However, it was also the year of Charles Manson. It was On This Day in 1969 that Charles Manson’s cult murdered five people in a movie director’s home in
. Director Roman
Polanski’s pregnant actress wife Sharon Tate was among the five killed.
Polanski himself was not home at the time. Beverly Hills,
Manson, despite not actually committing the murders himself, was convicted in 1971 and sentenced to death. The ruling was overturned the following year and Manson remains today in a
Manson cult kills five. History.com. 1969.
Public Domain photo from the State of California. Wikipedia.
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015