This Day in History May 19, 1962

By Ruth on May 19, 2013 in history
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JFK Marilyn Monroe

It seems like even after all these years, JFK and Marilyn Monroe spark the nation’s interest.  And this is one of those features that is quite memorable.  On this date in 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang her favorite Happy Birthday Mister President at Madison Square Garden in honor of President Kennedy’s 45th birthday.   It was ten days before the actual day, and 25,000 were in attendance.  JFK’s words following her sultry performance are priceless:  “I can now retire from politics after having had Happy Birthday sung to me in such a sweet, wholesome way.”

Watch the video for yourself and see if you agree with the president’s sentiments.

For more info:

http://famousdaily.com/history/marilyn-monroe-birthday-song-president-kennedy.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Birthday,_Mr._President

 

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3 Comments

  1. Christy Cummins May 20, 2013 Reply

    I’m not sure that Sweet and wholesome are the words that I would use to describe her birthday message…

  2. Ron Casteel May 20, 2013 Reply

    The birthday message was more sexy than sweet

  3. Starr Greenwell May 20, 2013 Reply

    I remember watching this and it what really something else.

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