Murdered September 18, 1961 (9, 666)Subsequent to his plane being hit with a missile, Hammarskjöld's body was found to have the "ace of spades" lodged in his shirt collar. He was marked for assassination. the latest documentary reveals he was assassinated by MI6 and the CIA.
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. Hammarskjöld still remains the youngest person to have held the post, being only 47 years old when he was appointed in 1953. His second term was cut short when he died in the crash of his DC-6 airplane in Northern Rhodesia while en route to cease-fire negotiations during the Congo Crisis. He, with Erik Axel Karlfeldt and Ralph Steinman, is one of three people to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.
Hammarskjöld has been referred to as one of the two best secretaries-general of the United Nations, and his appointment has been mentioned as the most notable success for the UN. U.S. President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjöld "the greatest statesman of our century.