(born 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; died 1963, Dallas, Texas, USA)
Assassin accused of killing U.S. President John F. Kennedy with a mail
order rifle. He was arrested in Dallas on 22 November, 1963 and himself
fatally shot two days later in the County Jail. Oswald was a contradictory
figure ex-U.S. Marine, ex-Soviet Union resident who is rumoured to have
been a U.S. intelligence agent. He recorded the critical events of his
life in a historic diary.