Lee Harvey Oswald

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald

Profession: Former Soldier and Assassin

United States of America

Biography: Oswald assassinated John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.

Though numerous conspiracy theories exist in regard to the killing, Oswald is generally taken to have fired the fatal shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository along Kennedy's parade route in Dealey Plaza.

Two days later, Oswald was himself shot dead by Jack Ruby, live on television.

Born: October 18, 1939
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Died: November 24, 1963 (aged 24)
Cause of Death: Shot by Jack Ruby, live on TV.

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Married Life

  • 1961-04-30 Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

Historical Events

  • 1959-10-09 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England
  • 1959-10-10 Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
  • 1959-10-31 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA
  • 1962-06-03 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
  • 1962-06-04 Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US
  • 1963-09-26 Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1963-09-27 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cuban consulate in Mexico City, seeking a visa
  • 1963-11-22 US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964-03-14 Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder
  • 1964-09-27 Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

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