Martin Luther King Jr Facts – 80 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Nearly 3 hours of surgery was performed on Martin Luther King Jr. to remove a steel letter opener from his chest in 1958.

Martin King Jr. donated all of the $54,123 he received for his Noble Peace Prize to the Civil Rights movement.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on third Monday of January.

The last state to declare Martin Luther king Jr. a holiday was Utah.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge fan of Star Trek.

Anne Frank, Barbara Walters, Martin Luther King Jr. were all born in the same year.

More than 1,000 streets are named after Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. has Irish ancestry through his paternal great grandfather.

Martin King Jr.’s autopsy revealed that stress has taken a major tool on his body, though he died at the age of 39, he had a heart of a 60 year old.

The bullet that killed Martin King Jr. entered thorough his right cheek, breaking his jaw, then traveled down his spinal cord before lodging in his shoulder.