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Happy (Almost) Birthday, Mr. President
Ten days before President John F. Kennedy’s 45th Birthday, he celebrated with a Democratic Party fundraiser for 15,000 people at Madison Square Garden.  The event was hosted by President Kennedy’s brother in-law Peter Lawford and included many big name stars of the day.  It was at this event where Marilyn Monroe famously and breathlessly sang Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

Birthday Salute to President Kennedy, 05/19/1962

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Happy (Almost) Birthday, Mr. President

Ten days before President John F. Kennedy’s 45th Birthday, he celebrated with a Democratic Party fundraiser for 15,000 people at Madison Square Garden.  The event was hosted by President Kennedy’s brother in-law Peter Lawford and included many big name stars of the day.  It was at this event where Marilyn Monroe famously and breathlessly sang Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

Birthday Salute to President Kennedy, 05/19/1962

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Remembering JFK
On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, we’ll be featuring your favorite images & documents from his life: 

daltonblankenship answered: His children playing in the oval office. I especially liked image 47 from your catalog.


Kennedy children visit the Oval Office. President Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy ,Jr. White House, Oval Office, 10/10/1962.  Cecil Stoughton, photographer.

Do you have a favorite image or document of President John F. Kennedy you’d like to share?  Take a moment to search our online catalog and share it with us.

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From the National Archives:

Remembering JFK

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, we’ll be featuring your favorite images & documents from his life: 

daltonblankenship answered: His children playing in the oval office. I especially liked image 47 from your catalog.

Kennedy children visit the Oval Office. President Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy ,Jr. White House, Oval Office, 10/10/1962.  Cecil Stoughton, photographer.

Do you have a favorite image or document of President John F. Kennedy you’d like to share?  Take a moment to search our online catalog and share it with us.