January 12, 1965 - It was on this day that Dr. James Bedford became the first person frozen after death in a process known as cryogenic suspension.
Before he died of cancer, Dr. Bedford had responded to a group called the Life Extension Society that was offering to freeze someone for free after death, with the hope that this process would preserve the body until science came along with a cure.
His frozen body has moved around over the last few decades as the companies providing suspension services relocated or changed hands. During one transfer in 1991 Dr. Bedford's body was examined and found to be in relatively good shape.
Dr. Bedford is currently under the care of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.