Biography & Net Worth: Who Is Sirhan Sirhan And How Did He Kill Robert F. Kennedy?

Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is a Palestinian militant who was found guilty of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. He was born on March 14, 1944. He was born in Jerusalem to an Arab Christian family.

Sirhan attended Eliot Junior High School, followed by John Munir High School and Pasadena City College both in Pasadena. He never became an American citizen, retaining instead his Jordanian citizenship.

How Did Sirhan Sirhan Kill Robert F. Kennedy?

Around 12:15 am on June 5, 1968, on June 5, 1968, Sirhan fired a 22 calibre Iver-Johnson Cadet revolver at United States Senator, Robert F. Kennedy and the crowd surrounding him in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after Kennedy had finished addressing supporters in the hotel’s main ballroom.

Kennedy was shot three times-once in the head and twice in the back with a fourth bullet passing through his jacket. He died almost 26 hours later at Good Samaritan Hospital. Five other people at the event were also shot, but all five recovered: Paul Schrade, an official with the United Automobile Workers Union; William Weisel, an ABC TV unit manager; Ira Goldstein, a reporter with the Continental News Service; Elizabeth Evans, a friend of Pierre Salinger, one of Kennedy’s campaign aides; and Irwin Stroll, a teenage Kennedy Volunteer.