“10050 Cielo Drive – 1969” by encanto_sunland is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
“A THOUSAND WORDS: SHARON TATE BY TERRY O’NEILL” by encanto_sunland is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
8-9 August 1969
Actress Sharon Tate and six others are murdered by followers of Charles Manson, horrifying the nation but celebrated by many in the counterculture. Manson’s interpretation of The Beatles’ White Album as a prophesy of racial cataclysm is signaled by the words “Helter Skelter” written in one of the victim’s blood.