John Michael DeTata - 1966
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13.1966 Golden Gate Bridge Claims 300th Victim SAN FRANCKCX). (UPD— The 29-year-old ' Golden Gate Bridge has claimed its 30th known suicide. A San Francisco man, Iden-*' tified Tuesday as John Michael DeTata; 20, leaped fyom the span early Monday^ momih'g. The California Highway Piatrol listed DeTata, a bank clerk, as the 30th known suicide, although although there is no way of krtow- ing exactly how many persons have leaped from the bridge since it opened May 27, 1937. A witness said he saw DeTata stop his pickup truck, climb the rail and leap. The body was recovered recovered 12 hours later.