Robert F Kennedy

Robert F Kennedy (20th November 1925-6th June 1968) was the 42-year-old younger brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy. He served as Attorney General 1961–1964 and was elected to the Senate (D-NY) in 1964. At the time of his assassination, Sen. Kennedy had just won the 1968 Democratic presidential primary in California and was widely regarded as the candidate most likely to be elected President.

Kennedy was shot dead in a crowded kitchen passageway, after making a victory speech in California, ostensibly by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian who opened fire with a .22-calibre revolver, hitting RFK three times, and wounding five other people were wounded. Kennedy was taken to hospital and despite surgery, was pronounced dead at 1:44 a.m. (PDT) on June 6, nearly 26 hours after the shooting.