JFK WOULD HAVE BEEN 95 YEARS OLD TODAY!
May 29, 2012
JOHN F. KENNEDY WOULD HAVE BEEN 95 YEARS OLD TODAY!
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) President John Fitzgerald Kennedy would have been 95 years old today.
The future 35th President of the United States was born in Brookline, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917.
On November 22, 2013, it will have been 50 years since the 46 year old President was assassinated in Dallas, Texas while riding in an open car motorcade along side his wife, Jacqueline.
May 29, 1917
JOHN F. KENNEDY BORN IN BROOKLINE
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. announced today the birth of their 2nd child, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
JFK was born at the family home at 83 Beals Street in the Brookline section of Boston, Massachusetts.
The child is the namesake of his grandfather, John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, the former mayor of Boston.*
*The Fitzgeralds are on a much higher political & social status than the Kennedys in 1917.
The baby boy, however, will be called “Jack”.
Dr. Frederick Good is the family obstetrician who delivered Jack.
The proud father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., is the 28 year old president of Columbia Trust Bank in East Boston. He is a graduate of Harvard.
Joe Sr.’s dad, Patrick J. Kennedy, was a ward boss & Irish-American community leader in Boston.
All the Boston Kennedys emigrated to America in the 1840s to escape the Irish potato famine.*
*This post is repeated from May 29, 2011.