Something true crime related happened on every single day of the year throughout history. Click on the boxes below to browse an entire month. Or use the search box to find information from a specific date. When searching, use the full month and date, for example: September 14th.
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True Crime On This Day FAQ
How do I let you know there is incorrect information on a post?
The quickest and easiest way is to make a comment directly below the post where you’ve spotted a mistake.
Is the project ongoing?
Yes. The aim is to add to each post over time. This means the project is ongoing indefinitely.
Why are most posts 1978-1983?
Much of the original content comes from the true crime archive of Ben Oakley, the founder of True Crime Lists. His expertise is 20th Century true crime, with a focus on the 1970s and 1980s.
How often is each post updated?
The project is added to weekly. A single post might be updated anywhere from a week to six months.
Do you triple-check the information for each date?
Yes. However, information on a particular story or case can change with new developments. We are not always aware of them. At the time of publication, the information is correct.