American politician and lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy was born on this day, November 20, in 1925.
On October 7, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in their second debate, focusing on foreign policy and in particular the Cold War.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was born on this day, July 28, in 1929.
On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech declaring segregation as morally wrong.
Robert F. Kennedy addressed his supporters in Los Angeles shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, and upon leaving the address, he was shot three times.
John F. Kennedy was born on this day, May 29, in 1917.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died on this day, May 19, in 1994.
Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1925.
On this day, June 6, in 1968, 42 year-old presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot dead in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election.
On this day, November 8, in 1960, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States.
On this day, September 12, 1953, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
This LIFE magazine cover from August, 1961, featured a Karsh portrait of the 35th President of the United States. Karsh made this photograph of John F. Kennedy in 1960, when Kennedy was still a senator.
John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. The 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963, was the youngest man elected to the office. The JFK Library is commemorating his centennial during the month of May.
From the archives at LIFE Magazine, the memorial edition for John F. Kennedy after his death in 1963 featuring a portrait by Karsh from 1960.
Congratulations to singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez for her Kennedy Center Honor.
Ralph Bunche was a political scientist, academic, and diplomat who became the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on this day, December 10, in 1950.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the International Churchill Society has launched a global competition inspired by the famous speeches of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister.
“Mac” Bundy served as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
TIME magazine has created a list of 100 Women of the Year.
Today is the Presidents’ Day federal holiday in the United States. Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
In 2019, 25 recordings were added to the United States Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. One of them is Ruth Draper.
The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, was born on this day, August 19, in 1946.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
The Spy Museum, in Washington, DC, is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage.
Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming “I. M.” Pei has died.
I. M. Pei’s glass and metal pyramid, the Pyramide du Louvre, is thirty years old.
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s traveling Karsh exhibition, “American Portraits”, opens at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY, on February 8.
On this day, November 29, in 1967, Robert S. McNamara announced that he would resign as Secretary of Defense and become president of the World Bank.
This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s.
On June 23, 2018, the Dayton Art Institute unveiled “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits,” on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
On this day, January 22, in 1973, former US President Lyndon Baines Johnson died of a heart attack at the age of 64.
On this day, November 29, in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. Leading the investigation into the assassination was Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.
Dag Hammarskjold was the youngest person to ever have held the United Nations Secretary-General post, and is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.
Architect I. M. Pei had his 100th birthday on April 26, 2017.