• Short Summary

    Democrat President-elect of the U.S. John Kennedy arrived at the Georgetown Hospital, Washington, during the?

  • Description

    Democrat President-elect of the U.S. John Kennedy arrived at the Georgetown Hospital, Washington, during the night of Nov 24-25 to see the son born to his wife by Caesarean birth a few hours earlier.

    Mr. Kennedy was on his way back to a vacation in Palm Beach Florida, after spending Thanksgiving Day Nov 24 with his wife at their home in the fashionable suburb of Georgetown - it is older than the capital itself - when news was flashed to Palm Beach that his wife had been taken to hospital.

    Mr. Kennedy thus flew back by the same quickly-refuelled plane and while he was still in the air was told by radio telephone of the birth of their son - three weeks ahead of schedule.

    With such personal preoccupations crowding his mind, the President-elect landed in Washington, sped by car to the hospital, hastened down a long hospital corridor while photographers' lighting blazed and reporters trailed in his wake.

    He had a wide smile as he left. Mother and son - to be named John Kennedy Junior - were doing 'fine'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ID3NGVB0JTZVTUH2I91L4JGU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ID3NGVB0JTZVTUH2I91L4JGU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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