Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fiftieth Anniversary of 1963-- Part 6: Kennedy Assassination

Well, if anything else, I did learn how to spell fiftieth.  Not an easy word to spell nor one that I write out very often.


"Lillies of the Field" starring Sidney Poitier as a handyman who helps a group of nuns build a chapel in Arizona, opens in US movie theaters.  Poitier becomes the first black to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.


President John F. Kennedy is assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas.  Aboard Air Force One at Dallas' Love Field, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the new US president.  Two days later, the accused assassin was murdered.

I'm sure there will be a whole lot about this last item.  It is a defining moment for a generation.  It sure was for mine.

These 1963 happenings were compiled by Katherine Borgerding.

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