8 Rough Riders Roller Coaster at Coney Island – Brooklyn, New York, USA. July 28, 1915 – 3 Dead
The original name for the Rough Rider roller coaster was called the Drop-the-Dip. It was renamed in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. But one day in July, 1915 tragedy struck the roller coaster when one of the cars derailed, flipped and sent three people to their death.