Today In History December 8, John Lennon Shot Dead

35 years ago today, John Lennon was shot dead as he returned home from a music studio with his wife, Yoko Ono. The attacker, Mark David Chapman had been awaiting Lennon’s return before he unloaded five bullets at the Beatles star. Chapman was convicted and received a 20 years to life in prison. John Lennon was pronounced dead only 25 minutes after being shot on December 8, 1980.

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