On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1170

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

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

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket

Famous Deaths


MurderThomas Becket

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

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket

List of Years

About December 29, 1170

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 850 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn