The life and death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is steeped in legend, lore and supposition. The man most frequently referred to as JFK fascinated his contemporaries, and has continued to posthumously intrigue every generation since his untimely death by assassination. There are more strange facts about that fateful, November day in 1963 than we could possibly list, but we’ll stick to a variety of “Did you know…?” about the former president. Consider these 15 facts about President John F. Kennedy. It will only add to the mystery of the man who has become American iconography.
15. Supreme Fuel For Conspiracy Theorists
There may be no love for John F. Kennedy greater than from the faction known as “Conspiracy Theorists.” If you’re not a conspiracy theorist, you may change your tune after reading the totality of this list. There was some definitively weird stuff swirling around JFK. The assassination theories are like a river that runs deep and wide. From multiple assassins to government conspiracies to a coup d’etat planned and executed by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, the topic has been addressed, readdressed, and readdressed again. Arguments include facts as well as theories. Generally speaking, the findings by the Warren Commission are less than satisfactory. The suggestion that a poor marksman was able to assassinate a moving target from the sixth story window, using a bolt action rifle and striking the target multiple times? It would have been, and is still considered, a gross improbability.