The world's fascination with John F Kennedy's assassination, and the events that unfolded afterwards, shows little sign of abating over 50 years later The Zapruder film of the moment JFK was shot as he rode in a Dallas motorcade with his wife Jackie has been replayed endlessly on television and in films, and hundreds of books have been written purporting to tell the true story of what happened. And after the assassination, popular culture expressed by the World and America's collective grief and examined the disturbance the killing created in the cultural and historical narrative of the nation. Take a look at the timeline of events of that tragic day. One of the most momentous events of the 20th century.
President Kennedy was in power for just 1000 days. Kennedy was an enormously popular President, both at home and abroad, and his family drew famous comparisons to King Arthur’s court at Camelot. His brother Bobby served as his attorney general, while the youngest Kennedy son, Edward (Ted), was elected to Jack’s former Senate seat in 1962. Jackie Kennedy became an international icon of style, beauty and sophistication, though stories of her husband’s numerous marital infidelities (and his personal association with members of organized crime) would later emerge to complicate the Kennedys’ idyllic image.
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