Year 1963: John F. Kennedy assassinated

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 – 1963) was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming president.

On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. Despite his truncated presidency, Kennedy ranks highly in polls of U.S. presidents with historians and the general public.

Here is the video footage of John F. Kennedy's assassination.