35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy was born on this day, May 29, 1917
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was named in honor of his maternal grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald, the Boston Mayor popularly known as Honey Fitz. Before long, family and friends called this small blue-eyed baby Jack. Read More
Photos: Rose Kennedy with baby Jack (center) and big brother Joe Jr.; John Francis Fitzgerald, maternal grandfather of JFK; JFK portrait.
Happy 98th birthday, Jack Kennedy (Jackie’s bunny)!
“[His] vitality and spirit made Jack Kennedy such a magical figure”
Jack Kennedy’s essence belonged to “his appreciation of heroism, his essential independence, his coolness at the core. [He was] full of drama, infused with the joy of politics and battle.”
Jackie Kennedy called her husband, “that elusive , unforgettable man” in her interviews after Dallas.
Chris Matthews wrote after his book (Jack Kennedy: Elusive hero), “I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father’s son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.”