JOHN LENNON'S ASSASSINATION
1980, former Beatle John Lennon had become an icon for the anti-war
movements of the 1970s. His music embodied the struggle for peace
and love amidst the horrors of war and destruction.
December 8, 1980, Lennon emerged from his Manhattan apartment after
five years of living in seclusion with his family. A fanatical fan,
Mark David Chapman, obtained Lennon's autograph outside his apartment
and then shot him dead.