1972

<b>May 2, 1972:</b> After serving 48 years as head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington; he was 77.
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( Pictorial Parade / Getty Images / April 26, 1972 )

May 2, 1972: After serving 48 years as head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington; he was 77.

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