Weird History

Small But Poignant Details From JFK’s Funeral

President John F. Kennedy's funeral on November 25, 1963, was one of the most watched events in history. About 41.5 million (out of 50 million homes with TVs) mourned the shocking and tragic death of America's 35th president of the United States by viewing JFK's funeral and procession. Many Americans still remember where they were when they heard about his passing. 

But JFK's service was also a personal moment of grieving for the Kennedy family and other attendees. First lady Jackie Kennedy added many small details to the ceremony, honoring her husband's life and military career. Many of these personal touches have become some of the most unforgettable images of the 20th century.