John Fitzgerald Kennedy
World War II: PT-109 rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy saves all but two of his crew.
At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
John F. Kennedy marries Jackie Bouvier.
Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In Chicago, Illinois, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
Second Kennedy and Nixon debate Cold War foreign policy in the second of four scheduled debates.
While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
U.S. presidential election, 1960: John F. Kennedy is elected over Richard Nixon, becoming the youngest man elected to that office.
Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Co., the first non-Ford to serve in that post - quitting a month later to join the newly-elected John F. Kennedy administration.
John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as 35th President of the United States.
In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
President of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
Apollo program: U.S. president John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the moon" before the end of the decade.
A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's infamous rendition of Happy Birthday.
President John F. Kennedy declares the USA will get a man on the moon, and safely bring him back, by the end of the decade.
Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy announces that American spy planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the island nation.
In Washington, DC, US President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport.
Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union's agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.
After a trip to Vietnam at the request of US President John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official to not make an optimistic public comment on the war's progress.
Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
John F. Kennedy spoke the famous words "Ich bin ein Berliner" on a visit to West Berlin.
John F. Kennedy signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty.
In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Later the same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States of America.
President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
A jury in Dallas, Texas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
The Warren Commission releases its report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.