JFK Remembered: Assassination Was On This Day 60 Years Ago
1962: US statesman John F Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, making a speech. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
President John F. Kennedy was sadly assassinated on this day, November 22nd, 1963. As 60 years have passed since this historic and tragic day…we’re looking back on that moment in time that changed America and the world with some photos from that day.
Here is the President with the First Lady Jackie Kennedy…and the then-Governor of Texas John Connally and Connally’s wife.
President John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride with Texas Governor John Connally and others in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
According to reports, the parade through Dallas started out well…with many happy citizens in attendance. The President’s motorcade made its way through the city with smiles and waves for the people. Things seemed to be going perfectly.
22nd November 1963: US statesman John F Kennedy, 35th president of the US, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy traveling in the presidential motorcade at Dallas, shortly before his assassination. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Unfortunately and frighteningly, as the President’s car moved onto Elm Street, shots rang out. President Kennedy slumped and grabbed his throat…before a fatal shot to the head occurred.
American president John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) is struck by an assassin’s bullet as he travels through Dallas in a motorcade, 22nd November 1963. In the car next to him is his wife Jacqueline (1929 – 1994) and in the front seat is Texas governor John Connally. (Photo by Three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Very quickly Lee Harvey Oswald became a suspect. Oswald had reportedly killed a cop, officer J.D. Tippit, and then hid in a movie theater before he was grabbed the Dallas PD.
A map of Oak Cliff in Dallas, showing the location of eyewitnesses to the movements of Lee Harvey Oswald in the vicinity of the killing of police officer JD Tippit, 22nd November 1963. Tippit was shot by Oswald whilst attempting to bring him in for questioning in relation to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Oswald would later get shot and killed by Jack Ruby…giving the assassination an element of mystery that exists to this day.
President John F Kennedy’s alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is hurried into an ambulance after being shot at Dallas City Prison by night club owner Jack Ruby. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
One thing for sure is that the assassination of President Kennedy was a dark and terrible time for the country. Hopefully we never see a day like that again.
– Davey Mac
381091 40: President John F. Kennedy speaks at a press conference September 13, 1962. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
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