King Alexander I of Yugoslavia was the first king of the new nation of Yugoslavia. He assumed the crown on December 1, 1918. Three members of his family had been killed on a Tuesday, and, as a result, he was in the habit of not conducting any business on Tuesdays. While on a state visit to France, to strengthen the ties between Yugoslavia and France, however Alexander had no choice but to work on Tuesday the 9th of October in 1934. As he was being driven in an open car through the streets of Marseille, Macedonian revolutionary Vlado Chernozemski stepped into the crowded street and shot the King and the chauffeur. This was one of the first assassinations caught on film.
Chernozemski broke into the assassination business in 1924 when he killed a Bulgarian Member of Parliament; he was sentenced to death for that murder but received a pardon in 1932. This time around, however, he would not leave the streets of Marseille alive.