Suicide on Live Television
It is unusual for a person to take their lives on live television. However, Bud Dwyer decided to shock people nationwide by doing so. Bud was the Pennsylvania treasurer, and it was not an unusual request when he went on live television since he had done this several times.
However, on this day in 1987, he went live on TV and pulled out a gun. He had no intention of hurting other people. Hence he turned the firearm and shot himself. It was a terrifying sight for all who watched.