University of Texas Tower Shooting, 1966

On the morning on August 1, 1966, 25-year-old former student Charles Whitman ascended to the observation deck of the University of Texas at Austin Main Building with multiple weapons and 700 rounds of ammunition and began shooting indiscriminately on persons below. The rampage ended 96 minutes later, when Austin police officers Ramiro Martinez and Houston McCoy, alongside University Co-op employee Allen Crum, reached the observation deck and shot Whitman dead. Whitman, a former Marine sharpshooter, killed 14 people and injured 31 on campus. He had earlier murdered his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Whitman, and wife, Kathleen.

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UT Tower Shooting, Unedited Clips (1966)
Silent (and graphic) clips filmed during Charles Whitman’s sniper attack on the University of Texas campus
The Weidman Collection - Reopening of UT Tower Observation Deck (1999)
Television segment produced by the NBC News Bureau in Dallas about the UT Tower shooting amid the reopeni...
The Neal Spelce Collection, No. 5 - UT Tower Shooting
KTBC-TV footage from the August 1, 1966 UT Tower Shooting by gunman Charles Whitman
The Neal Spelce Collection, No. 4 - UT Tower Shooting
KTBC-TV footage from the August 1, 1966 UT Tower Shooting by gunman Charles Whitman
The Neal Spelce Collection, No. 3 - UT Tower Shooting
KTBC-TV footage from the August 1, 1966 UT Tower Shooting by gunman Charles Whitman
The Neal Spelce Collection, No. 1 - UT Tower Shooting
KTBC-TV footage from the August 1, 1966 UT Tower Shooting by gunman Charles Whitman
The Neal Spelce Collection, No. 2 - UT Tower Shooting
KTBC-TV footage from the August 1, 1966 UT Tower Shooting by gunman Charles Whitman
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, August 16 - September 23, 1966
KHOU news clips from August and September 1966, including segments about the Connally Commission investig...
Terror in Texas - Sniper Kills 15; 33 Wounded
Newsreel footage reporting on the 1966 UT Tower shootings.
Press Conference with Chief of Police Regarding UT Tower Shooting (1966)
Press conference concerning the shootings at the University of Texas in 1966
Press Conference Clips Regarding the UT Tower Shooting (1966)
Interviews with Gov. Connally, Police chief Robert Miles and officer Ramiro Martinez following the UT tow...
Photograph of Officer Ramiro Martinez
Photograph of Officer Ramiro Martinez, the officer who was initially credited with shooting Charles Whitman
News Review of 1966
Newsreel footage reviews significant current events from 1966.
KTBC-Fox 7 at 50 (2002)
Fox 7 KTBC Austin celebrates the station’s 50th anniversary with a report looking back through its progra...