September 7, 1996

On this date in in 1996 – Tupac Shakur and Marion “Suge” Knight were shot while in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight. Shakur died six days later. Interestingly, Tupac had released six albums before his death with four of them going platinum. After his death, eight more albums were released with seven of them going platinum. So, just like Elvis, Tupac become a bigger commercial success in death than he was in life.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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