50 years later: The Daily Californian remembers John F. Kennedy

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This illustration was published on Charter Day March 23, 1962. President John F. Kennedy was among the speakers that day.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, an event that shook the nation, including the UC Berkeley campus. In remembrance, we have attached The Daily Californian’s front page after JFK’s Charter Day speech at Memorial Stadium in 1962 and his assassination one year later. 

March 26, 1962 — JFK’s Charter Day speech


JFK speech

Below is a video of JFK’s speech on Charter Day.

Nov. 25, 2013 — Memorial following JFK’s assassination


The Big Game was postponed for one week as a memorial to the president.

Big Game Postponed