Edit ModuleShow Tags

JFK on Broadway

November 2, 1960


Published:

“Has there ever been a more important election?” The same question you hear today, they were asking a half-century ago, when one of the narrowest victories in history favored Senator John F. Kennedy over Republican Veep Richard M. Nixon. On a last push to win voters, Kennedy visited San Diego on November 2, six days before he was elected the 35th President of the United States. In front of the US Grant Hotel and across from Horton Plaza, he is sitting to the left of the podium, preparing notes.

Notice the storefront sign touting “public telephones.” Count how many men are wearing hats (and not ball caps). Check out the guy in a striped shirt clinging to a streetlamp. But look closest at the man seated to the left of the podium, studying the papers balanced on his knees. That man, remember, would be dead three years and 20 days later.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

On Raising the Next Generation of Activists

Invisible Children’s Danica Russell pens a kids’ book on activism

November Letter from the Editor

Erin Chambers Smith on making nice with the neighbors

Disney Gets Serious with the Live 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'

La Jolla Playhouse presents a powerful stage version of the movie musical
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Baja Moment
    In eight short years, Baja’s gone from a virtual dead zone to one of the globe’s top food and drink destinations. Now what?
  2. FIRST LOOK: Bottega Americano
    With Bottega Americano opening this weekend, Downtown gets its first gourmet food hall
  3. Wake Up And Smell the Coffee
    As American coffee culture moves past the nonfat vanilla lattes toward a more elevated brew, San Diego is right on trend
  4. San Diego Thanksgiving Guide 2014
    Where to dine out, order catering, buy pies, and turkey-trot your way through the holiday
  5. Top Docs 2014: The Doctors
    Our annual list celebrating the best of the best in the healthcare field
  6. Top Doctors 2014
    732 physicians voted on by their peers in 71 specialties
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Win two tickets to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Celebrate eleven years of decadence at the West Coast's most talked about wine and culinary celebration
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags