On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1792

Historical Events

Assassination of King Gustav III

King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.

Famous Deaths

Gustav III

Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of septicemia at 46 after being shot by an assassin thirteen days earlier

1792 Highlights

About March 29, 1792

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 229 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries