Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty-two years ago today, May 30, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, accompanied by his young son, John F. Kennedy, Jr., attended his last Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
JFK laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and paid his respects at the grave of the first Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers include graves of Americans who died in both world wars and the Korean Conflict.
The main tomb has the following inscription:
"Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God."
LESLEY GORE SINGS ON AMERICAN BANDSTAND
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (JFK+50) Fifty-two years ago today, May 30, 1963, 17 year old Lesley Gore appeared on the television show "American Bandstand" and sang her latest hit record "Its My Party".*
Lesley Gore was signed by Mercury Records' Quincy Jones who saw her perform in a Manhattan night club. Just six weeks later, "Its My Party" was recorded. One week after her appearance on Bandstand, "Its My Party" climbed to #1 on the pop charts.