On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1963

The Assassination of President Kennedy

Historical Events

Historic Event

Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US President after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

  • The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Corinne Russell, British model and comedienne (The Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)

Famous Deaths

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

  • Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies
  • J. D. Tippit, American police officer, murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald at 39, shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

AssassinationJohn F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

  • NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WWII), dies
  • Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
1963 Highlights

About November 22, 1963

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius