Born on May 29th, 1917, John F. Kennedy eventually became the 35th president of the United States. He held the office from January of 1961 to November of 1963, when he was assassinated by a sniper. During his time as president, he delivered several iconic speeches, advocated for civil rights, and arguably averted nuclear war. Although Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for his assassination, the crime remains a controversial topic connected to many conspiracy theories.
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John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. (0:20)
During his presidency, JFK dealt with the beginnings of the Cold War, the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. (0:58)
Kennedy was assassinated at the age of 46, on November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. (1:50)