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Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan

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Reagan Assassination Attempt

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Attempted Assassination of a President | How It Was: Shooting of Ronald Reagan

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1981 Assassination Attempt on President Reagan Preview

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Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt | Man Responsible Released

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Reagan assassination attempt

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C., as they were leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Hinckley's motivation for the attack was to impress actress Jodie Foster, who had played the role of a child prostitute in the 1976 film Taxi Driver. After seeing the film, Hinckley had developed an obsession with Foster.
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