The assassination of John F. Kennedy, 1963

On November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, United States, during the preparations for the next presidential campaign, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

While crowds of excited people lined the streets and waved to the Kennedy’s car, after passing the Texas School Book Depository, bullets struck the president’s neck and head around 12:30 pm. The governor was also hit in the chest. After half hour, John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead.

Though seriously wounded, Governor survived. Police had arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a recently hired employee at the Texas School Book Depository. He was being held for the assassination of President Kennedy and the fatal shooting.

It’s a matter of question did he killed the president or not. Some say that he was used by the CIA to cover their assassination act on the president, other say that he worked for the CIA, but none of this information is supported by 100% evidence.


24 Nov 1963, Washington, DC, USA --- Jacqueline Kennedy and daughter Caroline kneel at the coffin of President Kennedy in the Capitol Rotunda here. Mrs. Kennedy returned later in the evening for a second visit. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS


AR 8255-2M 25 November 1963 Procession to St. Matthew's Cathedral. Caisson and casket, standard bearers, riderless horse ("Black Jack"), mourners. White House, North Front. Photograph by Abbie Rowe, National Park Service, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.