Thirty-one years ago today, Yoko Ono watched a smiling gunman fire five bullets into John Lennon's body. Armed with a .38 revolver, the gunman proceeded to eerily leaf through J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye".
The doorman of John and Yoko's 72 St and Central Park West home asked the killer if he knew what he had done. The killer responded: "I just shot John Lennon".
stranger than fiction.
This photograph by Annie Liebovitz was taken on the day of Lennon's death.