On this date in 1968- presidential candidate- Robert Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, after winning the California Presidential Primary. A Palistinian named Sirhan Sirhan was the assassin. He is still alive and in prison. I forget who said it but 1968 was America having a nervous breakdown. Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and RFK. The Democrat Convention in Chicago…all the rioting in the cities of the country.
There seems to be a common belief that if RFK had lived-he would have been the Democratic nominee and would have beat Nixon in November. From what I have read this is probably unlikely. Even after winning in California RFK was in an up hill fight. Humphrey would most likely have still gotten the nomination.
The Ambassador Hotel was torn down in 2005. They have built schools on the site- named Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools.