Fifty Years Ago Today: John F. Kennedy. Inaugurated

January 20th is always historic in some sense given that we’re marking the anniversary of every Inauguration that has taken place since 1936 This year, however, is particularly significant in that we mark the 30th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Inauguration, and the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration, which includes one of the most well-known Inaugural Addresses in recent memory:

The night before, though, Washington also saw the most star-studded pre-Inaugural gala up to that point as Kennedy’s friend Frank Sinatra brought most of Hollywood to Washington with him:

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed for too young in July 2021.