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25 Jun
1953: Christie to hang for wife's murder

13 Jul
1955: Ruth Ellis hanged for killing lover

23 Aug
1961: Couple found shot in A6 lay-by

22 Jan
1962: 'A6 murder' trial begins

22 Nov
1963: Kennedy shot dead in Dallas

04 Aug
1964: Three civil rights activists found dead

06 May
1966: Moors murderers jailed for life

18 Jul
1966: Nurses murder suspect charged

18 Jan
1967: 'Boston Strangler' sentenced to life

04 Apr
1968: Martin Luther King shot dead

08 May
1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder

05 Jun
1968: Robert Kennedy injured in shooting

17 Dec
1968: Mary Bell found guilty of double killing

04 Mar
1969: Kray twins guilty of McVitie murder

10 Mar
1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life

09 Aug
1969: Film star stabbed in 'ritualistic' killings

17 Jun
1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found

29 Mar
1971: Manson sent to gas chamber

14 Jul
1971: Suicide note reveals murder confession

20 Dec
1973: Spanish prime minister assassinated

08 Nov
1974: Police hunt Lord Lucan after murder

27 Feb
1975: PC murder linked to IRA bomb factory

07 Mar
1975: Kidnapped heiress found strangled

27 Nov
1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead

15 Oct
1976: UDR men jailed for Showband killings

08 May
1978: 'Son of Sam' pleads guilty to murders

10 May
1978: Italy mourns murdered statesman

11 Sep
1978: Umbrella stab victim dies

12 Sep
1977: Steve Biko dies in custody

20 Sep
1978: Police hunt Bridgewater killers

12 Oct
1978: Sex Pistol Vicious on murder charge

27 Oct
1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

18 Nov
1978: Mass suicide leaves 900 dead

22 Mar
1979: British ambassador assassinated in Holland

02 Sep
1979: Ripper suspected of 12th murder

26 Oct
1979: South Korean President killed

08 Dec
1980: John Lennon shot dead

05 Jan
1981: Man arrested for Ripper murders

22 Jun
1981: Chapman pleads guilty to Lennon murder

06 Oct
1981: Egypt's President Sadat assassinated

17 Sep
1982: Refugees massacred in Beirut camps

22 May
1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life

29 Oct
1982: Mother jailed in dingo baby murder

10 Feb
1983: British police on trail of mass murderer

24 Oct
1983: Nilsen 'strangled and mutilated' victims

02 Sep
1984: Seven killed in Sydney biker shootings

30 Oct
1984: Pro-Solidarity priest is murdered

31 Oct
1984: Indian prime minister shot dead

16 May
1985: Miners jailed for pit strike murder

07 Oct
1985: Gunmen hijack Italian cruise liner

27 Dec
1985: Gunmen kill 16 at two European airports

30 Jul
1986: Parents appeal for missing agent

28 Oct
1986: 'Evil' Bamber jailed for family murders

17 Nov
1986: French car chief shot dead

20 Nov
1986: Police renew hunt for Moors victims

02 Jul
1987: Brady to help search for Moors victims

22 Jul
1987: Cartoonist shot in London street

04 Aug
1987: Moors murderer claims more killings

19 Aug
1987: Gunman kills 14 in Hungerford rampage

09 Sep
1987: Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium

12 Feb
1989: Belfast lawyer Finucane murdered

24 May
1989: Yorkshire Ripper's wife wins damages

21 May
1991: Bomb kills India's former leader Rajiv Gandhi

17 Feb
1992: Cannibal killer jailed for life

23 Jun
1992: 'Teflon Don' jailed for life

02 Jul
1992: IRA murders 'informers'

14 Feb
1993: Missing two-year-old found dead

20 Feb
1993: Two boys charged with toddler's murder

29 Jul
1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed

14 Sep
1993: UK tourist shot dead in Florida

01 Mar
1994: West charged as death toll mounts

30 Dec
1994: Gunman kills two women at abortion clinic

01 Jan
1995: Serial killer West found hanged

03 Oct
1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

04 Nov
1995: Israeli PM shot dead

22 Nov
1995: Life sentence for Rosemary West

08 Dec
1995: Youth gang stabs head teacher to death

10 Jul
1996: Girl survives murder of mother and sister

13 Mar
1996: Massacre in Dunblane school gym

28 Apr
1996: Gunman runs amok in Tasmania

16 Oct
1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK

14 Feb
1997: Lawrence 'killed by racists'

21 Feb
1997: 'Bridgewater Three' freed

12 Jun
1997: Straw to reconsider Bulger killers' fate

15 Jul
1997: Versace murdered on his doorstep

31 Oct
1997: British au pair guilty of murder

27 Dec
1997: Loyalist leader murdered in prison

22 Aug
1999: Man in custody after burglary shooting

31 Jan
2000: Life for serial killer Shipman

18 Jul
2000: Sarah Payne's body found

27 Nov
2000: Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing

05 Jan
2001: Shipman 'may have killed hundreds'

08 Jan
2001: Bulger killers win anonymity for life

12 Jan
2001: Climbie carers guilty of murder

16 Jan
2001: DR Congo President Kabila shot

22 Jun
2001: Bulger killers to be released

02 Jul
2001: Dando killer jailed for life

27 Sep
2001: Swiss man kills 14

01 Jun
2001: Nepal royal family massacred

25 Apr
2002: Brothers cleared of Damilola murder

04 Aug
2002: Police 'concerned' for missing girls

11 Sep
2003: Anna Lindh dies of stab injuries

17 Nov
2003: Washington sniper convicted

17 Dec
2003: Ian Huntley guilty of Soham murders

13 Jan
2004: Serial killer Shipman found hanged

22 Jun
2004: Child killer Dutroux jailed for life


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