JFK TRIVIA PAGE


DAVID VON PEIN SAID:

This page contains some pieces of interesting information pertaining to President Kennedy's life and his assassination. Perhaps at least a little bit of this info will be useful to some of the people who stumble upon this page in the future.


QUESTION:

What was the first network radio or television media outlet to provide a bulletin concerning the shooting of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963? And what was the name of the reporter whose voice we hear in that first bulletin?


ANSWER:

The very first media bulletin about the assassination from a national network was from the ABC Radio Network at 12:36 PM (CST) on 11/22/63. The announcer was ABC newsman Don Gardiner. That first bulletin can be heard here:




QUESTION:

Exactly how many days did John F. Kennedy serve as President of the United States?


ANSWER:

1,037 days, including the two partial days JFK was President, on January 20, 1961 (Inauguration Day) and November 22, 1963 (the day of his assassination).

Check out JFK's "White House Diary" by clicking on the image below to see what President Kennedy was doing on each of those 1,037 days he spent in office as the 35th U.S. President:




QUESTION:

How many gunshots did Dealey Plaza eyewitness William Newman say he heard when he was interviewed by Jay Watson on WFAA-TV in Dallas very shortly after the assassination?


ANSWER:

Bill Newman said he heard two shots. Go to the 11:40 mark in this video.


QUESTION:

What was the name of President Kennedy's private yacht?


ANSWER:

JFK's yacht was called the "Honey Fitz". Here are some photos.


QUESTION:

What was the license plate number of Jack Ruby's 1960 Oldsmobile on the day he shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963?


ANSWER:

Ruby's license plate number on 11/24/63 was PD-768.


QUESTION:

Exactly how much money did Jack Ruby owe the IRS in back taxes as of December 9, 1963?


ANSWER:

$44,413.86. (See Warren Commission Exhibit No. 1731.)


QUESTION:

Where was John F. Kennedy born (street and city)?


ANSWER:

JFK was born at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. His birth date was Tuesday, May 29, 1917.


QUESTION:

How many frames are there in the famous 26-second home movie taken by assassination eyewitness Abraham Zapruder?


ANSWER:

486 individual frames. (Click here.)


QUESTION:

Where was JFK's estate "Wexford" located?


ANSWER:

Atoka, Virginia. (Film footage.)


QUESTION:

How many press conferences did John Kennedy participate in during his nearly three years as President?


ANSWER:

JFK gave 64 press conferences as President, averaging almost two per month. 62 of the conferences were held in Washington, D.C., one in Paris, France, and one in Bonn, Germany.

All 64 conferences can be heard at my website below:




QUESTION:

How old was Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit when he was murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald on 11/22/63?


ANSWER:

Patrolman Tippit was 39 years old when he was killed. He was born in Texas on September 18, 1924. (More info on Officer Tippit here.)


QUESTION:

On July 24, 1963, President Kennedy shook hands at the White House with what future U.S. President?


ANSWER:

Bill Clinton. (Click here.)


QUESTION:

When did JFK marry Jacqueline Bouvier?


ANSWER:

Saturday, September 12, 1953, in Newport, Rhode Island.




QUESTION:

When was the detailed street-by-street route for President Kennedy's 11/22/63 motorcade through Dallas first made available to the public (including Lee Harvey Oswald)?


ANSWER:

Tuesday morning, November 19, 1963. (Click here.)


QUESTION:

How many speeches did JFK make on the last day of his life?


ANSWER:

Two. Both in Fort Worth, Texas, on the morning of Friday, November 22, 1963. Each of those speeches can be heard here.


QUESTION:

When attempting to re-create Lee Harvey Oswald's post-assassination movements for the Warren Commission, how long did it take Secret Service agent John Howlett to travel from Oswald's Sniper's Nest on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository to the lunchroom located on the second floor of that same building?


ANSWER:

It took Howlett 78 seconds in the first re-enactment, and 74 seconds in his second re-enactment. (See Warren Report, Page 152.)


QUESTION:

Despite the fact that conspiracy theorists have knowledge of Agent Howlett's reconstruction times of 78 seconds and 74 seconds, how many times have conspiracy believers nevertheless asserted (incorrectly) that Lee Harvey Oswald didn't have enough time to make the journey from the sixth floor to the second floor of the Book Depository in order to encounter Dallas policeman Marrion L. Baker in the lunchroom approximately 90 seconds after the assassination of President Kennedy?


ANSWER:

Too many times to count. (Go here, here, and here.)


QUESTION:

On what date was President Kennedy's new 1961 Lincoln Continental limousine (the "SS-100-X") delivered to the White House?


ANSWER:

Thursday, June 15, 1961.

"A new Presidential limousine arrived at the White House, complete with a rear seat that can be raised for parades and three interchangeable tops for different kinds of weather." -- The New York Times; June 1961

(See photos of the car just after it arrived at the White House here.)


QUESTION:

What are the names of the two newsmen who reported on the arrival of President Kennedy at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas, on the morning of November 22, 1963? One of these reporters covered JFK's Love Field arrival for the local Dallas television audience; the other newsman covered the event on radio.


ANSWER:

The TV reporter: Bob Walker of WFAA-TV. (Watch the TV coverage here.)

The radio reporter: Joe Long of KLIF-Radio. (Listen to the radio coverage here.)


QUESTION:

During the Warren Commission's investigation of JFK's death, a re-enactment of the assassination was staged at the scene of the crime in Dallas' Dealey Plaza. What was the date of that re-enactment?


ANSWER:

Sunday, May 24, 1964. (Click here.)


QUESTION:

David L. Wolper's outstanding feature motion picture "Four Days In November", which was nominated for an Academy Award, premiered in New York City on what date?


ANSWER:

Wednesday, October 7, 1964, which was (remarkably) just 13 days after the Warren Report was officially released to President Lyndon Johnson.



David Von Pein
April 2017
April 2017


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