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[Misc] JFK Assassination 59 years on









bhafc99

Well-known member
Oct 14, 2003
7,163
Dubai
I can categorically confirm I wasn’t stood behind a picket fence on a grassy knoll.
 


Questions

Habitual User
Oct 18, 2006
24,982
Worthing
Did they find out who did it ?
 
















Wardy's twin

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Oct 21, 2014
8,514
Can't believe this happened 59 years ago today.

I was at a friends birthday party playing with dinky cars under a table when we were told
playing with my toy soldiers.... i was 6 at the time. I guess i could detect the sombre tone . I know my elder sister had a poster of him up on the wall , very strange in some ways but I guess he was a symbol of the good modern times ahead.
 










bobby baxter

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Jan 31, 2014
719
Definitely a "where were you when..". Aged 14, I had just left Whitehawk boys club and was getting a bag of chips in Whitehawk Road.
 




Popeye

I Don't Exercise
Nov 12, 2021
583
North Carolina USA
My grandma cried this morning as she does every morning of the anniversary. She was privileged to meet him once she told me, and in her eyes he was the greatest person to ever have lived. I'm not one for conspiracy theories, just gonna say still a tragic thing that happened.
 


Icy Gull

Back on the rollercoaster
Jul 5, 2003
72,015
I was at a Prep school near St Leonards On Sea and remember the headmaster coming into the prep room and saying “The President of the United States has been assassinated. It wasn’t long after we were told in assembly that we might all die in a nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis. They didn’t hide things from young kids at school in those days :lolol:

Apart from being told Elvis had died and when Princess Diana died those two events are the only other “I remember where I was” moments for me.
 


Lenny Rider

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Sep 15, 2010
5,518
I wonder what kind of a world we’d live in today if JFK, Martin Luther-King and Bobby Kennedy hadn’t been murdered?

Would the Vietnam War have happened for starters?

And would the Kennedy’s have had an unprecedented 6 straights terms in the White House with JFK, Bobby and Ted?
 


Gwylan

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Jul 5, 2003
31,424
Uffern
Would the Vietnam War have happened for starters?
The Vietnam war had already started - some years before, in fact - Kennedy was sending more and more military assistance, even if he'd stopped short of actual troops. There's no way that he wouldn't have reacted as LBJ did.

The JFK assassination is the first news memory that I had. I didn't hear about it that evening but at breakfast the next morning, my parents looked gobsmacked. Personally, I was more looking forward to a new TV series that evening, called Dr Who. I wonder who remembers that now
 




The Oldman

I like the Hat
NSC Patron
Jul 12, 2003
7,122
In the shadow of Seaford Head
Was at my soon to be Mrs Oldman’s house with soon to be in laws. They were watching Take your pick with Michael Miles on itv. Sod this I thought knowing that my future Father in law was low on whisky I offered to pop up to the offie at Towns Corner (that’s Hangleton for those not in the know)
Came back to find all hell had broken loose as JFK had been killed.
Remember that night vividly.
 


HHGull

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Dec 29, 2011
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