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Subject: Does anyone here remember the JFK Assassination?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 01/01/16 at 12:35 am

It's now been over 52 years since that fateful day on November 22, 1963 so I doubt there would be very many, but can any of the older members here actually remember the Kennedy Assassination? Or, perhaps some later '60s events like the assassinations of MLK or RFK?

Subject: Re: Does anyone here remember the JFK Assassination?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/01/16 at 2:57 pm


It's now been over 52 years since that fateful day on November 22, 1963 so I doubt there would be very many, but can any of the older members here actually remember the Kennedy Assassination? Or, perhaps some later '60s events like the assassinations of MLK or RFK?


I was only 3 when JFK was killed - no memory of it.

I remember the MLK assassination - I was eight - my dad told me about it, and as I didn't know who he was, I asked "was he a king?".  Dad explained him to me as best as he could and I understood MLK was somebody important but didn't understand exactly why.  I remember Mom seeming sad about it, as we watched it on the news.

On the other hand when RFK was killed I felt slightly more grown, so I remember feeling more of my own "malaise" when it happened.  I also remember watching about it on the news (I didn't usually watch the news unless my parents alerted me to something, or else when breaking news "cut in" to my regular programs, which was the case here.)  It did take me a while to understand who RFK was besides "brother of the former president"...    :( 

Subject: Re: Does anyone here remember the JFK Assassination?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/01/16 at 3:13 pm

Apparently I was in front of the t.v. when it happened but don't remember it. I know I will be dating myself when I say that I was just a toddler.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: Does anyone here remember the JFK Assassination?

Written By: gibbo on 01/01/16 at 4:09 pm

I was only 3. I thought I remembered it ... Until I recalled that we only got tv in 1964. I was remembering the footage being replayed at a later date. The same footage that is replayed time and again.

That's the problem with early memories on tv. We could be recalling a later 'replay'.

I do remember Bobby Kennedy's assassination news on tv. I became fascinated by the whole Kennedy clan/Camelot story.

I recall the first moon walk.

Subject: Re: Does anyone here remember the JFK Assassination?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/16 at 7:11 am

The first assassination I can recall is hearing Robert Kennedy demise on the radio.

Subject: Re: Does anyone here remember the JFK Assassination?

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 01/03/16 at 5:55 am

I'm probably the only person in my entire extended family who doesn't remember (excluding numerous "nth nephews and nieces" - not sure if that's the correct genealogical term, but you probably know what I'm getting at).  The earliest memory that I can tie to an approximate date is seeing Kubrick's 2001.  That would've been around mid-June 1968, which is after all those events.  My 1960s memories are very spotty.  I can remember the Apollo 11 Moon landing, seeing Nixon on TV, but not LBJ, Vietnam covered on the nightly news, body counts, gawking at my grandmother's lava lamp, my aunts gawking at hippies, YMCA swimming lessons, Christmases, birthdays, watching Star Trek.  Mostly I just remember the awesome music.

My then 4-year-old sister saw JFK when he visited Hawaii, less than 6 months before his assassination.  She was 8 and 9 when MLK and RFK were killed.  Most of my aunts and uncles were born between 1895 and 1935 and most of my cousins were born between 1920 and 1960, so most probably remembered at least some of those events, but I was only 1 to 2 years old in 1968.  My mother was a 37-year-old high school teacher in November 1963, and she said one of her students, who had been listening to the radio, burst into her classroom screaming hysterically about the news.

Both my parents also remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor.  My dad actually witnessed part of it (he was 25 at the time).

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