Knowledge Identifier: +John_F._Kennedy
Born in 1917.
Countries: United States (72%), (6%), United Kingdom (3%)
Linked to: Soviet Union, Democratic Party, Harvard College, Supreme Court of the United States
For 8th grade in September 1930, the 13-year old Kennedy attended Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut.
John Kennedy's father, Joseph P. Kennedy, was a prominent American businessman and political figure, serving in multiple roles, including Ambassador to the United Kingdom, from 1938 to 1940.
In 1939, Kennedy toured Europe, the Soviet Union, the Balkans, and the Middle East in preparation for his Harvard senior honors thesis.
In early 1941, he helped his father complete the writing of a memoir of his three years as an American ambassador and traveled throughout South America.
Years after Kennedy's death, it was revealed that in September 1947, at age 30, and while in his first term in Congress, he was diagnosed by Sir Daniel Davis at The London Clinic with Addison's disease, a rare endocrine disorder.
In 1952, he defeated incumbent Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. for the U.S. Senate.
Charlton Heston - Heston campaigned for Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and John F. Kennedy in 1960.
In 1958, Kennedy was re-elected to a second term in the Senate, defeating his Republican opponent, Boston lawyer Vincent J. Celeste, by a wide margin.
Marlon Brando - Brando attended some fundraisers for John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election.
Henry Fonda - In 1960, Fonda appeared in a campaign commercial for Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy.
Norman Mailer - In 1960, Mailer wrote "Superman Comes to the Supermarket" for Esquire magazine, an account of the emergence of John F. Kennedy during the Democratic party convention.
Marilyn Monroe - In the Hoover book, Summers concludes that Monroe was in love with President Kennedy and wanted to marry him in the early 1960s; that she called the White House frequently; and that, when the married President had to break off their affair, Monroe became even more depressed, and turned to Robert Kennedy, who visited Monroe in Los Angeles the day that she died
Norman Mailer - In the early 1960s he was fixated on the figure of President John F. Kennedy, whom he regarded as an "existential hero.
Mitt Romney - Romney said he should neither be elected nor rejected based upon his religion, and echoed Senator John F. Kennedy's famous speech during his 1960 presidential campaign in saying "I will put no doctrine of any church above the plain duties of the office and the sovereign authority of the law.
Robert Frost - Frost was 86 when he performed a reading of his well-known poem "The Gift Outright" at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961
John Diefenbaker - Diefenbaker was initially inclined to go along with Kennedy's request that nuclear weapons be stationed on Canadian soil as part of NORAD. However, when an August 3, 1961, letter from Kennedy which urged this was leaked to the media, Diefenbaker was angered and withdrew his support
Emil Richards - In 1962, in response to a request from President John F. Kennedy, Emil and a small jazz combo joined Sinatra on a tour around the world for the benefit of underprivileged children.
President Kennedy was shot in Dallas on November 22, 1963
Aeschylus - During his presidential campaign in 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy quoted the Edith Hamilton translation of Aeschylus on the night of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Kennedy was notified of King's murder before a campaign stop in Indianapolis, Indiana and was warned not to attend the event due to fears of rioting from the mostly African-American crowd
Lee Harvey Oswald - In 1968, the Ramsey Clark Panel examined various photographs, X-ray films, documents, and other evidence, concluding that Kennedy was struck by two bullets fired from above and behind him, one of which traversed the base of the neck on the right side without striking bone, and the other of which entered the skull from behind and destroyed its right side
Haile Selassie - As the longest-serving head of state in power, Haile Selassie was often given precedence over other leaders at state events, such as the state funerals of John F. Kennedy and Charles de Gaulle, the summits of the Non-Aligned Movement, and the 1971 celebration of the 2,500 years of the Persian Empire.
J. Edgar Hoover - In 1979, there was a large increase in conflict in the House Select Committee on Assassinations under Senator Richard Schweiker, which had re-opened the investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy, reported that Hoover's FBI "failed to investigate adequately the possibility of a conspiracy to assassinate the President"
William Jefferson Clinton - Senators Ted Kennedy a Democrat and Orrin Hatch a Republican teamed up with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff in 1997, and succeeded in passing legislation forming the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the largest health care reform in the years of the Clinton Presidency.
Jenny Holzer - In 2004, the dormant Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport briefly hosted an art exhibition called Terminal Five, curated by Rachel K. Ward featuring the work of 18 artists.
In 2018, "The Times" published an audio recreation of the "watchmen on the walls of world freedom" speech he was scheduled to deliver at the Dallas Trade Mart on November 22, 1963