On April 4, 1968 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated by a sniper as he stood on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, TN.
News of his death was greeted with an outpouring of grief and rage.
Riots erupted all over the country, primarily in black urban areas.
How did King Martin Luther die?
Assassination by firearm
What happened to Martin Luther King Jr?
Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. CST. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he died at 7:05 p.m.
When did Martin Luther King die?
April 4, 1968
How old would MLK be today?
How old would Martin Luther King be today? Martin Luther King’s birthday actually took place six days ago on January 15. Last week, the activist would have turned 90 years old, and today his birthday has been marked across the US with hundreds of landmark events.