In July 1994, major new movie Forrest Gump was released. In it, unlikely hero Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) meets President Kennedy, after being named to the All-American football team. In splicing in real footage of JFK with actors, Forrest shakes hands with the president. When asks how he feels, he famously replies “I gotta pee.” […]

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Sadly, legendary sports artist LeRoy Neiman passed away yesterday. We celebrate his life with his image of Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to JFK. On May 19, 1962 Madison Square Garden was filled with more than seventeen thousand well-wishers honoring President John F. Kennedy on his forty-fifth birthday. LeRoy Neiman’s remarkable serigraph freezes this historic […]

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President Kennedy threw out the first pitch in several baseball games while in office. In this April 10, 1961 black-and-white file photo, President John F. Kennedy makes the throw to open the big league baseball season in Griffith Stadium in Washington. President John F. Kennedy winds up to throw out the first pitch to inaugurate […]

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At the 100 anniversary celebration at Boston’s Fenway Park in April, Caroline “Sweet Caroline” Kennedy threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Caroline Kennedy is, of course, the daughter of 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. As mayor of Boston, Caroline’s great-grandfather, John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, had thrown the first pitch at the stadium’s opening ceremony 100 […]

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park ballfield in Boston. Here are some fast facts: Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game on April 20, 1912, with the Red Sox beating the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings. The New York Highlanders were later named the New York Yankees. It cost $650,000 […]

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The best presidential golfer is widely acknowledged to be John F. Kennedy. Rankings: 1 John F. Kennedy Despite chronic back pain, averaged 80. 2 Dwight D. Eisenhower Had a green outside the Oval Office. 3 Gerald R. Ford Clumsy, but was a legitimate 80s-shooter. 4 Franklin D. Roosevelt At 39, polio robbed him of a […]

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