His obituaries remembered him as a onetime president of Austria and as a former UN Secretary General. But Kurt Waldheim, who was 21 when the Second World War broke out, was also recalled for his reluctance to shed light on his past.
Fourteen people were killed in an incident that has since been described as the first suicide attack on Israelis.
The attack, which also left 27 people with injuries, occurred on the number 405 bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The driver had reached the junction after the Israeli Arab village of Abu Ghosh, when a man seized the steering wheel and began shouting in Arabic.
The Night of the Long Knives, as it became known, was Adolf Hitler's purge of SA members. The Nazi leader personally led the well-planned rush of arrests, assassinations and execution on an ordinary Saturday, June 30 1934.
It was described as the fraud of the century, the worst financial crime of the recession, and much, much more. The multi-billion dollar fraud scheme the financier landed Bernie Madoff a 150 year sentence; his legal team had asked for just 12.
The legendary television and film producer died at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke.
Born to Jewish parents on 22 April 1923, in Dallas, Texas, Spelling enjoyed more than five decades of career success on both the small and big screens. His world renowned and widely celebrated work launched the careers of many major stars of the 1980s.