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.
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