35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Full Name: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American

Profession: 35th US President
Political Party: Democratic
Political Titles: Senator from Massachusetts

Presidential Term: 20th January, 1961 - 22nd November, 1963
Preceded By: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Succeeded By: Lyndon B. Johnson

Why Famous: 35th US President, the youngest ever elected at 43 and whose term office included The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Civil rights Movement in the US and the Space Race. Assassinated in 1963.

Born: 29th May, 1917
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: 22nd November, 1963 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Assassination

Married Life

1953-09-12 - American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

Historical Events in the Life of John F. Kennedy

1960-02-29 - JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
1960-07-13 - US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate
1960-09-12 - John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.
1960-10-14 - Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
1960-10-21 - JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)
1960-11-08 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
1961-01-20 - Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration
1961-01-25 - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
1961-01-30 - JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps
1961-02-28 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
1961-03-13 - JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
1961-04-24 - JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
1961-05-25 - JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961-06-03 - JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna
1961-07-25 - In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1961-09-05 - JFK begins underground nuclear testing
1961-10-06 - JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961-11-18 - JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961-12-11 - JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1962-03-02 - JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
1962-09-29 - JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi
1962-09-30 - JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
1962-10-16 - Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962-10-18 - JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko
1962-10-22 - JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
1962-10-22 - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1962-10-26 - JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962-10-28 - Cuban missile crisis: US President Kennedy receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement
1963-02-19 - USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1963-05-08 - JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1963-06-10 - US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1963-06-11 - US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
1963-06-26 - US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" (intended to mean "I am a Berliner", but may actually mean "I am a dougnut") speech in West Berlin
1963-09-20 - JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
1963-10-07 - JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1963-11-21 - JFK flies to Texas
1963-11-22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
1963-11-23 - JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963-11-23 - LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
1963-11-25 - JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1967-03-14 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

Famous US Presidents