never the same again.