Daily Archives: December 22, 2013

President Johnson addresses candlelight memorial service for JFK 50 years ago this hour (12/22/1963)


Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 10' (Dec. 22, 1963, at 1:46)

(Sunday, December 22, 1963, 4 p.m. EST) — Thousands of candles burned bright in the gathering dusk of Washington tonight as the nation ended a month’s mourning for John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated one month before. Sheltered against a biting wind on winter’s first day, they symbolized that the late president’s ideals were still aglow in the world. Continue reading President Johnson addresses candlelight memorial service for JFK 50 years ago this hour (12/22/1963)

Michael Jackson describes ‘most humiliating ordeal of my life’ in live TV address 20 years ago this hour (12/22/1993)


Video: 'Michael Jackson's 1993 Innocence Statement - From Neverland'

(Wednesday, December 22, 1993, 12 noon PST) — Reclusive superstar Michael Jackson fought back today against child molestation allegations, describing a Dec. 20, 1993, court-ordered body search as “the most humiliating ordeal of my life” during a live, four-minute message televised worldwide from his Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County, California. Continue reading Michael Jackson describes ‘most humiliating ordeal of my life’ in live TV address 20 years ago this hour (12/22/1993)