John F. Kennedy

35th US President 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: May 29, 1917
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Died: November 22, 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

  • 1943-08-02 Lt John F. Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands
  • 1946-11-05 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives
  • 1954-02-14 Sen John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
  • 1957-05-06 Pulitzer prize awarded to John F. Kennedy (Profiles in Courage)
  • 1960-01-02 Senator John F. Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency
  • 1960-02-29 JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
  • 1960-05-10 John F. Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
  • 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
  • 1961-03-01 US President JFK establishes the Peace Corp
  • 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 announces US 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
  • 1961-09-05 US President JFK signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
  • 1961-10-06 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
  • 1961-11-16 US President JFK decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops
  • 1961-11-18 JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
  • 1961-12-11 JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
  • 1962-02-03 US President John F. Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs
  • 1962-02-07 US President JFK begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.
  • 1962-03-02 JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
  • 1962-06-11 US President John F. Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale
  • 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 US President John F Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the 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 JFK receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement
  • 1962-11-17 US President JFK dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC
  • 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"
  • 1963-06-23 US President John F. Kennedy tours Western Europe
  • 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
  • 1963-06-27 US President John F. Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
  • 1963-07-01 US President JFK arrives in Rome
  • 1963-09-20 JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
  • 1963-10-07 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
  • 1963-10-31 J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with President John F. Kennedy
  • 1963-11-21 US President John F. Kennedy flies to Texas (assassinated the next day)
  • 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
  • 1963-12-22 Official 30-day mourning period for President John F. Kennedy ends
  • 1964-03-25 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy
  • 1964-09-27 Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
  • 1967-03-14 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
  • 1977-06-12 Ground breaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
  • 1979-10-20 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston

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