Chicago, Illinois (JFK+50) Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts was here in Chicago sixty years ago today, May 28, 1954, to make a speech to the Executives' Club.
Senator Kennedy told reporters that President Dwight D. Eisenhower would have to make a decision on whether or not to ask Congress to support sending United States forces to Indochina within the next few weeks.
JFK said that the United States was paying more than 80% of the costs of the French-directed war effort there.
JFK RECEIVED B'NAI BRITH AWARD 57 YEARS AGO TODAY
Boston, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Senator John F. Kennedy was presented the B'Nai Brith Sports Lodge Football Award 57 years ago today, May 28, 1957.
Senator Kennedy was recognized because of his efforts to help arrange a game between Boston College and the United States Naval Academy on the opening day of BC's Alumni Stadium at Chestnut Hill.
The award was presented to Mr. Kennedy at the Sheraton-Plaza Hotel.
Photo by Todd Custadio (2006)
BIGGEST SINGLE DAY LOSS SINCE CRASH OF '29
New York City (JFK+50) The New York Stock Exchange suffered the biggest single day loss since the "Great Crash" of 1929 fifty-two years ago today, May 28, 1962..
In heavy trading, NYSE equities lost more than $20 billion in value.
New York Stock Exchange
Photo by Arnoldius (2008)
RFK UPSET BY McCARTHY IN OREGON
On May 28, 1968, 46 years ago today, New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy's campaign for the 1968 Democratic nomination for President of the United States took a hit when Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota defeated him in the Oregon primary.
McCarthy, whose surprise showing in the New Hampshire primary earlier led President Lyndon B. Johnson to drop out of contention, polled 163,990 to RFK's 141,631.
The outcome in Oregon made the forthcoming primary in California even more important for RFK.
Senator Eugene McCarthy