Saturday, November 9, 2013


November  9, 2013


Hyannisport, Massachusetts (JFK+50)  53 years ago today, Senator John F. Kennedy was declared the winner of the Presidential Election of 1960 and became the President-elect of the United States of America.

Election Day, November 8, ended with no declared winner. 

The Senator turned in just before 4 a.m. having worked through the night at his campaign headquarters at the home of his brother and campaign manger, Robert F. Kennedy.

JFK learned of the outcome 53 years ago this morning when his 3 year old daughter, Caroline, came running into his bedroom with the news.

John F. Kennedy would be sworn in as the 35th President, at age 43, the youngest elected Chief Executive in American history. 

The President-elect made his first public statement later at the Armory here in Hyannisport.  

Accompanied by his family, Mr. Kennedy received a standing ovation from the press corps as he stepped up onto the stage.

           JFK Bumper Sticker 1960
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After reading the text of telegrams from both Vice-President Richard M. Nixon and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, JFK said...

"To all Americans I say that the next 4 years are going to be difficult and challenging years for all of us.  

The election may have been a close one, but I think that there is general agreement by all of our citizens that a supreme national effort will be needed in the years ahead to move this country safely through the 1960s.

I ask your help in this effort & I can assure you that every degree of mind and spirit that I possess will be devoted to the long-range interests of the United States and the cause of freedom around the world.

So now my wife & I prepare for a new administration and for a new baby.

Thank you."


Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) JFK+50 celebrates its 3rd anniversary today.

JFK+50's 1st posting was on November 9, 2010, 50 years to the day after John F. Kennedy was declared the winner of the Presidential Election of 1960.

In our 1st year, we had 352 postings with 78,000 visitors from 176 countries and 12,175 cities.

Today, as we begin our 4th year, JFK+50 has a total of more than 1040 postings with 177,400+ visitors from 196 countries and 18,500+ cities around the world.

We continue to be gratified by the number of visitors to our blog from every nation in the world.  

Thank you for your continued interest in John F. Kennedy.

John White