There was something so special about Jackie Kennedy Onassis that 20 years later we still mourn her early death. On May 23, 1994, Onassis - one of our most celebrated first ladies - was buried in Arlington National Cemetery next to her first husband, President John Kennedy, their stillborn daughter and their son Patrick, who died two days after his birth in 1963.
Get ready. For the next five months, those of us of a certain age will be returned to the Friday afternoon in 1963 when we heard the most shocking news of our young lives. The president had been shot. We'll tell each other stories about where we were, what we felt and how it changed our world.
Back in 1961, the New York Times ran a lengthy article to mark the 34th birthday of a Manhattan hairdresser who had already reached such a level of renown that the paper dispensed with its traditional practice of referring to a news subject by his surname and the title "Mr." Instead, it simply referred to him as "Kenneth," and proclaimed, lyrically, that "being besieged by a bevy of beautiful women is all in the line of business for one young man."
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