On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1170

Historical Events


English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket assassinated before the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights

Famous Deaths

AssassinationThomas Becket

Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

List of Years

About December 29, 1170

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 851 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn