Two iconic presidents, both tragically assassinated. But the similarities don’t stop there.
Just one hour before being shot, both presidents gave speeches saying they didn’t want to be shot.
Both had vice presidents named Johnson and wives named Johnson and sons named Johnson and labradors named Johnson.
John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln’s birth weight was exactly 35 pounds.
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford’s Theatre. The name of the play? The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy.
Both were succeeded by their assassins.
Lincoln was born on a Sunday. Kennedy was born on a Tuesday, just two days after Sunday.
At the time of Lincoln’s death, there were 36 states. At the time of Kennedy’s death, there were 63.
Both were shot in a Ford—Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre and Kennedy on Gerald Ford’s lap.
Lincoln’s last words were “President John F. Kennedy.” These were also Kennedy’s last words.
Lincoln had a tattoo on his chest that said “Best” and Kennedy had a tattoo on his chest that said “Friends.”
Both considered themselves bass players first, presidents second.