DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Jack Ruby (aged 55)
American nightclub operator who killed American presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Leon Ruby (born Jacob Leon Rubenstein; April 25, 1911 – January 3, 1967) was the Dallas, Texasnightclub owner who fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswaldon November 24, 1963, while Oswald was in police custody after being charged with assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy and the murder of Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit about an hour later. A Dallas jury found him guilty of murdering Oswald, and he was sentenced to death. Ruby’s conviction was later appealed, and he was granted a new trial.
DEATH: Ruby died of a pulmonary embolism, secondary to bronchogenic carcinoma (lung cancer), on January 3, 1967, at Parkland Hospital, the same facility where Oswald had died and where President Kennedy had been pronounced dead after his assassination. He was buried beside his parents in the Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois.