John F. Kennedy

Aaron Shikler portrait (on a card) of John F. Kennedy


  • Thirty-fifth President (1961-1963)
  • Birthday: May 29, 1917 (Tuesday)
  • Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Date of Death: November 22, 1963 (Friday)
  • Place of Death: Dallas, Texas
  • Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
  • Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the head
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Length of Retirement: Died in office
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Party: Democrat

John F. Kennedy Offices Held

  • Senator from Massachusetts (1953-1960)
  • House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1947-1953)
  • US Navy (1941-1945)

John F. Kennedy Nicknames

  • JFK
  • Jack
  • King of Camelot
  • Little Blue Boy
  • The Boss
  • Shafty

John F. Kennedy Pets

  • Dogs (some of the names: Charlie, Gaullie, Pushinka, Shannon, Wolf, Butterfly, White Tips, Blackie, Streaker, Shannon, and Clipper)
  • Cat (named Tom Kitten)
  • Birds (some of the names: Robin, Bluebell and Marybelle)
  • Ponies (named Macaroni, Tex and Leprechaun)
  • Hamsters (named Debbie and Billie)
  • Rabbit (named Zsa Zsa)
  • Horse (named Sardar)

John F. Kennedy Personal Traits

  • Height: 6 feet – 0 inches

John F. Kennedy Quotes

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.
The Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.
...probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. (Describing a White House dinner for Nobel Prize winners)
Mothers may still want their sons to grow up to be President, but according to a famous Gallup poll some years ago, some 73 percent do not want them to become politicians in the process.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer. Let us not seek to blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy Timeline – Family

  • September 6, 1888 Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy (Father) born in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • July 22, 1890 Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (Mother) born in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • October 7, 1914 Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy (Father) marries Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Mother).
  • January 20, 1906 Aristotle Socrates Onassis (Wife’s Second Husband) born in Smyma, Ottoman Empire.
  • July 25, 1915 Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy Jr. (Brother) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • May 29, 1917 John “Jack” Fitzgerald Kennedy born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • September 13, 1918 Rose “Rosemary” Marie Kennedy (Sister) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • February 20, 1920 Kathleen “Kick” Agnes Kennedy Cavendish (Sister) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • July 10, 1921 Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (Sister) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • May 6, 1924 Patricia “Pat” Helen Kennedy Lawford (Sister) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • November 20, 1925 Robert “Bobby” Francis Kennedy (Brother) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • February 20, 1928 Jean Ann Kennedy Smith (Sister) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • July 28, 1929 Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (Wife) born in Southampton, New York.
  • February 22, 1932 Edward “Ted” Moore Kennedy (Brother) born in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • August 12, 1944 Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (Brother) died when his bomber blows up over the English Channel.
  • May 13, 1948 Kathleen “Kick” Agnes Kennedy Cavendish (Sister) dies in Saint-Bauzile, France.
  • September 12, 1953 John “Jack” Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier (Wife) marry at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • August 23, 1956 Arabella Kennedy (Daughter) stillborn in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • November 27, 1957 Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (Schlossberg) (Daughter) born in New York City, New York.
  • November 25, 1960 John “John-John or JFK Jr” Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (Son) born in Washington DC.
  • August 7, 1963 Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (Son) born at Otis AIr Force Base, Bourne, Massachusetts.
  • August 9, 1963 Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (Son) dies in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • November 22, 1963 John “Jack” Fitzgerald Kennedy dies in Dallas, Texas.
  • June 6, 1968 Robert “Bobby” Francis Kennedy (Brother) dies in Los Angeles, California.
  • October 20, 1968 Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy (Wife) marries Aristotle Socrates Onassis (Wife’s Second Husband) at his private island in Skorpios, Greece.
  • November 16, 1969 Joseph Patrick Kennedy (Father) dies.
  • March 15, 1975 Aristotle Socrates Onassis (Wife’s Second Husband) dies in Nevilly-sur-Seine, France.
  • May 19, 1994 Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (Wife) dies in Manhattan, New York.
  • January 22, 1995 Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (Mother) dies in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
  • July 16, 1999 John “John-John or JFK Jr” Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (Son) dies in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
  • January 7, 2005 Rose “Rosemary” Marie Kennedy (Sister) dies in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
  • September 17, 2006 Patricia “Pat” Helen Kennedy Lawford (Sister) dies in Manhattan, New York.
  • August 11, 2009 Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (Sister) dies in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
  • August 25, 2009 Edward “Ted” Moore Kennedy (Brother) dies in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

John F. Kennedy Links

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