John F. Kennedy The 35th President of the United States. JFK presided over the Cuban Missile Crisis and established NASA to put America on the moon. His assassination was controversial and untimely. Date: 1961.
As the caisson bearing his father's casket passed by, three-year-old John Kennedy Jr salutes the coffin of his assassinated father, President John F. Kennedy, outside St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC after the elder Kennedy's funeral. The famous picture, memorializing his poignant tribute, was taken on the same day as John's third birthday.