John F. Kennedy Biography

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation from November 1963 to September 1964 by the Warren Commission concluded that Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial.

Although the Commission's conclusions were initially supported by a majority of the American public, polls conducted between 1966 and 2003 found that as many as 80 percent of Americans have suspected that there was a plot or cover-up. A 1998 CBS News poll showed that 76% of Americans believed the President had been killed as the result of a conspiracy. A 2013 AP poll showed, that although the percentage had fallen, more than 59% of those polled still believed that more than one person was involved in the President's murder. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John F. Kennedy
Full Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Nationality:
American
Profession:
Politician, Writer, Author, Military Officer, Screenwriter
Ethnicity:
Irish American, White people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
May 29, 1917
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Age at Death:
46
Cause of Death:
Assassination, Gunshot
Marriages
  • 1953-05-23
    John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
  • 1953-09-12
    Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1996-09-21
    Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia
John F. Kennedy Timeline
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