October 26, 1988 |
A British television documentary says U.S. organized crime was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and that his shooting was carried out by three French gangsters. The two-hour Central Television program entitled "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" says the assassins were from Marseilles. Details of the program were released Tuesday before it aired Tuesday night. The documentary names one of the alleged gunmen as Lucien Sarti and says he was shot to death in Mexico in 1972.
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August 12, 1992 |
A mock trial jury on Tuesday didn't come any closer to closing the book on questions about Lee Harvey Oswald, splitting 7 to 5 on whether he killed President John F. Kennedy. The two-day mock trial presented by the American Bar Assn. involved testimony from witnesses portrayed by actors, computer animation and enhancement of the home movie made in 1963 as Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas.
June 18, 1993 |
Former Texas Gov. John B. Connally was buried Thursday in Austin after a frantic and unsuccessful effort to get family permission to extract bullet fragments left in his body almost 30 years ago. Hundreds of mourners attended the rites. FBI officials in Dallas had recommended that an attempt be made to recover the evidence and settle a longstanding controversy about whether Connally was hit by the same bullet that wounded President John F. Kennedy on Nov.
March 17, 1998 |
A document dealer was arrested Monday on charges he forged papers supposedly proving President John F. Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. Lawrence Cusack III was charged with mail and wire fraud. Court papers said Cusack defrauded dozens of investors around the country of up to $7 million by selling them ownership shares of letters and notes purportedly written by Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Monroe.
January 7, 1992 |
Former Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev, referring often to the thermonuclear war that had just been averted, urged President John F. Kennedy to join him in taking advantage of the end of the Cuban missile crisis to solve all remaining U.S.-Soviet problems, especially the status of Berlin, newly declassified letters indicated Monday.
May 4, 2002 |
The undersea explorer who found the Titanic will search the Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands for the remains of PT-109, John F. Kennedy's World War II boat. Robert Ballard plans to use remote cameras to look for the 80-foot wooden-hulled patrol torpedo boat that Kennedy commanded. National Geographic is aiding the search, set for this month. It may prove a difficult task. PT-109 sank on Aug. 2, 1943, after it was cut in half by a Japanese destroyer.
November 20, 2003 |
A television documentary claiming Lyndon B. Johnson helped plot the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was condemned as an absurd smear by Johnson's family and former staff members. A History Channel film that aired Monday alleges that then-Vice President Johnson and members of his staff were responsible for President Kennedy's 1963 killing, said LBJ Foundation Chairman Tom Johnson, no relation to the former president.
September 7, 2000 |
Tape recordings released from President Kennedy's library Wednesday documented tension in the White House after the Cuban missile crisis as Kennedy debated whether the United States should promise not to invade Cuba. The nine hours of tapes, taken from conversations held in the Oval Office, are the latest in a series that have been released periodically by the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in the last 17 years. The conversations took place from Nov. 7 to Nov.
May 29, 1987 |
Setting forth his foreign policy views as a Democratic presidential candidate, Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday rejected what he called the "unbridled ambition" of President John F. Kennedy's Cold War leadership. And, in addressing about 500 students at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Biden argued vehemently against the interventionism espoused by the Reagan Administration and against the trend toward isolationism fostered by the Vietnam War.
August 23, 2001 |
President Kennedy went toe-to-toe with the chief of NASA to try to convince him that beating the Russians to the moon should be the agency's priority, newly released White House tapes showed Wednesday. Kennedy and NASA Administrator James Webb had a long and sometimes abrupt exchange in a November 1962 meeting in which Kennedy stressed the Cold War political importance of winning the space race.